Melanie Eyears managed to survive the mayhem of London’s airport last week to make it to her cousin’s for Christmas.
Melanie Eyears managed to survive the mayhem of London’s airport last week to make it to her cousin’s for Christmas.

Warwick girl braving UK snow storm

IT’S not just in Australia we’re feeling the wrath of Mother Nature.

One Warwick girl experienced the extremes of the Northern Hemisphere weather as she battled to get to family in Dublin for Christmas.

Melanie Eyears made it through the chaos and mayhem of London’s Heathrow Airport last week.

A former Assumption College student and now teacher, Ms Eyears was able to get to Dublin to spend Christmas with her cousin, despite most flights in and out of Heathrow Airport being cancelled because of snow.

Following a holiday in Asia, the 24-year-old had a three-hour delay at Singapore before arriving at the frantic London airport on Monday morning, local time.

Her relieved parents John and Marilyn said their daughter caught the only flight on Monday, but it was not without its own drama.

“Melanie’s original flight from London to Dublin had been cancelled and the only flight out was delayed for another 25 minutes due to technical difficulties,” Mrs Eyears said.

After the 14-hour flight, the Warwick girl arrived in Dublin to spend her first Christmas away from home.

Mrs Eyears said her daughter remained positive even with the flight dramas and being in Dublin without her luggage.

“Melanie will not mind if she has to go shopping,” Mrs Eyears quipped.

“She got off the plane and it was snowing and she said, ‘this is magical’.”

Miss Eyears’ next adventure will be a two-week Contiki tour around Europe in early January before returning to Warwick in mid-January.


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