Spain

Spanish public holidays 2016
Monday 24 July 2016 Labour Day 
Monday 15 August 2016 Assumption Day
Wednesday 12 October 2016 Hispanic Day
Tuesday 1 November 2016 All Saints Day 
Tuesday 6 December 2016 Constitution Day
Thursday December 2016 Immaculate Conception

Air Europa Strike
Air Europa Pilot Strike 2016
Update:-July 25, 2016 Marc Pons Minster of Land, Energy and Mobility announced today cancellation plans for Air Europa. Flights cancelled 76 International and 38 domestic one of them being a flight to and from Balearics

Spanish pilot union SEPLA will be negotiating till the last minute and do not rule out more strikes.
Spain’s second largest airline will strike end of July and early August 2016, one of the busiest week-ends of the summer.

Strike starts Friday July 30, 00:00 - ends midnight August 2nd 
4 consecutive days.

Issue over new low cost subsidiary Air Europa Express. Airline suffering from some stiff competition EasyJet, Ryanair and Iberia Airlines.

Minimum service has been agreed upon.
100% of transoceanic flights and all flights to and from the Balearic Islands and the Canaries and interisland flights will go. 
Call for all other flights to see if you've been delayed, canceled or brought forward. 
Hub Madrid Barajas Airport
Focus cities Barcelona Airport and Tenerife South Airport
SkyTeam Alliance

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Vueling
18 July 2016 A guarantee has been made between Vueling and Spanish Government that operations will be normal 29 July - August 1
Co-insides with August holidays.
If you've been caught up lately with delays due to low cost airline Vueling shenanigans call them. You just might be inline for some financial compensation.
Airline has added more staff to Barcelona el Prat airport and punctuality rates are better.
Last week 80,000 passengers were delayed, 50 flights in four days canceled. Piled onto this strikes in other countries
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Spanish Air Traffic Control
6/6/2016 Just a warning that talks are going on regarding Spanish air traffic control towers 
​Issue over privatization of towers.
Two unions CCOO and UGT
13 towers involved, run by Saerco Ferronats cross bred of Ferrovial and British NATS.
Alicante, Valencia, Sabadell, Ibiza, Jerez, Vigo, Sevilla, La Coruna, Melilla and Cuatro Vientos.
In the Canaries this will effect Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and La Palma.

18 July 2016 Spanish air traffic control USCA complain of over work. Keep an eye open, check website, makes one nervous. Spanish controllers may have a point. Spanish tourism surges, up 13% compared to last year. Tourists shun Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia Reuters
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Spanish national railway RENFE and ADIF 
​Renfe communication notices

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

If anything comes in regarding these individual airports we will 
update on :-
Alicante Airport strikes
Madrid Airport Strikes
Barcelona El Prat
Palma de Mallorca Mallorca 19 July day four of rubbish bin strike
Malaga Airport Strikes



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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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We get emails on a regular basis asking did this strike really happen or I need proof it happened?

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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 2016**
 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 Malta
Air Namibia
Air Zimbabwe
Alitalia
American Airlines
British Airways
Austrian Airlines
Czech Airlines
EasyJet
EgyptAir
Estonia Airline
Gulfair
Iberia Airlines
Kuwait Airways  
Liat Airlines
Lot Polish Airlines
Lufthansa Airlines
PIA
Qantas
SATA
Spirit Airlines
TAP Air Portugal

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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.
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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

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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

Debbie

Amsterdam
22 July 2016 EasyJet pilots threaten strike action again. EasyJet will use foreign pilot's to fill in. Last strike was cancelled and the one before was barely noticed. Still you could get caught up in some delays. No strikes are planned for the next two days.


Argentina 
Be Aware
Transportation strikes and demonstrations are planned throughout Argentina on
Thursday August 4, 2016
The Argentina Confederation of Transport Workers (CATT)



Australia
Australian Border Force and Customs Immigration Strikes
24 April 2016 Strikes put on hold by the Australian government for the next three months.

