Flight problems spreading with volcanic ash
It’s getting worse in Europe. Thousands of flights have been grounded by volcanic ash that spewed from under an Icelandic glacier this week.
But as the cloud spreads, some areas are opening up even as others close. British authorities are lifting flight restrictions over Scotland and Northern Ireland, even as they extend a ban over England and Wales for six more hours, the Associated Press reports.
Finnair Oyj canceled 435 flights between Thursday and Sunday because of the eruption, Bloomberg News says. The airline’s Web site says all of Finland’s airports are closed through Sunday afternoon (their time.)
Need anyone even tell you that if you’ve got a flight to Europe, check to see if it’s still flying?
But it’s never a bad idea to call the airline directly.
And if you were booked on a flight that got delayed or canceled, let me know. I’ll be keeping track of the matter and want to talk to people about it. You can reach me at 914-696-8255.