Flights cancelled, airports closed as volcanic ash engulfs UK
If you’re reading this while you munch on some toast before heading to the airport to catch a flight to somewhere interesting and glamorous, chances are you aren’t going to get there. Similarly, if you’re heading back to the UK from somewhere interesting and glamorous, chances are you’re stuck there for a bit longer.
That’s because all UK airspace north of London is closed until further notice thanks to a killer cloud of ash that is heading our way from Iceland, where the Eyjafjallajökull volcano went all spewy yesterday. The ash can get into the delicate electronic controls of planes as well as into the cabin itself, where no doubt Ryanair would use its presence as the basis for some new added charge to the passenger.
The cloud is forecast to spread southwards as the day goes on, with the media expected to take more interest in the story the closer it gets to That London. In the meantime, check out the situation with your airline or airport – chances are it’ll be bad news.
EDIT: Earlier, on Sky News, a disgruntled traveller gives his opinion on the matter...