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


Portugal

Portuguese Air Traffic Control Strike
Portuguese air traffic control strike cancelled.
Strike will include air traffic controllers and airport personnel.
Strikes are planned, your flight will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward.
Stay in close contact with your airline.
Strikes will only last two hours, enough to cause major disruption in the aviation network.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Friday July 8
Friday July 15
Friday July 22 
Friday July 29, 2016 More information closer to dates. We will update as news comes in.
National airlines, TAP, SATA, SATA Air Azores and Portugalia Airlines likely to take the brunt of any strike actions.


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South Korea
Korean Air

Korean Air Pilot Strike 2016
Update:-Saturday May 6, 2016 Pilot's now suing chairman 
for more on this hoo-ha and  pilot go slow Korean Air pilot strike 


​Malta
July 2016 Are you flying Air Malta? Here's the latest maltoday.com 
Airline might be purchased by Alitalia, causing pilot's into strike action mode.


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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.

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Italian strikes
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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.






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Israel
Tube strikes
England/Scotland/Wales
Keep in mind engineering works TFL

Leeds
Leeds bus strike is planned for Tuesday 26 July 2016. Check your plans to and from Leeds airport. Commuters spill out on to other forms of transportation, extra traffic on roads, congestion, traffic jams.

​​Scotland
Scotrail strike Tuesday June 21, 2016 expect severe disruptions Scotrail
​More strike dates in the future. Thursday 23 June, Saturday 25 June, 
Sunday 26 June, Sunday 3 July, Sunday 10 July and Sunday 17 July.

Thomas Cook
Update:-25 May 2016 Votes in, crews vote for strike action. Meetings planned this week. More news to come end of June.
7 May 2016 Thomas Cook air crews belonging to Unite union are being balloted for strike action. Ballots due in Wednesday May 25. If industrial action is called for it will likely happen during half term, school holidays 30 May - June 3, 2016. By law union will give management 7 days notice of any strike action.
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Southern Rail Strike
Don't rely on this rail line to Gatwick airport.
26 July 2016 Beleaguered passengers on Southern Rail now have a new problem to deal with. Ticket office staff are now being balloted for strike action. When will it ever end?
Typical Southern Rail aftermath from Daily Mail 
Southern Rail 

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British Airways
18 July 2016 British Airways cabin crew, 8,800 will vote on whether to strike or not.
British Airlines Stewards and Stewardesses Association (BASSA) ballot will close 17 August, 2016.

How can you prepare for this British Airways Daily Mail
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London National Gallery
Union workers are on an indefinite strike. Chances are you will find several exhibits closed.
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Heathrow Express
Stoppages and delay's, you will want to know HeathrowExpress
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Tidbit for you. Make sure you get your foreign currency before going to your airport DailyMail.com
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Korean Air Strike 2016
Pilot Go Slow
Indian strikes

Belgium
Belgian Rail Strike
24 hour rail strikes
Will effect Thalys and Eurostar, ICE trains, TGV. Trains start powering down early, 5pm the night before? Then you will deal with knock on-effect. Expect traffic jams, severe road congestion.


Update:-22 June 2016 Turns out general strike is still on for Friday. 7sur.be reporting transportation will be disrupted. Just give yourself extra time to get to your airport expect taxi shortages, traffic jams..
Much of the country is expected to be paralyzed. Trains will stop working 10pm, tomorrow, Thursday. SNCB advising passengers to “provide for other transportation alternatives and not just rely on trains to get around”
Use website www.letrain.be, the SNCB app, twitter accounts and Facebook @SNCB and the Contact Center (02 / 528.28.28). “ More information to come out tomorrow/tonight

Friday June 24, 2016
Saturday September 24, 2016
Friday October 7, 2016
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January 2016 Stephanie Tunnel will be closed for a year. Expect random road tunnel closings across Brussels.
Update:14 February 2016 Another tunnel closed, Pacheco tunnel, falling concrete.

