Grimsvotn Ash To Reach UK Tuesday, Civil Aviation Authority Sees "Likely Disruption" To Flights; France, Spain Next

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WhOracle's picture

Last year redux, getting married in a couple of weeks and will be traveling quite a lot until then and after... what a joy.

writingsonthewall's picture

Did the priest not mention God's volcanic intentions when he spoke to you about getting married?

I would sack that priect and get another one.

You're lucky anyway - the world was supposed to end last Saturday so you're wedding plans were on the wrong side of armageddon.

hugovanderbubble's picture

Watch for SPX 1.300 to fill the gap (20 th april 2011)

knukles's picture

"The Government has also insisted this time round, it can deal with the situation."

LOL

Dr. Richard Head's picture

Well at least all incoming and outgoing flights at the prom in Sante Fe will be going as scheduled and the TSA will ensure no terrorists are on those flights - http://www.koat.com/r-video/27979990/detail.html

Wait...what?

Mr.Kowalski's picture

Looks like the Icelandic Volcano God is helping those Spanish protestors who want to become Icelandic :-}

Sudden Debt's picture

MOVE ALL PAWNS TO C40!!

KING TO A10!!

 

CHECKMATE BITCHEZzzz!!

 

writingsonthewall's picture

Short the airlines - short the travel agents - go long on Eurostar and buses.

Sudden Debt's picture

Eurostar.... bankrupt since the first train was put on the tracks...

 

metastar's picture

Icelandic Gods are angry.

Lets see what Zeus has to say.

Sudden Debt's picture

It's actually the pit filled with paper IOU's that caught fire. The Gods died 2000 years ago laughing their ass off because the son of the Big boss said he could walk on water... and it turned out he wasn't able to do that...

 

 

mynhair's picture

Good, keep TOTUS stuck over there.

unky's picture

THis is huge Bullshit. Last year when there was the supposely ash cloud in europe we had perfect blue skies in south-west germany.

writingsonthewall's picture

I'm so glad you failed the test to be a pilot - you see traveling at 500+ mph through a cloud of fine ash particles at 3000 ft is not the same as "I can see blue skies where I am".

 

Rest assured - I'm sure there will be airlines who will pressure Governments to stop them being grounded - even though they themselves don't fully understand the risks.

Still - when did making profit ever have anything to do with assessing risk?

I shall not be flying through any ash clouds - in the same way I don't close my eyes for a couple of seconds when I'm tired on the freeway - even though it's unlikely I will crash.

 

I'm sure your families will be adequately compensated should anything happen to you.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/crash-airline-offers-pound2...

 

I'll keep my life thanks - I think it's worth more....

doggings's picture

im with you, all this red doesnt look good, if you fly through it and die, youve only got yourself to blame really

http://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/452263-new-eruption-starting-iceland-merged-3.html#post6468259

jal's picture

Last year Europe got a delivery of trace elements from Iceland without getting any thanks or recognition.

The humidity from the Grimsvotn volcano would help to break the drought.

Too bad so sad. Doomsteadders are going to have to get by without the help from Iceland.

 

jal

 

 

Baptiste Say's picture

"A new radar system in Iceland means the Met Office has a "far better model", which means planes can now be moved more expertly around UK airspace."

 

HAHAHA, if you think a government body could implement a new radar system and create models from it within the time since the first volcano then you deserve to fall from the sky after you get on a flight that ingests ash and crashes.

velobabe's picture

French Open, might get ashed out†

duo's picture

Too bad Arthur Ashe isn't around.

Swain's picture

When Laki erupted in 1783, the summer in Britain was known as the "sand summer" because of ash fallout. France went to the barricades shortly there after. Who knows what Grimsvotn may precipitate in the political arena. 

Jack Burton's picture

 This story is funny because the BBC website had an expert on yesterday afternoon US time and he said there will be few if any ash problems because this volcano has heavy ash that wil quickly fall to the ground.

The Count's picture

hahaaaaaaaaaa.

when did you last see an 'expert' on tv warning of an imminent catastrophe of anything?

Coke and Hookers's picture

About 10% of the ash from Grimsvotn is smaller than 10 micrometers whereas Eyjafjallajokull's output had 20% of that small grained ash. The problem is that the Grimsvotn eruption may be 50 times bigger so do the math. If this eruption goes on for any length of time there are going to be problems. This eruption seems to be far worse than most people realize.

Mec-sick-o's picture

Grimsvotn means "furious waters".

I understand this volcano has the biggest glacier there.

Are there any mudslides?

Remember Colombia's Nevado del Ruiz where it made huge mudslides and complete towns were buried.

I would be wary of antique names, this volcano must have that name for a reason. 

uranian's picture

i'm flying to london tomorrow. looks like we'll just make it, had trouble last time too and ended up on a bloody train from scandinavia to calais...really hoping this doesn't develop into the same scenario.

The Count's picture

 

Pole shift in the making bitchez!  

 

 

Ruffcut's picture

Poor airlines.

During the start of the growing season has to be more of concern.

goldfish1's picture

Midwest is wet and muddy...planting is still delayed.

Mec-sick-o's picture

Talking about british airlines, this weekend I saw "Game Changers" featuring Virgin's Richard Branson on Bloomberg's TV.

I enjoyed his bio:

http://noir.bloomberg.com/avp/avp.htm?N=video&T=Richard+Branson+Revealed%3A+Bloomberg+Game+Changers+&clipSRC=mms://media2.bloomberg.com/cache/v4oE0Ptk_.3k.asf

THE DORK OF CORK's picture

Obama could be stuck in Ireland for the week !

Mec-sick-o's picture

He can do the Mayflower route.

SqueekyFromm's picture

Silly! How are you going to get a moving van there??? If he is in a hurry, maybe the irish can just FedEx him back.

Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

THE DORK OF CORK's picture

Or maybe take a ship out of Queenstown and take the Titanic route - although watch out for those Icebergs coming down the Labrador current , they can be quite nasty sometimes.

Rhodin's picture

For ongoing volcano info, a good volcano blog:

http://bigthink.com/blogs/eruptions