Media Player Los Gigantes!

Author Topic: Icelandic Volcano - Flight Cancellations Starting Again  (Read 2984 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

orange

I see that there are Flight Cancellations again to Tenerife.

Because these are on a lower level than whole Airports being closed.

They do not get the same overall concern.

Easyjet and Ryanair are affected at least.

It must be safer to book a package this year.

Offline Julie Scott

  • Old Hand
  • ***
  • Posts: 120
  • Age: 47
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Hi

I'm starting to panic now.... we are due to fly over on the 15th May.... is the airport closed again today, south.? Don't mind getting delayed.... but the idea of the flight getting cancelled is soooo disappointing .... will just have to keep watching the updates...

Bloody Volcano!!!!!

keeping my fingers and toes crossed... and anything else I can!!!!

Regards

Julie xx

Offline janey

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 865
it isnt just the canaries, portugal and southern spain were all cancelled yesterday from london.

Offline cs

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 312
we were due to fly out on Monday 10 May,
we checked before we left home and the flight was still scheduled to daeprt, we checked in and we were call to the gate, at boarding time we were told there a delay and then 2 hours later the flight was cancelled, we were transferred to Thursday 13 May

orange

Yes as previously stated it will start costing to much to divert round the volcanic ash
and this will add to the decision to cancel or delay flights.

It appears that these decisions are being made down to the time that a pilot
files their flight plan.

I certainly would not take it for granted that a flight would take off now and
this should be taken into account.

At least BA do not fly to Tenerife any more, so strike days will have no effect.

Offline losgiganteskid

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 418
Yes - i'm afraid the "kid" got caught up in this as well.  Due to fly out yesterday 07.20 -got up early checked the Ryanair website, no mention of cancellation - trecked with the aid of a friend to the airport and there I was without a flight.  Had to queue at the Ryanair desk for a long time whilst one solitary clerk tried to re-book refugees.  Now booked for travel Sat next - so fingers crossed.

Just to add to my displeasure the fee (or fine) for parking in the drop off zone for circa 1 hour -?TWELVE POUNDS  :o
I wanted to be the Cincinnati Kid - but couldn't spell it

Offline janey

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 865
Yes - i'm afraid the "kid" got caught up in this as well.  Due to fly out yesterday 07.20 -got up early checked the Ryanair website, no mention of cancellation - trecked with the aid of a friend to the airport and there I was without a flight.  Had to queue at the Ryanair desk for a long time whilst one solitary clerk tried to re-book refugees.  Now booked for travel Sat next - so fingers crossed.

Just to add to my displeasure the fee (or fine) for parking in the drop off zone for circa 1 hour -?TWELVE POUNDS  :o

wow! what would the cost have been if you had managed to fly out?!!...... tee hee! :D

Offline losgiganteskid

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 418
Yes - I cannot believe how fortunate I was.  Ryanair cancelled my flight saving me a small fortune on car parking.  I have written a personal letter of thanks to Michael O'Leary of Ryanair  ::)
I wanted to be the Cincinnati Kid - but couldn't spell it