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Flights resume in Europe but many remain stranded

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Are they really sure the low density and almost invisible ash isn't doing damage to the engines. Damage that may not be immediately noticeable but may have consequences in the months to come.

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Seems like they could invent a deflector that would divert particles that have larger than are molecules to a chamber that bypasses the engine intake without restricting the flow of air. Just thinking though.......

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“You could say it is a bit of Dunkirk spirit,” said Stanley Johnson, father of London mayor Boris Johnson, who was among some 800 soldiers and civilians picked up in Spain by a Royal Navy warship, HMS Albion.

Yes - a tinsy tiny little bit.

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This article answers my question about which passenger gets priority boarding. It seems unfair that passengers scheduled on a cancelled flight go back to the end of the queue. I'd probably buy a new ticket.

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" Passengers with current tickets were being given priority; those who had been stranded for days were told to either buy a new ticket or take their chances using the old one — a wait that could be days or weeks for the next available seat. "

I understand there is no perfect solution, but is this fair?

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also glad to hear that Lufthansa started operating again.

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