What a week for travelling – with looming BA Strikes and the gathering ash cloud threatening would-be travellers have been faced with yet more disruption.
Yet the latest information received from the Icelandic Meteorological Office, as reported by the Met Office yesterday, indicates that while the volcano is continuing erupt, the ash cloud is not expected to affect UK airspace as south westerly winds persist through the rest of the week.
It is expected that the ash plume will reach heights of up to 18,000 ft.
AccuWeather.com have also confirmed that the most recent ash plume has dissipated enough for planes to take off and land in Ireland, Britain and the Netherlands, and that Heathrow and Gatwick airports are now running without restrictions.
The website also reported that winds will continue to carry ash across the UK and as far south as Northern Germany and the Netherlands throughout the week, but is not expected to reach Spain, Italy or the rest of central and southern Europe.
And if that wasn’t enough to contend with, The Times are today reporting that the British Airways cabin crew strike is set to go ahead ‘after an emergency injunction against the walkout was overturned this morning’.
The Court of Appeal order preventing rolling five-day walkouts throughout the early summer was overturned, with Unite saying that strikes could be begin as early as next week.
Fortunately however, Emma Simon of The Telegraph today explains what compensation and insurance coverage travellers are entitled to.