More Volcanic Ash delays.....

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More Volcanic Ash delays.....

Postby Pegs » Mon Jun 20 2011, 21:54

flights cancelled as ash cloud returns
Tuesday June 21, 2011 - 06:35 EST

Thousands of air passengers will be left stranded this morning as flights to and from South Australia are cancelled because of the Chilean volcanic ash cloud.

Qantas has cancelled 25 flights in and out of Adelaide and Port Lincoln between 6:30am (ACST) and 2:00pm after getting away five flights early this morning.

The airline will reassess the situation this afternoon.

Tiger Airways has announced all flights around Australia have been cancelled until at least 2pm.

The ash cloud is circling the Earth for a second time, after last week delaying flights across Australia and New Zealand for several days.

Qantas also says it is possible its flights to and from Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne may also be affected by the ash from the eruption of Chile's Mt Puyehue Cordon Caulle volcano.

Qantas discount airline Jetstar has cancelled "selected" flights, while Virgin has grounded flights involving Adelaide for the whole day.

Virgin spokesman Colin Lippiatt says the airline has been advised it is not safe to fly underneath the ash cloud.

"We're talking about 48 flights, and that is equivalent to about 4,300 people," he said.

Matt Wardell from Airservices Australia says the cloud is expected to reach Adelaide about dawn, and disruptions may continue throughout the week.

"It does mean that from about 6:30am through to at least the early afternoon there'll be some significant flight disruptions into and out of Adelaide," he said.

"So we are encouraging people, if you're travelling to or from Adelaide, to make sure that you stay in touch with your particular airline just to find out how your services have been affected."

Mr Wardell says Airservices Australia will be monitoring the situation throughout the morning.

"The weather gods have certainly been a little unkind, as have the volcano gods, and this particular ash cloud has now been around the world one-and-a-half times, on its way to its second circumnavigation," he said.

"It does mean that we're looking at some ongoing delays and we are at the mercy of the wind, particularly as to which way the cloud blows and how long it hangs around for."


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Re: More Volcanic Ash delays.....

Postby Bionic_kid » Tue Jun 21 2011, 01:08

Pegs wrote:"The weather gods have certainly been a little unkind, as have the volcano gods,


Jesus... and i thought they used science to predict the weather these days? who thought a pagan alter gives a better forecast?
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Postby Master Cylinder » Tue Jun 21 2011, 02:58

Nobody loves an ash hole
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Re: More Volcanic Ash delays.....

Postby helothere » Tue Jun 21 2011, 04:42

A Volcanologist does...
:roll:
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Re: More Volcanic Ash delays.....

Postby Trailing edge » Tue Jun 21 2011, 06:23

Yeah they lava it!

Oh dear, what have I lowered myself to?

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Re: More Volcanic Ash delays.....

Postby black duck » Tue Jun 21 2011, 07:09

Trailing edge wrote:Yeah they lava it!

Oh dear, what have I lowered myself to?

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Ashely I thought that was pretty good! :? .......I'll go now :roll:
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Re: More Volcanic Ash delays.....

Postby CYHeli » Tue Jun 21 2011, 11:51

I almost erupted into laughter...
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Re: More Volcanic Ash delays.....

Postby Pegs » Tue Jun 21 2011, 12:32

black duck wrote:
Trailing edge wrote:Yeah they lava it!

Oh dear, what have I lowered myself to?

TE

Ashely I thought that was pretty good! :? .......I'll go now :roll:


and just when I thought they couldn't get any worse....

CYHeli wrote:I almost erupted into laughter...


:roll:
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