The global numbers are already staggering.

The earliest estimate that is published suggests airlines will lose over $200 million as a result of the volcanic ash disruptions.

But this is just the beginning.

Think of the hotels, taxis, service personel, who will all lose significant revenues as a result of natures anger.

Think of the lost dollars in last minute holiday bookings and cruise ports who will not be seeing shoppers coming to their doors.

And because we are living the nightmare as I write, think of the 1000,s of other who are stranded, paying hotel rooms and food and beverage as they hunker down by their phones trying to create the impossible, a seat on the first flight that will fly.

Will insurance companies cover all the claims from people whose flights and trips were cancelled.

The economics are staggering…and it will be weeks before even a guesstimate has any reality.