BBC Story So volcanic ash has closed UK airspace, and the BBC just said the earliest it will reopen is 6am tomorrow. I think this is the first time it's happened since I've lived here. Even after 9/11 some flights were going - just not to the US. I live about 5 miles from Heathrow so planes are a daily affair. I was sitting out in the sunshine (what there was) and it was eerily quiet. Did you notice? Were you hoping to fly somewhere today? Or are you trying to get back to the UK today?