Iceland volcano ash plume causes huge travel problems

16 04 2010

The volcano is still giving off ash and archeological researchers think it can be days or weeks until it is done. Whether it causes airplane delays for that long depends on the wind. The 3 biggest airports in Europe are closed, London Heathrow, Charles de Gaulle in Paris and Frankfurt, Germany.(Amsterdam’s Schiphol as well). My boyfriend is marketing in europe this week and already had huge problems. Yesterday he was supposed to fly to London from Frankfurt but now he has to go with the train to Brussels today(yesterday all was booked)and then take the Eurostar train to London. And my brother-in-law is stuck in Tokyo. Lots of people are stranded on the airport or have to find expensive hotels. Most hotels around the airports are already fully booked. Volcanic ash in a plane’s engine becomes molten glass and clogs the, causing complete shutdown.

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