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POLL: Is the ash cloud affecting your future travel plans?

With nervousness about whether or not ash from Chile’s still erupting volcano will delay or cancel future flight plans we’re wanting to know how you’re reacting.


Is the ash cloud affecting your future travel plans?online surveys


Guest on 30/06/2011 4:06am

im flying to fiji on 2 july from auckland on air new zealand for a week will the ash cloud affect my plans?

WW Forecast Team on 30/06/2011 4:23am

Hi there – we don’t think so, not if you’re flying Air NZ, plus the ash cloud is still quite high above sea level, around 20,000 feet (or 6kms!).

We can’t look out past 48 hours let alone a week, so we can’t comment beyond that sorry.

– WW

Rob on 23/06/2011 10:33am

Great site for unbiased analysis showing the Ash cloud for what it is. Commend Air NZ for their actions in choosing to operate within a climate of fear created by short sighted risk merchants.

Lets hope we get to fly…….at the moment it looks dim….Virgin have cancelled all flights up until midnight Sat 25 June.

Kelli on 23/06/2011 10:21am

We are flying to the US (Air NZ) the 2nd week of July, hopefully its quietened down by then as Im already a nervous flier and dont need extra to make me worry!
Though given that we are heading north/nth east Im picking all should be good anyway right?

Anne on 23/06/2011 9:54am

Already booked but as we’re not travelling untill next year not worried as the volcano should have stopped erupting by then and barring atrocious weather our ship should sail to Sydney on time. Hopefully there’s not another ash cloud repeat as we are flying home (Air NZ) after our stay in Sydney.

My friend was lucky, she arrived home between flight cancellations.

Guest on 23/06/2011 8:37am

Hi here, i have a flight with Jetstar on 1st of July to Melbourne, These flights cost me over $700 and am unable to rebook in the near future. Is there another ash cloud heading out way that will affect these flights? Can you give me any information, ie say there is another one how late to leave it before rebooking on another airline?

Guest on 23/06/2011 8:56am

sorry from wellington to melbourne

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