​July 2016  I am airline staff and I find more information here than on company advisories for travel ... I go to France so often you have saved me last minute scrambling for a plan .... keep up the outstanding site and thanks from a lot of colleagues I have passed this onto ...

June 2016 As a frequent flyer to Europe your info is invaluable to us.
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Thanks for the info. Plan to save the site and check it from time to time. Every travel agent in this world should use it also. Nice compliment found on Cruise Critic forum 
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May 2015 New review nice http://www.telegraaf.nl

So Avoid all your strikes during holidays
All papers regularly, suitcases packed and the house is on side. You're ready for your vacation and head towards the airport. Where you really do not fancy, is an unexpected strike at the airport. Fortunately, you can at home enough to figure out through a convenient web site, so you will not be confronted with unpleasant surprises.
With the holiday season approaching, the chance of latency. But it gets worse if your flight is canceled completely, for example by a strike. That happened to a lot of travelers in 2014, with strikes at Lufthansa and KLM partner Air France. In 2015, the chances of flights canceled suddenly also provided.
Just before the website is easytravelreport.com created. The page displays a country where at the moment strikes, but also countries which are risky in that area. Not only airlines but also by other carriers. The site warns especially for France. French air traffic controllers union is vehemently against the retrenchment of employment - a plan of the government. The eyes are focused on the Italian air traffic controllers, who have threatened to strike.

From Dee
We found your fantastic site two weeks after leaving our luggage at Brussels airport due to the May, 2013 'industrial action'. Along with 78,000 other pieces of luggage, our 2 were eventually returned, once we were home, four weeks later. We were not informed of the 'industrial action' when we checked in in Rome, thank you Brussels Airlines. So we, experienced travellers of 30+ years, learned the hard way that we have to inform ourselves. And your site is excellent. We have sent it to many, many people. Keep up the fantastic work! - Sincerely, thankful Canadians

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May I just say how wonderful your website is and how it has helped me this year. I travel to Europe quite frequently and with all the strikes in France and Italy particularly, it has been an incredible help and always so topical - much more so in fact than the individual airlines webpages.

I have recommended it to several of my friends. Thank you so much for making life that much easier!

Very best wishes

Debbie

​​Belgian Airport Strike
Brussels Airport Strike
​August 29, 2017 Baggage issue still not resolved at Brussels Airport. You should also know that Liege, Brussels, Ostend and Antwerp airports are all working with unions on new wage contracts. Negotiations must be completed by the November 31, 2017.

The General Federation of Belgian Labour (union ABVV/FGTB 1.2 million members) are planning a nationwide strike first week of February 2018.
More meetings planned January 23, 2018.
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KLM Strike
Update:-Sunday night strike has been cancelled KLM notice
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
KLM strike by flight attendants. KLM strike will last 24 hours and be held on Monday, 8 January 2018. Schiphol Airport to take brunt of strike action. VNC flight attendants union giving plenty of notice ot passengers. Issue over management reducing one flight attendant on long hauls. Minimal disruption expected.


Brussels airport advise

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Amy Farley from Travel and Leisure for giving us a shout out.

"What to Do if an Airline Strike Cancels Your Flight"

JohnnyJet is a very well respected site and we are thankful they gave us "Website of the WEEK" Yes, us, they've even given us a compliment.  

We can't answer this one "Have kids ever gone on strike?"
and
How to reassure a passenger if the fuel runs out?
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We don't know "Where to buy Lucky Strikes in Tunisia?"

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Industrial Action Strike Guide for 2017


Dear Fellow Travelers, 
Give us suggestions. Are we on the right track? What would you like to see? Keep it clean! We hope you've found this information useful. Help us get the word out.

Do send us any industrial action that your participating in either intentional or accidental! Your feed back is vital to us. Particularly what we've missed! We love a good correction. Keep sending your articles in.

To our critics, our readers just want to know what to expect, no more, no less. When holidaymaker's go on vacation they have little tolerance for hanging out in ports, airports, train stations and incurring extra costs with hotels and alternative transportation. They just want to sit on the beach with the kids and support your economy. No vendetta here. 

Viewer called us the drudge of travel, very witty... We wish.
Another viewer "not exactly drop dead gorgeous, but gets the point across" and another "A really useful site (though guaranteed to give you a few sleepless nights!!!). Will definitely check regularly on this one".

Jeez, thanks..

Another viewer
I appreciate what you are doing and I agree totally with your sentiment.
I am an international traveler for business on average one international trip a week, all year long.(maybe more lately).

I have been extremely inconvenienced like yourselves. I have slept on the floor in Narita airport, I have been treated as an animal in a mob of passengers at Milan Malpensa, and scrambled for an emergency place to
stay near JFK, etc, etc.

