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Munich Airport Strike
Monday 9 April, 2018 Lufthansa cancel half of flights tomorrow. A four day national public transport strike is planned April 10 - 13. Talks planned for 15th and 16th.
Sunday 8 April, 2018 Airport security and baggage handling strike Tuesday 10 October, 2018 (same at Frankfurt Airport strike)
03:00UTC - 22:00UTC
Call your airline, get to Munich well ahead of usual. Airport will be a mess follow along Easy Travel Report
Friday March 30, 2018 Germany, several flight delays lately at Munich Airport. This page is hopping. Nothing from airport, Twitter or in the news. What's going on?
15 March, 2018 We have some aviation strikes you should know about that may effect your flight.
French air traffic control strike will ripple around the network causing world wide delays on Thursday, 22 March, 2018. Stay close to your airline.
Air France unions have called for strike action. Your flight to CDG could likely be delayed or cancelled. Dates:-
Friday 22 March and Easter Friday 30 March, 2018. Call them.
Air France subsidiary HOP will strike Thursday and Friday 22 and 23rd March.
Last years strike actions from 2017
5 December, 2017 This is what is going on at Frankfurt International, perhaps same thing going on in Munich Airport
Berlin Airport Strikes
Two thousand Ground Handlers Strike
Tegel Airport Strike
Schonefeld Airport Strike
Update:-Update:-Saturday 18 March 2017 Berlin Airport workers union and management will be in negotiations on Monday.
Update:-Tuesday 14 March 2017 Yesterday 460 departures got chopped at Berlin Tegel Airport, Schoenefeld 143. Union behind strike action ver.di likely not to announce future strikes in advance blaming strike-breakers from yesterday. Ryanair had brought in own ground staff. Union did however state no further strikes before the end of the weekend.
That leaves everyone wondering about travel on Monday the 20th.
Update:-13 March 2017 Strike has been extended till Wednesday 5am. Just great.
Update:-13 March 2017 Baggage handlers back on strike today, 25 hour strike. Monday 4am till 5am Tuesday. Union and management a mile apart on any agreement soon. As usual you know what to do. No luggage, get to airport early, call airport to see if you are leaving, although this maybe unreliable.
German airport strike, world is watching
Update:-9 March 2017 Baggage handlers strike tomorrow Friday 4am and last till 5am Saturday.
Talks are still on going.
So far for tomorrow only 6 flights to Berlin Tegel from Munich have been cancelled.
Do you need to know about Finnish aviation strike tomorrow? For this and other industrial actions see www.easytravelreport.com
Announced today, Tuesday February 7, 2017.
Expect severe disruption, possible flight cancellations, tomorrow,
Wednesday, 8 February 2017 to and from Munich Airport to Berlin. Strike hours, between 5am and 11am (local time).
More talks planned for Friday, February 10th. This is considered a warning strike causing huge uncertainty.
Stay in close contact with your airline, before you travel to your airport.
Old Strikes effecting Munich Airport in 2016
November 22, 2016 As you know Lufthansa pilot’s have called for 24 hour strike action tomorrow and Munich Airport will be affected in some shape or form.
Eurowings Cabin Crew Strike
Lufthansa low cost subsidiary
Bases:-Berlin Tegel, Cologne Bonn, Dortmund, Dusseldorf Airport, Hamburg, Hannover, Salzurg, Stuttgart and Vienna International airport.
Codesharing agreement with United Airlines and Singapore Airlines.
Wednesday 27 October 2016 This evening UFO flight attendant union announce 24 hour strike 00.01 - 23:59 hrs tomorrow, by Eurowings AND Germanwings flight attendants. Call them so far 380 flights cancelled domestic and European. Long-hauls not effected. Luckily Frankfurt and Munich airports not effected unless you are connecting from an international long haul flight, exhausted and look to board a domestic flight.
Eurowings strike notice up. UFO union rally tomorrow 11am - 3pm in Cologne.
