​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


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

​Announced today 1 March 2018 Limassol Port dockers will strike Monday 5 March, 2018 between 9am and 11am. In the past ferries have been delayed and cruise ships. Just make sure you don't miss connection to Athens airport for International flights.

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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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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....
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?

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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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!
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Air India
Air Malta
Air Zimbabwe
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Arik Air
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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up to?
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
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.

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.
Airline passengers, 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. 

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 on you.

Heads Up!
Aviation strikes planned for Thursday, 8 March 2018 (several new changes today Monday March 5th)
All this crafty "communications" nonsense (It's gaining momentum each month ie, more widespread over country)

March 8th kicking off with:- 
Alitalia pilot's and flight attendants Noon - 4pm
Alitalia 24 hour, 00:01 - 23:59 hours, nationwide communications strike.

Keep in mind baggage handlers could be striking.

MeridianaFly communications strike noon - 4pm cancelled

Italian air traffic control strike between the hours of 1pm - 5pm Stay in close contact with your airline you could be delayed, cancelled or brought forward.

Rome's Fiumicino Airport and Ciampino Airport communication workers 24 hour strike.

Bari Airport, this one might be more disruptive. Communication workers for ENAV (Italian air traffic control). What does this mean?

Trenord strike, Trenitalia and Italo  00:01 hrs - 9pm.
​Italo list of guaranteed trains.
Milan white car taxi strike from 8am - 10pm.

Public transport in most Italian major cities will run intermittently, Rome, Milan, Naples, Florence.

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.

General Strike
8 March 2018 Magority unions, swarm of organizations will strike for two hours per shift. Why "Women's International Day"  Let's hope you don't even notice anything going on. Stay in touch with your airline.

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.

Ryanair Portugal

Update:-22 February, 2018 Flight attendant union workers who work for Ryanair hand in strike notice today and it's not good. Ryanair flight attendants will strike for three days each starting 00:01 - 23:59 hours.
Thursday 29 March, 2018 
Shocking - Easter Sunday, 1 April, 2018, hopefully passengers will already be with family, celebrating this national holiday
and Wednesday 4 April, 2018. 
Thousands of passengers likely to be disrupted. Stay on Ryanair back. You do have time to change your plans.

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

​French unions trying to paralyze the country Thursday, 22 March, 2018.

Nationwide French rail strike SNCF 24 hour strike Thursday, 22 March.

​French Air Traffic Control Strike
Update:-19 March, 2018 Unfortunately this strike is still on.
Air traffic control strike is planned for Thursday 22 March, 2018, follow along with us French air traffic control strikes Strike will start Wednesday 21st, afternoon 5pm

Joining in the fray. Hop Airline pilots to strike 22 and 23 March, 2018

Air France Strike
Update:-15 March, 2018 Announced today ANOTHER strike is planned for Friday, March 30th, Easter Week-end.
No, 23rd is not cancelled.
Update:-March 9, Air France pilot's have given notice for strike action Friday, 23 March, 2018 along with ground crews. Here we go again your flight will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. This plus the atc strike the day before means it will be a good time to cut your losses and cancel. Perhaps bring your flight forward to Monday 19th or the following one. Air France will be in contact with you.

​Attention unions threaten more strike action in the near future. Unions will meet up again on Monday, March 5, 2018.  Pilot union SNPL meet March 14th.
(Can you change airline? Stay away from any subsidiary of Air France or KLM and of course Ryanair)

Update:-Thursday 22 February, 2018 Shame reports today in the news state that some employees got pepper sprayed by police outside a CDG terminal, perhaps you saw and heard them. As you know 28% of workers reported for strike action. Union state it was more. 50% of long hauls cancelled, 25% of medium hauls and 15% of short hauls cancelled. News reports state airports are running smoothly. Luckily the weather co-operated. Chaos was cut to a minimum by Air France website, although passengers did gripe about being left hanging on the phone. As for tomorrow, so far 68 Air France flights have been cancelled.

​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.

​French Polynesia strike see Tahiti below

New French National Rail Strike
CFDT union had planned a railway strike 14 March, 2018. Strike cancelled. Union members will meet 15 March to decide what to do. (What is the chances this strike will be rescheduled 21, 22nd?)
Update:-See above for 22nd!

SNCF rolling strikes will start Tuesday, April 3, 22018. Two days out of every five till 28 June 2018. Railway 80 years old, unions trying to break President Macron. More news to come. Will all these be effected? TGV, Intercites, TER, Transilen, Ouigo, Eurostar, Thalys, TGV and Lyria!

SNCF Strike Dates:-
April:-3, 4, 8, 9, 13, 14, 18, 19, 23, 24, 28, 29
May:-3, 4, 8, 9, 13, 14, 18, 19, 23, 24, 28, 29
June:-2, 3, 7, 8, 12, 13,1 7, 18, 22, 23, 27 and 28

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  
​Cobalt Air new route Gatwick to Athens March 31, 2018

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

Greek Rail Strike 
Greek rail strike is planned for this Monday, Tuesday and likely to effect trains on Wednesday morning ekathimerini reports no reason given for strike action. Might effect international trains. Perhaps it will get cancelled?

Athens taxi drivers decided to join in the fray Tuesday 6th from 8am - 5pm.

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
French Polynesia Tahiti
Thursday 1 March, 2018 Today French Polynesian unions handed in notice for a general strike, Tuesday 6 March, 2018.
Private and public workers. Issue over pensions, retirement age will go up from 60 to 62.
Strike may effect flights to and from popular airports:-Rangiroa, Bora Bora, Atuona, Huahine - Fare, Moorea, Raiatea and Tahiti - Faa'a airports. Air France, Air Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui.

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 

​Northern Rail
Northern Rail strike is planned by RMT union on
Monday 26, March 2018 00:01 - 23:59 hours
and on Thursday 29, March, 2018.
Notice up by Northern Rail Limited service between 7am and 7pm

South Western Rail 

​Gatwick Airport
Unite union workers at Gatwick airport being balloted for strike action.
Workers being balloted airport security, firefighters, transport workers and engineers, ballots due in 13 April, 2018
Unite The Union

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

Northern Rail strike action

Aberdeen Bus Strike, 16, 19 and 21st March followed by week long strike starting 25 - 31st March, 2018. What will the weather be for Aberdeen? (usual!)
First Bus Strike

Air traffic control  Air France
​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.

French Polynesia
Rail Strike
South Africa
1 March 2018 South African union COSATU threaten strike action (1.8 million members) if South African government does not drop the idea of a 1% VAT increase from 14% to 15% in April