Friday, June 10th 2011 - 16:33 UTC

Falklands rations seats on the UK airbridge forced by the volcanic ash

The impact of the volcanic ash is straining the Falkland Islands air links with the United Kingdom forcing the rationing of seats for northbound passengers because of the repeated cancelling of the airbridge with Brize Norton.

Stanley has also suffered the consequences of the Puyehue volcano in the Andes

A release from the Falklands’ government Secretariat informs that because of the merging of three flights on to one aircraft “we are likely to have to ration the numbers of passengers travelling northbound significantly”.

The priority system will be as follows: Passengers flying for medical reasons (as designated by the Director of Health and Education); Falkland Island Students returning to study (as designated by the Director of Health and Education); Business passengers who can demonstrate at the time of booking that failure to travel on the flight will have a serious and unavoidable impact on their business.

This is expected to apply only exceptionally (evidence may be required); exceptionally any other passenger who can show it is essential they travel on the flight; Passengers who have purchased or been allocated Premium Economy class seating

Any passenger who thinks they may meet one of the above criteria should contact the Secretariat.

Once any priorities have been taken into account seats will be allocated using the date order in which passengers were originally due to fly.

Passengers will be telephoned during the course of Friday 10 June to inform them if they have been allocated a seat on the next outbound airbridge. If you are not contacted you can assume that you will not be traveling.

The MoD have advised: “we will automatically refund any charges in respect of flights cancelled due to the ash cloud; we won’t expect people to try to claim against their travel insurance first. For cancellations of other reasons, the normal cancellation rules will apply.”

Passengers are strongly advised to travel Lan if at all possible as the present ash situation suggests a greater chance of being able to travel on this route.


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1 xbarilox (#) Jun 10th, 2011 - 04:49 pm Report abuse
you are exaggerating, it's not the end of the world. Drama queens!
2 J.A. Roberts (#) Jun 10th, 2011 - 05:21 pm Report abuse
No it's not the end of the world xbox, and how can rationing of seats on a limited service be an “exaggeration”? Drama queens? How exactly?
3 geo (#) Jun 10th, 2011 - 06:24 pm Report abuse
to start “” the last days of Pompei “” for the Falkland Islands !
4 Marcos Alejandro (#) Jun 10th, 2011 - 06:32 pm Report abuse
3 geo :-))))))
5 geo (#) Jun 10th, 2011 - 06:41 pm Report abuse
[] - 4

just predestination !
6 briton (#) Jun 10th, 2011 - 06:52 pm Report abuse
just an exuse for the argentine navy to do a bunk,

3 geo ,,Pompei was on the main land, end of an argie city perhaps, silly boy
7 geo (#) Jun 10th, 2011 - 07:57 pm Report abuse
[] - 6

haven't you heard the vocable “” metaphorical expression “” ?!
8 briton (#) Jun 10th, 2011 - 07:58 pm Report abuse
of course we have !
9 geo (#) Jun 10th, 2011 - 08:16 pm Report abuse
[] - 8

then ??

the Falklanders should slip away from these cursed islands promptly !
certainly if , they are not the army hostages or military personels.
10 Islander1 (#) Jun 10th, 2011 - 08:30 pm Report abuse
Agie THICKOS above- Exactly the same will ahppen in Buenos Aires when it to reopens for flights- not eveyone will be able to get on the first flights after the build up of cancelled flights.
So here, we educated British folks, simply organise ourselves into a priority system of those who have the most urgent need to travel first get seats on the first flight etc. Then the less urgent wait until the next one and by the end of a few days all is normal again.
I assume you uneducated hysterical fantasisers just mob and riot at the checkin desks instead?
11 stick up your junta (#) Jun 10th, 2011 - 08:30 pm Report abuse
the Falklanders should slip away from these cursed islands promptly !

If they can put up with Argies shiting in their post office,a bit of ash aint going to bother them too much
12 geo (#) Jun 10th, 2011 - 08:55 pm Report abuse
[] - 10

you say that here,we educated British folk,simply organize.......
first get seats on the first flight etc.

You educated British folk at Falkland Islands ??!!

You ?? as soldiers ??

Falkland Islands' British folk ?? sorry ... just learned.
13 stick up your junta (#) Jun 10th, 2011 - 09:04 pm Report abuse
Earth calling geo, your breaking up over
14 Frank (#) Jun 10th, 2011 - 09:28 pm Report abuse
@10..'I assume you uneducated hysterical fantasisers just mob and riot at the checkin desks instead?'
Doesn't need an ash cloud for that... thats just a normal day at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery...
15 NicoDin (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 03:10 am Report abuse
Ashes to ashes

I'm happy, hope you're happy toooooooo

Under pressure

I hope your bandwidth was not also rationalised.

