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Senator among crowds waiting at Heathrow
/ WASHINGTON — Chuck is stuck.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is stranded at Heathrow Airport with thousands of travelers whose flights were canceled after the London bottle-bombing arrests.
"I'm very tired," said Schumer, who had hoped for an uneventful continental holiday. "It's been a long day."
The senator had taken a red-eye flight Wednesday night from Kennedy Airport with his wife and two daughters, expecting to arrive Thursday in time for a morning London-to-Amsterdam flight. Instead, his plane was delayed on the tarmac for two hours in London, the connecting flight canceled until Sunday and his bags lost in a London fog of confusion.
"We couldn't find our luggage," said Schumer, who finally unearthed his stuff after eight hours of crisscrossing Heathrow.
What he hasn't found are train tickets or a rental car.
"We're up in the air; we don't know what's going to happen," Schumer added. "I guess we're going to explore London."
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