2. A Volcano Grounds Your Flight
When Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted in the spring of 2010, thousands of flights were grounded for weeks. Among the throngs of stranded air travellers was Anne Muir of Ajax, Ontario. Her week in the U.K. was extended indefinitely. “At one point I wondered if I would have to come back by boat,” she says. “Two weeks later when the ash cleared, I was bussed six hours north of London to catch a plane from one of the only airports that was open—only to be flown into a different Canadian city than I was heading to.”
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