Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Air traffic disruptions in Europe getting worse

The nasty cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland is spreading over more of northern Europe today, disrupting even more air traffic. The ash cloud is floating east at roughly 20,000 to 36,000 feet, in precisely the wrong place for aircraft, which can suck the grit into engines and shut them down. Needless to say, anyone traveling to or from northern Europe should be glad air traffic, except for emergencies, has been halted. Read more here ...

Air traffic disruptions in Europe getting worse

The nasty cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland is spreading over more of northern Europe today, disrupting even more air traffic. The ash cloud is floating east at roughly 20,000 to 36,000 feet, in precisely the wrong place for aircraft, which can suck the grit into engines and shut them down. Needless to say, anyone traveling to or from northern Europe should be glad air traffic, except for emergencies, has been halted. Read more here ...

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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