Can't you just feel this passengers pain.

From Karen:-I just want to thank you for the warning...unfortunately, I did not heed it, and my husband and I, traveling from Nice to Savona, Italy, were kicked off the train at the last stop in France, Menton, along with 3 others, with no prior warning of any troubles ahead. There WAS a strike in Italy, and we had to catch a cruise that evening, so ended up splurging on a taxi to Savona. But this is a great website...keep up the good work!! We went to the Nice train station to buy tickets a couple of days before we planned to travel to Savona, and I even asked at that time if there was any word of a strike in Italy.  The man looked at me and said in a very disinterested manner, "We do not know about Italy.  We sell French tickets.".   Well, OK then!!  
Our table mates on the ship had a flight cancellation on Iberia for their return, which was to be on Easter Sunday.  They ended up leaving the ship early, in Marseille, in order to get home.  Too bad....
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Lastly
​Why do we leave information up you ask? Because travel agents, insurance companies and passengers refer to it. 

We get emails on a regular basis asking did this strike really happen or I need proof it happened?

Cruise Critic Forum
I just came across this site - http://www.easytravelreport.com/index.html - looks to be helpful if you want to have a backup plan.
Thanks for the info. Plan to save the site and check it from time to time. Every travel agent in this world should use it also.


Penny Ciocchi @ Easy Travel Report
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**Warning, Travel Alert, Travel Advisory 
for 2018**
 Shaky Airlines

Ask yourself, should I book a ticket with these airlines? These companies are embedded, entrenched with industrial disputes and have threatened strikes for when you are going to travel!
Air Berlin
Air France
Air India
Air Malta
Air Zimbabwe
Alitalia
American Airlines
Arik Air
British Airways
Austrian Airlines
Czech Airlines
EasyJet
EgyptAir
Gulfair
Iberia Airlines
Kenya Airways
Kuwait Airways  
Liat Airlines
Lot Polish Airlines
Lufthansa Airlines
Monarch
PIA
South African Airlines
Spirit Airlines
TAP Air Portugal

Don't ruin your vacation! 
What's your airline 
up to?
or your airport?

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Algeria
22 January, 2018 Surprise illegal strike by Air Algerie flight crews. Domestic and International flights to and from Algeria International were grounded.



A​ustralia

Be aware largest transport project in Australia effecting routes to Sydney airport. Allow extra time West Connex Road Project ends 2019

Italian strikes
www.easytravelreport.com
Over the years we've learned:-
Take a picture of the departure board, with time and date of cancellations. Document everything.

Save all receipts, you never know.

Put airline phone number in your phone as sometimes it's easier to call them when you have 30 people in front of you at the check out desk.

Before you leave/book. Know which other airlines are going your way.

Wear as many clothes as possible and pack just hand luggage.
(If an airport security strike is going on, less stuff you have in hand luggage the better. You want to get through security as fast as possible. You will be stressed by the queue and it's possible your flight will leave without you)

Make sure you have room on your credit card to put the expense of another flight on it and it probably won't be a low cost flight! Expect more costs for your luggage.

Competing airlines love it when your airline strikes. It's not unusual for them to up the price fares at this time and add extra flights or planes with larger passenger capacity.

When Spanish air traffic control went on strike a few years ago. Only hotels available were the really, really expensive high end or hotel's you wouldn't put your enemy in.

When German Lufthansa Airline strike, rental cars across Germany get yet more expensive and scarce.






www.easytravelreport.com
Tube strikes
Put together by a real human 
Penny Ciocchi.
Not a news aggregator, with the same old, same old. Although I do control my real feelings! (most of the time)

I Only link to articles that will be of interest to you. Travel issues that I know you are worried about.


Israel
Tube strikes
Israel
El Al Unreliable Airline
Ben Gurion Airport Understaffed
Call El Al to confirm your flight
El Al in Israel 03-977-1111 
El Al Departures board


Italy
Always keep an eye on this page when traveling to Italy. Taking an Italian train? Always book what's called a guaranteed train ie:- strike proof. Book it well in advance. 
​Next election 4 March 2018.
Strikes frequently get cancelled last minute.


Friday, 2 February, 2018 Next big day, not to be traveling in, to and from Italy.

Some Italian air traffic controllers will strike Friday, 2 February, 2018 between 
noon and four pm. Not sure what if any problems this will cause.

Alitalia personnel will strike 2 February 00:01 - 23:59hrs nationwide. Stay in touch to them.

Ryanair Strike
Italian Ryanair aviation workers will strike Friday, 2 February, 2018 between 00:01 - 23:59 hours

Also on Friday, 2 February, 2018 Rome Fiumicino air traffic control between 10am and 6pm. This may involve communication workers, overhead announcements, flight delays etc. Arrival / Departure boards can get messed up. (Cover yourself, take selfie with your board, present time etc.)

