Two days ago a neighbour of ours was stuck in Gatwick. To her surprise a Flybe rep called her over and informed her that a special flight had been laid on to Inverness. It was a small two-engined propellor job, which when sprayed with "Brown stuff", was able to utilise the shorter airstrip and get them North.
'Sounds like something heading off into the outback eh ! Axes, picks and shovels under the seats please !
Whoops - my apologies ! The title is Flybe.