: )
16 Martin_Fierro_AR (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 04:11 am Report abuse
You mean MALVINAS “Uruguayan” Mercopress...


And, far more important news than this crap...

Good job Argentina and the USA, GOOD JOB!! ;-)
17 Redhoyt (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 05:14 am Report abuse
Don't much care what you call them Marian, they are British and the British name is the official one .....can't get away from it! Not even in outer space :-)
18 Martin_Fierro_AR (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 05:22 am Report abuse
Actually the entire American continent calls them by their real name, Malvinas, and since Malvinas sit on the continental shelf that makes it official.

RedHot ;-)
19 Redhoyt (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 05:31 am Report abuse
Nope, official is the British way. Haven't you noticed that the spanish word is in only ever in brackets ?

And the continental shelf is just 'geography' ... not important.
20 Think (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 06:28 am Report abuse
(19) Redhoyt

What brackets?
I only see a comma.
21 stick up your junta (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 06:47 am Report abuse
Topography aint a Argie strong point,to get to anywhere they have to go via BA
In Argentina, all flights make a stop at Buenos Aires, even those flights between remote cities in the country, and this is the reason why the air space is closed as terminals in Ezeiza the Metropolitan Airport do not operate.
22 Redhoyt (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 07:46 am Report abuse
Only goes to show that Argentines see what they want to see!
23 Think (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 08:47 am Report abuse
(22) Redhoyt

No brackets here either……...... Not even the ”F” word……
24 Rufus (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 09:07 am Report abuse
Wasn't the Islas Malvinas renamed the Tiger Bay?
25 geo (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 09:13 am Report abuse
( es un futuro) !

I don't know it's translation in English !
26 Redhoyt (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 11:35 am Report abuse
You are reading the wrong stuff Think :-)

Geo - you should, it's the language of the islands. Has been for 178 years!
27 JustinKuntz (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 12:18 pm Report abuse
Official ISO designation is Falkland Islands (Malvinas), no womder the OAS got it wrong.
28 Islander1 (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 01:19 pm Report abuse
MartinFierro - hate to shatter your delusions but there are plenty of up to date documents about from official Govt Departments of South American nations that use the words FALKLAND ISLANDS - or ISLAS FALKANDS . Now I am not going to give you any more info as those countries get enough whinging and whining from Buenos Aires anyway in their ears - thats why they sign vari0us meaningless memorandums etc to try and keep your Govt quieter!
29 JustinKuntz (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 02:54 pm Report abuse
Oh and so does the UN:

Be sure to write them a stern letter.
30 Marcos Alejandro (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 04:13 pm Report abuse
Your next door neighbors call them Islas Malvinas too.
31 Typhoon (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 04:32 pm Report abuse

But there is no-one amongst the Falkland Islands neighbours that have either importance or intelligence.

All just a bunch of useless incompetent wannabes. And failing!
32 stick up your junta (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 04:42 pm Report abuse
Your next door neighbors call them Islas Malvinas too

they also murder Nuns like the Argies

IRA says nun's death in bomb trap was a fluke
33 xbarilox (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 05:03 pm Report abuse
@ 32 In these place they murder nuns too:

They also murder Nuns like the Brits
34 stick up your junta (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 05:09 pm Report abuse
They also murder Nuns like the Brits

But the Argies have refined the art

The three former police officers were charged in the slaying of five women. The women are said to have been drugged in the airplane and was thrown out of the airplane while they were still alive, according to the reports.
35 xbarilox (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 05:53 pm Report abuse
@ 34 Catholics? Are those who burned women and practiced abortion in the name ofr christian god because the baby was a son of sin? weren't those who kill black people in the name of KKK?

This is a nice link too:
36 JustinKuntz (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 07:44 pm Report abuse

An elderly nun was killed when the car she was riding in, driven by US Ambassador to Malta Douglas Kmiec, drifted onto a dirt shoulder and hit a drainage ditch in Los Angeles County yesterday.

ie an accident and in North America.

A tragic murder by a madman

An accident, again.

Another tragic murder by a nutter, in America.

A deliberate act of terrorism, whilst committing the act of murder. Tell me how they compare as what you term the “Brits murdering nuns”.

The murders of the nuns protecting Argentine people during the Dirty War. Tell me how they compare as what you term the “Brits murdering nuns”.

