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    Default Flight chaos at Gatwick due to drones

    You've probably seen the news, but if not, Gatwick airport has been closed since 9.00pm last night as there have been drones flying across the runway.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sus***-46623754

    The number of people affected is in the thousands.

    There are two Virgin flights and one BA flight to MCO cancelled, although it appears that Virgin have put on two additional flights to MCO from Heathrow (perhaps for the affected Gatwick people?). I feel sorry for anyone caught up in it all.

    I know RET is off to Orlando sometime, so I hope he is not caught up in it all.

    Having looked at the Virgin website the Heathrow flights are direct replacements for the Gatwick flights. Good for Virgin!

    BA's flight is cancelled with no alternative other than rebook or refund!
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    Tinkerbells sis was due to fly today but flight cancelled. Feel so sorry for her and her hubby.

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    Just to add our friends daughter and grandson were due to fly to Lapland today but all cancelled. On the upside they were on Victoria Derbyshire this morning and the company are flying them out on Christmas Eve for free...

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    Just a desperately awful situation at Gatwick right now, with confusion and chaos across the board. Some people getting new flights, some being turned away and others just totally in limbo after hours of waiting. The bastards responsible for this should be looking at a long spell inside.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catlady View Post
    Tinkerbells sis was due to fly today but flight cancelled. Feel so sorry for her and her hubby.
    Oh no! Were they with BA then?
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    Yes they were TF....

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    Having watched the OFCOM enforcement teams at major events route out stray RF emissions I find it incredible that the police have not been able to call in help and trace the controller of these drones, it should be absolute child's play to localise the source of the radio signal flying them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catlady View Post
    Yes they were TF....
    When I looked on the BA site earlier it was hardly very helpful, so hope they are getting more help at the airport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggers Friend View Post
    When I looked on the BA site earlier it was hardly very helpful, so hope they are getting more help at the airport.
    No the holiday is cancelled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catlady View Post
    No the holiday is cancelled.
    Oh my goodness, they must be absolutely gutted. Missing Florida is one thing, but missing it at Christmas (with all that means). I'm so upset for them.
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