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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 this 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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Greece, Greek ferries will be tied to port tomorrow 
( November 6) for a 24 hour strike by Greek port workers. (After this bad news - for your amusement Auto Blog)
                Greek General Strike
A nationwide 24 hour, general strike will take place, Thursday, 27 November 2014. Involves unions from private an public sector. Expect Greek airlines, Aegean Airlines (Star Alliance member) and subsidiary Olympic Air flights to be cancelled, brought forward or delayed. By law a certain percentage of Greek airline flights will fly.

Other possibilities:- Greek ferries will be tied to port, making life difficult leaving the Greek Isles and catching connecting International flight from Athens Airport. 

No announcement yet stating if Greek air traffic control union will join in or taxi drivers.
Greek public transportation will strike. International train delay's.
Museums and monuments likely to be closed.   
News black, out Athens journalist will strike day before for 24 hours and three hours on the Thursday.       
Athens airport Departures
Greek Air Traffic Controllers  GATCA (site not working)
Aegean Airlines 
Olympic Air
Hellenic Railways (OSE)  (Trainose  up for sale, real gem)
Bulgarian State Railway BDZ
Metro amel.gr
Ktel booking site
Athens Urban Transport Organization.  
Bus lines oasa.gr
Piraeus-Kifissia urban electric railway (ISAP)
Greek newspapers Ekathimerini 
Athens Angloinfo Hardcore, love it
A top notch site http://livingingreece.gr/strikes
Twitter carpooling keeptalkinggreece.com
Looking for a taxi or limo? As well as coaches or mini-buses are available upon request. Stargroup's minibuses will be working during strike. Stargroup.org

Keep a beady eye on Athens Int. departures, and Thessaloniki Int. Airport departures give you an idea if they are moving or not.  

Reminder:-You may find a taxi hard to find during a general strike. Referred by a fellow traveler Athenstransfer.com

You may find archaeological sites and state museums closed during a general strike. When public transport are striking expect Athens to have extra traffic on roads, traffic jams.

Summer schedule:-April 1 - October 31 Greek museums and archaeological sites now open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm.
Greek taxi strike?
Be prepared for delays, leave for airport early. Traffic to Athens airport maybe down to one lane. You may find ports blocked and have to lug your luggage. (Last Greek taxi strike information)

Greek customs border strike? Will effect travel between Albania, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia (Macedonia), Turkey. Trucks with perishables may get a pass and passengers by humanitarian needs only. 

Cruise goers, check Cruise Critic  very informative site.
Minoen Lines

October 2014 ​Coming:- Change in Greek trade union rules and regulations after 32 years. Proposal to change compulsory notification of a strike from 24 hours to 48 hours. (We find it interesting to see how many years this will take to take effect)

Icelandair web site

Aer Lingus new luggage policy 
The Independent

Dates to keep in mind
​Bank Holiday's
Monday 27 October 2014

Aer Lingus Strike page
Dublin Airport Strike page
Shannon Airport Strike page
Cork Airport Strike page

                  Aer Lingus Strike
Belfast International Northern Ireland, destination and flights  
George Best Belfast City Airport
Aer Lingus to Heathrow and Gatwick
British Airways to Heathrow
Citywing to Blackpool and Isle of Man
Flybe Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds, Gatwick (ends March 2014), Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne and Southampton. 

Ferries to Liverpool, France or Scotland. 

New York - JFK, Chicago O'Hare, Washington DC - Dulles,  Hartsfield Jackson - Atlanta prepare for Ebola
North Jersey.com

New York
Laguardia Airport Airline cleaners 24 hour strike NY Post

10 November, 2014 American Airline flight attendants reject new contract

​19 November 2014 Philadelphia International Airport 125 baggage handlers will strike tomorrow. Strike will start 7am includes wheelchair workers and curbside check-in. Airlines at Philadelphia International Airport that use PrimeFlight:-US Airways, Delta, United, Qatar, Spirit Airlines. 
Other American airports that use PrimeFlight and might be affected:-New York's La Guardia, JFK, Newark, Los Angeles, Pittsburg a dozen in all.
Schiphol Airport 

​Belgium Air Traffic Control Strike over for now. Strike also effects flights to Netherlands and Luxembourg.

