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"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?"
How to reassure a passenger if the fuel runs out?
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Easy Travel Report 
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....
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
Thanks for all your encouragement. Got something to say? Send us your tips, gripes. We don't have eyes in the back of our head. Awkward.

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**Warning, Travel Alert, Travel Advisory 
for 2017**
 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 Zimbabwe
American Airlines
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! 
What's your airline 
up to?
or your airport?

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​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

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

Update:-Brazilian general strike from Riotimesonline.com

Brazilian General Strike Friday, April 28, 2017
Will involve airlines, airports, ports and public transport Mundosindical.com
Latam has notice up, as with GOL  
Leave for your Brazilian airport early, you will likely find roads blocked to your airport.
Perhaps this link will help you ourairports.com
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.
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.

Know which other airlines are going your way.

Wear as many clothes as possible and pack just hand luggage.

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!

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.

Only link to articles that interest me.

A site you might find useful
www.flight-delayed.co.uk  We have no relationship with these people.

Tube strikes
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. 

Strikes frequently get cancelled last minute.

What will the weather be?

Heads up if you are flying with Alitalia. Alitalia only has enough money till mid March.
Airline looking for government funding. Alitalia will run out of money around April 13th, 2017. 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.
(18 April, 2017 Alitalia unions to vote between April 20 - 24 whether or not to accept cost cutting deal made last week
24 April, 2017 Union members vote no to new cost cutting deal)

MeridianaFly Phone 892 928 and from abroad 44 2038681778   

28th April, 2017 Local public transport, including Trenitalia in Piedmont region Cuneo, Turin - strike deferred till June 18, 2017.

​Bologna Airport Strike
Bologna Airport strike by aviation union workers for 24 hours.

Turin Airport strike by Aviapartner baggage handlers is now planned for Friday, 
12 May, 2017 00:01 - 23:59hrs.

Piedmont Region
Turin rail strike by Trenitalia for 8 hours, 9am to 5pm on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Your train will be subject to change.

Italian Air Traffic Controllers Strike
Italian air traffic controllers strike is planned for Sunday, May 28, 2017. 10am - 6pm. It's possible strike action could be deferred yet again. More news out closer to the date.

Malpensa Express
Italylogue is a very helpful site regarding Italian Rail
Alitalia Strikes (November 2016 Alitalia 1,500 workers in fear of being made redundant)
Italian Air Traffic control Enav

​February 2, 2016 New smoking rules for Italy. Smoking in a car with children or pregnant women 500 euros $546 fine. Drop a cigarette butt outside and it will cost you 300 euros.

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

SATA Strike
Update:- We found this article today dnoticias.pt
​Translation if needed for Madeira

SATA Azores and SATA International
Sata cabin crew union National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel (SNPVAC) have put in strike notice for
Monday, Tuesday, May 1st and 2nd.
It’s not just flight attendants, reservations, and ground crews.
Flights to Ponte Delgada and Terceira and the mainland will be assured with TAP Portugal EasyJet and Ryanair.
Minimum service Lisbon - Pico, Lisbon- Horta
Your flight will likely be brought forward, delayed or even cancelled. More information out closer to strike date.
SATA notice minimal help. Expect them to post more information, perhaps Saturday night, Sunday am. Union does not rule out more industrial action in the future.
The National Federation of Public and Social Service Workers Unions (FNSTFPS) announce a 24 hour national strike May 26, 2017.
This union consists mainly of health and education workers will encourage other unions to join in.

DC Metro Sick Out
27 April, 2017 DC Metro and bus, this week-end 500 metro workers calling in sick on Friday. Busy week-end for DC sporting events nbcwashington.com
Union not allowed to strike legally. Contingency plan in place.

