European travelers are definitely not happy as massive volcanic ash clouds have grounded flights throughout Europe, including most transatlantic flights. The ash substance can essentially cause airlines to crash. According to ABC News, over 1,000 flights have been grounded at London’s Heathrow Airport, and now all the affected passengers are voicing their frustration on Facebook.
Yesterday, hundreds of updates a second were pouring into Facebook and yet again today, updates are filling the Facebook stream. It’s a historic event as it is the largest air travel disruption since September 11, 2001. It’s better to be safe than sorry though as flying on a plane which loses engine power completely is definitely not fun and could end up in a complete disaster.
Stream updates on Facebook were from users either complaining about not being able to fly, from users who were calling this apocalyptic activity as it has followed numerous earthquakes, and of course users simply posting videos of news stories about the event. While it appears as though the volume of updates has slowed slightly, there’s no doubt that users will continue to post updates as the volcanic ash cloud continues to blow across Europe.
Have you been affected by the volcanic eruption?