Cologne Airport Strike
Germanwings base.

            Bonn Airport Strike
       Cologne Bonn Airport Strike
(Cologne/Bonn Airport has those new body scanners in place. US removed them 2013 (from large airports) deemed too revealing. Virtual strip searches) Eurowings to move headquarters here in 2015. 
Important Update for women Dailymail stating Cologne unsafe for women at night.

Cologne Bonn Airport
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​November 22, 2016 As you know Lufthansa pilot’s have called for 24 hour strike action tomorrow and Cologne Bonn Airport will be affected in some shape or form. Lufthansa lawyers will be in court this afternoon fighting for you trying to get strike cancelled. Follow along with us at Lufthansa pilot strike and for other travel strikes that may effect you

15 May 2016 Heads up, disruptions French air traffic control strike this week 

Stop, don't just stop here, see what else is going on travel wise? - DB rail strike again? Spanish baggage handlers, Brussels taxi strike, Italian air traffic control?

German Airport Strike
Lufthansa likely to take brunt of strike action.
Announced today, Friday 22 April, 2016 workers at Frankfurt, Munich, Duesseldorf, cologne-Bonn, Dortmund and Hanover airports will strike Wednesday, 27 April, 2016. Carefully orchestrated strike times.
Striking workers from Verdi union will include, ground handlers, check in staff, engineers and air traffic controllers, fire department. 

Strike notice states
Frankfurt Airport Strike:-Start of shift till 3pm. Firemen striking at 8am. That would suggests airport will be closed. Demonstrations around Frankfurt Airport are planned - i.e. roads blocked to terminals.

Munich Airport Strike:- All workers through out the day. New terminal open today.

Cologne/Bonn Airport Strike:-Firemen and baggage handlers plus other ground workers 00:00 - 24:00. Will firemen be out all day?

Dusseldorf Airport:- 3am to 2pm Terminal services, bus services amongst others.

Dortmund Airport:- Ground services from the start of shift.

Hannover-Langenhagen Airport:- 4:30 am - 3 pm ground handlers, admin and technology.. (is this the air traffic control?)

We will update as the news comes in Do email us any tips.

More talks planned 28 and 29 April, 2016. 

This strike may effect local public transport workers, check your rail or bus driver is working.

Verdi union is looking for a 6% pay raise for it’s union members

Likely to be the first of many strikes through out the summer. Perhaps change your flight for the day before. You will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. 

Pay attention to the news as German journalists threaten strike action. No date set, but you can play your cards that it will likely coincide with a transportation strike.

Knock-on effect - will cause domino effect around the network worldwide. 
Are you coming from a non EU country? Don’t get stuck in German international arrivals terminal, have a German visa so you can stay in a hotel instead of a cot in the terminal.

Lastly Belgium air traffic control are still playing up - controllers calling in sick. Charleroi and Brussels airport. French general strike, likely to effect your flight next week. Greece new strikes on the horizon for this and other strikes that will annoy you to no end
Chin up, call your airline. Believe it or not we’d like to know your plan B. Mention to and from airports and airline in a brief email.

Old strikes from 2016
1 March 2016 Security breach at Cologne Airport this morning

Old industrial actions, 2015 effecting flights from Cologne/Bonn Airport.
Another update for today, Monday 7 September, 2015 This time it effects Wednesday's flights, 9 September 2015. Strike will involve short hauls and medium hauls leaving from Germany only.

7 September 2015 Tomorrow Lufthansa pilot strike, will only effect long-hauls and cargo flights.
Strike will start at 8am local time and go on till midnight. Going to effect your connections. More strikes to come likely. Lufthansa Airlines has a strike notice up and follow along with us on

Old industrial actions effect Cologne Bonn in 2015
20 July 2015 Reminder Spanish air traffic control to strike this week-end.

Germanwings on strike?
Belgium general strike planned 22 April 2015

French air traffic control strike that will delay flights from/to Cologne Bonn Airport in April and May 2015

​Lufthansa flights to and from Cologne Bonn - delayed due to strike action 18 and 19 March follow along with us Easy Travel Report
Old strikes
GermanWings Strike - 48 hours
Pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) calls its members in German Wings to strike. Strike starts:-
Wednesday night, 11, February, midnight till Friday, the 13th February, 23:59. Local times. Lufthansa will comment tomorrow
Follow along with us Germanwings strike
​Old strikes for 2015
Dusseldorf Airport Security Strike and Cologne/Bonn Airport security strike.

