Major airlines just carried out succesful test flight on Sunday and found no damage related to the volcanic’s ash. Germany allowed some flights to resume –hopefully it also included long distant flights like mine. Another good news: airports in northern Spain – including Barcelona – reopened yesterday.
Is it safe to fly yet? Airline officials and some pilots say the passengerless test flights show that it is. Meteorologists warn that the skies over Europe remain unstable from an Icelandic volcano that continues to spew ash capable of knocking out jet engines.
European Union officials said air traffic could return to half its normal level on Monday if the dense cloud begins to dissipate. Germany allowed some flights to resume.
Today is my fourth days stuck here in Frankfurt — I’m staying in a hotel near the airport. Hopefully I could return back home very soon.