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There has been significant disruption in AMS, FRA and even GVA this afternoon; BA’s Europe-wide schedule is particularly vulnerable to disruption in this sort of situation, with aircraft out of position.

In addition, there are apparently too many planes which have landed at LHR and there aren’t enough spaces to accommodate them (more planes are landing than taking off), causing further disruption.

Add to this the woefully inadequate de-icing provision (it’s never clear to me whether this is a BA or BAA responsibility – surely all the smaller airlines must rely on others for their equipment), and an airport at capacity, and this is par for the course.

However, the champagne continues to flow, and I’m settling in nicely.

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