American Airlines flight attendants loose wage dispute Dallas News

​Mesa Airlines
Mesa Airlines Strike
Tuesday 28 February 2017 Mesa flight attendants threaten strike action. and 44o who work aboard United Express flights started voting whether or not to strike.
Five years of negotiations, two years in mediation see Houston Chronicle

4 February 2017 Mesa Airlines flight attendants threaten strike action TurboNews.com

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

September 2016 Frontier Airlines asking for a mediator Desciples of Flight

Allegiant Air flight attendants
10 October 2016 Allegiant Air flight attendants reject new wage offer and have authorized strike action.
Transport Workers Union of America state "no strike is imminent"
On the other hand Allegiant pilots have signed a deal, good to 2021.

Eireann Bus Strike
On and off strikes, don't rely on them, choose another source to and from your airport.
31 March 2017 Strike over with. Till next time.
27 March 2017 Strike may extend into next week, check your plans to your Irish Airport Irish Times
26 March 2017 Bus Eireann strike, day four rte.ie

Good news if traveling to and from Germany in 2017. Wage deals have been made with national carrier Lufthansa as well as two thousand ground staff out of Berlin Tegel, Schonefeld and Stuttgart airports.

Berlin Airport Strikes
28 March 2017 Deal made. Union and managements make 14% wage increase over three years for two thousand ground workers. Hallelujah.
Two thousand Ground Handlers Strike
Tegel Airport  and Schonefeld Airport strike notice up
Air Berlin Lufthansa

Air Berlin
Air Berlin announce they will let go 1,200 jobs and lease 40 aircraft to Lufthansa. (12 January 2017 Lufthansa to absorb Air Berlin)

Ufo flight attendant union

Lufthansa Airlines 
Lufthansa pilot's have a new contract, you are good to go this summer.
Cockpit union

​Cyprus Airways planning come back. 
Starting two flights weekly Larnaca - Heraklion (Crete) starting June 28, 2017

Keep in mind engineering works TFL

Northern Rail

24 hour rail strike. Friday 28th April, 2017  00:01 - 23:59 Hours. Northern Rail expects to run 40% of service between 7am and 7pm. Buses will be available. Northern Rail asking you to plan very carefully. (Last strike saw Scottish passengers in the middle of no where waiting for a bus that never came)
Virgin Rail East
Update:-Virgin Rail strike has been cancelled.
48 hour strike, starting 00:01 hrs, Friday 28th of April ending Saturday midnight the 29th RMT
Tube Strike
London Underground strike, 24 hours, starting 7pm Sunday 7 May 2017. Monday morning, will be hell for London commuters. It will be difficult to find a taxi cab, extra traffic on roads, horrendous traffic jams. Leave very early for your airport.
British Airways Heathrow Airport 

Gatwick Express

Northern Rail
Southern Rail 

Alternative to rail headaches coach National Express
Stoppages and delay's, you will want to know HeathrowExpress

​Night Tube
Update:-Night Tube drivers have notified us of two strikes. April 8 and 29th 2017.

South Africa
South African Airlines
27 April, 2017 Strike is over workers back to work.
26 April, 2017 Cabin crew on strike follow along SAA Strike
24 April, 2017 South African Airlines flight attendants threaten strike action over meal allowance citizen.co.za

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.

Wednesday 26 April, 2017 Spanish Taxi strike today Barcelona, Madrid, Ibiza, Malaga see Barcelona Taxi Strike


Palma de Mallorca Strike
​Strike action by - Acciona Airport Services which includes ground services, ticket sales, and baggage handling services. Be ready for long queues. Passenger complaining long wait at passport control and customs, several hours, medics were called in over Easter.
Saturday 29 April, 2017 8am - 10am and 11am to 1pm (demonstration)
More dates
Wednesday 3 May 2017 8pm - 11pm.
Monday 8 may 1pm - 3pm
Thursday 18 May 11am - 1pm.
Sunday 28 May 8pm - 11pm
(previous strike dates April, 7, 12, 18th)
Palma Airport Airport

Barcelona El Prat Airport
24 April, 2017 Arrivals regulated due Enviromental Issues. Moderate delays.
Flight delays well into the late evening.

