The volcanic ash cloud
and the effort to get everyone home.
See more of that here.
Is the official response about right? Should the government be doing more to help people stuck overseas? Or do you doubt whether it's any government's job to help get people home from holiday?
Pat Oddy writes:
"Please can you stop the endless flow of 'travel misery' stories? It's like being trapped with a pub bore. I'm sorry if these people are having a bad time, but in the great scheme of things there are far worse things going on. As for compensation, given that no travel insurance policy will pay out for 'act of God' why on earth should the British government - my guess is that most of the people whingeing about the government not doing anything will be precisely those who whinge about the 'nanny state'."