All flights at Heathrow and surrounding airports are canceled indefinitely due to volcanic ash from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano which erupted again Wednesday. Volcanic ash microscopic sand particles will stall jet engines if inhaled. Until the wind direction changes and redirects the ash, Europe’s major airport hub which handles 180,000 people per day will remain closed.
How would your modern survival instincts kick in here if you were among the thousands that have instantly become stranded at Heathrow?
Not knowing how long you may be stuck there, you will immediately be competing for transportation, food, or lodging services.
Quickly asses the situation. No need to jump in lines with thousands of others who can only ask for help. Think for yourself! Knowing that the situation won’t be back to normal until the weather changes and the ash cloud is redirected, and realizing that this disruption will last at least a day, quite possibly more, make quick decisions. This will make the difference between winners and losers.
Instead of standing in lines and queues, be first to get out if you choose. You could simply arrange alternate travel or obtain updates with the airlines via telephone.