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Lots of weather related stories today.
Flights can now resume from #BHX. There will be a backlog of flights to process so please bear with us and we will do our best to get you on your way as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.
— Birmingham Airport (@bhx_official) December 10, 2017
#UKSnow – Poor weather conditions are affecting services in East Anglia today. More details and the impact to your journey can be found here: https://t.co/qtFyynKybF
— Stansted Express (@Stansted_Exp) December 10, 2017
Adverse weather: updated 13.45. The runway remain is now fully reopen for departures and arrivals. Flights continue to be subject to delays and cancellations. For the latest status of your flight please check with your airline. We apologise for any inconvenience.
— London Luton Airport (@LDNLutonAirport) December 10, 2017
We’ve resumed normal operations in ATL, thanks to improved weather and a large employee effort. As the storms move through the Northeast, de-icing procedures will continue at several airports. https://t.co/5eXVl8GFH8
— Delta (@Delta) December 9, 2017
#VTINFO Passengers with tickets dated for today 10/12/2017 who choose to abandon their journey, can travel anytime tomorrow (Please stay as close to your original booked departure time where possible)
— Virgin Trains (@VirginTrains) December 10, 201710 Dec 2017
Much disruption in mainland Europe too.
Dusseldorf, Amsterdam all badly affected. Zurich is at a standstill.
At the Port of Calais, P&O’s ferry The Pride of Kent has run aground.10 Dec 2017
Just heading back home after spending a couple of hours at Heathrow. Trying to get an accurate status of our flight proved extremely didficult with BA staff at T5 who were very nice but didn’t know what was going on and not very empowered to actually do anything.
Understand the weather causes problems which is fine, these things happen however,it would be good for everyone (customers and airport staff) if the communication was better from the top actually telling people what is really happening.
As it currently stands, the staff directed me to the website/app to try and change to the next available flight whilst the website is telling me to contact a member of staff at the airport who will be able to assist with the same change.
Might make it home for the second half of the football at least.
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Yes, de-icing is causing additional delays
Weather across the UK and Europe is resulting in some passengers experiencing disruption to their journeys. Please check your flight status with your airline before travelling to the airport: https://t.co/zOqJyQR48T. (1/2)
— Heathrow Airport (@HeathrowAirport) December 10, 201710 Dec 2017
So I guess this is why I have been on hold for 27 minutes on the GGL “Priority” helpline. I gave up earlier today having held for 30 minutes. I hope the “non-priority” callers have a comfortable chair, its going to be a long evening !!10 Dec 2017
A lot of passengers are affected by delays and cancellations across Europe today.
For example the ~180 passengers on flight #BA983 Berlin -> London. Scheduled time of departure 13:50. Actual time of departure 18:57. Made a U-turn after 1h & landed back in Berlin 21:04. pic.twitter.com/xA8VQ2LiYk
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) December 10, 201710 Dec 2017
LHR T5 was an absolute disgrace today! Landed at 3:50pm. Waited 2 hours onboard for us to have a parking stand. I can accept this. But, then the immigration queue was madness. No distinction EU/non EU, no fast track. Another hour and something (as usual only half of the machines were operative but it was enough since all were stuck in the queue). I was relieved … until I saw the luggage hall! No flight indication. Luggage everywhere. Total mess. I could make my way but not sure everyone has (plus they shut down the luggage report desk asking passengers to go online). Another 90 minutes. All in all, 5 1/2 hours from touch down to exit in a total mess. A disgrace!10 Dec 2017
Luton still suffering from delays
ADVERSE WEATHER ADVISORY – UPDATED 06.45: The airport is open and the runway is operational. Some flights may be subject to delay or cancellation. Passengers should check with their airline for the status of their flight. Further snow is forecast throughout the night until 12.pm.
— London Luton Airport (@LDNLutonAirport) December 11, 201711 Dec 2017
Received today from BA:
As we weren’t able to deliver the service we wanted to, we would like to offer you a gesture of goodwill and offer you a voucher for £300 off a future flight.
Not bad… Shall also ask a fee for appearing on these Twitter pictures published by the Standards? 🙂12 Dec 2017