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volcano disruptions/effect

Jkh
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volcano disruptions/effect

Has the Icelandic volcanic eruption caused any disruptions in Provence? Anyone there now who can give a first hand report on what is happening, if anything? Is the whole thing overblown or potentially a major problem for those of us arriving in a few weeks?

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1. Re: volcano disruptions/effect

The volcano effect is deadly serious, Jkh - less than 25%% of all flights in Europe got off at the weekend. However, France is a case of split personality with Nice airport being open and the airports in Paris being closed - however there are only flights to Spain. Italy, Corsica, Israel, North Africa etc. The Delta flight to New York is cancelled. A news update is expected today but some experts are talking about another week. Let's be optimistic and say evertything will be normal when you come in a few weeks!

To cap it all there is a train strike at the moment too - which is having the worst effect in the south. But this is normal; for France - unlike volcanos.

Ed

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2. Re: volcano disruptions/effect

Just had an e-mail response from our friend near St. Remy in Western Provence vis-a-vis how the volcanic eruption in Iceland was effecting him. He said that he saw more ash when he cleaned his grill last weekend.

Granted - he is very South of the ash plume AND - the plume is really high

I suspect that unless there is another major eruption prior to your departure, you will not have any problems with your flight.

Bon voyage!

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