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South America Volcano Eruption - EZE Closed?  
User currently offlineglobalflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 929 posts, RR: 3
Posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3638 times:

I just got a call from my brother in law who is piloting UA846 from EZE-IAD tonight and they were called by UA Ops that the flight is cancelled due to an eruption of the Chilean Volcano. They received nothing about this on the way down last night so I assume that this has just erupted? Is it true that EZE and possibly other airports in the region are again closed due to this volcano? I appreciate any additional information for local Anetters!

Cheers, William


Landing on every Continent almost on an annual basis!
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User currently offline767eng From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2010, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3592 times:

http://news.ph.msn.com/business/article.aspx?cp-documentid=5569852

Seems it has erupted yet again and is affecting the local airspace.


User currently offlineAF086 From France, joined Jan 2007, 1059 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3509 times:

Lufthansa flight from FRA (LH510 - D-ABVC) diverted to VCP and British Airways' from LHR (BA245 G-YMMU) landed at GIG due to the ashes AFAIK.

UA847 (IAD-EZE) diverted to GIG. Flight is operated by the 763 (N662UA).

[Edited 2011-11-22 12:06:36]


Please insert a "smart" joke here.
User currently offlineglobalflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 929 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3501 times:

Thanks! I'll be curious to see how long this disruption lasts!


Landing on every Continent almost on an annual basis!
User currently offlinemiguel0881 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3250 times:

Quoting AF086 (Reply 2):
UA847 (IAD-EZE) diverted to GIG. Flight is operated by the 763 (N662UA).

What do those without visas do when they arrive in GIG?


User currently offlineluckyone From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 2172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3213 times:

Quoting miguel0881 (Reply 4):
What do those without visas do when they arrive in GIG?

Hold in a transit lounge. A friend of mine had a similar problem in July when she was leaving EZE. Her flight was delayed and she was rerouted through GIG. She did not have positive things to say about the friendliness of the transit agents. At one point, apparently they did not even want to accept their interline tickets. Eventually they were allowed into the transit lounge.


User currently offlinemiguel0881 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3205 times:

Quoting luckyone (Reply 5):
Hold in a transit lounge. A friend of mine had a similar problem in July when she was leaving EZE. Her flight was delayed and she was rerouted through GIG. She did not have positive things to say about the friendliness of the transit agents. At one point, apparently they did not even want to accept their interline tickets. Eventually they were allowed into the transit lounge.

Interesting. And if nothing's moving to EZE/MVD, I suppose the best option would be UA back to IAD.


User currently offlineOB1783P From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2905 times:

I see on the United web site that the passengers on last night's 861 will get to EZE this afternoon, via GRU and GIG.


I've flown thousands of miles and I can tell you it's a lot safer than crossing the street!
User currently offlineOB1783P From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2891 times:

...and I can't find anything about 861 tonight. However, it looks like there will be two flights doing the 'return' tonight: 1753 and 1754.


I've flown thousands of miles and I can tell you it's a lot safer than crossing the street!
User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

Not again!!!!!

If its not fog, its bleeding ash!!!!!


User currently offlineCuriousFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 694 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2466 times:

Creepy volcano. I believe it is ruining the region, I had to cancel a trip to Bariloche last Summer and I suppose people will think twice before they plan to go in this area.

User currently offlineCGKings317 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 306 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2253 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
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According to the Buenos Aires Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre, the most recent bulletin shows the ash cloud of Cordon Caulle drifting towards, and over EZE. As part of this bulletin, however it does quote:

Quoting Buenos Aires VAAC:

LOW CONFIDENCE IN THE +12 AND +18HR FCST FOR BOTH VA CLD BECAUSE IS
SEEN TO BE DISSIPATING.

While I know that volcanic ash clouds can change in intensity and direction with the prevailing wind, and also noting that the volcano has been quite active in the past few months, hopefully the above statement will portend safe skies over and around EZE for planes to operate in.

If your flying from/to/ or transiting EZE airspace in the not so distant future, make sure you check flight status and the Buenos Aires VAAC website for updates.

~CGKings317  



I love ✈ & volcanoes but the 2 of them dont get along, just ask KLM867 & PH-BFC
User currently onlinemandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6876 posts, RR: 75
Reply 12, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2202 times:

This says it all...
From 2 days ago:
http://www.smn.gov.ar/acerca/cenizas/cordoncaulle/CORDONCAULLE201111222000.gif

But latest one... ain't so bad for the flights...
The current one doesn't have the ash over Buenos Aires area... but to the south of it...

Mandala499



When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !
User currently offlineOB1783P From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 10 months 22 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

I see that the IAD-EZE flight was cancelled again Southward yesterday, and Northward today.

I have a reservation out from IAD to EZE on 12/3 and back on 12/11. I booked it on the CO site using 60,000 patiently accumulated miles.

This is planned a pleasure trip, and I am starting to have serious misgivings about it. UA must have a crazy situation in EZE since this flight is often full and they are forced to cancel it left and right. I wish now I had selected another spot for my vacation (it was a close tie between EZE, LED and IST this year).

What would you do in my shoes? I could stay home (I have to use the days) and go on a trip in the late winter instead...



I've flown thousands of miles and I can tell you it's a lot safer than crossing the street!
User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5925 posts, RR: 40
Reply 14, posted (2 years 10 months 21 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

look like I was lucky, just flew EZE-LIM yesterday in the morning. at least in the morning no outgoing flights cancled.

saludos



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