                 Belgium national strikes
17 October 2014 Belgian unions announce general strike and demonstrations, Monday, 15 December, 2014. 
               Belgian Rail Strike SNCB
Monday 24 November, 2014 and Monday, December 1, 2014 and for the general strike 15th.

Friday, November 21 Announced today, SNCB Belgian rail strike. Belgian rail unions have planned the rail strike for this Monday covering areas in the north east and south west - Hainaut (Charleroi airport is expected to be open, workers will have trouble getting to work, airport will be severely disrupted) Luxembourg, Limburg and Antwerp. SNCB are advising passengers to take alternative form of transportation from Sunday evening to Monday evening. Expect taxi shortages, traffic jams and long queues on the other forms of transport. Strike starts 10pm Sunday ends 10pm Monday night.
Your international trains Thalys, Eurostar, TGV and ICE trains will be delayed if they haven't cancelled them yet.

Next strike Monday, December 1, 2014 will cover areas in the East and West Flanders, Leige and Namur.

(Your likely to have trouble getting to and from Brussels - Zaventem Airport, Charleroi Airport and Liege Airport over these strike days. Do you really have to fly in/out on those days? Can you come in on the Saturday before or Tuesday afternoon? Save yourself having to take ant-acids)

            Belgian Airport Strikes
FGTB Union plan massive walk-out - will send a "strong signal" union expect airports to not function.
Monday December 8 and Monday 15 December, 2014 Charleroi airport and Brussels - Zaventem Airport - a significant number of workers and managers are expected to be on strike and will likely be blocking your entry to the Charleroi and Brussels airport. Unions had the nerve to ask officials to stop the first flights of the day. 
STIB, buses, Brussels public transport will also have two days of strikes 8th and 15th.
Unions state they will strike every Monday before Christmas. So far nothing has been announced for Monday 22, December?

Government planning winter brown outs, (not large cities)  ​Flanderstoday

Belgian air traffic control strike 2014

Brussels Airport 
Brussels Airport Zaventem 50Km south of Brussels.
Brussels airport Departures Rail link for Brussels Airport Diabolo Rail Link
Liege Airport arrivals and departures. 
South Charleroi Airport departures and arrivals. Airport recommend passengers come 3 hours early.

Belgian Railways  NMBS  SNCB in French.
ICE Frankfurt, Köln/Cologne 
Eurostar:-London- Paris will be fine. Further on Eurostar may terminate in Lille like last strike. Rest of journey with buses.
Thalys:-Paris, Köln/Cologne, Aachen, Amsterdam perhaps no service Brussels Paris Amsterdam and Cologne 
TGV Lyon, Bordeaux, Paris-CDG airport
Zürich, Switzerland, via Luxembourg, two trains daily
Amsterdam, Luxembourg run every hour.

Cyprus Airways pilots threaten strike action over sale of coveted Heathrow Airport time slot.

25 September 2014 Flight crews threaten strike action. Code shares with Delta Airlines, El Al
​CZ Airlines CSA more layoffs

7 October 2014 Copenhagen, SAS baggage handlers, ground workers went on strike today causing delays at Copenhagen Airport.
​Workers back to work by 3pm same day

June 2014 Ebola out break in Sierra Leone, Congo, Guinea and Liberia

Where are French tourists flocking to now a days? Algeria now top French destination, Oran, Algiers, Bejaia, Tlemcen and Constantine. Morocco Casablanca, Marrakech and Tunisia sales decline sharply.

2 July 2014 It's day 11 of an air traffic control strike at Krim Belkacem Hassi Messaoud Airport. Airport is closed.

- Not safe for Christians
Moi Mombassa Airport
Airlines leaving Mombassa Moi Airport

14 May 2014 British Government advising British nationals to leave Mombasa as soon as possible. High terrorist threat in effect.

