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Anonymous5 Dec 2013
Sitting here in the Lounge in Glasgow, still waiting for the 07.00 flight to depart, delayed (along with all other BA and other flights) because of the high winds. Problem appears to be to do with safety issues on the ramp and air bridges rather than with take-off/ landing issues etc. Staff in the lounge are fantastic, good natured, helpful as are (most) passengers!
Trains hardly seem any better – my son is on the 06.10 Edinburgh – Kings X service which is trundling south at less that 50 mph and he’s the lucky one – many other services have been cancelled!!
It is days like this when lounge access comes into its own – not withstanding price and other factors, I am glad I am not on an EZY or BE flight today!!5 Dec 2013
A wee update.
All Scotrail services cancelled and Central station closed due to damage
And tragically someone has died in a traffic accident, due to be blown over not to far from my work.
And Transport Scotland has escalated its travel warning to stage four red, advising people to avoid travelling.5 Dec 2013
I had an entertaining journey to work this morning sitting in the traffic near Aberdeen airport. First Easyjet from Gatwick aborted a landing late – quite right because he was pretty wobbly – and them a KLM Embraer almost touched down and aborted as well. Flybe succesfully landed just after that, then Easyjet had another go at it and gave up earlier this time and headed off elsewhere.5 Dec 2013
The whole of Scotland seemed to take a beating this morning. When mother nature takes over in this way all we can really do is sit tight and wait for it to pass.
Shame about the lorry driver who died this morning, thoughts with anyone affected.5 Dec 2013
On a more lighter note I was on the phone to a colleague who was travelling from NCL to GLA by train this morning and when arriving at Berwick-Upon-Tweed was told “Scotland is closed today, you’re not getting in”.
Resulted in twice having to go over the viaduct at Berwick and being told only to leave the train at your own risk… Crazy days.5 Dec 2013
I got home to Edinburgh safely with a one hour delay. I thought that BA did well today. Galleries North was heaving – as one would expect – but everything looked spick and span and what I ate was presented more than adequately. I also witnessed some ridiculous behaviour by fellow passengers handled well by the crew on both flights.5 Dec 2013
Glad you’re enjoying our former weather. We had deaths, injuries, closed roads and lots of cancelled flights and ferry departures. It was really scary! Please be careful, wherever you all are!!!5 Dec 2013