​Belgium Air Traffic Control Strike
May 2016 Controllers still calling in sick, on off. Effecting flights to and from Charleroi and Brussels Airport. They've hired subs/floaters to fill in when controllers have days off/appointments. 

Charleroi Airport
NOP for the latest

Brussels Airport  Belgian National Rail 
Eurostar 

​Cameroon
Pilot union, Trade Union of Pilots of the National Society airline of Cameroon (SPINAC) who fly for CAMAIR-CO threaten not to show up for work this Monday July 25, 2016.
Based in Douala International Airport flies to France - Charles de Gaulle, Nigeria - Lagos, Congo, Ivory Coast, Benin.

Cyprus
Flights get cancelled from Paphos and Larnaca airports when Greek air traffic controllers strike Hermes Airports
​Workers at Larnaca Airport stop work on the drop of a hat. Passengers rarely given enough warning consequently missing international connecting flights from Greece.
Italy
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.

What will the weather be?

​Rome 
Tuesday 26 July 2016 Be prepared  not to get around Rome. A 24 hour public transportation strike is planned effecting Metro, buses, trolley buses, trams, regional railways Rome-Lido, Rome-Civita- Viterbo and Terms- Centocelle. This strike also includes the ticket office, Metroferroviarie Lines elevators, escalators and stairlifts. 
Minimal service will be in effect. Transportation will run till 8:30 am and start up again 5:30pm - 8:30pm. 
Expect traffic jams, shortage of taxi's.

Aviation Strikes
Strike actions are being planned for July 23, 2016
Update:-21 July 2016 Good news, Italian air traffic control strike has been cancelled. Strike has been deferred to another date yet to be announced.
Olbia airport Sardinia, strike is still on however 

Alitalia strike by pilots and flight attendants 10am - 6pm - cancelled
MeridianaFly crews from 10am - 6pm cancelled

​Pilots and cabin crews will strike Saturday 23 July, 2016 from
Alitalia strike by pilots and flight attendants 10am - 6pm  and
MeridianaFly crews from 10am - 6pm

Italian Air Traffic Control Strike
More news on this will come out as late as the 22nd! Will not effect over flights ie flights from France, Ireland, UK to Greece
Contact your airline, tour operator or travel agent
(last strike earlier this month was just as vague)
You will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward.

Italian air traffic controllers (ENAV) will strike Saturday 23 July, 2016 
from 1pm - 5pm. International flights will be guaranteed.
Other local aviation workers nationwide will strike at Italian airports from 10am - 6pm.
So far we’ve found:-
Aviation workers at Verona airport will strike from 10am - 6pm
​and
Ancona Airport
Aerdorica Spa do the cargo handling at Ancona Airport. Possible baggage strike between 10am and 6pm 23 July 2016. 
May effect passengers from Darwin Airline operated for Alitalia, European Coastal Airlines, Lufthansa CityLine, Ryanair, Vueling, Volotea and Blu-express.

Sardinia Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport 1 - 5pm
Rome area control Centre 1 - 5pm
Catania Airport Strike Sac Services will strike 10am - noon 
Bologna Airport Alpina Service (Baggage handlers?) 11am - 3pm who do handling for which airline?
Rome’s Fiumicino, Venice Tessera, Milan Linate and Malpensa airports baggage handling strikes 10am - 6pm.
Venice Airport Marco Polo baggage handler strike has been cancelled this week-end.


Regarding baggage handlers, not all airlines use the same handling companies.

Italian Rail Strike
Update:-Trenord strike for July 22 has been cancelled. 
Red Arrows will run as normal. 

Malpensa Express, expect delays, route changes and cancellations. Buses will in place to Milan city central and airport. As Ferrovie della Stato group is involved strike may go longer.


