Ash Cloud Returns to Australian Air

Just when you thought it was safe to return to the Australian skies, Chile's Cordón Caulle volcano is disrupting flights again. The Guardian and other sources are reporting that thousands of travelers were stranded after Qantas canceled all domestic flights in and out of Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra on Tuesday afternoon, until at least Thursday. International flights have also been affected, with all Qantas planes due to land on Wednesday diverted or delayed until Thursday.

Virgin Australia has also canceled flights out of Sydney and Melbourne until further notice.

The ash cloud from the volcano is circling Earth for a second time, after last week delaying about 700 flights across Australia and New Zealand.

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