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Stranded in Washington?


Are you stuck in Washington because of the closure of airports in Europe, or do you know someone who is? Send details about your situation and your contact information to transportation@washpost.com.

Here's a list of some of the current closures:

-- United Kingdom: All airspace closed until 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday.
-- Airports in Paris and most of France remain closed until Tuesday morning. Airports in southern France, including Nice, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Marseille remain open. Air France plans to bring in some long-haul flights to five southern airports with plans for bus links to Paris.
-- Germany: Germany: No take-offs or landings allowed until 8 p.m. EDT Tuesday.
-- Belgium: Airspace remains closed until at least 2 p.m. EDT Monday.
-- Italy: Airspace in northern Italy is closed until 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Contact information:

British Airways (800-247-9297) | Air France (800-237-2747) | American Airlines (800-433-7300) | Virgin Atlantic (800-862-8621) | United Airlines (800-241-6522) | FAA

Here are the Web sites for our area's international airports. Officials urge that you check with your airline for the latest flight information.

-- Dulles International Airport | Here's a list of airlines that fly out of Dulles.
-- Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport | Here's a list of airlines that fly out of BWI.

By Michael Bolden  |  April 19, 2010; 8:50 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Airports  
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Comments

This problem could continue for days. I, for one, know I wouldn't want to be sleeping over in an airport in an unfamiliar place. Does anyone know if there is a resource/point of contact where area residents might offer overnight accomodations in their homes to stranded travelers? I'm suggesting for free. Even for one night, a shower, hot meal and bed might be a welcome respite.

Posted by: LAWPOOL | April 19, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Supposidly, people are twittering requests for such help.

I too would be willing to help if I had a larger apartment closer to the airport.

Posted by: thetan | April 19, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

The blog left out reference to The Netherlands. Schiphol is the third busiest airport in Europe. It has reopened for daytime flights.

The link provided in the blog does not work.

Posted by: rwood4 | April 20, 2010 8:33 AM | Report abuse

Try Travelers Aid: Dulles: 703-572-8296 | National: 703-417-3975 | Union Station: 202-371-1937

And here's the latest on the Netherlands as of Tuesday morning, from Associated Press reports: Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport lists both canceled and departed flights Tuesday morning after the Dutch government approved flights under certain conditions. KLM lists about 40 flights due to arrive or depart. Company says it is "resuming normal operations in a phased manner."

Michael Bolden
Local Development
& Transportation Editor

Posted by: Michael Bolden | April 20, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

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