Next bank holiday August 31, 2015

​Heathrow Express
Stoppages and delay's you will want to know HeathrowExpress

Cardiff Bus Strike
10 Strike days, starts September 2, 2015 Walesonline.co.uk

Stansted Airport Strike
18 August 2015 Baggage scanner security workers will strike at Stansted airport 3.45 am - 1pm Sunday, 23 August and the public holiday week-end Monday, 31st August, 3:45 am - midnight. Only 30 workers involved, airport will have a contingency plan in place. You will likely not even know a strike is going on.

London Tube Strike
Update:-24 August 2015 Tube Strike has been called off. 
However strikes planned for the Tuesday 8th and Thursday 10th of September are still on.

National Gallery
Union workers are on an indefinite strike. Chances are you will find quiet a lot of the exhibits closed.

30 August 2015 Edinburgh Festival museums closed Artlyst.com

Brussels, French style, taxi strike is planned for Wednesday, September 16, 2015 against Uber. Expect exits to airports and train stations to be blocked, along with traffic jams. Traffic will come to a halt.

The Independent Union of train drivers (SOHC) lift strike actions that were planned throughout this summer. Union does however state to expect a 5 day strike action this September.
SNCB had a strong contingency plan ready and waiting.

Olympics start 5 August 2016

USA Weather today.

1 September 2015 NetJet pilots picketing New York Post

Runway Repairs
Are you flying in and out of JFK? Runway work to take place, spring, summer till September 2015, your flight likely to be delayed

​LAX also has runway repairs going on this summer.

JetBlue to offer direct flights to Cuba from New York - JFK, Friday's starting July 3. Also Baja Ferries will offer the first ferry between US and Cuba, no baggage weight to deal with.

Banned - "Selfie Sticks" in NYC and DC museums.

San Antonio International
July 2015 Airport parking nightmare till 2018 woai.com
Next national bank holiday 3 October, 2015 Day of German Unity

​Lufthansa Pilot Strike
​​2 September 2015 Lufthansa pilot union (Cockpit) threaten strike action. Expect strike action anytime for Germanawings and Lufthansa pilots. Long time bitter dispute - 5,400 pilot's to be let go. 

If pilot's strike.
Nothing in latest press release stating pilot union will let passengers know in an accepted manor ie 48 hours notice.
Easyjet will pick up the slack and have put on extra flights in the past. Car rentals become hard to find. DB German national railway may add extra railway cars and tickets sell out fast. Lufthansa agents will gobble up hotel rooms near and far to your airport - Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg etc. Know your rights.

Hamburg Airport
Road works. The most important north-south connectors - construction of the A7 Bordesholm - South of Hamburg Airport delays.

Spanish Bank Holiday's:- October 12, November 1, December 6 and 8. Of course Christmas Day which is on a Friday in 2015.

Heads up, Spain is still on level four alert Spanish News Today

Spanish baggage Handler Strike
Handlers for Menzies Aviation
Update:-Sunday 30 August 2015, change of plans Madrid is involved after all. Local times. Plan is to get you going and coming back perhaps. All carefully choreographed.

Madrid Airport Friday September 4, 4:30am to 7:30am again 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Malaga Airport Saturday September 5, 8am - Noon and 6 - 9pm
Malaga Airport Sunday September 6, 8am - 11 am and 8pm - 11pm
Barcelona Airport Sunday September 6, 10am - noon and 6pm - 8pm
Alicante Airport Monday September 7, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm
Palma de Mallorca Monday September 7, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm
Barcelona Airport Monday September 7, 10am - noon and 6pm - 8pm
Alicante Airport Wednesday September 9, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm
Palma de Mallorca Wednesday September 9, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm

Madrid Airport Friday September 11, 4:30am to 7:30am again 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Malaga Airport Saturday September 12, 8am to noon and 6pm - 9pm
Malaga Airport Sunday September 13, 8am 11 am and 8pm - 11pm
Barcelona Airport Sunday September 13, 10am - noon and 6pm - 8pm
Alicante Airport Monday September 14, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm
Palma de Mallorca Monday September 14, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm
Barcelona Airport Monday September 14, 10am - noon and 6pm - 8pm
Alicante Airport Wednesday September 16, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm
Palma de Mallorca Wednesday September 16, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm

Madrid Airport Friday September 18, 4:30am to 7:30am again 7:30pm - 9:30pm 
Malaga Airport Saturday September 19, 8am to noon and 6pm - 9pm
Malaga Airport Sunday September 20, 8am 11 am and 8pm - 11pm
Barcelona Airport Sunday September 20, 10am - noon and 6pm - 8pm
Alicante Airport Monday September 21, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm
Palma de Mallorca Monday September 21, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm
Barcelona Airport Monday September 21, 10am - noon and 6pm - 8pm
Alicante Airport Wednesday September 23, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm
Palma de Mallorca Wednesday September 23, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm

Madrid Airport Friday September 25, 4:30am to 7:30am again 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Malaga Airport Saturday September 26, 8am to noon and 6pm - 9pm
Malaga Airport Sunday September 27, 8am 11 am and 8pm - 11pm
Barcelona Airport Sunday September 27, 10am - noon and 6pm - 8pm
Alicante Airport Monday September 28, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm
Palma de Mallorca Monday September 28, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm
Barcelona Airport Monday September 28, 10am - noon and 6pm - 8pm
Alicante Airport Wednesday September 30, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm
Palma de Mallorca Wednesday September 30, 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm

Call your airline your flight will likely be brought forward, delayed or cancelled. Airlines have plenty of time to work around this. By law some handlers will have to work during these strike hours. Pay attention to strike below if you are taking a train to and from the airports.

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

Spanish Rail Strike
Renfe Strike
Renfe negotiations with union SEMAF (railway drivers) 5,000 workers, break down. Drivers and other rail workers have planned four, 24 hour strikes. Strike will effect passenger and freight traffic. Minimum service will be announced closer to dates.
Friday 4 September, 2015 drivers and engineers strike starts 8:30 am.
Other three strikes our by train drivers only 
Friday 11 September, 2015
Monday 14 September and Tuesday 15th.
Another rail union CCOO has also threatened strike action beginning of September also.

            Spanish air traffic controllers strike
Update:-3 August 2015 Spanish controllers state they will not strike in August, but September likely to be a different story.
​See our page (bookmark it Spanish air traffic control strike
Union of Air Traffic Controllers (USCA)

​14 July 2015 Ryanair has a thing or two to say about these baggage handler strikes Daily Mail (August 13, strikes still going on)

Spain between January 2015 and July 2015 took in 37 billion euros in tourist money.

Carthage Airport will be closed for maintenance from:-
5pm October 14, 2015 till 10pm October 16, 2015

Tunisia - Tourism all but dried up

5 August 2015 Flight delays from Turkey have been getting longer and longer over the last few weeks. Airlines being told/recommended not to fly near the Turkish Iraq border. 
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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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Industrial Action Strike Guide for 2015

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Perfect match for viewers of Easy Travel Report

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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....
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​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?

Penny Ciocchi @ Easy Travel Report
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**Warning, Travel Alert, Travel Advisory 
for 2015**
 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 Namibia
Air Zimbabwe
American Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Czech Airlines
Estonia Airline
Iberia Airlines
Kuwait Airways  
Liat Airlines
Lot Polish Airlines
Lufthansa Airlines
along with Germanwings
Spirit Airlines
TAP Air Portugal

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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

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

​Melbourne Tram Strike
Update:-28 August 2015 New strike planned for September 10  www.heraldsun.com.au

​Italian Public Holiday's for 2015 - Nationwide
Saturday 15 August 2015 Assum
Sunday 1 November 2015 All Saints Day
Tuesday 8 December 2015 Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Jubilee Year of Mercy
Celebrations start December 8, 2015 ends  November 20, 2016. Over the year Rome expects 33 million pilgrims Breitbart

Check out Italy Beyond the Obvious Madeline Jhawar this lady knows her stuff 

22 August 2015 Jamaica air traffic control on a go slow Jamaica Observer

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. 2015 shaping up to be contentious between shareholders, unions and employees.
India General Strike
1 September Goa taxi drivers joining in Business standard
Update:-26 August 2015 More talks tomorrow.
26 May 2015 General strike is being planned Wednesday 2 September 2015. Strike will start Tuesday midnight ends midnight Wednesday.
Meeting with goverment planned August 26th.
​Dozen unions. One million state transport workers will strike. 
All Indian banks will join in, banks will be closed for the day. Bring cash, chances are ATM's will be empty at your airport. Port and Refinery workers will join in strike action.
Indian railway workers will not strike as they have plans for a November strike.

Air India - Pilot Go Slow
Be prepared for long flight delays. 
Pilot's not happy with going from employee to now "contracted employee".

August 31, 2015 Pilot union Indian Commercial Pilots' Association ICPA (670 pilots) refuse to do overtime. Pilot in command can extend flight time by three hours if needed. Pilots to decide whether to strike or not ballot results due in September 6. Air India pilots' average work time is 12 hours.

