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Industrial Action Strike Guide for 2017

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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.

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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 
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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

23 May 2017 Amsterdam Schiphol Airport long delays to get through security and customs due to over capacity, come early.

​Aruba InselAir bankrupt today 8 June 2017

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

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.

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.

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
May 2017 Travel + Leisure Latest on avoiding baggage fees at Delta Airlines

DC Metro Sick Out
Friday 5 May, 2017 Union agrees to talks this weekend.
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.

Spirit Airlines
9 May 2017 Follow along with us Spirit Airline pilot strike
8 May 2017 Just what is going on with this airline? For weeks now we've been getting emails from disgruntled passengers.

8 May, 2017 Monday Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport yesterday 9 cancelled Spirit flights. 5 inbound and 4 outbound. Passengers on long lines for three hours. Airline state flights cancelled due to crew availability and weather around the country, not pilot strike action.

Once news crew showed up 6:30pm lines moved. In fact they were moved to Palm Beach International (PBIA). PBIA unable to accommodate them. Some passengers slept at the airport.. Thousands of passengers stranded in Las Vegas per Twitter.


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.

Dublin Airport Negotiaitons
Sunday 11 June 2017 Here's the latest from union boss
The Independant

30 April, 2017 Pay attention workers at Dublin Airport reject wage offer.

​Aruba InselAir bankrupt today Thursday 8 June 2017.

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

Keep in mind engineering works TFL

British Airways Strike
Friday 16 June 2017 New British Airways strike planned for
Saturday 1 July 2017 00:01 hours to
Sunday 16 July, 2017 23:59

11 June 2017 Strike has been suspended for talks.
2 June 2017 British Airways 2,900 mixed fleet cabin crew Unite union workers back to strike action over benefits not being reinstated - travel concessions and discounted travel. 
Four day strike action to start Friday, 00.01 hours, 16 June 2017 till 23:59 hours Monday 19 June, 2017. Contact British Airways your flight may be changed. British Airways will get you to your destination same day of travel.

30 May 2017 British Airways thousands of passengers without luggage Daily Mail

British Airways Heathrow Airport 

Southern Rail - Gatwick Airport
​Strike by Southern Rail drivers, members of ASLEF union
Drivers will strike from Thursday, 27 July 2017. Start of UK school holidays. Drivers will not do overtime as from Thursday, 29 June 2017 causing delays.
Stay away from Liverpool 8 - 10th July
Merseyrail Strike
Again RMT union workers and talks are still on going.
Merseyrail drivers will strike for three 24 hour strikes
Saturday, 8 July 2017
Monday, 10 July 2017
Sunday, 23 July 2017 Last day of the Open Golf at Royal Birkdale and Liverpool International Music Festival 
Northern Rail Strike - Arriva Rail North
Reduced service will be in effect
Three strike dates Saturday, Sunday and Monday, July, 8th, 9th and 10th

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


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.

Costa del Sol
​Malaga Airport Strike
 Wednesday 21 June 2017 Malaga Airport security strike, 10am - noon every Thursday and Friday. Strike starts tomorrow. If you are leaving from Malaga, make sure you get to the airport early 3 hours minimum before your flight is to leave. Keep hand luggage to a minimum. Stay in close contact with your airline. If you are landing in Malaga be ready for a long wait to get through airport security and customs.
Spanish Taxi Strike
Two more taxi driver protests are planned Saturday, July 29th and Monday the 31st (possible Metro strike same day) of July and from then on an indefinite strike is planned. Strike will be nationwide, so make travel plans accordingly.
Barcelona Taxi Strike


Barcelona El Prat and Madrid Barjas Airport
10 May 2017 AENA announce extra staff, National Police, will be added to passport control during the summer, Madrid Barajas Airport and Barcelona El Prat. You should also find 350 extra more automatic reading machines.
Schengen changes in rules and regulations co-insides with tourist season. Due to new anti-terrorist measures passengers show ID at exit and entry to Schengen area.

