​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.
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 
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

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


​​Brussels Airline
Sunday 4 February, 2018 You should know if flying with Brussels airlines unions threaten to ground fleet this week. Issue over owners Lufthansa threaten changes which union translate to job losses. Meeting to take place 8am Wednesday 7 February.

​4 February, 2018 Unions announce today strike action. Very busy bus company De Lijn. Workers will strike for 24 hours, Friday, 16 February, 2018. Be ready for extra traffic on the roads, traffic jams, passengers will pour on to trains. Give yourself extra time to travel to your Belgian airport. Company to let go over 200 workers.

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.
Wild cat baggage strike end of January, 2018


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  . Issue over management reducing one flight attendant on long hauls. Minimal disruption expected. This is dispute is not over.

Brussels airport advise

CGSP union

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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. 

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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....
Do you have a particular app that you can't live without?
​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?

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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.

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British Airways
Austrian Airlines
Czech Airlines
Iberia Airlines
Kenya Airways
Kuwait Airways  
Liat Airlines
Lot Polish Airlines
Lufthansa Airlines
South African Airlines
Spirit Airlines
TAP Air Portugal

Don't ruin your vacation! 
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or your airport?

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Italian strikes
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.

Tube strikes
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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.

Tube strikes
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

Italian strikes will keep you on your toes.
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.
Italian strikes frequently get cancelled last minute.
Airport communications is the latest trend in Italy, meaning. Over head announcements, departure and arrivals board not being updated or blank/broken... Hard to document any mischief. Take a selfie with yourself, the board and clock. Get verbal confirmation for your gate, pay attention gate doesn't change.

Alitalia communication workers 24 hour strike action 26 February, 2018 nationwide. 

Malpensa Airport baggage handling, company Aviapartner 10am to 2pm. Your airline may not use Aviapartner handling and this may only be communication workers. Who knows what shenanigans will go on.

What will the weather be?

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.

Call in Italy 800.65.00.55
Out of the country 39.06.65649 or your travel agent.

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.

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 Strikes

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

Transportation Strikes at  
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.

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


Washington Post warns - Reagan National traffic 

Spirit Airline
4 February, 2018 Good news for passengers. Spirit Airline pilots will vote on a new wage offer. Voting ends 28 February, 2018.

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.

Portuguese National Rail Strike
CP Rail Strike -Comboios de Portugal
Railway workers will strike Monday 19 February, 2018. No minimum service has been set. Expect SEVERE long delays and cancellations starting Sunday afternoon continuing till Tuesday morning. May effect your international train. CP has a notice up

Ryanair Portugal
March and April
Announced today in Portuguese press, Thursday 15 February, 2018. Ryanair Portugal cabin crew union (National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel SNPVAC) workers will strike for three days somewhen in the last two weeks of March and again three days somewhen in the beginning of April. (For your information Easter Friday March 30 Easter Sunday April 1st) Stay in touch with Ryanair. Have a plan B. We will update if any news comes in, so vague isn't it! Perhaps Ryanair will bring in foreign crews and larger aircraft...)
Faro, Lisbon, Porto, Ponta Delgada and Terceira.

TAP Airline Strike
Update:-2 February, 2018 Cabin crew union cancel strike action. You got lucky!

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)

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

​Air France Strike
​Update:-Wednesday, 21 February, 2018 Hotels getting booked up. Half of long-hauls from Paris cancelled. Expect more strike dates to be announced. Subsidiary Joon flights will also be effected.

Update:-20 February, 2018 Air France passengers will be effected by this Air France industrial action. Meetings were fruitless. Stay in contact with Air France before you go to the airport.

Update:-Monday 19 February, 2018 Meeting to take place this morning. Waiting in trepidation.

Air France strike is on the books for Thursday 22, February 2018. Workers extremely unhappy with recent wage offer by management - 1%. Unions looking for 6%. This strike will involve, 10 unions, pilots, flight attendants and ground crews.
Air France will release financials 16 February, 2018.
We will update closer to the date. 
If no deal is made, travelers departing Wednesday, 21st afternoon/evening and Friday morning you will also likely be effected. 
Perhaps all parties will see sense.

Paris Rail Strike
31 January, 2018 More RER E strikes - 3 times daily each 59 mins long -
00:30 - 1:29am
6:30am - 7:29am
5:30pm - 6:29pm

​Attention French rail strike for Thursday has been cancelled due to weather and is now planned for the Thursday, 15 February, 2018
French Rail Strike - SNCF
CGT Railway men union strike, in the Paris region.
Strike will start Thursday, 8 February, 2018
Significant impacted expected SNCF announce cancellations of half of the "Intercites" Restrictions on the TER.

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

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

At long last, direct link from Athens Airport to Piraeus Port

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

Easy Travel Report

Irish National Rail
5 February, 2018 Irish Rail train drivers are being balloting for strike action, along with DART and Intercity commuter rail drivers. Dublin Airport rail passengers review your travel plans. Issue over trainees.
Ballots due in two weeks, 19 February. Union have to give one weeks strike notice before strike action. 
SIPTU union
National Bus and Rail Union
Tahiti General Strike
A general strike is planned  for Thursday 15 February, 2018. 8 - 10 thousand union members to be marching, issue over pension funds. So far airport workers or airline workers not involved. Give them time. Make sure you can get to Papeete airport in time.
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 

South Western Rail Strike
Train drivers will strike from Friday 00:01 hours 16 February, 2018 till midnight Monday 19 February. Very busy line. Southampton Airport rail passengers may want to confirm travel plans.
RMT union announcement

Portsmouth International Port
March against Condor Ferry - Southern England to Channel Islands.
3 March, 2018 Demonstration planned starting 7:15am. 

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

Northern Rail strike action

Aberdeen a RMT union march will take place Monday, 26 February, 2018 starting 10:30am. March will include seafarers. Confirm your ferry plans!
Air France Strike
​Heads Up!
Wednesday 21 February, 2018 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines pilot union VNV (98% of company pilots) will meet end of March 2018 to decide on any strike action and balloting.

13 February, 2018 KLM subsidiary, Transavia airline pilot's have not had a contract for over a year. Pilot union VNV represent some 500 pilots who threaten strike action mid February during school holidays.

Ryanair  CP Rail
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CP Rail Strike Comboios de Portugal
National rail strike
Railway workers will strike Monday February, 19. No minimum service has been set. So expect long delays and cancellations starting Sunday evening continuing into Tuesday morning. May effect your international train.