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Cunard Flight Cancellations Due to Volcanic Eruption
« on: April 18, 2010, 10:02:51 AM »
Update on Flight Cancellations Due to Volcanic Eruption


18 April 2010 - Updated: 05:00 AM Pacific Time/1:00 PM UK Time - Airspace over the United Kingdom and Northern Europe has been closed due to a volcanic eruption in Iceland. The air space may be closed for a considerable time. The National Air Traffic Services (NATS), UK air traffic control, is providing regular updates, and these can be accessed at the below link: http://www.nats.co.uk The most recent announcement from NATS is that the airport closures across the UK and Europe will remain in effect until at least 1:00 AM (0100 UK Time) on Monday 19 April. Many major airlines have cancelled all flights through Sunday, and have announced they do not expect to have flights operating until at least Monday. We recommend you continue to monitor NATS and remain in contact with your air carrier. Please be advised, as the disruption is the result of the Icelandic Volcano and is outside of our control, all voyage cancellations are subject to Cunard's regular cancellation policies. Cunard Customer Service / Reservation Call Center (North America) Toll-Free 1-800-7CUNARD or 1-800-728-6273 Hours of Operation: Sunday 18 April, 6:00 AM to 2:45 PM PT Monday 19 April, 5:00 AM to 6:00 PM PT Queen Mary 2 will sail to New York as scheduled, departing Southampton on Thursday 22 April at 6:00 PM with check-in closing at 4:00 PM. Queen Victoria will operate her seven-night Iberian Idyll voyage as scheduled, departing Southampton on Thursday 22 April at 6:00 PM with check-in closing at 4:00 PM. For those guests who have yet to travel to the UK, we recommend you continue to be in contact with your air carrier to rearrange your flights as needed and confirm your flight is operating as scheduled. If you have not already provided your flight arrangements, please call Cunard Reservations with the details of your travel arrangements. Queen Mary 2 - Transatlantic Crossing Schedule Thu 22 April Departs Southampton 6:00 PM Check-In closes at 4:00 PM Sold-Out / Wait-List
Thu 29 April
Departs New York 5:00 PM* Sold-Out / Wait-List
Sat 8 May
Depart Southampton 5:00 PM* Sold-Out / Wait-List *Subject to change based on air travel disruption developments

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Re: Cunard Flight Cancellations Due to Volcanic Eruption
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2010, 10:09:47 AM »
I know the news covered this last night here on the fact how else people could cross the Atlantic with current air space closures. It appears that Trans Atlantic Cruises could come back as a mode of transport across the Atlantic in the short term.
The question is if this is to become a long term eruption then how many cruise lines will also start this service? They won't be able to fill ships in Europe so placing some of those ships on the Trans Atlantic run could be the solution.

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Re: Cunard Flight Cancellations Due to Volcanic Eruption
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Re: Cunard Flight Cancellations Due to Volcanic Eruption
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010, 08:53:08 AM »
Update on Flight Cancellations Due to Volcanic Eruption

18 April 2010 - Updated: 1:30 PM Pacific Time/9:30 PM UK Time - Airspace over the United Kingdom and Northern Europe has been closed due to a volcanic eruption in Iceland. The air space may be closed for a considerable time. The National Air Traffic Services (NATS), UK air traffic control, is providing regular updates, and these can be accessed at the below link:

http://www.nats.co.uk

The most recent announcement from NATS is that the airport closures across the UK and Europe will remain in effect until at least Sunday 18 April 11:00 PM PT(0700 UK Time on Monday 19 April). Many major airlines have cancelled all flights through Sunday, and have announced they do not expect to have flights operating until at least Monday.

We recommend you continue to monitor NATS and remain in contact with your air carrier.

Please be advised, as the disruption is the result of the Icelandic Volcano and is outside of our control, all voyage cancellations are subject to Cunard's regular cancellation policies.

Cunard Customer Service / Reservation Call Center (North America)
Toll-Free 1-800-7CUNARD or 1-800-728-6273

Hours of Operation:

Sunday 18 April, 6:00 AM to 2:45 PM PT
Monday 19 April, 5:00 AM to 6:00 PM PT

Queen Mary 2 will sail to New York as scheduled, departing Southampton on Thursday 22 April at 6:00 PM with check-in closing at 4:00 PM.

Queen Victoria will operate her seven-night Iberian Idyll voyage as scheduled, departing Southampton on Thursday 22 April at 6:00 PM with check-in closing at 4:00 PM.

For those guests who have yet to travel to the UK, we recommend you continue to be in contact with your air carrier to rearrange your flights as needed and confirm your flight is operating as scheduled.

If you have not already provided your flight arrangements, please call Cunard Reservations with the details of your travel arrangements.

Queen Mary 2 - Transatlantic Crossing Schedule

Thu 22 April
Departs Southampton 6:00 PM
Check-In closes at 4:00 PM
Sold-Out / Wait-List

Thu 29 April
Departs New York 5:00 PM*
Sold-Out / Wait-List

Sat 8 May
Departs Southampton 5:00 PM*
Sold-Out / Wait-List

Fri 21 May
Departs New York 5:00 PM*
Sold Out / Wait-List

*Subject to change based on air travel disruption developments

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Re: Cunard Flight Cancellations Due to Volcanic Eruption
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010, 08:53:08 AM »