Waiting for the next announcement.
Strike is planned Thursday, 29 January, 2015. Workers will strike all day to put pressure on management before a scheduled meeting takes place 5, February, 2015.
Strikes took place earlier this week on Monday and Tuesday with little disruption at both airports.

Get to the airport earlier than normal. Call your airline for instructions.

Monday’s airport security strike was carried over into today, Tuesday, 27 January, 2015. Strike is expected to go on all day. Airport officials state no delays for passengers. Cologne/Bonn did have slight delays. 
You might want to know Norwegian air strike tomorrow from 4 - 6pm. No flights will leave all grounded.

Strikes for 2014
     Lufthansa Pilot Strike December 2014
30 November, 2014 Yes, Lufthansa pilots to strike tomorrow. Strike will not effect airline subsidiaries. Other European strikes tomorrow such as TAP airlines, Belgian Railways, London railways.. Easy Travel Report Lufthansa strike

Older industrial actions for 2014
 German Rail Strike
DB Rail Strike
Union GDL workers will strike from:-
2 am Thursday, 6 November 2014 
4 am Monday, 10 November, 2014
Millions of passengers will be hit hard. Longest rail strike ever. Long distant trains will be delayed.
Free helpline will be busy 08000 99 66 33 

November 4, 2014 Lufthansa pilot's will not strike while negotiations are going on.

Lufthansa Pilot Strike 2014
Back again
Announced today Sunday 19 October 2014 pilot's will strike tomorrow, long one:-
1 pm Monday 20 October, 2014 till
midnight Tuesday 21 October 2014 (local time)
Short-hauls. If you are flying on a A320, Boeing 737 or Embraer fleet you will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. Call them.

Other strikes you might need to know.
TAP Airlines and EasyJet strikes
Italian aviation strikes 14 November, Morocco and Belgium plan general strikes see ETR

DB Rail Strike
Has been extended into the holiday week-end.
18 October 2014 Strike started at 2am local time. Only a third of trains running. 30% of region and city lines. Hit hard long distant passenger services.
Strike will end 4am Monday. It will take long distant trains several hours to get back to normal.
Helpline 08000 99 66 33

Wednesday 15 October 2014 starting 2pm and ending 4am Thursday morning. Local times
15 October 2014 Lufthansa strike, subsidiary airline Germanwings will strike from, local time, 12 hours in length, noon tomorrow, Thursday, 16 October, 2014 till midnight. (GMT 10am to 10pm)
  Italian Air Traffic Control Strike
Heads Up, Flights to and from Italy will be delayed, cancelled or moved up on Saturday, 27 September, 2014 due to an Italian air traffic control strike

4 September 2014, Tomorrow Lufthansa Airline pilots will strike from 5 pm - 11 pm. Strike was announced after 5pm. Your flight to Frankfurt International might be cancelled. Lufthansa Strike

Lufthansa & Germanwings Pilot Strike
​Thursday, 28 August 2014 Germanwings will take brunt of first strike action. All Germanwings flights will be cancelled Friday between 6 am and Noon, local time. Re-book free of charge, over 150 Germanwings flights to be cancelled.
Frankfurt flights will not be affected, Eurowings, AUA, Lufthansa flights as normal. 

Germanwings Nothing out regarding train strike, so far today.

Update:-Monday, 25 August 2014 Lufthanasa management call union to come back talks. Last strike in April, cost 60 million euro's to German tax payers. Your flight will be brought forward, cancelled or severely delayed.

(Deutsche Bahn German national rail now threaten parallel strike action)

Old industrial action for this year
30 March 2014 Air traffic control strike in Lebanon, Beirut airport this Tuesday from 10 am to noon. Issue likely to get worse.

