Friday, April 16, 2010

A mother's wrath

I don't know why she's mad at me.

I make sure to turn off lights in rooms I'm not using.  I don't keep the water running longer than necessary.  I recycle.  I don't emit exhaust fumes into the air, since I ride a bike.

So why is she mad?  Why did she blow a gasket? Why now... when I have a trip to Morocco planned?!

The biggest question of all though, is will she do all in her power to clear the air for my flight scheduled to leave at 7:00am tomorrow morning?

An Icelandic volcano is still spewing ash into the air in a massive plume that has disrupted air traffic across Europe and shows little sign of letting up, officials said on Friday. The ash is spewing from a volcano beneath Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier that began erupting Wednesday for the second time in less than a month. It hurled a plume of ash 4 to 7 miles high into the atmosphere. The volcanic ash is causing the largest air traffic disruption since the 9/11 attacks. International aviation regulatory authorities themselves are still not sure when the sky conditions in Europe could be considered safe again.
NATS – the air traffic control service – has confirmed that air traffic restrictions will remain in place in airspace above England until 01.00 (UK time) on Saturday 17 April, at the earliest. About 17,000 flights were expected to be canceled on Friday due to the dangers posed by clouds of volcanic ash, with airports across Europe closed until at least Saturday, stranding hundreds of thousands. Around 2,000 people slept overnight at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, a spokeswoman said, adding they did not expect airspace in the Netherlands to reopen soon.
There is no traffic to and from Schiphol until, at least, 06:00 am on Saturday. Unfortunately at this stage no indication can be given as to when flight operations will be restarted. Schiphol Passengers are strongly advised to stay tuned for further developments and to contact their airline before proceeding to the airport tomorrow morning.
I think I'll go find a corner and cry.


ReL said...

That SUCKS! I hope it clears up so you can still make your trip!!

Heather said...

I know how you feel... I was supposed to fly to visit Carla in Germany on Monday, and my flight has already been cancelled.