Since most of us might be encountering travel issues for the Montpellier meetings I thought I'd start a blog post
As of Wednesday afternoon all of my flights to/from Montpellier are "on schedule". However I know that there is a strong recommendation to contact airlines prior to going to that airport to get specific information about flights.
My itinerery takes me through Frankfurt to Marseille where I have tickets for a train ride to Montpellier, arriving in the early afternoon on Saturday. HOWEVER, apparently the train strike in France is stagnant and I won't be able to find out until Friday/early Saturday (when I'm on a plane) whether or not the train I'm booked on from Marseille to Montpellier is going to run.
It looks like the final go/no-go decision about the IAALD Congress will be posted tomorrow but, unless the volcano has other plans, it's looking promising.
I'll post my travel status while enroute to my twitter and facebook accounts.