Blue Panama Airline "Navigating Personnel" 10am - 2pm Friday 2 February 2018

What will the weather be?

​ITALIAN STRIKES 2018
Heads up if you are flying with Alitalia it has gone/going bankrupt. 
Airline looking for government funding. Airline is in dire straits, don't book with them. Airline is pushing, tempting us with some really cheap flights if you dare. If you have the stomach and have extra room on your credit card for emergencies you can get some great deals. 2,000 baggage handlers to be let go.

ALITALIA Info
Call in Italy 800.65.00.55
Out of the country 39.06.65649 or your travel agent.
​Alitalia


MeridianaFly  Phone 892 928 and from abroad 44 2038681778   

​Bari Airport closed for runway repairs in 2018

Pisa and Florence Airport
Owner of both airports will outsource 800 jobs. Airport security, check-in, ramps, ticketing, baggage handling. If traveling to one of these airports, be prepared for a wait, book a hotel in advanced and don't bring luggage.



​Trenitalia
Malpensa Express
Italylogue is a very helpful site regarding Italian Rail
Alitalia Strikes 
Italian Air Traffic control Enav


February 2, 2016 New smoking rules for Italy. Smoking in a car with children or pregnant women 500 euro fine. Drop a cigarette butt outside and it will cost you 300 euros and don't even think about putting your feet up on a train seat.


Check out Italy Beyond the Obvious Madeline Jhawar, this lady knows her business.




​Air Malta pilot's vote for strike action, no date set, yet 
Air Malta Strikes

Airline Strike, Airport Strike, Air Traffic Control Strike, Airport Security, Strike Action, Industrial Action

Transportation Strikes at  
​Easy Travel Report
Rail Strikes
Spain
February 1, 2017 Uber is coming to town after ban in 2014. New service will use licensed drivers, is called Uber X. 30% - 40% less than a regular taxi, 5 euro minimum fare and brings competition to Cabify. Roll out starts in Madrid. Barajas to town center 20 euros.

Take photo off yourself at your airport - include in the photo, you, clock and departure board.

​Catalonia - Barcelona
New election for independence 21 December, 2017
Catalan, Vice president and seven ministers arrested, no bail.

Barcelona el Prat International Airport
Tense situation over independence. Real security threat, Barcelona El Prat Airport air traffic control tower being over taken over by? 
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Barcelona El Prat Strike
Wednesday 20 December, 2017 Happy Christmas, strike is cancelled. Did you hit the lottery!
Announced today 13 December, 2017 workers from:-
Iberia Airline, Vueling Airline and British Airways - all the IAG Group call for strike action at Barcelona Airport.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 21, 22, 23 and 24th of December.
Strikes will last four hours. 2,000 workers will be involved in the strike ranging from cabin crews, check-in and ground staff.
Are they insane? More news to come, lets hope they see sense. Workers state they are over worked and need breaks. What's with this airport.
If leaving from this hell hole of an airport get there minimum of five hours early. You have to get through security for your flight. Perhaps airlines will cancel flights or divert them.



Take of photo of yourself with queue and airport clock in the same photo when you arrive, for any claims.  


Our Barcelona El Prat airport strike page

Spanish National Rail Renfe 

Spanish air traffic control USCA 

Spanish national railway RENFE and ADIF 
​Renfe communication notices

Heads up, Spain is on maximum level of security

If anything comes in regarding these individual airports we will 
update on :-
Alicante Airport strikes
Madrid Airport Strikes
Barcelona El Prat
Palma de Mallorca 
Malaga Airport Strikes



USA
​US Government Shut Down
Will US government shut down effect you?
Maintenance of government run websites
Air traffic control not effected
It is possible your museum might be closed ie Washington DC Smithsonian museums.  All national parks. Call first. 
Application for passport and visas.
Experimental treatments with National Institute for Health.



Spirit Airline
17 November, 2017 Some 60 Spirit Airline pilots protesting today outside DFW Airport. Two years without a contract. If you have booked over the Christmas and New Year season with Spirit Airline book a hotel at your airport. You can't rely on the help desk staff finding you accommodation late at night or an alternative flight.


May 2017 Travel + Leisure Latest on avoiding baggage fees at Delta Airlines

American Airlines flight attendants loose wage dispute Dallas News


November 2016 New York stiffest fines in the country, $7,500 against Airbnb renters who rent out longer than 30 days Times Union







Easy Travel Report.Com  "Priceless Travel Information" a travel guide!
Transportation strikes for 2015. We just want to give you the "Heads Up" of a potential travel disruption, disaster! Find out whose ripe for industrial action. Check here first, even before you've bought your airline ticket. Be prepared for next trip. 2016 shaping up to be contentious between shareholders, unions and employees.