Lufthansa German landline 069 86 79 97 99 Eurowings 0180 63 20 32 0
October 24, 2016 Monday Cabin crews have postponed strike till Wednesday the 26th. Strike action if goes ahead will last two weeks.
October 20, 2016 Today Eurowings, cabin crew threaten strike action after talks fail between UFO union and Eurowings management.
Be ready for flight cancellations.
Strike could start anytime from this Monday, 24 October. Dispute will drag on. Union will not strike over Christmas period.
Strikes from earlier 2016
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.
German airport strike, 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 locked 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.
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?)
More talks planned 28 and 29 April, 2016.
This strike may effect local public transport workers, check your rail or bus driver is working.
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. Greece new strikes on the horizon for this and other strikes that will annoy you to no end www.easytravelreport.com
Old industrial action from 2016 that effected flights from Munich Airport
25 January 2016 Your flight from Munich Airport to France will be delayed due to French public strike see
Old strikes from 2015
Munich Airport Strike
Sunday 8 November 2015 Munich Airport get's it turn to be hit by Lufthansa flight attendant strike action tomorrow. Thousands of passengers to be displaced. Follow along with us. Management to make formal announcement tomorrow 5pm.
Heads up Monday September 14, 2015
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 First of many to come.
Your international flight with Lufthansa Airlines will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward due to pilots strike starting tomorrow 8am and going till midnight. Lufthansa Airlines has a notice up. Long hauls only and cargo flights
Chicago O'Hare, Los Angeles, Mexico, China, India and Korea...
Also check our front page for other strikes that may effect you, Spanish baggage handlers, Brussels taxi strike www.easytravelreport.com
Old industrial actions for 2015
4 JUNE 2015 Also do you need to know Tunisair flight attendants, 48 hour strike. Likely to effect flights to and from Tunisia
German rail strike
Italian airport workers
Italian air traffic control strike this week Friday 20th March and a Belgian general strike is planned for April 22nd see our front page
Munich Airport Strike by Lufthansa workers.
May 2015 All parties back talking
Update:-Thursday 19 March, 2015 Soldier on Lufthansa passengers. Pilots announce new strike for Saturday, again 00.01 - 23:59, likely to continue Sunday. Eurowings Germanwings not affected - yet. You can feel it, on the hairs at the back of your neck can't you.
Update:-Wednesday evening 18 March - Unfortunately another strike has been added.
Lufthansa European and domestic flights.
Friday the 20th - hours 00.01 - 23:59
As per recents strike actions will not involve Eurowings and Germanwings.
Week-end passengers must be getting nervous.. Double whammy with the Italian air traffic control strike going on Friday.
Lufthansa Airline pilot strike will effect short and medium haul flights only.
Strike to start Wednesday 18 March 2015 at 00.01 till 11:59pm. Thousands of passengers to be affected at Munich airport alone. Call them.
German Wings and Euro wings not affected. Pilot’s threaten to expand strike. On Friday this week Italian air traffic control strike.
22 February 2015 Flights to and from Bremen likely to be delayed slightly today due to strike at Bremen airport. Strike lasting till 22:30 hrs.
UFO flight attendants union
(I feel bad telling you this, good luck!)
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, Wednesday. Going to Tunisia? Same day as Tunisair strike and demonstrations in Paris Orly and Charles de Gaulle Airports see our front page
Hamburg Airport Security Strike
Announced today, 22 January 2015 Hamburg Airport security strike planned for Friday, 23 January 2015 between the hours 11am - 4pm. Get to the airport three hours early. See Verdi Union. Call your airline your flight might be cancelled, delayed or brought forward. Hamburg Airport
Old strikes for 2014 some not resolved.
Lufthansa Airlines Strike
Update:-Yesterday, Tuesday, union extended strike. Long hauls and cargo this Thursday from 3am to midnight.
Sunday 30 November 2014 Strike dates are in:-
Good news, Germanwings and all other subsidiaries will not be affected.
