I hate Icelands' volcanos

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    Apr 16, 2010 8:14 AM GMT
    So I'm supposed to go to Budapest for a judo tournament tomorrow, but it looks like it aint happening. Airports are shutting down all over Europe because of volcanic ash clouds spreading all over europe from an eruption on Iceland. I don't believe they'll open up my airport tomorrow, so we probably have to stay home. AAARGH icon_evil.gif

    Anybody else having volcanos upset their travel plans?

  • Apr 16, 2010 1:12 PM GMT
    I hope it doenst hapen to meicon_neutral.gif ...I'll go to France in a couple of weeks
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    Apr 16, 2010 3:45 PM GMT
    Yes, I've changed my flight plans (free of charge) to next week in order to avoid any flight cancellations. I remain in New Mexico until then.

    On a related note, the Norwegian Prime Minister is stuck in Newark due to the closing of Norwegian airspace.

    While inconvenient and potentially dangerous (the closing of Norwegian airspace also prevents emergency flight services), the volcano eruption's effect reminds us of the fragility of the rapid transport we increasingly take for granted.
  • Bunjamon

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    Apr 16, 2010 4:57 PM GMT
    Well, here's an important question: Do you want to go to a judo tournament more than you want to risk dying in a catastrophic plane crash? Volcanic ash can cause massive engine failure. There will be more judo tournaments, don't worry!
  • iHavok

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    Apr 16, 2010 4:58 PM GMT
    Theres massive upsets for the Coachella festival this year due to the airport closings. Bands just aren't traveling...
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    Apr 16, 2010 5:07 PM GMT
    dear Bunjamon, I didn't say I hated the security measures that needs to be taken, I simply hate the volcano and the ashes and the fact that we have to cancel our trip icon_lol.gif

    but Nick raises an interesting point. eruptions can last very long and continue to spew ashes. So how would we live or lives if suddenly air traffic would be suspended world wide for months or years?

  • Bunjamon

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    Apr 16, 2010 5:09 PM GMT
    "Months or years" is an exaggeration, in most cases. But it does raise an interesting dilemma. It just shows how dependant we've become on the convenience of air travel.

    I guess it's back to trains and boats!
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    Apr 16, 2010 5:20 PM GMT
    I had to cancel my trip to Lisbon, planned in January. You might guess how I feel. icon_evil.gif
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    Apr 16, 2010 5:24 PM GMT
    There'll be some great sunsets for awhile in a few parts of the world.
  • EricLA

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    Apr 16, 2010 5:30 PM GMT
    They say this could go on for weeks. I'm meeting my mother and sister in Frankfurt in a few weeks. It's my first time back to Germany to visit relatives in ten years. I hope things are more settled then.
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    Apr 16, 2010 5:36 PM GMT
    judoguy saiddear Bunjamon, I didn't say I hated the security measures that needs to be taken, I simply hate the volcano and the ashes and the fact that we have to cancel our trip icon_lol.gif

    but Nick raises an interesting point. eruptions can last very long and continue to spew ashes. So how would we live or lives if suddenly air traffic would be suspended world wide for months or years?



    You could take pictures and videos of yourself in judo holds. Preferably wearing squarecut fight trunks and using your legs a lot.

    All kidding aside (I'm not kidding), this could be a little scary if it forms a thick cloud across the world.
  • hdurdinr

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    Apr 16, 2010 6:02 PM GMT
    I HATE THE FUCKING VOLCANO! I am supposed to fly out tomorrow back to Italy. A few weeks ago I even changed my flight to go back earlier than planned so I wasted that money for nothing!
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    Apr 16, 2010 6:23 PM GMT
    My bf was at the airport yesterday to fly to Greece...he's the best man in his cousin's wedding...flight was cancelled indefinitely with no idea when they'll be rescheduled or if he'll make it to the wedding icon_confused.gif
  • danisnotstr8

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    Apr 16, 2010 6:33 PM GMT
    McGay saidThere'll be some great sunsets for awhile in a few parts of the world.


    I think it's funny that McGay becomes an optimist when a volcano erupts.
  • hdurdinr

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    Apr 16, 2010 7:54 PM GMT
    McGay saidThere'll be some great sunsets for awhile in a few parts of the world.


    As a painter, I decided to go with your rare optimism and go outside painting with the idea to paint something with a nice sunset in it. No such luck. Stupid mother fucking volcano can't even give a nice sunseticon_evil.gif
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    Apr 16, 2010 8:06 PM GMT
    I think the big problem is there is a high stuck over the Atlantic which means the wind direction is north westerly so pushing the ash over the UK and Europe. If the wind direction changes to a southerly then the ash will be blown over the arctic and so there wouldn't be a problem.
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    Apr 16, 2010 8:18 PM GMT
    NickoftheNorth saidYes, I've changed my flight plans (free of charge) to next week in order to avoid any flight cancellations. I remain in New Mexico until then.

    On a related note, the Norwegian Prime Minister is stuck in Newark due to the closing of Norwegian airspace.

    While inconvenient and potentially dangerous (the closing of Norwegian airspace also prevents emergency flight services), the volcano eruption's effect reminds us of the fragility of the rapid transport we increasingly take for granted.

    That sounds like great fodder for a Sitcom
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 16, 2010 8:43 PM GMT
    You can hate the Icelandic volcano all you want but it is a fact of life in this world that we cannot do anything about. Look at it this way, if all the volcanoes in the world stopped erupting permanently the oceans would eventually take over the entire surface of the earth. So enough of the volcano bashing.
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    Apr 16, 2010 8:48 PM GMT
    As one drunk bloke said.......( though I add I do not share his opinion)


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    Apr 16, 2010 8:50 PM GMT
    hdurdinr said
    McGay saidThere'll be some great sunsets for awhile in a few parts of the world.


    As a painter, I decided to go with your rare optimism and go outside painting with the idea to paint something with a nice sunset in it. No such luck. Stupid mother fucking volcano can't even give a nice sunseticon_evil.gif


    I think you've got to wait until the initial burp of smoke and ash dissipates a bit.
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    Apr 16, 2010 8:51 PM GMT
    danisnotstr8 said
    McGay saidThere'll be some great sunsets for awhile in a few parts of the world.


    I think it's funny that McGay becomes an optimist when a volcano erupts.


    You should see me after a tsunami.
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    Apr 16, 2010 8:52 PM GMT
    Yeah i was supposed to fly out to Berlin on Sunday! but all the airlines flights are canceled until monday!
    now i need to decide whether to go another time or cancel!
    Im annoyed at it because i was looking forward to the trip but i understand it and theres nothing we can do so its not case of blaming!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 16, 2010 9:02 PM GMT
    Why don't you guys travel around the US for a change. It seems that all you guys seem to travel just to Europe or other overseas destinations. Now is the time to travel around your own country.
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    Apr 16, 2010 9:08 PM GMT
    Leaving next week(I hope) and Connecting Flight in London - OMG! Will I ever get to him!icon_neutral.gif
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    Apr 16, 2010 10:14 PM GMT
    Just hope that Katla does not erupt.
    http://news.icm.ac.uk/business/bigger-icelandic-volcano-katla-could-also-erupt/6281/