Silver lining among all that volcanic ash?

With all the chaos caused by the Iceland volcano for air travelers, I've been hoping to see a front page discussion pop up about new travel alternatives for the future. Yesterday, the New York Times obliged with a discussion forum on its Room for Debate series.

Titled "The New Age of Travel: Blimps and Beyond" (April 22, 2010), the Times editors pose the question...

Can anything replace the plane? If so, what is exciting to dream about, while waiting in the airport departure lounge?

It's a stimulatin' captivatin' let's face the music and dance take on the unsettling issue. Recommended! Read here.

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