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Sympathies today are with:

nwhyte, who's currently stuck at Heathrow, trying to get to Belfast on a flight that was supposed to leave at 06:55. Update: He's made it to Liverpool by train, and will sail from there overnight.

violetdisregard, who's currently on a bus to I'm-not-sure-which-London-airport, planning to fly to New Zealand. And not just for a jolly jaunt, either: she is moving there for (at least) two years, and this is the day she picked to move. Oops. Update: apparently she's in the check-in queue now, and although the airline say there might be a delay, they're still optimistic enough to be aiming to set off on time.

stompyboots, whom I've a horrible feeling is trying to get back from Ibiza today, and is quite probably relying on being able to work en route.

Fleur WINOLJ, who ditto north Italy, and who really hates flying even under normal circumstances. I mean to the extent that she has to take Valium to do it. (Despite being a travel journalist...)

Those remaining members of the summer school staff who were planning to fly back to the US today. (Thankfully the vast majority of the students went on Tuesday).

Anyone else who gets caught up in all this.

Still, it's a damned sight better than having to extend sympathies to 3+ plane-loads of dead people and their relatives.

Also: what happens when news agencies try to file their copy really quickly. And don't you just feel the pain of the young lady who commented, "Eight hours without an iPod, that's the most inconvenient thing"?


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Aug. 10th, 2006 12:37 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, Odf Theor Iodf, Norse God of Typos...
Aug. 10th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
I've lived 55 years without an iPod. How inconvenient is that?
Aug. 14th, 2006 02:54 am (UTC)
I didn't realise Fleur hated flying that much! I hope she made it ok?

My experience really wasn't all that bad..a lot better than I expected. Thank you for all the updates though, I didn't have a TV or anything so I didn't have a clue about what was going on until you texted me.
Aug. 14th, 2006 08:22 am (UTC)
Well, she's certainly back safely, because I spoke to her last night on the phone. But although I asked her all about her time in Italy, I actually forgot to ask how the flight home had gone. Oops! I guess it can't have been that much of a nightmare, or she'd have mentioned it - all she said about the trip generally was that everything went really smoothly. Anyway, I'll be seeing her later in the week, so I'll ask about the flight then.
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