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Old Apr 20th, 2010, 11:57 AM
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All UK airports opening at 2200BST Tuesday

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8633597.stm
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Old Apr 20th, 2010, 12:09 PM
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Just curious - will the airlines give priority to people who've been stranded or those with previously confirmed bookings for a particular flight? In other words, will they bump people to help those who have been stranded?

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Old Apr 20th, 2010, 12:15 PM
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kay, our airline said, 'no'. So if you are confirmed tomorrow, and the plane goes, you will go. If you were cancelled yesterday, you have to wait for an open seat.

Right now, if you are on USAirways and you are cancelled to London, the next available flight is May 1st. wow.
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Old Apr 20th, 2010, 12:28 PM
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"All UK airports opening at 2200BST Tuesday"

I wonder how that info squares with this new ash cloud.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/20/wo...e/20cloud.html

If I wasn't such a diehard optimist, I would say someone is pushing the limit....
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I think, due to the extraordinary circumstances, people are going to find a new definition of OVERBOOKED.
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Old Apr 20th, 2010, 12:47 PM
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Miss I -- your article is from yesterday, 4/19.
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Old Apr 20th, 2010, 01:18 PM
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Hi Yes...

The ash cloud is still there but....

""Current international procedures recommend avoiding volcano ash at all times," the CAA states.
"We had to ensure, in a situation without precedent, that decisions made were based on a thorough gathering of data and analysis by experts. This evidence based approach helped to validate a new standard that is now being adopted across Europe.
"The major barrier to resuming flight has been understanding tolerance levels of aircraft to ash. Manufacturers have now agreed increased tolerance levels in low ash density areas."


In other words, over the last five days we have done extensive testing to determine the new level of safety i.e. higher because the airlines are losing a lot of money.

I see.

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...ace-opens.html
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Old Apr 20th, 2010, 01:23 PM
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Hopefully other airlines follow Lufthansa's example and send out extra planes to bring back passengers stranded abroad. LH sent out 50 planes to Asia on Monday.
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