What to Do If You’re Stranded While Traveling

Follow these tips if a volcanic eruption or other disaster grounds your flight.

Air travelers could be left high – or perhaps it would be better to say low – and dry if a volcano that’s rumbling in Iceland erupts with the magnitude that another one in that country did in 2010. The eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano sent so much ash into the air four years ago that European airspace was closed for six days, more than 100,000 flights were canceled and millions of passengers were stranded around the world.

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for Kiplinger.com. She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.