Starts Noon Monday 1 December 2014 (Domestic and medium hauls)
Ends Tuesday 2 December 2014 midnight.
Tuesday 2 December, 2014 early 3 am to midnight.
Lufthansa Cargo will strike same time as long hauls.
(No coincidence, same day as London rail strike and national airline of Portugal, TAP Airlines strike, Belgian rail strikes and German railway DB in strike talks. This is the worst we've seen of European strike action on a single day in several years. German politicians must speed up future new strike laws. German airlines will be forced to give more notice to passengers. This strike notice given on a Sunday, when press and airlines are sleeping and innocent passengers have started their journey has to go)
German Train Strike
DB Train 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
Old industrial actions
Sunday, 26 October, 2014 We had this question today. Did lufthansa strike effect flights from Munich to Prague on Saturday night? We think it was bad weather. What about you?
German Rail Strike
Lufthansa Pilot Strike 2014
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. Lufthansa Strike page
Other strikes you might need to know.
Italian aviation strikes 14 November, Morocco and Belgium plan general strikes see ETR
Old strikes for 2014
Expect DB to strike again.
DB Rail Strike
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.
12 September 2014 German train drivers (GDL Union) are planning to strike on Thursday 2, October, 2014.
Lufthansa German Pilot Strike
Monday 29 September 2014 Lufthansa pilot strike tomorrow from 8am to 11pm. Strike based out of Frankfurt International. Strike will effect all long-hual flights, estimation of 70 - 80 flights.
Most importantly not effected, long- hauls from Munich and Dusseldorf. Chances are your Frankfurt flight will be redirected to/from Munich or Dusseldorf.
Check your ticket if you are flying on an B747, A330, A340 or A380 you will face a change of plans.
Also not effected by industrial action, domestic and European flights. Subsidiaries Brussels Airline, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Swiss Airlines and German Wings.
Old industrial actions 2014
Update 10 September, 2014 Some pilot's did not strike today, saved a few long-hauls from being cancelled. Passengers from Munich were transferred from Munich airport to Frankfurt on a 400 seater 747-400. Other airlines picked up unexpected passenger windfall. 140 domestic and European flights cancelled. 15,300 exhausted passengers affected.
Lufthansa Pilot Strike
Announced 9 September, 2014 Lufthansa pilots will strike tomorrow, 8 hours, between 10 am and 6pm, local time. Strike will have a focus this time from Munich Airport, no Lufthansa flights will take off from Munich Airport. With regrets from Lufthansa pilot's Cockpit notice.
Cost to German tax payers for this strike estimates of 2 - 4 million euros - 110 flights from Munich cancelled.
Lufthansa Pilot Strike
Announced 4 September 2014 Union www.CVockpit.de will strike tomorrow, Friday, 5 September 2014 from Frankfurt International Airport.
Lufthansa Airlines pilot's will strike from 5 pm - 11 pm affecting short and medium haul flights. Best call them.
Tough if flying into Frankfurt International with a long - haul looking for a connecting flight.
26 August 2014 Lufthansa airline pilot's threaten strike action in September. Lufthansa flights from Munich International Airport will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. No date set yet.
Only thing that is "set" German, DB rail threaten parallel strike action.
Follow along with us at:-
Easy Travel Report. You have time to change your flight perhaps. Do not get put on Air France, they also threaten industrial actions.
Old industrial actions
25 March 2014 Flights to Frankfurt will be delayed on Thursday, 27 March, 2014 due to airport workers strike.
Lufthansa Germanwings Pilot Strike
Update:-28 March 2014 German pilots hand in strike dates. April 2 - 4. Follow along with us at Lufthansa strike page
Update:-23 March 2014 As expected Lufthansa pilots vote for strike action after two years of negotiations. Lufthansa pilots promise to give 48 hours notice of strike action. Shocking yes, but they don't have to. Make sure you have a plan B. In the past it's been hard to find a hotel room or car rental and not just in Germany. Make sure you have a German visa so you can leave international arrivals for a hotel, rather than sleep on a cot in no man's land. Perhaps book a hotel at both ends of your trip and cancel on the day. We will be updating as the news comes.