Many times I have been sickened by the callous disregard for human tragedy displayed by the Argentine posters here, however, even I never thought you'd stoop so low. I guess I shouldn't be surprised anymore, just when I think you've scraped the bottom of the barrel you dig deep and go further.
37 Marcos Alejandro (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 08:23 pm Report abuse
Well, what happen to the murders of those nuns in Argentina?
Thank you Cristina.

And what happen to the murder of 270 innocents civilians in UK?
Is he still alive?
38 stick up your junta (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 09:04 pm Report abuse
Is he still alive?

But served some jail time,but argies like to imped justice

Argentina refuses to extradite criminal to Israel
Posted - 03/27/07 04:22

Citing technicalities, the Argentina Supreme Court has again refused the extradition request made by Israel to send back a convicted murderer and felon who escaped on a forged passport.

The Argentine Government today denied a request by the newly installed Paraguayan Government to extradite its former military chief. The former official is accused of having ordered the assassination of the Paraguayan Vice President.

Argentina refuses to extradite ex-junta leader for 'dirty war' crime

A criminal law court on Tuesday rejected Germany's extradition request for Videla, wanted in the March 1977 kidnapping and killing of activist Elisabeth Kaesemann. The court ruled crimes committed in Argentina are first subject to its judiciary

An Argentine court on Tuesday refused to extradite Chilean ex-guerrilla Sergio Apablaza Guerra, who is wanted in his country on charges of slaying a senator in 1991.

Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio issued his ruling on Monday and ordered Apablaza's immediate release on the grounds that he would not be assured due process if sent to Chile, noting that some of the requirements specified in extradition legislation had not been met.
39 xbarilox (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 09:34 pm Report abuse
@ 38 UK awarding “political asylum” to criminals. Links are everywhere.

Those links of yours are old, stick.
Apablaza can't be extradited to Chile because that's what Human Rights are made for, to protect people like Apablaza, change them if you don't like them, create different Human Rights that are likable to you.
40 stick up your junta (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 10:22 pm Report abuse
But some Chileans accused Argentina of tarnishing its human rights legacy by defending a man accused of assassinating a sitting senator during a democratic government. Both crimes occurred in 1991, after the end of the 1973-1990 dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet.
41 xbarilox (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 10:32 pm Report abuse
@ 40
Well, here is this link:
There are tons of links, do your own research if you're interested.

Chileans are little girls accusing us all the time. We don't care anymore.
42 briton (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 11:00 pm Report abuse
Christina has a new friend now, so watch it or she might send in the ROMANS lolol
43 xbarilox (#) Jun 11th, 2011 - 11:13 pm Report abuse
@ 42 her friends are imaginary friends, but she loves them, and I don't think that's a problem. Maggie's and Galtieri's friend was alcohol, and look what happened, so leave Cristina and her friends alone.
44 briton (#) Jun 12th, 2011 - 12:05 am Report abuse
imaginary, i dont know who you mean,
what that lonly little girl from the asylum, never heard of her,
christina who i dont know her, mmm more imaginary people lol
45 xbarilox (#) Jun 12th, 2011 - 12:10 am Report abuse
@ 44 maybe it's because she's not cHristina, her name's Cristina, just saying :)
46 briton (#) Jun 12th, 2011 - 12:18 am Report abuse
or it might be Cristina Fernandez
47 stick up your junta (#) Jun 12th, 2011 - 07:04 am Report abuse
Chileans are little girls

Who scared the shit out of the Argies,and stood up to the bully
48 Filippo (#) Jun 12th, 2011 - 04:36 pm Report abuse
my friends British are scum of the world and should be liquidated! Argenine will crush British colonials in Malvinas and kill all! Our military will not be welcome back in Argentine until they kill ALL British colonial scum!

