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17 April 2010

Volcanic Ash Cloud causes chaos across Europe and leaves travellers stranded - Hostels247 Travel News

Volcanic eruptions intensify in Iceland causing more flights across Northern Europe to be cancelled and fuel travel chaos for millions of travellers

Euros Star is fully booked for the weekend and early next week with over 50,000 passengers travelling from London to Brussels and beyond,

Ferries from UK are sold out and packed to capacity. Across Europe people are resorting to taking expensive taxis, from one country to another in an effort to try and get to where they need to go.

Over 16,000 flights have been cancelled across Europe, about 26 countries have been affected.

London Heathrow airport is completely closed, and flights are grounded until at least 1am Sunday Morning.

England is only one of the European Countries affected by the Volcanic Ash Cloud, in Spain, if you’re travelling South it is fine to travel but if your travelling North more than 10,000 flights across Spain in 30 Airports have been cancelled.

EU registered Airlines have a duty of care to look after travellers whose flights have been cancelled, all around Heathrow and Gatwick the London Hostels are fully booked, in a lot of major cities in Europe Hotels accommodation is also sold out, Barcelona, Hotels are Full, Amsterdam Schiphol airport is closed due to the Ash cloud and Amsterdam Hostels are Full also.

This is all causing Travel Chaos across Europe for countless travellers, it’s difficult to organise alternative travel arrangements as Trains and ferries are all sold out.

The best advice for travellers is to try and relax, be patient and remember you are not the only one stranded without a clear way of getting to where you need to be. Be nice to other travellers and use this time to social network and try and make the best of a bad situation, if you have hotel accommodation then just think to yourself your in a better position that some travellers.

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