I'm on the first plane out of Heathrow, tonight, to Singapore. By the absolute skin of my teeth. I've received my booking reference number and been told to check in by 7pm for a delayed flight taking off at 11pm.
Let's hope it all comes off and we survive breaking through the ash cloud.
Regulators really are funny creatures. They stand firm and resolute in the face of all common sense. And then, lo, a senior government office orders them to buckle, to prop up an election campaign, and they do so immediately.
What a bunch of idiots.
UPDATE: What's really hilarious about this, is that before the call came on down from high, the regulators were resolute that the flight ban had to stay in place. And even extended it. And yes, this was while the UK airspace was filled with contrails from Dutch and German airliners flying overhead.