Trenitalia rail strike starts Saturday, 23rd July, 9pm to Sunday July 24th 9pm.
​Regional trains not effected by strike Piedmont, Marche, Umbria and Abruzzo.
​Trenord
​Trenitalia see list of cancellations
Malpensa Express
Italylogue is a very helpfull site regarding Italian Rail
Alitalia Strikes
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.


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

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




Tunisia
23 March 2016 Prime Minister Habib Essid extends for three months the state of emergency. This gives the government emergency powers to forbid strikes and large gatherings.
Ben Guerdene curfew in effect 10pm - 5am.
USA
Philadelphia
Update:-23 July 22, 2016  Relax, powers that be have miraculously made a deal
Philadelphia Airport Strike
Sometime during Democratic convention 25 - 28 July
Union SIEU 32BJ state 1,000 at Philadelphia Airport could strike.
Security workers, Baggage handlers, Airplane cleaners, wheelchair attendants.
Some delegates state they will by pass strike action and fly into other airports.
Cab drivers may also join in the strike action.
American Airlines don’t anticipate any problems.


Hawaiian Air
Update:-23 July 2016 Pilots still picketing khon2.com
Update:-25 May 2016 Hawaiian Air pilots picket today at Honolulu airport.
​Hawaiian airlines pilots being balloted over whether or not to ask leadership to take strike action. Ballot closes May 17, 2016 for ALPA.org
​Hawaiian Tribune has some warnings for locals.

TSA
30 May 2016 Checkin lines getting better, chief resigned.
17 May 2016 It’s not even a public holiday and USA has long lines at airport security check in. Domestic flights expect three hour wait. Passengers missing flights.

Southwest Airlines
July Airline mechanics still no contract after four years DallasNews



Delta
June 24, 2016 Delta pilot's picketing Detroit News


March 2016 Delta Airline Pilots
Some 12,000 Delta Airline pilots contract expired December 2015. Compulsory 90 day contract talks end this Thursday, 31 March 2016. Delta has had record net profits, $4.5 billion last year. Next stop mediation board. Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) 
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Allegiant
June 22, 2016 Allegiant pilots take tentative wage deal, will still have to be voted in by pilots. September 30th will see mitigation results.
Israel

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


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 and new hires.
This airport closes at night. Airlines must leave and arrive on time.

Iceland
Icelandic Air Traffic Control (ISAVIA)
accept wage deal today July 18, 2016 which is good till 2018


Nationwide strike is being planned for 2 September 2016.

Ireland
Irish Rail Strike
Tuesday July 26, 2016 Irish Rail workers threaten industrial action. 
Talks on going.
Unions involved SIPTU and the National Bus and Rail Workers Union 




Greece 
Greek Strikes
Greek airports are bursting with capacity expect delays through summer.

Greek Rail Strike
Greek rail strike has been extended till Tuesday 12 July 2016.
Hellenic Railways Organization strikes
Strike will effect the Doukissis Plakentias - Athens Airport see Tornosnews.gr
​Will effect trains to and from Bulgaria Sofiaglobe.com

​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


Air Europa
General Strikes
France
French national public holiday 
Monday August 15, 2016 
November Tuesday 1st and Friday 11th.
CGT  Union

Top two busiest airlines  in France are striking at the same time this week and next. Air France and Aigle Azur. Neither side will be be able to gain profits from others misfortune. 
Air France is on the ball with the strike action, not so sure about how Aigle Azur  will do. they do have a notice up.

Air France Strike
Air France Flight Attendant Strike 
Air France Cabin Crew Strike
Update:-26 July 2016 Air France announcement today. Reminder HOP, KLM and Delta are not effected by any strike action. 
For Wednesday July 27, 2016 they state - We plan to operate more than 90% of our long haul flights, 90% of our domestic flights, and more than 80% of our medium-haul flight to and from Paris - CDG. As strikes go with only two of the three flight attendant unions striking. Flight delays and cancellations are really minimal. Stay in touch with them.