23 April, 2017 Not sure if it's a "go slow" or custom workers are over worked at busy Barcelona el Prat Airport by passenger load. 
Passengers complaining of two hour wait time to get through customs. Several flights departed late today.

Barcelona Metro Strike
Barcelona Metropolitan Transportation (TMB)
Monday 3 April, 2917 Workers will strike for two hours before each shift every Monday till further notice.
Strikes will commence Monday 24 April, 2017
Strike times 7am - 9am, 4pm - 6pm and 8:30pm - 10:30pm.
FOR UPDATES follow along Barcelona Metro Strike

​Barcelona Taxi Strike?


Alicante-Elche Airport Strike 
(Passenger traffic grew by 907,000 March 2017.
Time to choose another airport, 76km away is Murcia-San Javier Airport or Valencia 183 km away from Alicante-Elche. Less threat of strike actions for the moment..)

Be aware if flying with Ryanair to Alicante. Ryanair has twice this year asked passengers to bring hand luggage only due to dispute with baggage handling company, Lesmanhandling.com. If you are already in Alicante they recommend coming to the airport three hours earlier than usual. 
Last strike over Easter 2017 local union had support from Alicante-Elche air traffic controllers. Only support, no strike action. 

Alicante-Elche departures  ourairports.com 

For Ryanair flights. 
Lesman also deals with billing for Ryanair, this could be difficult for refunds etc. if needed.
Alicante Airport


Madrid Metro
To and from Madrid - Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport and Nuevos Ministerios central madrid.
Track work will start January 26, 2017. 16.5 Kilometers of track, workers will work 24 hours, 7 days a week to get work completed and opened by April 18.
Route will be covered by a bus service.
Madrid Metro 
Metro de Madrid

Madrid Metro Strike
Metro de Madrid 
Back again.
Madrid Metro workers will strike Monday April 10, 2017
5:50 am to 8:30 am and every Monday there after indefinitely. Give yourself extra time to get to Madrid airport. Difficult morning to find a taxi.

Spanish air traffic control USCA 

Spanish national railway RENFE and ADIF 
​Renfe communication notices

Heads up, Spain is on maximum level of security
Update:-1 November 2016 According to the Moroccan newspaper, the threats, which were reported to Morocco and Spain by foreign intelligence, included attacking strategic targets inside both cities in the run up to Christmas Middle East Monitor

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

Greek Strikes

Olympic and Aegean  for cancellations
See NOP to see if Greek air traffic controllers join in.

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

Ben Gurion Airport Strike
Update:-24 April, 2017 NO STRIKE TOMORROW. Histraut and financial minister make a deal.

24 April, 2017 General strike is possible tomorrow if negotiations don’t go well today. No public transportation including Ben Gurion International - no flights in or out. 

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

​El Al Pilot Strike
Management and pilots sign a deal! Deal was reached Wednesday 
15 February, Management apologize for recent headaches.

February:- Election is coming up and French State of Emergency is still in place till July 15, 2017. No large gatherings, curfews, arrested on site, so behave yourself, easy on that Bordeaux and Champagne...
Yet another new Air France subsidiary is being planned “Boost”

Air France Strike - Corsica
Announced today Friday 28 April, 2017 Air France ground crews, at Ajaccio - Napoleon Bonaparte (Campo dell’Oro) Airport. 
Will strike every Saturday (only) till 27 May, 2017.
Will not effect Poretta Airport

Two unions involved CGT and STC trade unions for Air France. Business up 70% in the summer months, 200 additional flights! With AF cut backs in place, 13 full time workers took voluntary redundancy pay. Now understaffed..
Air France routes:- Paris - Orly
Will it effect HOP?

CGT  union

Keep your eye on the big guns NOP
Watch DSNA blog they will update with whose working that day
Air France
Union CGT  (in French) 
This site Flightradar.com gives you a good picture of flight delays - your airport

​Brittany Ferries to see ferry/port disruptions.

Do you need help? Try Kimberly at http://theparisitinerary.com/ she knows what's what in Paris.
Palma de Mallorca
Alicante  Ryanair
London Tube