Border with Somalia - Curfew in place.

August 2013 Kenyan produce for export banned by EU due to toxic chemicals standard Digital New

October 2012 Brussels airline, Virgin Atlantic and Gulf Air all pulled flights to Kenya.

Kenyan border to Somalia closed.
Brits told to stay away from Kenyan coastline 

British Airway's cancels flights due to Ebola.

29 October 2014 Monrovia Airport and screening North Country Public Radio 

General strike planned Wednesday, 
29 October, 2014 lasting 24 hours. Likely to effect Royal Air Maroc flights. Keep eye on The Moroccan Airports Authority Office of National Airports ONDA

South Africa
Strike season July and August
​This article will give you the creeps. You are being targeted iol.co.za

When SA truckers strike, Swaziland will feel it's effect quickly. Best stock up with petrol while you can.

Interesting article on competitiveness - The power of unions Web Manager Center .com

Babnet Tunisie
​Nouvelair  Germany UK Poland
Tunisian Airport Strike 
Tunis Airline and Carthage Airport strike pages


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We recommend you book a hotel at your airports for just in case. Cancel as you see fit.

CP Rail
Portuguese rail strike.
Ticket agents to strike Monday, 24 November 2014, get your tickets early. Managers not sure as to what effect strike will have. CP Rail
​Some journey's likely to be cancelled Sunday evening and Tuesday morning.

Tap Airlines Strike
Update:-Friday, 31 October, 2014 Unfortunately some 2,500 passengers could not be contacted by TAP regarding tomorrows strike action. 291 flights were due to leave tomorrow, only 135 will go.

Update:-Wednesday, 29 October, 2014 Economic and Social council:- Only one flight to and from Funchal, Terceira Azores and São Paulo.
Cabin crew union members will meet on Thursday and Saturday.
​Ryanair offering cheap flights for TAP passengers. "Tap Portugal Rescue Fare" 99 euros. (they have to make up for the 8 million euro fine given to them by the French).
Routes offered:-
Lisbon - Rome, Milan, Marseille, Brussels, London and Paris.
Manchester - Faro
Lisbon and Oporto

TAP has a list of flights up TAP
National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel (SNPVAC) two sets of strikes planned:-
Thursday 30, October 2014
Saturday 1, November 2014
Sunday 30, November, 2014
Tuesday 2, December, 2014 follow along with us TAP Airline Strike          

CP - Comboios de Portugal Portuguese rail company.
Call Centre (808 208 208)
Lan Airlines Goes to South America, but you would have to catch flight from Madrid, Spain. 
Tap Portugal   Who does TAP code-share with?
Check TAP Twitter stream
TST - Transportes Sul do Tejo

SATA Strike page
TAP Portugal Strike


Flights with Carpatair might be delayed due to codesharing with Italian Airline Alitalia
Hurricane season June to November.
Chikungunya Virus spread over 15 caribbean countries, bring mosquito repellent.

​            Caribbean Airline Pilot Strike
14 November 2014 Jamaican pilot's who work for Caribbean Airline give 72 hours notice of strike action. No date given, best call them CAL

Antigua Observer
Liat Airlines (based in  Antigua)
Liat Airlines Strike
November 10, 2013 All operations back to normal. November 8 Nevis service suspended Caribbean News Now
November 6 See ETR Liat page for latest
November 5, 3013 Liat Airlines, pilot strike see advisory  LIAT   wishes to advise passengers who decide to travel but are unable to complete their journey due to the disruption, will not be provided with meals, transportation, hotel accommodation, etc. Passengers with onward connections are advised to contact their respective carriers.          
Keeping this info up.
Information for passengers LIAT Call Centre from 7:15am: – from Antigua – 1-268-480-5582; toll free from the rest of the Caribbean – 1-888-844-5428 and from Puerto Rico and the 
US Virgin Islands – 1-866-549-5428
Some of you may have trouble getting back to mainland U.S when Liat strike, forcing you to miss your international flight.
Nassau airport
Lynden Pindling International Airport

Local newspapers
Freeport News

​Costa Rica
Update:- Today, 23rd Police called in laht.com
23 Ocotber 2014 Limon Port strike threat ticotimes.net

Regarding Chinese air space, 80% of it is taken up by Chinese military jets. A high percentage of civilian air traffic gets delayed because airports have lack of equipment for bad weather. Be prepared for a delay in your flight and angry Chinese passengers, don't be pushed around.