We must hang the traitors of 82, we need military with strength to crush liberal red scum and liquidate British from our country! Death to colonial, death to British, spit on their graves. They are sub human race
49 Zethee (#) Jun 12th, 2011 - 04:54 pm Report abuse
Yet you still lost.
50 Think (#) Jun 12th, 2011 - 05:14 pm Report abuse
And yet another British turnip posing as a deranged Argentinean poster.
(As if we didn't have enough with the authentic ones :-)
51 Zethee (#) Jun 12th, 2011 - 08:08 pm Report abuse
Yeah he it a bit over the top, lol.
52 JarrettSmith (#) Jun 12th, 2011 - 08:44 pm Report abuse
There are not many Latinos living in the colder parts of Argentina, it's mainly Northern Europeans. On the same basis that Argentina claims the Falkland Islands, we could claim Southern Argentina, after all we helped settle it and we built all the railways, we built towns and farms. Some of my Welsh ancestors set sail on the Candelaria to settle those lands almost 200 years ago, when I was there a few years back, they didn't seem to happy with the Argentine government and the hot headed morons who had run the country for the past 60+ years! It's time we liberated them, they told me they would welcome it! And much of Southern Argentina is closer to the Falkland Islands, than Buenos Aires. I think there would be a good case in the UN for decolonising Southern Argentina from the hot heads in Buenos Aires. We can then grand them independence as the Republic of Pategonia. Reducing the threat to the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands at the same time.
53 Marcos Alejandro (#) Jun 12th, 2011 - 09:17 pm Report abuse
52 Why are the British the only idiots that like to claim every piece of foreign land that they visit for their country of origin in far away Europe?
Do your parents teach you about not to steal?
54 Zethee (#) Jun 12th, 2011 - 09:38 pm Report abuse
So how did you get Argentina again?
55 briton (#) Jun 12th, 2011 - 10:11 pm Report abuse
Filippo [flipping cheek ]
For only the argie are actively and slowly stealing bits of the Antarctica are they not, and if the world turn away, you would claim the lot,
don’t do as we say, just do what we do, and Argentina certainly does ,,mm
56 Redhoyt (#) Jun 12th, 2011 - 11:19 pm Report abuse
Keep telling you MoreCrap that it's legally imposssible to steal something that has no owner !

#52 - If the British made any great mistake in the 1800's, it was not supporting Chile over Patagonia. They would have made much better neighbours.
57 NicoDin (#) Jun 13th, 2011 - 04:32 am Report abuse
@ JarrettSmith

“Republic of Pategonia”???

“It's time we liberated them, they told me they would welcome it!”

With what?? Sheep and trees from the countryside from Wales?

Ha ha ha
58 lsolde (#) Jun 13th, 2011 - 08:43 am Report abuse
l've been saying something similar for quite a while.
Patagonia is our“legitimate right” anyway.
One thing for sure its no more a silly idea than the Falklands “belonging” to Argentina.
lt would make the Argentines further away from Antarctica too.
Now, how can we do it?
59 J.A. Roberts (#) Jun 13th, 2011 - 11:57 am Report abuse
Yes, good call Jarrett.
But instead of republic, perhaps the rightful King of Patagonia could be restored to his throne.
60 malen (#) Jun 13th, 2011 - 07:55 pm Report abuse
Paté gonia?? Patri gonia?? Patt gonia?? Pategras?? Pata go ??
kingdom ?? in south america??
jajajaja these pirates are getting mad
61 J.A. Roberts (#) Jun 13th, 2011 - 09:24 pm Report abuse
Yes Malen. If it wasn't for the aggressive and genocidal expansionist policies of the Argentine government in the early 1870s things might just have been different and a mad Frenchman might just have been on the throne of the Kingdom of Araucanía and Patagonia. Oh well, bad luck for him.
62 briton (#) Jun 13th, 2011 - 10:25 pm Report abuse
Should not Patagonia be on the C24 list, should she not be given the chance of freedom?
Perhaps if you consider Malvinas Falkland’s
we could consider , British Patagonia,
Just a thought .
63 malen (#) Jun 13th, 2011 - 10:33 pm Report abuse
Read this
all he wanted was to steal america, to create a new france, same as the spanish, and marketing of guano....behind his monarchy intentions.
nothing new, steal steal steal silver land guano whatever
64 R.G. R Liars. (#) Jun 14th, 2011 - 12:02 am Report abuse
62. The English flag flew for years in Tierra del Fuego. Before being lowered by the RG's. They never mention it. I wonder why. Years must be a better arguement than a couple of months? Yes?
65 xbarilox (#) Jun 14th, 2011 - 12:17 am Report abuse
@ 62 You can consider whatever you want, that's freedom of consideration :)
66 malen (#) Jun 14th, 2011 - 12:17 am Report abuse
64 we dont like foreigner invaders
and roberts about the desert conquest that was internal conflicts that we resolved how we could at that time. in 1810 there were 6000 spaniards less than 1 % and 700.000 inhabitants in between natives, criollos and mestizos = argentines. This last people fought for independence from spain and also against brothers others natives in Patagonia. we also have wars against others countries in the continent internal problems like two brothers fihghting for whatever, different it comes when foreigners europeans come here pretending to have something that never could have belonged to them. at least Patagonia its a free land if not today it would be an usurpated land dependent of a foreigner country
67 R.G. R Liars. (#) Jun 14th, 2011 - 12:42 am Report abuse
66 When are you going to give all the land south of the Rio Negro back to Chile?
Internal conflicts. You butchered the Indians. They were there thousands of years before you.
Most RG's are of European descent. Look in the phone book. How many native names?
Plenty of Spanish, Italian, British, etc etc.
68 malen (#) Jun 14th, 2011 - 01:08 am Report abuse
Inmigrants are argentines that came here to make america not to steal america
69 Redhoyt (#) Jun 14th, 2011 - 01:37 am Report abuse
Happy Liberation Day

70 Marcos Alejandro (#) Jun 14th, 2011 - 02:02 am Report abuse
Did you get out of jail??
71 NicoDin (#) Jun 14th, 2011 - 02:47 am Report abuse
NicoDin king of Malvinas, Georgias, Antartida, Mohammed’s land (ex UK) and France just in case.

