No sign yet to an end of the misery for air travellers using Heathrow. Today is another day of thick blanketing fog at London’s main airport, stranding thousands of passengers and grounding all domestic and many short-haul European flights. The situation is so bad temporary tents have been set up to handle the overflow of people whose flights have been cancelled, and who are waiting to get away.
With a bottleneck in Britain, knock-on effects are starting to be felt on the continent. Flights are being cancelled in Paris, and connections are being missed as the backlog builds up. The French can redirect people to use the Eurostar in some cases; in Germany’s busiest airport Frankfurt there is no such connection, but it is less disrupted. No change is forecast in the weather until the end of the weekend with much of southern England fogbound. Those seeking to fly for Christmas would be well advised to seek other transport, or stay at home unless they like airport life.