What happens when your flight has been cancelled and you find yourself grounded in Hong Kong? This was my experience yesterday.
The BA staff I met were coping amazingly well given the hundreds of other stranded passengers. Not surprisingly, they cancelled my flight.
The earliest BA can get me a seat to London from Hong Kong is now on the 10th May or 21 days time. I could get home by train via Beijing and Moscow in just 8 days or take a berth on a container ship and be home in 22
days. I suspect these are all booked by now though.
Instead, I plan to fly East to Seattle via Tokyo or Vancouver on Sunday
to be there in time for the launch of our film With God on our Side
next Tuesday. View
the schedule and venue addresses here withgodonourside.com/screenings.htm
Ironically, I should eventually get home via Newark on 7th May, three days ahead of the earliest direct flight I can get from Hong Kong and just four days ahead of the container ships also leaving on Sunday.
According to the BBC, after 4 days, the plume of ash from Iceland has paralysed 313 airports, caused the cancellation of 63,000 flights and affected 6.799.999 other travellers.