28 March 2014 German Lufthansa pilots and Germanwings pilots announce flight dates. Follow along Lufthansa Strike dates
Update:-25 March 2014 Email sent out by Verdi union at 7:30am today. Civil Servants strike, 53,000 workers. Airport workers strike has now spread to Munich Airport, Cologne/Bonn Airport, Dusseldorf Airport, Hamburg Airport, Stuttgart and Hannover Airports. Strike is Thursday, 27 March, 2014.
Strike will start early am and go till 2pm. Call your airline. Despicable. Germany has to change these laws.
​Air traffic will not be back to normal till Friday afternoon. (Will Lufthansa pilots call strike for this week-end? Pulling a double whammy?) Public transport workers across the country are also joining in. 
Fraport (refresh)

​Thursday, 27 March 2014 will see Frankfurt airport baggage handlers strike and bus drivers who drive you to your aircraft will strike. Call your airline. Frankfurt airport strike

21 March 2014 Strike results came in. Lufthansa pilots will strike, no date set. Will not strike over Easter.

​4 February 2014 Lufthansa/Germanwings pilots being balloted for strike action, ballots due in March 21st. Follow along with us Lufthansa Strike

Last years industrial actions 2013
          Lufthansa Airline Strike
Monday, 22 April 2013 Strike is on today, Germanwings not effected. follow along

Sunday 21 April Strike still on. Some 1700 flights to be delayed, bought forward or cancelled. 

Saturday, 20 April Lufthansa trying to get strike deemed illegal. Cologne/Bonn to be hit by Lufthansa Airline strikeEl Al strike and SATA Airlines. What a week for air travel.
March 14 Here we go again. German airport security strike again starting tomorrow here and at Dusseldorf airport. Will last all day, expect hundreds of flights to be cancelled.
Next week, Tunisian airports will be closed due to strike. TAP Airline strike 21,22 and 23 March.

Last strike
March 8 Cologne Bonn security strike again today, started at 4am, some 50 flights cancelled. German police step in as security agents. Likely to go on till late at night.

Friday, February 22, German airport security workers walked off the job again yesterday at Dusseldorf and Cologne Bonn airports. Strikes started at 3:30 am and went till 10am, in that short time, Cologne Bonn cancelled some 13 flights and 8 arrivals were cancelled. Dusseldorf 72 flights were cancelled, 136,000 passengers. 
Hopefully week-end won't be interrupted.
Back again, new German airport security strike at Hamburg airport. Starts Wednesday, February 20 in the wee hours of the morning and likely to go on all day. 
Friday, February 15 Unexpected today at 4 am Cologne - Bonn security workers never showed up for work. Strike likely to go on all day. Added to this the confusion of flight delays from yesterdays's strike. You, as planned by Verdi union are perhaps stranded for a second day. Possibly even another day by the time Cologne airport finishes back up of flights on Saturday.
February 14, 2013 Strike by airport security workers today at Hamburg and Dusseldorf airports. Strike likely to go on all day. No doubt you will be delayed or even cancelled today.
Check our Hamburg airport strike page.

Last years industrial actions.
10 September German air strike, by Lufthansa airlines has been cancelled for talks. Talks will go on till mid October.  Your good to go, safe for six weeks!

5 September Lufthansa Strike escalated yesterday where it spread to Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin Tegel Airports. Now, flight attendants have announced a twenty four hour strike starting Thursday 10PM till Friday 10 PM.  Lufthansa will be grounded.

We have more information regarding strike over here  and German airline federal court decision 

28 August 2012 Talks have failed between cabin crew UFO labour union and Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Carrier will not give in on it's restructuring programme. 120,000 jobs are to be cut and 3,500 will be flight attendants.

Cologne Bonn Airport Lufthansa flights will be effected.

Lufthansa 18,000 flight attendants can strike legally anytime. You will be lucky today to get by with your travel plans. Lufthansa will not make contingency plans public till union gives strike times and dates. We do know that long-hauls will take priority. Company will want expensive airlines back in home bases. Cabin crews do not want to be abandoned in a hotel abroad incurring hotel fees. Union will only pay for X number of days of accommodation. Cabin crews will be informed of details via text and emails. 

Lufthansa will be knocking on judges doors to get the open ended strike deemed illegal today.

Other airlines in for a bonanza of business. Christmas comes early and will jump for joy at the extra business.  Are probably planning to put on extra flights right now. Airline ticket prices may go up. German government will put on extra trains, rental cars will be hard to find. Hoteliers e will be overwhelmed.  Book your hotel room at both ends of your trip now, you can always cancel. Lufthansa will be buying up every hotel in a 100 mile radius!

24  August 2012 Lufthansa airline flight attendants to announce Tuesday 28 August if they will strike. Do you have a plan B?

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