We are always looking for guest bloggers ie:- Tell us your travel experiences good and bad.
Portugal

TAP Air Portugal
TAP cabin crew union has called for strike action Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9, 10 and 11th of February. Stay in touch with TAP they will likely merge flights, a minimal service will be announced closer to the date. We will update. More walkouts expected in March. This may turn out to be a monthly event.

​March 28, 2018 possible strike action for cabin crews again.

Ryanair may come up with some cheap promotional fares for TAP passengers. They fly to Lisbon, Faro, Ponta Delgado, Porto and Terceira. (I can feel your skin crawling from here)


Barcelona el Prat
Madrid Barajas
YIKES
RYANAIR
STRIKE
France​
Keep your eye on the big guns NOP you should really bookmark them if traveling to Europe.
Watch The Direction des Services de la Navigation DSNA blog in charge of communications. They will update with whose working on strike days
Air France
Union CGT (in French) 
This site Flightradar.com gives you a good picture of flight delays - your airport


YIKES
HOP
27 November, 2017 Be prepared SNPL pilot union threaten strike action, issue over new subsidiary Joon. Pay attention for updates. If this strike goes ahead it will involve all French airlines HOP, Air France, La Compagnie, XL Airways, Aigle Azur, Air Caraibes, easyjet. No date set. (Likely over Christmas)


Do you need help? Try Kimberly at http://theparisitinerary.com/ she knows whats what in Paris.





Germany
Ryanair Strike Friday 22 December, 2017

Lufthansa Pilot's
Update:-December 5, 2017 Lufthansa pilot's succumb to politics Express
What is going on at Frankfurt Airport lately? Hundreds of flights cancelled this week  DW  Lufthansa, Eurowings delays 

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Ryanair Germany
Ryanair Germany pilot's will not strike between afternoon of the 23rd of December to to the 26th.  

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Lufthansa Airlines
Update:-11 October 2017 Hallelujah, deal has been struck with pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC). Agreement is good till 2022. Touchy issues over pilot retirement age, pension benefits, new highers is now off the table. Airline now benefits from Ryanair debacle, Air Berlin bankruptcy and low jet fuel costs. Pilot's are happy, not sure about flight attendants or baggage handlers.

Greece 
Greek Strikes
​January 2018 Strike actions more prevalent so far in 2018. New rules and regulations coming in regarding right to strike. As you can imagine, this isn't going down well with unions

Athens
After Friday 12 January, 2017 strike action. Metro, electric railway, buses announce new strike action for Monday 15th ekathimerini.com
​It's possible dock workers might strike.

See NOP 

Do you need help in Thessaloniki? See Nikos Mitrou

National airlines:-Olympic and Aegean  

​​Informative sites
ourairports Thessaloniki 
Athens airport
​Athens flights delayed today? see ourairports
Greek Newspaper in English:-Ekathimerini
Also for great information Living in Greece

TAP Air Portugal
England, Scotland and Wales

Keep in mind engineering works TFL​
Alternative to rail headaches - coach National Express

HeathrowExpress stoppages and delay's, you will want to know 

​Gatwick Airport Strike
23 January, 2018 Gatwick shuttle/bus drivers offered 0% pay raise by Omni Serve. Balloting workers for strike action ends 6, February, 2018. It's possible any strike action would take place end of February.


My, my British Airways new boarding rules similar to low cost airline Southwest Daily Mail

​UK Rail Strikes
With any luck your train will be replaced by a bus.
Northern, Greater Anglia, South Western Railways, Island Line, Merseyrail RMT union workers will not work 00:01 hours to 23:59 hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8, 10 and 12th January, 2018.

Southern Rail strike 00:01 -23:50 hours on Monday January, 2018


​Virgin West Coast Train Strike
Union RMT announces 6 24 hour strikes by rail workers (not drivers)
Friday 00:01 - 23:59hrs 15 December
Friday 00:01 - 23:59hrs 22 December
Friday 00:01 - 23:59hrs  5 January
Monday 00:01 - 23:59hrs  8 January
Friday 00:01 - 23:59hrs  26 January
Monday 00:01 - 23:59hrs  29 January

Arriva Rail North and Mersey rail also have announced strike action.

Southern Rail 24 hour strike planned for Monday, 8 January, 2018.



Northern Rail strike action


Double click here to add text23 January, 2018 That time of year again.
Gatwick shuttle/bus drivers offered 0% pay raise for the last three years by Omni Serve.
Balloting workers for strike action starts today and ends 6 February, 2018. 
Possible strike action action end of February.