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New Ash Cloud Keeps Airports Closed

Current chaos 'just a rehearsal,' warns Iceland's president

(Newser) - Overjoyed air travelers made good their escapes from many parts of Europe today, but more ash from Iceland kept the British and Irish earthbound. Poland closed several airports it reopened yesterday as a fresh cloud of ash neared its airspace, Reuters reports. London's airports remain closed, and only a few... More »

No Quick Solutions for Volcano-Grounded Travelers

Even after airspace opens, huge backlog awaits

(Newser) - Even after airspace closed by volcanic ash reopens, the hordes of would-be travelers waiting at airports around the world shouldn't count on catching the first flight out. "An international airline system is such a carefully orchestrated network that any disruption, especially of this size, is really going to take... More »

EU to Begin Opening Skies Tomorrow

Move comes as TV shows 2nd volcano beginning to erupt

(Newser) - European officials carved up the sky today, creating three zones to more quickly break the flight deadlock caused by volcanic ash flowing from Iceland over Europe. Many more flights will be able to take off tomorrow, the bloc said. The move comes as Icelandic TV showed a second, larger volcano... More »

Stranded Europeans Seek Alternate Way Home

Travel disruption still not looking to end anytime soon

(Newser) - Frustrated European travelers stranded overseas struggled to find alternate routes home today, desperate for information on flights into the continent's few airports not closed by a dangerous cloud of ash from an Icelandic volcano. Flights into Rome, Athens, and Madrid became the new hot ticket at many international airports—but... More »

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