Just what's going on with the Chinese air space LA Times

        Cathay Pacific Pilots Strike Action
Monday 10 November 2014 Cathay Pacific pilots threaten strike action over Christmas holiday's after rejecting management wage offer - 10% over thee years. Be prepared for flight delays and cancellations. 
Cathay Pacific based in Hong Kong flies far and wide:-Chicago O'Hare, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Manchester UK, Rome Fiumicino, Milan Malpensa, Toronto Pearson, Moscow Domodedovo, New York JFK, Newark and Paris Charles de Gaulle to name a few destinations. Updates on:-Cathay Pacific Strike

High speed rail Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport airrailnews

Stunning stats out for drunk driving in Xiamen/Amoy SE China, 80% of car accidents due to alcohol weirdasianews.com

China to build 70 new airports by 2015.

Monsoon Season end of May till September. Mumbai airport runway had to close several times last year due to Monsoon caused potholes.

Going to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport? Passengers missing flights Article from Times of India

Indian Airport Security
Flying in out of India? Don't get caught. In view of ATC Regulations, check in counters will close 40 minutes prior departure for domestic flights and 60 minutes prior departure for International flights at all Indian airports. All airlines to abide by new rules.
​New Indian airport security cut by half DeccanHerald

Worlds most heavily bombed nation. Millions of tons of unexploded bombs litter the landscape. Stay on the roads, travel well used routes/paths. Absolutely no running bare foot through a field.

Lets go tubing and drink scorpion snake infused whisky news.com.au

Still building the worlds biggest low cost airport, to be opened perhaps second quarter of this year 2014 and Bangkok Post  Malaysia Airports

Malaysia Airlines to be taken over by Government

Out of a dictatorship. Islamic society, strike threats left right and center. Watch yourself.

December 2013 Nepal Airlines banned from flying to EU

Ban on You Tube 

Bacha Khan International Airport - Peshawar Airport
12 October 2014 All passenger traffic has been re-scheduled to land in daylight hours after terrorist threats.

11 October 2014 Pia Strike Action PALPA
Pakistan airline strike

South Korea
Fingerprint Recognition for South Korean Airports

Sri Lanka
5 November 2014 Bandaranaike International Airport or
Colombo International Airport or Katunayake International Airport BIA strike called off Daily Mirror
​and India Express article

November 2014 Thailand - not so tourist friendly DailyMail

On a regular basis two hours to get through customs at Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport balidiscovery.com

Other airline companies that are owned or co-owned by Turkish Airlines include AnadoluJet, SunExpress, Cyprus Turkish Airlines and North Cyprus Airlines.

Peoples Express is back DailyMail
​Also see Norwegian.com Air for prices DailyMail

              London Underground
London Underground no more overtime for station staff and supervisors. 970 staff to be let go. Be prepared for delays.
​Gatwick Airport - M23 motorway to and from, bridge construction. 7 mile back up. 60,000 passengers returning home from school holiday's Sunday, November 2, 2014.
Birmingham Airport - June 16 - November 2014 Work on the M42 junction 6.
​UK terror threat - Check your electronics are all charged up or face more scrutiny.

           London Heathrow Express Strike
(Why? See RMT)
Paddington to Heathrow Airport
Issue likely to go on all summer.
Update:-22 June 2014 Guess who's on strike today? Yep.
see Heathrow Express site. Contingency plan will be in place by TFL 
                   Monarch Airlines
21 September, 2014 Monarch Airlines in rescue package with Greybull investment company.

