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Travel chaos across Europe

2010-12-20 02:40:57 GMT2010-12-20 10:40:57 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Snow wreaks havok on travelers across Western Europe on Sunday with thousands of flights cancelled. Jon Decker reports.

Snow continued to wreak havok on travelers across Western Europe on Sunday with hundreds of flights cancelled at London's Heathrow Airport.

That forced thousands of passengers to set up camp thoughout the airport -- hoping to get on a rebooked flight back home.

"There is no way out. You can come in, but you can't leave here."

"We have been stranded here now for 48 hours. We are supposed to fly to Cairo to operate on patients."

Things were just as bad in Brussels, Belgium where the snow has stranded more than 1,500 passengers.

"British Airways have let themselves done very very badly. I am speaking on behalf of very angry and frustrated customers who have been left stranded with no information, no help and no assistance whatsoever."

In Paris, France, one-quarter of the schdeduled flights at Orly and Charles de Gaulle were cancelled Saturday and others were delayed by at least an hour. A further 40 percent of flights were cancelled on Sunday night to ease congestion.

Meanwhile, it wasn't any better for tourists in the city. Those hoping to visit the Eiffel Tower were met with signs telling them the tower was closed until further notice.

Jon Decker, Reuters.

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