​Barcelona El Prat
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)
Update:- Thursday 8 June 2017 Barcelona Metro workers today confirmed that the indefinite strike for every Monday will continue.
​Update:-Sunday May 28, 2017 Yes strike is on, same times
Update:-Sunday May 7, 2017 Strike is on for tomorrow, same times.
Update:-1 May, 2017 Strike in full swing this morning El Periodico

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

Spanish National Rail Renfe 

​Spanish Port Strike dock strike
1 June 2017 Update:-Spanish port workers cancelled strike dates except for next week June 5th, 7th and 9th.
18 May 2017 New Spanish port strikes.
Mondays, Wednesday and Friday’s per week.
So far the dates are:-May 24, 26 and 29th
June 2, 5, 7and 9th.
This might effect you getting on and off your cruise ship. Last strike shipping companies diverted to Marseilles and Tangiers.
Madrid Metro 
Metro de Madrid
​29 May 2017 Madrid Metro Line 5 will be closed 3 July, till beginning of September 2017

Madrid Metro Strike
Metro de Madrid 
Madrid Metro Strike
This time strike will last for five days
The Union of Train Drivers of Metro de Madrid (SCMM) called strike action from 1pm, Wednesday, 28 June to Sunday 2 Jul, 2017 ending at midnight.
Coincides with World Pride, 10 days, Madrid expects 2.5 million visitors.
Last strike saw only 10% of members striking. Busy airport for Ryanair.

17 May 2017 Madrid Metro workers threaten more/longer strike action in coming weeks. Union claim minimum service is rigged.
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.

Valencia Metro Strike
Metrovalencia strike today, Tuesday, 2 May, 2017, 70% of service offered. Stoppages between 12:30 lunchtime - 3:30pm, Lines 4, 6 and 8. (Airport is Line 3)
Phone:-900 46 10 46
Company sends regrets..
(This might be a weekly event like Barcelona and Madrid)

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


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

​30 April, 2017 Pilot and flight attendant shortages, always seems to be on a Sunday Haaretz.com

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

Your Airline
Your Airport

HOP Airline Strike
Air France subsidiary HOP pilots have handed in a strike notice starting Monday July 3 - ending Saturday July 8th. HOP handles most of Air France domestic flights, Negotiations on going,

​Air France Strike - Corsica
Airport Strike
Now it's Bastia - Poretta Airport's turn.
Update:-Friday 2 June 2017 Bastia-Poretta Airport strike by CGT Air France workers. Help desk, check in, baggage handlers.
​Will effect HOP, Air France and Air Corsica. Air France state will not effect flights, help will be on hand. Not sure if this is just this week-end or indefinite.

Announced today Friday 28 April, 2017 Air France ground crews, at Ajaccio - Napoleon Bonaparte (Campo dell’Oro) Airport. 
Will strike Saturday's (only) till 27 May, 2017 from 1:30pm - 5:30pm
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?

For Reunion and Air Austral see below

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

Toulouse Airport Strike
Thursday January 19, 2017 Firemen at Toulouse airport are on an indefinite strike starting tomorrow. Airport operations will run on a day by day basis
Follow along Toulouse Airport Strike

​Brittany Ferries to see ferry/port disruptions.

French SNCF strike - French National Rail Strike
SNCF Strike?

21 March 2017 Possible SNCF French railways strike.

Do you need help? Try Kimberly at http://theparisitinerary.com/ she knows whats what in Paris.
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.

Italian Air Traffic Control Strike
Italian Air traffic control strike is planned for 5 July 2017 between the hours of 1pm - 5pm. Stay in close contact with your airline and check back with us as you never know this may get cancelled.
Italian General Transportation Strike
These are all local times and we will update.
Finding a taxi will be near on impossible. Metro's and buses nationwide will be on strike periodically though out the day.
Friday 16 June 2017 Will involve all forms of transportation including aviation. 

First let's go over the rail strike. Strike will last 24 hours. It will start night before, 9pm Thursday 15 June, 2017 till 9pm Friday 16th June. Involves:-Trenitalia, FSI Group, Mercitalia, Serfer Rail Services, Trenord and New Transport Traveler. Trains will power down earlier and your train will likely be stopped at the border. 
Some trains will be guaranteed to run, so check websites, perhaps you can change to one of those. Additional services will be added, announced day of strike.  Local trains will run 6am - 9am and 6pm - 9pm for commuters.

(Update:-This strike has been taken down, why strike when everyone else is doing it! Enav Italian air traffic control 1pm - 5pm? (last two atc strikes have been cancelled)

Genoa Airport possible disruption between 10am - 2pm
Verona Airport 10am - 2pm
Bergamo Airport 10am -2pm
Rome Fiumicino Airport Noon - 4pm
Alitalia crews nationwide 10am - 2pm
Now here's something we've never seen before:-
Airlines operating in Italy, all staff nationwide flight personnel and ground workers 10am - midnight. 
Airfind, Nationwide airport and prompted airports nationwide 24 hours.
​Are you taking an Italian passenger or car ferry? They will also be affected.
CGIL union members will be demonstrating nationwide 17 June, 2017 Might cause traffic delays.