14 August 2014 If you have, or thinking of booking with Monarch Airlines stay on your toes. Airline today announced it will cancel flights from East Midlands Airport from April 2015. Huge number of flights to Alicante, Faro, Lanzarote, Malaga, Malta, Tenerife South, Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca. Cabin Crew, pilots and engineers to relocated to Luton and Birmingham airports. Airline will no longer be a charter company, will deal with public directly.
​                     British Airways
British Airways cabin crews have voted 95% for strike action. No date set - yet. 

Odyssey Airline crowd sourcing 

Heathrow Express
National Rail Enquiries
​Excellent article for alternatives for Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted Telegraph

British Airways departures and arrivals
Manchester Airport delays?
Gatwick Airport 
Gatwick Express
UK "premium fast-track processing" Dailymail

Reminder regarding liquids AOL
Heathrow Airport Guide
Heathrow Airport Parking
Heathrow Airport delays?
Stansted Airport delays?
Luton Airport delays?
NATS Air traffic controllers.
London Gatwick Airport is a single runway airport. If anything goes wrong with an aircraft on the runway, you will be severely delayed.

Finnair recently voted safest airline. Finnair transported 8.8 million passengers to over 60 European and 15 Asian destinations in 2012.
Helsinki Vanta Airport  Brussels Airport  
SAS Finnair Flybe Blue1
Codeshares with Aeroflot, Air China, Air France, Bangkok Airways, Belavia, Czech Airlines, Flybe Nordic, Icelandair, Rossiya, TAP Portugal.
Oneworld airline Alliance member.
Get the Yellow Fever vaccine or booster CDC bring mosquito repellent.

Brazilian newspapers
TAM  GOL   LAN  Spirit Airlines

Brazil airports TAP Portugal Strike

12 November 2014 Announced today a Mexican general strike is planned for Friday, 20 November, 2014. Seizure of the international airport in Mexico City 

Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

Brand new Willy Brandt airport officials delay opening ETR

Germania Airline   
Air Berlin   
DB Bahn   
German Weather
Dusseldorf Airport departures       
Frankfurt Airport departures
Fraport Owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport
​What's the weather going to be?
Local paper
High Speed Rail Thayls Ice Eurostar
Lufthansa site 
​Germanwings site Condor  
Star Alliance member
Austrian Airlines
​Air Dolomiti

​                   German Rail Strike
DB Rail Strike
Union GDL workers will strike from:-
2 am Thursday, 6 November 2014 
4 am Monday, 10 November, 2014
Millions of passengers will be hit hard. Longest rail strike ever. Long distant trains will be delayed.
Free helpline will be busy 08000 99 66 33 
GDL union workers represent 20,000 of the 196,000 company DB rail workers. Another loss to the German economy of $126 million a day.

                Lufthansa Pilot Strike 2014
Back again
1 November, 2014 Pilot's will not strike during negotiations.

Here's our Lufthansa Strike page that we update

Geneva airport departures
​Owing to the organisation of the 84rd International Motor Show and Accessories, which will be held from 4 to 16 March 2014 at Palexpo, access to Genève Aéroport by road will be difficult at certain times of the day. Moreover, during that period, the airport car parks are often full.

​9 March 2014 Sunday, Wildcat baggage handlers strike today at Geneva Airport. 10 am to Noon

Zurich Public Transport (VBZ)

Italian train strike see above Swiss trains can/will be delayed.

Kiev Airport    
June 13, 2014 
Simferopol Airport is closed 
Sevastopol Airport is Closed

Small national airline, Czechoslovakian CZ airlines, feeling the pinch due to the Ukraine situation. Bookings down 25% and Russian bookings down 10%.  Other larger airlines must be feeling this as with Putins economic advisor.

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​Federation of Independent Petrol stations recommends buying petrol on week-ends when it's cheaper.

