It may have stranded the Wallpaper* team in Milan, but we’ve found one plus point to Iceland’s volcanic eruption. Without the airspace closure, this genius piece of visualisation would never have been possible.
Using data from, which monitors flights over most of Europe, the one-minute clip starts during the flight disruption and shows the skies gradually returning to life, with each flight path represented by a blaze of light. Spot the people that snuck home by air while the rest of us diligently trekked across Europe. Where was our private jet when we needed it?