The eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland has pushed the jetsetting world to chaos.
Even 9/11 wasn’t this disruptive. The amount of canceled flights has been far greater in the last week.
Several friends and colleagues have been stranded in various spots of the world. And several have had their travel plans scuttled.
I made it back from Tokyo just in time – even though a prolonged stay would have been an interesting experience, the cost (which the airline companies are not willing to take on) would probably been prohibitive.
And an uncomfortable sidenote to this subsiding volcanic activity is the fact that all Eyjafjallajökull eruptions have been followed up by a far bigger volcano, Katla. A sub-ice eruption would spew a lot more ash into the air and cause even more widespread havoc.