​           Italian National Public Holidays
Sunday December 7The Feast of St. Ambrose (Milan)Local holiday.
Monday December 8Feast of Immaculate ConceptionNational holiday.
Thursday, Friday December 25 and 26th national holiday.
Wednesday December 31New Year's Eve.

Italian General Strike
Plans are in the works for a nationwide general strike December 5, 2014
Another strike is planned by unions December 12, 2014. Awaiting more information
        Italian Air Traffic Control Strike
7 November 2014 Announced today Italian air traffic control strike is planned for December 15, 2014 from local time - 1pm - 5pm.
The trend lately, strike threats ultimately ending in cancellation of strikes. Do you feel lucky?

ENAV, the big guns) 
Italian air traffic control strike

Bologna Airport on and off strike threats
14 Aug 2014 Yikes, Etihad new owners of Alitalia plan to return to Venezuela August 18, 2014. Please someone tell them Venezuela owns foreign airlines some 3 billion dollars on ticket sales, several airlines have stopped flying to Venezuela months ago.

Italian government will sell 49% of ENAV - Italian air traffic control. Looking to raise 1 billion euro. 
National airline Alitalia also up for sale and now sold to Etihad Airline (from UAE)  has been given the green light to buy it. Italian debt is second only to Greece.
Today's weather
Toll-free number 800.65.00.55 Alitalia
Aeroporti di Milano
Milan Malpensa airport departure delays?
Rome Fiumicino airport departure delays?
Venice Airport departure delays?
Turin airport
ENAC  Italian air traffic controllers

Rome guide Tourism and travel guide, find the best of Rome

Rome Public Transportation
Trenitalia call centre ( 800 892,021) 
Trenitalia Essential train service  book a guaranteed train, strike proof!
Ferrovie Dello Stato
Rome's Fiumicino Leonardo Express. Toll-free number 
(800 892021) to provide assistance to travelers.
Coming to Italy from Switzerland? Swiss Federal Railways can be delayed coming into Italy if an Italian rail strike is going on. 

Remember all Italian strikes are subject to change at the last minute! You will not be abandoned, by law a skeleton schedule must run. Book a strike proof train. 
Left up so you can get a general idea of how different areas handled the general strike. Of course this is only an example. (We've noticed a new trend lately by Italian railway/transport worker unions. They don't seem to like the predictability of the below and have now started causing a slightly more irritating stance. Where each city chooses when they will strike, no more in unisom. Can be as far out as a week from original date. We will conquer this.)
Public transportation strike
June 10, 2010 Friday, 25, June, Nationwide strike, Bus, metro, tram and trains, Trenitalia, 2-6pm, local cities will have own schedule for striking. Some services are guaranteed. Remember finding a taxi can be difficult. Try to get your hotel to book you one.
    * Bari from 20.00 to 24.00
    * Bologna from 19.30 to 23.30
    * Cagliari 9.00 to 13.00
    * Florence from 16.30 to 20.30
    * Genoa from 11.30 to 15.30
    * Milan from 18.00 to 22.00
    * Naples from 9:00 to 13
    * Palermo from 9.00 to 13.00
    * Rome from 8.30 to 12.30
    * Torino from 17:45 to 21:45
    * Venice from 10.00 to 13.00

Old information left up
Black Friday in Italy, May 24, transportation strike tomorrow. Get to your airport early, taxi's will be hard to find and may only take reservations only on strike days. Perhaps hotel concierge can help you out. Extra traffic on the roads. Buses, trams, trolley, subway and trains.
Transport will strike from 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM. The strike picks up again after everyone is home for the night from 8PM till the end of service. Some transport will be running in between. Likely to effect long distant trains. Airport train Leonardo Express will be running, not as often, but will be running. Several protests are planned around the city, making maneuvering around Rome difficult.

