A couple of years ago I ran the OMM with my brother-in-law. we had a great time, but he's not so happy today.
He and his wife and three children are stuck in Johannesburg. Their flight home a couple of days ago was cancelled due to this ash cloud.
Back here we've been trying to find them a route home. we thought we'd found one, flying them via Dubai to Cassblanca, Madrid and Santander, then ferry to UK.
But the airline booking systems are all closed. Even at Joburg airport, he can't book a flight past Dubai. There's no telling how long this will contine. They're stuck, for now.