Becky just called me with the news that Matt had boarded the flight to Milan.  The Loerke clan had some passport issues but those apparently were resolved since everyone was able to board the flight.


Becky also passed along that the flight had been delayed 30 minutes.  Apparently, the airport in Milan – Linate – is struggling with a horde of breeding rabbits.  The hares are a hazard to landing and departing planes.

This quote from BBC article indicates the extent of the issue:

Things have become so serious that officials have taken the unusual step of closing Linate for three hours – from first light on Sunday – while a team of local wildlife experts try to catch the 80 or so hares that have been causing the problem.


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