Timely UWOD

April 18: ash hole

1) the small opening in the volcanic ash clouds that allow airliners to fly through without any chance of danger.
2) the opening at the top of a volcano from which forth spews volcanic ash

We were stranded at Heathrow Airport for hours until the airline found some ash hole to fly through.

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Some guy I follow was stuck in Heathrow a couple of days ago and the attendent told him to check the web for info.  He did, and the web said call their service number, and when he called the number, it said the initial wait time was 180 minutes.  I don’t think he ever got out of there.