Expect Swiss Air, Air France, EasyJet, Tuifly, Air Berlin and British Airways to put on extra planes to catch windfall of new passengers. German railways Deutsche Bahn will also put on extra rail cars if given enough warning. Austrian Airlines - Tyrolean Airways and Air Dolomite likely to be hit. Condor not sure. We will be updating, check back with us. I'd change your flight NOW. Munich airport is a nightmare when Lufthansa strikes.
4 February 2014 Lufthansa/Germanwings 5,400 pilots being balloted for strike action, ballots due in March 21st. Follow along with us Lufthansa Strike
Old issues for 2014 Already!!
Air Dolomiti flight attendants strike 10am - 2pm, Monday 10 February.
1 January 2014 Are you flying with Lufthansa Airline to Roissy Airport, Paris? Lufthansa Airline should have given you notice of strike action by employees. Strike is from Friday, 3, January, 2014 4:30 am till Monday January 6th.
June 28, 2013 Lufthansa passengers look out for the self check in now at Frankfurt and Munich airports. Scan your boarding pass, fix sticker on your luggage. Put luggage on treadmill and don't forget your receipt.
June 27 May 2013 Munich airport is the hub for Air Dolomiti. Air Dolomiti strike by pilots Wednesday May 29, follow along with us Air Dolomiti strike
Lufthansa Airline Strike
Friday, 19 April 2013 Lufthansa airline strike, 24 hours, Monday, 22 April, 2013. Long-hauls should leave, will effect domestic and European flights.Airline will announce cancellations on Saturday evening. Involves Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Hannover, Dusseldorf and Cologne/Bonn Airports. Berlin Airport will strike in the morning till 2:30pm. Website will also be closed.
Wednesday, March 20 Lufthansa strike, Lufthansa baggage handlers strike, Thursday March 21,
5am - Noon (local time) 500 flights cancelled, effecting most German airports. Munich, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Stuttgart and Frankfurt etc. Long-hauls not effected, domestic and short-hauls take the brunt of cancellations. This is a "warning strike" by baggage handlers and not German airport security for a change which has almost become livable with. Here's what Lufthansa has to say.
Star Alliance member.
Subsidiaries and cargo flights:-Cityline, Germanwings, AeroLogic, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Swiss Airlines, Lufthansa Cargo.
16 September 2012 Munich airport under strike threat again. This time it's from Ireland.
Irish airport workers and Irish national airline employees from Aer Lingus will have rolling strike on Monday 1 October 2012. Call Aer Lingus to change your flight. You could be delayed or even worse cancelled.
10 September Your good to go, flights back to normal. Issues not resolved. All parties are in talks till Middle October.
24 hour strike now planned starting tomorrow,
6 September,10PM Thursday till 10PM Friday. Last night 300 passengers slept in the transit lounge on cots.
4 September Strike has escalated to Munich Airport workers will strike from 1PM today till midnight. Berlin Tegel form 5AM, Frankfurt starting 6AM.
3 September 2012 flights to Munich from Berlin today with Lufthansa probably will be cancelled due to the flight attendants strike. Starts Tuesday 4 September from 5am to 1PM lunch time out of Berlin airport.
Update:-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.
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 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!
Germany Munich Airport is under a strike threat by Lufthansa Airlines flight attendants. Management to offer new contract today 22 August 2012. The above airlines all fly out of Munich.
Thursday 23 August 2012 Some 18,000 German flight attendants will continue for another 5 days with negotiations. Expect strike on Tuesday if deal not made,
Wednesday 22 August 2012 Management to present new offer to Lufthansa flight attendants today.
16 August 2012 Lufthansa airlines flight attendants reject latest pay offer.