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23 December 2006 :: 16:12:13 pm 31153

Heathrow still under fog

Saturday, December 23, 2006 (London): There‘s been no let up in the fog in London and the weather has forced travellers to think of alternate plans.
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            Thick fog caused the cancellation of flights at the Heathrow Airport for a fourth successive day on Friday, forcing thousands of frustrated passengers to scrap or delay their Christmas travel plans. 

            Hundreds of flights have been cancelled since the fog rolled in on Tuesday, affecting an estimated 40,000 people. 

            Clear backlog 

            Boeing 747 Jumbo jets are being put on some European routes to try and deal with the backlog. 

            Inspite of all the chaos some travellers bound for international destinations were optimistic that they would make it home in time for Christmas. 

            “Today’s been quite okay, I think. I don’t know, this flight seems to be leaving so I’m quite confident I will be getting home for Christmas,” said a passenger bound for Sweden.

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Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : World News

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