August 21, 2015 Air India pilot's on a go slow Sahilonline.com

18 August 2015 Announced today possible CNG petrol station pump strike Friday, 21 August, 2015 Times of India

New Delhi
2015 Summer sickness, typhoid, gastroenteritis, food poisoning have gone up significantly Times of India

Iraqi Airway's banned from flying to Europe - safety violations 

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

​Sunday August 30, 2015 Strike planned for end of this week Arab sector Jerusalem Post

El Al has a pilot shortage. Sunday night flight leaving Ben Gurion to NYC gets delayed often due to no pilot scheduled. Management scramble for a pilot to do overtime. 
This airport closes at night. Airlines must leave and arrive on time.
If Greek air traffic control strike you may have trouble catching your international flight, particularly if you are coming from the Greek Isles or Cyprus.

Greek air traffic controllers re-iterate the need for a new upgraded air traffic control system is desperately needed along with more staff. It's not unusual for controllers to bring airline landings in by eyesight only.
The Greek Air Traffic Controllers Association (GATCA)

25 million tourist have come to Greece this year naturally airport's are over capacity.

ourairports Thessaloniki 
Athens airport
​Athens flights delayed today? see ourairports

Informative sites
Living in Greece

United States 
​Air France Pilots
Pilots will not strike summer 2015
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 more expensive and scarce.

​26 August 2015 Luas threaten strike action Independent

September 2015 Ottawa taxi drivers have been causing problems/delays at Ottawa International airport.

Costa Rica
August 21, 2015 General strike is being planned Undeca

Port strike
48 hour port strike planned for this Thursday and Friday 27, 28 August has been cancelled.

Cyprus has a shortage of air traffic controllers, causing constant flight delays. If you are flying to Athens to catch a long-haul flight you can get caught up in a Greek aviation strike. 

Ryanair taking over Paphos to Athens route due to Aegean pulling out.

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.

Romanian air traffic control will strike for the second time this year.

Update:- Monday 31 October 2015 Lucky you, Romanian air traffic control cancelled.
Update:-Monday August 31, 2015 Talks going well. 14 of 14 demands fixed.
Still might get cancelled. Legal question still concerned over what to do with a 100 excess air traffic controllers/workers.

​Update:-Friday August 27, 2015 CEO of ROMATSA resigns. Courts deem strike is legal.

Strike will take place Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 11 am. Expect a third of flights to be cancelled, Union threaten 50%.

Romanian Administration of Air Traffic Services (ROMATSA) currently has 1,530 employees. Between 2500-3000 transiting aircraft, every day, 20,000 daily passengers. Controllers highest wage in the country 21,000 lei per month.

Last strike this July lasted two hours. Bucharest Henri Coanda Airport causing flights to be cancelled. Call your airline.

Nizhny Novgorod (400 km east of Moscow) preparing for World Cup 2018
​Nizhny Novgorod International Airport No Ryanair, BA or Air France at the moment.

South Korea
17, June 2015 50,000 tourist cancel trip to south Korea due to MERS 
Update:- Wednesday July 1, 2015 Good news air traffic control strike is cancelled.
National Union of Air Traffic Controllers SNCTA (40% of controllers)
Paris Orly Airport
Watch DGAC blog
Air France 
Charles de Gaulle Airport 

Toulouse Metro Strike
Seven month strike announced. Strike will end September 30, 2015.
Strike is over extension of hours on Friday and Saturday’s till 3am and security concerns.
Strike time will be on the extended hours. This is a continuation of the same strike which ended January 31, 2015 which caused random chaos for commuters in am. Meeting to take place March 11. Metro does not go to Toulouse Airport.

RER train lines - watch out tourist being targeted by thieves.

8 July 2015 Danish argument with Ryanair heating up The Local,dk
Ryanair closes base in Denmark but will still fly into Denmark.
Also Sweden boycotts TheLocal.se

Lisbon Airport - Lisbon Portela Airport, Porto Airport, Funchal and Porto Santo
Groundforce baggage handler strike
Saturday 29 August and Sunday, 30 August, 2015. Call your airline.
Handlers have not had a pay raise since 2008. 5 private baggage handler companies are joining in. Minimum service will be in effect which means some hours during the strike day some workers will be working.

Lisbon Ferry Strike Action
Soflusa link between Barreiro and Terreiro do Paco in Lisbon
and Transtejo link between Cacilhas and Cais do Sodre
Lisbon ferry strike September Monday, 7 and Tuesday 8th.
Strike will last three hours per shift.
South Africa
1 August 2015 Cosatu union threaten mass strike next month IOL News
Rubbish strike has been going on since mid-July. Beirut port workers will strike this Thursday and Friday 20, 21 August. Lebanon and surrounding areas are swamped with rubbish.
India general strike
Lufthansa Pilots