Eyjafjallajokull fallout: What did Iceland’s volcano’s explosion cost travelers?

Beginning April 14, Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted, melting glaciers and spewing a huge ash cloud, which disrupted air travel throughout the EU and impacted business as far away as Kenya. As a result, air travelers were stranded for days, many in airports and most with little hope for comfort. After about a week, air travel began to return to normal, though many travelers flailed about looking for who would help reimburse their costs during their forced stays.

To help understand the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, Gadling has teamed with Online Schools to develop an easy-to-understand infographic, which explains everything from how to pronounce the name of that silly volcano to an analysis of how much hotels tried to gouge stranded passengers. Keep reading for some amazing numbers — and for the only solution for clearing the next ash cloud from the skies.


[Source: Online Schools for Gadling.com]