posted on Apr, 19 2010 @ 05:19 AM
Article putting emphasis on the fact that it is the weather, more than the volcano, that is really behind the european flight disruption (of course
though, we all know it is both: the volcano and the weather pattern ;-)
"In defence of the volcano
Robert Peston | 09:37 UK time, Monday, 19 April 2010
The closure of much of Europe's airspace is beginning to bite in many ways.
TUI Travel, the leading holiday travel group which owns Thomson and First Choice, has become the first company to estimate the losses it is incurring
from the grounding of flights. Up to yesterday, it says the costs have been £20m - and that the daily expense is between £5m and £6m.
You'll find it increasingly difficult to buy roses, since most of them this time of year are flown from Kenya.
And you may find, like the family Peston, that your kids are being given the day off school, because substantial numbers of teachers can't get home
from their holidays.
But it is time that someone defended the battered reputation of the erupting Icelandic volcano.
Because all reports to the contrary, it isn't the volcano that has grounded our aircraft; it's the weather that has done the damage."