Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Europe Believes It Can Fly (At Least Until The Next Volcano Goes Kablooey)

The skies over Europe have reopened after days and days of being blocked by ash from Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano, with 80% of scheduled flights expected to take off today and all of them supposedly going airborne tomorrow! But given that there are some 95,000 cancellations that need to have their passengers rerouted, we can probably expect to hear complaining about The Deal With Airports for another couple of days, at the very least.

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deepomega (#1,720)

What's with the bags of peanuts!

BadUncle (#153)

Why does everyone overlook the allure of the tramp steamer?

kneetoe (#1,881)

My experience with airlines is that each and every one is kind, generous, and helpful. Really, I just love them all. I'm sure everything will work out to everyone's satisfaction. Win win win win etc. 95,000 plus times

Annie K. (#3,563)

Quite possibly taking niceness too far here.

wb (#2,214)

Proposed Listicle without commentary: x number of spellings of "that volcano in Iceland"

kneetoe (#1,881)

Or x number of people trying to pronounce it.

Screen Name (#2,416)

Memo: Tonight Show OM airport bit for Jay
Note: Please have Stacy doublecheck spelling before sending text to Rob for loading.

Have you been to the airport lately? With all the stranded travelers? Oh my God. Yeah, this Iceland volcano deal has stranded thousands of travelers around the world. Sheesh! In New York's JFK it's like an Abercrombie & Fitch refugee camp. People have been stranded so long there are complaints that the terminals are actually starting to smell like Europe! If you do happen to be flying you'll be able to easily recognize stranded European travelers because they're all wearing matching Moncler jackets. But seriously, there are some bright spots here; the Rosetta Stone Language Kiosks are booming. Haha. Rosetta Stone. They're those kiosks they have in airports. Me je ne parle pas comedy! Heh. Thank you, I'll be here all week. Sorry Conan! No, the good news is that some European airports are returning to normal; the bad news is that they're returning to normal for European airports.

irishbreakfast (#4,123)

Fun fact: the airport at Rekyavik stayed open throughout this kerfluffle because all the ash blew south.

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