Through the power conferred to my grace I appoint in the following act:

Malen Princess of Malvinas.
Markus Alejandro Prince of Georgia.
Think Baron of west Artartida and head of the foreign office
Martin_Fierro Baron of East Antartica and head of the home office
Artillero601 Baron of south Antartida and minister of defence and on especial duty in Texas USA.

Now I need the head of the treasury, head of the Inland tax revenue (Kings need to collect money because kingdoms are expensive).

Any volunteer?
72 Redhoyt (#) Jun 14th, 2011 - 03:33 am Report abuse
Still smoking that sh*t Dim .... you've not got too many brain cells left, you should be careful.

Oh, and Happy Liberation Day ..... just in case I forgot to mention it :-)
73 NicoDin (#) Jun 14th, 2011 - 04:47 am Report abuse
Commoner Redhoyt in my kingdom is not allowed to refer directly to Your Highness (me) or to any member of this Royal family.

So please use commoner channels.

1- If you are not a legal resident of my Kingdom, I suggest you to talk with our Baron Think who is in charge of the Foreigner Office matters.
2- If you are a legal resident of my Kingdom, I suggest you to talk with Baron Martin Fierro who is in charge of the Home Office and local affairs.

By the way have you been paying your taxes?

Your Majesty King NicoDim I, of Malvinas, Georgias, Antartida, Mohammed’s land (ex UK) and France.
74 J.A. Roberts (#) Jun 14th, 2011 - 07:05 am Report abuse
“we dont like foreigner invaders”

“all he wanted was to steal america... same as the spanish”

Considering you Argies are mostly Spanish, that looks like a brilliant example of Argie doublethink.
75 lsolde (#) Jun 14th, 2011 - 10:05 am Report abuse
Nicholas has really lost it this time! He would make Think a Baron! A dedicated communist like Think becoming part of the aristocracy. His red mates would liquidate him!
@74 J.A.Roberts,
There's no doublethink like Argy doublethink! -btw J.R., are you related to the Lincolnshire Roberts clan?(thats assuming your name IS Roberts & not a nom-de-plume).
76 J.A. Roberts (#) Jun 14th, 2011 - 12:03 pm Report abuse
It is Roberts and no, we're from Lancs.
77 stick up your junta (#) Jun 14th, 2011 - 12:50 pm Report abuse
Nicotine, court fool
78 Think (#) Jun 14th, 2011 - 04:33 pm Report abuse
(75) Cher Isolde:

Socialist, if I may be so bold.

Now that I think about it; both my godparents were margraves……………
79 malen (#) Jun 14th, 2011 - 07:25 pm Report abuse
Nico: Too much work to be a princess jajajaja
I prefer to be in charge of the official press sth like MalviPress
copy and paste articles from google and put a little touch of proargie sentences in between from time to time :)
barilo can be good for the finances, equilibrated man
80 NicoDin (#) Jun 15th, 2011 - 03:41 am Report abuse

Yours desires are my command. Done.

Malen Baroness of Malvinas and head of the Crown press office.

“barilo can be good for the finances, equilibrated man”

Do you mean xbarilox?

Do you want that my little recent born Kingdom ends involved in a corruption scandal like the Schoklender and the Madres de Plaza de Mayo???

: )
81 lsolde (#) Jun 15th, 2011 - 08:48 am Report abuse
@78 Think,
Beneath the chest of a revolutionary beats the heart of a conservative.
Beneath the chest of a socialist beats the heart of a would be Duke or Baron.
l guess that l'm the opposite.
Beneath my conservative chest beats the heart of a born Rebel.
l believe that l was pretty uncontrollable at school.
82 briton (#) Jun 16th, 2011 - 12:13 am Report abuse
Miss, Argentina’s been naughty again,
She’s broke china slipped over Greece and hurt turkey,
And now claims its chilli outside, she has stolen brazils, nuts.
And thrown, falks over land again.
If she is going to act like a child, she will be treated like a child,
Argentina, bed please no hot chocolate or Peru nuts, BED lol
[some things never change ]

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