A Pesky Volcano is Causing Problems on the Other Side of the World
June 2, 2014 at 10:04 AM
We’re not really sure if there’s a volcano eruption season, but we do know another one has just blown its top. This time it’s over in Indonesia, as Mount Sangeang Api is pretty darn cranky.
Eruptions began on Friday, and over the weekend ash has started to blow in all the wrong directions. Things have been headed south towards Australia, and this caused carriers like Qantas, Jetstar, and Virgin Australia to cancel plenty of their flights. Planes and people headed over to Bali were also affected, so we guess we can classify this as yet another big ash problem.
The good news is that the wind and the weather have been battling back against the particulate matter in the air, and as of yesterday most flights seem to have gotten back to normal. As the workweek—and vacation week—begins all looks good to go; however, just note that any further indigestion from the volcano might just cause an extended layover at the airport.
[Photo: Jeff Foust]