KLM ALERT: Second World War bomb found at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)

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The below is from the KLM WEB site (see link below):

This morning, a bomb dating from the second World War was found at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. As a precaution, all gates on C pier, and some gates on D pier have been closed. This means that all European KLM flights to and from Amsterdam today have been delayed or cancelled.

Your rebook options
If your KLM flight on 29 August 2012 to, from or via Amsterdam was cancelled, we are very sorry for this inconvenience! You can rebook or cancel: please see your options below.

Contact KLM:

• Via www.Facebook.com/KLM
• Via twitter.com/KLM
• By telephone

Did you book your ticket via a travel agent? Please contact them to rebook or request a refund.

Current flight status
Check the arrival and departure times of our flights
For flights operated by Delta Air Lines please check www.delta.com.
For flights operated by Air France please check www.airfrance.com.

Option 1: change your travel dates
You can change 1 departure and 1 return journey:

You need to have rebooked no later than Friday 31 August 2012
Your new flight should depart no later than Sunday 2 September 2012 – the original minimum duration of stay is the same.
You can change your destination free of charge, but you may need to pay the difference if changing to a higher fare type. You will have to travel in the same travel class.

Option 2: change your destination
You can change your destination, by exchanging the value of your ticket(s) for new KLM, AIR FRANCE or Delta Air Lines tickets:

You need to have rebooked no later than Friday 31 August 2012
You can change your destination free of charge, but you may need to pay the difference if changing to a higher fare type. You will have to travel in the same travel class.

Option 3: cancel your booking
If you decide not to fly at all, you can request a refund of your ticket and any extra options you had bought.

Please contact your travel agent, or request a refund online

Please log in to Manage my Booking for your latest flight details.

On a side note, I have been told stories for years of WW2 mines floating up beaches around my family’s summer home! Scary stuff and keeping you informed! – René

 

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2 comments

  1. This is pure speculation, but I assume it was unearthed by construction crews. It seems incredibly unlikely that a terrorist would get a hold of a three-quarter century old device and try to use it.

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