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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?

For LaGuardia, check here.

For JFK flights, click here.

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.

This entry was posted on Friday, April 16th, 2010 at 10:54 am by Ken Valenti. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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Going Places is written by transportation writers Khurram Saeed and Ken Valenti. Khurram's transportation column, "Getting There," runs Wednesdays in Rockland. Ken's column, "Going Places," runs Mondays in Westchester and Putnam. Join in the conversation and share tips on coping with fellow commuters.


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Khurram SaeedKhurram SaeedKhurram Saeed has been reporting for The Journal News since 2000. He writes about transportation issues in Rockland and has a weekly column called Getting There, which appears Wednesdays. READ MORE

Ken Valenti Ken Valenti Ken Valenti covers trains, planes and automobiles - not to mention buses and ferries - for Westchester and Putnam. He's been a reporter with The Journal News and its forerunners more than 20 years and has covered all four corners of Westchester County. READ MORE

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