Air France Flight Attendant Strike
Recent meetings were pointless.
Crews - flight attendants to strike from Wednesday 00:01 July 27 - Tuesday 2, August 2016 23:59 hrs Air France has a notice up
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​Aigle Azur
Tuesday July 26 Pilot’s for Aigle Azur will strike Thursday July 28 to Thursday August 4th. Last strike in May was cancelled and no agreement since then has been made. 
Another strike is planned for
Saturday 27 August 2016 to Saturday September 3, 2016
Call airline 0810797997
call center@aigle-azur.fr
Aigle Azur http://www.aigle-azur.com/
Second largest airline in France. 300 flights a week.
Based in Orly Airport. Popular routes Algeria, France, Portugal, Switzerland.

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French General Strike
July 15, 2016 New nationwide French general strike is being planned for Thursday, September 15, 2016. You will be inconvenienced in some shape or form. 
Expect taxi, public transportation - trains, (perhaps international trains) metro, buses and maritime workers - ferries to strike along with airline and airport workers. Minimal services will be in effect. You will still be able to get around just don't expect to be on time. Expect traffic jams in Paris, Lyon. 
Regarding flights:-
Air France always takes the brunt of any strike action. Prepare for the worst, your airport exit may be blocked by taxi’s. If so, you will have to "hoof it" with your luggage, children, elderly. 
Will French air traffic controllers join in? Unfortunately this information will not be available till closer to the date. It’s customary for air traffic controllers to give 48 hours notice before any industrial action. They might ask airlines to cut back flights to and from France by 10 - 30% or not at all. 



​Regarding French General Strikes
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 for ferry cancellations

French SNCF strike - French National Rail Strike
SNCF Strike?


​Air France Pilot Strike
Update:-June 21, 2016 Yes, it's true. Air France pilot's cancel strike action for this week-end. Deal to be signed tomorrow. Next meetings November 1
Air France

​Germany

German Airport Security Strike
15 July 2016 It’s that time of year again. Be aware, Verdi union looking for a 37% wage increase for it’s members.  
We will keep you informed. 
Berlin - Brandenburg airport security workers contract ends September. Others follow closely after. Last time airport checkin across the country was disrupted including the Fast Lane. Thousands of passengers disrupted.


Flight attendant union UFO accept three year contract 5 July. Union members will vote on this August 10, 2010.

Update:-June 30, 2016 Flight attendants accept deal today. Will be signed July 5, 2016.
Friday, 22 January 2016 Lufthansa has reached a truce with its flight attendants. Talks, mediation will go on till June 30.
Pilots on the other hand, no agreement yet, no truce.

Three hours notice is all workers have to give for strike action notice. Just enough time for you to leave home and go through airport security!

Passengers who booked via a travel agent got help, other customers complained that the phone lines were busy and Lufthansa website was slow.

Make sure you've given Lufthansa your up to date contact information and your phone is charged, room on your credit card and checked your route for other airlines. Take photo's of departure board.

Ufo flight attendant union
List of cancelled flights

Lufthansa Airlines 
Lufthansa pilot union
Cockpit union



Taiwan
Mandarin Airlines Strike

Mandarin Airlines Strike
12 July 2016 Mandarine Airlines - Another unhappy subsidiary of China Airlines (CAL) Workers looking for equal pay to China Airlines workers.

Workers, 590, will take a day off in on the Mid-Autumn Festival September 15 - 18, 2016. Workers want the right to strike on New Year’s Day next year 1 January, 2017.
More negotiations to take place end of this month.
Hubs Taipei Songshan Airport, Taichung Airport
Routes to and from Republic of China, Peoples Republic of China, Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines, South Korea, Vietnam, 
SkyTeam alliance
Codeshares with:-
China Eastern Airlines
China Southern airlines
Shanghai Airlines 
Xiamen Airlines
Aigle Azur
Air France
Air Traffic Control 
EasyJet