Italian Firefighters Strike Action
Strike action nationwide is planned for 15 and 30th June and July 15th and 31st each lasting 24 hours. Just watch where your hotel/movie theatre exits are.

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.
(24 April, 2017 Union members vote no to a new cost cutting deal, nail in the coffin)

MeridianaFly  Phone 892 928 and from abroad 44 2038681778   

​June Trenitalia
28th April, 2017 Local public transport, including Trenitalia in Piedmont region Cuneo, Turin - strike deferred till June 18, 2017, 9am - 5pm. Can be a problem if you are traveling from France and going onto Milan.

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.

Starting 1 July 2017 Mandatory guides for Machu Picchu Peruvian Times
​Unesco  master plan, ruins open for one tour in am and one tour in pm Peruvian Times


TAP Express Strike
(Was Portugalia Airlines)
TAP Express strike from Saturday 10 June, 2017 till Tuesday the 20th of June 2017. 
Follow along for strike action TAP Express Strike


Announce today an unheard of strike by The Union of Aviation Workers and Airports (SITAVA) union workers.

These workers will make TAP airline passengers life hell from June 3, 2017 to October 1, 2017. 
TAP Portugal had a 35% increase in passengers this April and this way they are thanked. Stay in touch with TAP Portugal airline your flight could well be delayed or brought forward.
Powerful CGTP Union planning general strike, no date set yet.
SATA Strike
Sata cabin crew union National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel (SNPVAC) have put in strike notice. (Not just flight attendants, reservations, and ground crews)
SATA Strike Thursday and Friday, June 1 and 2, 2017

Update:-31 May 2017 Strike is still on unfortunately. Seven hour meeting yesterday was fruitless. SATA International, Lisbon and Horta flights are guaranteed on the 1st and for the 2nd of June, flights from Lisbon to Horta will be guaranteed. 
SATA Air Azores all regional flights will be working.
SATA advice passengers to change flight for another day or refund.
https://www.azoresairlines.pt/en/information/latest Has strike notice up. Sorry we don't have more information for you at this time.

Weather is looking great for Thursday and Friday - no weather delays.
Union does not rule out more industrial action in the future.

25 May 2017 SATA group, SATA Azores airlines, SATA Air Acores, SATA airlines remind passengers about the strike action planned for June 1 and 2. Call them. Minimal service will be in effect.

Saturday 29 April, 2017 Portuguese airport security, Union of Aviation Workers and Airports (Sitava), Prosegur and Securitas company workers threaten strike action between May 13 -17th at all Portuguese airports. 
This includes Azores and Madeira May 12th and 13th May when the Pope visits Fatima shrine.
May 13 -17, 2017 union is arranging 24 hour strikes. 
Get to your Portuguese airport at least three hours early. Bring minimum hand luggage to get through customs fast. Stay in close contact with your airline. 
This is an old dispute which has been going on what seems like for years. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail at the last minute and knock sense into them. Skelton screw (freudian slip, oops) will be in place.

Air Austral
Launching new route Saint-Denis to Marseille October 2017. Pilot’s will hold a referendum for indefinite strike action that may start at the end of June.

Greek Strikes

​Trainose workers announce three days of strike action which starts Tuesday, 
30 May 2017. Find alternative transportation to Athens airport Trainose

Olympic and Aegean list  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

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.

​May 18, 2017 Runway repairs at Frankfurt Airport between 22 May - 27, May 2017 if all goes well.
Call before you leave for the airport, your flight could very well be delayed.

What's going on? Berlin Tegel and Air Berlin and Lufthansa
Update:- It seems to be ground service workers Aeroground who work for Air Berlin. Go slow has now moved onto other airlines MorgenPost
16 May 2017 For what seems like days Air Berlin flights from Tegel have been delayed. It’s not just a few it’s in the tens. 
Today, Tuesday 16 May 2017 so far 18 cancelled 132 delayed, tomorrow 2 cancellations planned already
Monday 15 May 2017 38 cancelled 269 delayed
Sunday 14 May, 2017 30 cancelled 268 delayed

All in all in the last week 129 cancelled flights and 1,496 delayed and
Lufthansa in the past week 68 cancelled and 1,542 delays.

Tegel Airport  
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

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