Ugh, by now most people have heard about the volcanic eruption in Iceland early this morning. Without minimising the effects this has on the locals, this natural act is jeopardising my vacation!
I am scheduled to leave for Prague (via London) on Monday but there were wide scale flight cancellations throughout the UK. Flying through the volcanic ash cloud is not kind on airplane engines, and no one knows how long the Eyjafjallajokull volcano will remain active -- I copied and pasted that name, it's a mouthful.
Getting to my long-winded point, I didn't buy cancellation insurance. It was an extra $200 bucks and I decided I was going no matter what; I had the same trip planned last year but my employer asked me to cancel last minute so after checking with the bossman, there was supposed to be no stopping me this year!
I am re-thinking this whole cancellation insurance thing. I have never purchased it in the past, and by my rough calculations by not buying it on my previous trips the money I saved can pay for this trip (if it does get cancelled). But I was curious to learn what other people were doing when planning vacations and getaways.