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

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Mon, 05/23/2011 - 09:35 | 1301602 WhOracle
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Last year redux, getting married in a couple of weeks and will be traveling quite a lot until then and after... what a joy.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 10:04 | 1301688 writingsonthewall
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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.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 09:38 | 1301605 hugovanderbubble
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Watch for SPX 1.300 to fill the gap (20 th april 2011)

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 09:34 | 1301606 knukles
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"The Government has also insisted this time round, it can deal with the situation."


Mon, 05/23/2011 - 09:42 | 1301625 Dr. Richard Head
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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 -


Mon, 05/23/2011 - 09:35 | 1301608 Mr.Kowalski
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Looks like the Icelandic Volcano God is helping those Spanish protestors who want to become Icelandic :-}

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 09:39 | 1301614 hugovanderbubble
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Buy buy buy:)Bonds¡:)

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 09:40 | 1301618 Internet Tough Guy
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Mon, 05/23/2011 - 10:13 | 1301708 I Got Worms
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If that is an Anthrax reference - bravo sir, bravo!

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 10:28 | 1301764 fuu
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Mon, 05/23/2011 - 09:41 | 1301629 Sudden Debt
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Mon, 05/23/2011 - 10:15 | 1301713 writingsonthewall
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Short the airlines - short the travel agents - go long on Eurostar and buses.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 10:35 | 1301793 Sudden Debt
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Eurostar.... bankrupt since the first train was put on the tracks...


Mon, 05/23/2011 - 09:43 | 1301634 Tense INDIAN
Mon, 05/23/2011 - 09:44 | 1301637 metastar
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Icelandic Gods are angry.

Lets see what Zeus has to say.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 10:42 | 1301816 Sudden Debt
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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...



Mon, 05/23/2011 - 11:16 | 1301957 Rhodin
Mon, 05/23/2011 - 09:49 | 1301641 mynhair
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Good, keep TOTUS stuck over there.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 09:59 | 1301676 unky
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THis is huge Bullshit. Last year when there was the supposely ash cloud in europe we had perfect blue skies in south-west germany.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 10:11 | 1301711 writingsonthewall
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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.


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

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 10:17 | 1301721 doggings
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im with you, all this red doesnt look good, if you fly through it and die, youve only got yourself to blame really

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 10:22 | 1301737 jal
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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.





Mon, 05/23/2011 - 10:31 | 1301773 Baptiste Say
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"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.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 10:34 | 1301774 velobabe
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French Open, might get ashed out†

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 10:34 | 1301789 duo
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Too bad Arthur Ashe isn't around.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 10:41 | 1301807 Swain
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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. 

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 10:55 | 1301879 Jack Burton
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 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.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 11:43 | 1302042 The Count
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when did you last see an 'expert' on tv warning of an imminent catastrophe of anything?

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 18:22 | 1303226 Coke and Hookers
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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.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 11:24 | 1301986 Mec-sick-o
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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. 

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 11:39 | 1302029 uranian
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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.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 11:41 | 1302035 The Count
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Pole shift in the making bitchez!  



Mon, 05/23/2011 - 11:41 | 1302036 Ruffcut
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Poor airlines.

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

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 11:54 | 1302078 goldfish1
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Midwest is wet and muddy...planting is still delayed.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 12:02 | 1302113 Mec-sick-o
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Talking about british airlines, this weekend I saw "Game Changers" featuring Virgin's Richard Branson on Bloomberg's TV.

I enjoyed his bio:

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 11:52 | 1302082 THE DORK OF CORK
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Obama could be stuck in Ireland for the week !

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 11:58 | 1302098 Mec-sick-o
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He can do the Mayflower route.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 19:01 | 1303330 SqueekyFromm
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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

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 12:05 | 1302114 THE DORK OF CORK
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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.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 12:24 | 1302157 Rhodin
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For ongoing volcano info, a good volcano blog:



Mon, 05/23/2011 - 16:25 | 1302935 deckard
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