Iceland volcano ash

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On May 23, another volcano began erupting in Iceland. In 36 hours, the Grímsvötn Volcano ejected 10 times more ash than did the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in all of April 2010. With the ash cloud drifting east, airports in Europe and Russia were put on alert, and many flights were canceled or diverted.

Travelers filing trip-disruption claims or claims for reimbursement of resultant expenses are urged to retain all receipts. Unless specified, many travel insurance policies do not include coverage for ash-related problems. (See "When is it a good idea to buy a full-feature travel insurance package?" June ’10, pg. 54.)

Refunds may be available from airlines and/or tour companies. European Union-based airlines have rules regarding reimbursing passengers for extra expenses due to cancellations and delays, but US-based airlines are not under the same requirements.

To see maps charting the progress of the ash clouds, visit www.metoffice.gov.uk.

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On May 23, another volcano began erupting in Iceland. In 36 hours, the Grímsvötn Volcano ejected 10 times more ash than did the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in all of April 2010. With the ash cloud drifting east, airports in Europe and Russia were put on alert, and many flights were canceled or diverted.

Travelers filing trip-disruption claims or claims for reimbursement of resultant expenses are urged to retain all receipts. Unless specified, many travel insurance policies do not include coverage for ash-related problems. (See "When is it a good idea to buy a full-feature travel insurance package?" June ’10, pg. 54.)

Refunds may be available from airlines and/or tour companies. European Union-based airlines have rules regarding reimbursing passengers for extra expenses due to cancellations and delays, but US-based airlines are not under the same requirements.

To see maps charting the progress of the ash clouds, visit www.metoffice.gov.uk.