Volcano delays costly for stranded passengers out of DIA

By: NBC Email
By: NBC Email
While many international flights are resuming this weekend, many passengers are still stranded, waiting for their chance to get home to various cities across Europe.

Passengers wait in line to check into a Lufthansa flight that was scheduled to leave for Europe from Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia Monday. Trans-Atlantic flights have been postponed or canceled because of a volcanic eruption in Iceland.

DENVER (NBC) - While many international flights are resuming this weekend, lots of passengers are still stranded, waiting for their chance to get home to various cities across Europe.

Almost two dozen international guests have been stuck at the Aloft Hotel in Denver.

Many of the stranded travelers have bonded, connecting with activities to pass the time as they wait for flights to resume.

But it's not all fun and games. Many of the guests are losing money because they've been forced to dig into savings to stay extra nights.

London school teacher Kate Marshall says, "Some of us have spent--not our life savings--but we spent a lot of money getting over here in the first place. And now we have no money to sort of play with. And getting home is gonna be quite--well--a bit of a nightmare in the fact that we've got to catch up with our financial--with our finances. So yeah. Although it sounds like an extended holiday, it's starting to become not like that."


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