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upcoming trips... join the 'will we make it ?' or 'I hate volcanos' club!

upcoming trips... join the 'will we make it ?' or 'I hate volcanos' club!

Apr 18th, 2010, 09:12 AM
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upcoming trips... join the 'will we make it ?' or 'I hate volcanos' club!

Okay, I've been perusing the 'argh. volcano' threads and here is what I've gathered. Please join us as we have something new to stress about!

sarge56 - April 20th
travelfan1 - April 22nd
AnaBelen - April 24th
Cova - next weekend (April 24th?)
surfmom (me!) - April 28th (+ 3 kids & Mr. Surf) => flying Philly - London
bxl4373 - May 1st
wanderful - May 2nd
moneyburns - May 5th

I was pleased to see that Judyrem made it home from Paris... hope to hear that we all have uneventful trips.

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Apr 18th, 2010, 09:15 AM
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Count us in at May 1-4 in Venice! Fingers crossed!
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Apr 18th, 2010, 09:54 AM
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Leaving April 28th, I hope, for 2 weeks in Switzerland. Flying into Geneva and out of Zurich.
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Apr 18th, 2010, 09:56 AM
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Wonder if any fodorites are stuck in Europe now - has anyone heard?

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Apr 18th, 2010, 09:58 AM
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booked on flight to Spain via Amsterdam on April 24th.
Doubt it!
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Apr 18th, 2010, 10:00 AM
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I still can't believe we made it.
I am going to buy trip insurance from now on!
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Apr 18th, 2010, 10:02 AM
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Into Amsterdam May 11; out of Paris May 23. I'm hopeful.

Just read that 50% of flights are scheduled to resume on Monday.
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Apr 18th, 2010, 10:04 AM
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The trip insurance I purchased doesn't cover this scenario.

We are scheduled to depart for Paris April 20th. I'm working on Plan B.

Sounds as though Fodorite Seamus is enjoying his extended stay in London.
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Apr 18th, 2010, 10:10 AM
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Leaving May 1 for Istanbul.....looks like our flight is not currently in trouble.
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Apr 18th, 2010, 10:20 AM
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Boston - Berlin via Madrid on June 1.

I'm nervous too.
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Apr 18th, 2010, 10:40 AM
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KLM had two commercial flights from Amsterdam today, one to Sharjah in the UAE and one to Bangkok, both cargo, though the Bangkok one was a combi with extra crew on board.

Their test flights yesterday and today showed no ash at all in the filters or motors. Same with Lufthansa and Air France.

There is a chance airspace will reopen partially tomorrow following a new meeting tomorrow am. Eastern Europe may remain closed, as there is clearly ash in the air there.
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Apr 18th, 2010, 11:00 AM
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We're supposed to go to Florence/Venice in early May. It's too complicated to go into, but we're most likely going to have to cancel regardless. It's too bad because most of the trip was paid for with frequent flyer miles and hotel point. Keeping my fingers crossed for the rest of you!
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Apr 18th, 2010, 11:06 AM
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Boston-Heathrow-Edinburgh. April 22nd.

Trying to remain optimistic in the face of increasingly negative reality!

Just hate to give up on it!
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Apr 18th, 2010, 11:06 AM
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VOLCANOS - What good are they?

Hopefully will make it to AMS May 29th. If not I think the Mayans got it wrong by 2 years!
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Apr 18th, 2010, 11:13 AM
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I think it's a refreshing change from terrorism.
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Apr 18th, 2010, 11:22 AM
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I believe al qaeda is taking credit in an upcoming youtube release, or was that al gore?
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Apr 18th, 2010, 11:48 AM
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Actually, I heard on the radio yesterday that an Iranian imam explained that the volcanic eruption and the recent earthquakes were caused by two things: 1) sexual relations between unmarried people and 2) women who are improperly dressed.

So if you want things to get back to normal, you know what you have to do now.
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Apr 18th, 2010, 12:01 PM
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My daughter and I are due to leave Toronto for Heathrow on April 20. Keeping our fingers crossed. I booked a hotel in London through hotwire, and am regretting that I didn't check the little box for insurance. Oh well, next time...
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Apr 18th, 2010, 12:04 PM
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PHL to Rome, April 21. Fingers crossed, but it is a little nerve wracking.

I'm sure that there are much greater tales of woe than mine; just like most people going on vacation, I'm really looking forward to it. My only extra bit of woe is that because of health problems it is hard for me to go in the first place, and changing plans at short notice puts me through the ringer.
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Apr 18th, 2010, 12:13 PM
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Colduphere's son is with a school group visiting France, Paris I believe, and of course they haven't been able to get home to Canada.

And seetheworld's sister-in-law is stuck in Portugal as are her son(s) and they can't get home to the US which is terrible as seetheworld's FIL died yesterday (SIL is the daughter of the FIL), heartbreaking that.
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