  Milan airport strike 
Update Thursday Some 156 flights cancelled, 31 to and 37 from Malpensa. Linate 45 cancelled but 43 flights did leave the airport yesterday.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Milan airport strike,  Linate and Milan Malpensa workers will strike for 24 hours. Your flight will be subject to delay, cancellation or bought forward. Passengers should call your airline. See Twitter and airport websites. Call center 02.232323. SeaMilano.eu
International flights will be delayed.

This is one of our favorite sites, bit different than the usual content. Italybeyondtheobvious.com

Hub Luxembourg City Luxembourg Findel Airport
2 October, 2014 Luxair national airline for Luxembourg contract talks have stalled. No strike action on the horizon - yet.
2014 Tourism plummets. 30% drop in tourists by May. 

August 2014 Flight restrictions in effect.

El Al
Ben Gurion Airport
Monday, 17 November 2014 Wildcat pilot strike, effecting El Al flights from Ben Gurion airport. 23 pilots had to take compulsory retirement, 65 years, by law last week. Government law now reinstated to 67 years if pilots take physical. 3 flights were cancelled till tomorrow, Hong Kong, New York and Newark. El Al state they were not on strike, just the results of rules and regulations. Call El Al to confirm your flight this week. 
El Al in Israel 03-977-1111 El Al Departures board

12 October 2014 Arkia Airline pilot strike or sick out?
Times of Israel

Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion Airport Strikes
Ben Gurion Airport union members - official meeting took place Sunday 5 October. Planning strike action perhaps after the two weeks holiday.

​8 October 2014 Israeli Government announce asset sell off, privatization of 11 government run companies. Histadrut union planning strike action.

Syria finds time to launch new airline Kinda Airlines. Registered in Gambia office located in UAE. Routes Damascus, UAE, Kuwait, Iraq and future Lebanon and Jordon.

Not all profit at Emirates Cityam

England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
​2014 Several Tube, railway unions are being balloted for strike actions. Just make sure you have a plan B to and from your airport.

South America
May 2014 Largest transport project in Australia - 
West Connex Road Project expected to end by 2019. Construction will effect highway to Sydney International.

21 February 2014 Qantas to cut back costs by $2 billion dollars over three years! Employees must be extremely anxious. Do not book a long haul flight with Qantas. Do your homework. Delta, British Airways, Virgin, Emirates for example. Management painfully slow in taking the bull by the horns.

Papua New Guinea 
10 June 2014 National airline  Air Niugini workers threaten strike action from one week today.

Tahiti Airport site

New Zealand
2014 Air New Zealand named airline of the year (again)
Transportation Strikes at Easy Travel Report.com   Travel Guide                                                           About Easy Travel Report.com
European Travel Strikes
**Warning, Travel Alert, Travel Advisory 
for 2014**
 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!
Aerolineas Argentinas
Air Berlin
Air Canada
Air Europa
Air France
Air India
Air Malta
Air Namibia
Air Nigeria
Air Zimbabwe
American Airlines
Austrian Airlines
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Transportation strikes for 2014. 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.

      Airline Strikes 2014   Airport Strikes    Shaky Airline Status!    
Portugal TAP Airline Strike
South America
United States  
Thursday, 20 November 2014 Philadelphia Airport baggage handlers strike. Starts 7am sharp.

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Africa Kenyan Airport Authority
Belgium General strike December
and electrical winter brown outs
Cyprus Pilots
Czechoslovakia CZ Airlines CSA
Caribbean  Liat Caribbean Airlines

Warsaw Chopin Airport and Zielona Gora Airport workers threat strike on May 7, 2014

28 February 2014 LOT, Polish national airline. Union workers planning strike ballot. Issue over remuneration rules.
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September 2014 Ruble down 19% against the dollar, compared to this time last year.

18 June 2014 Is this for real? Ban on sneakers, lace panties, mocassins ITAR-TASS
                                    Russia Euroasia
June 2014 Spain also want's to sell 49% of it's air traffic control (ENAV) 

Big hit for all those Spanish Ma and Pa businesses. Ryanair reducing flights severely to Barcelona and Madrid after March 30, 2014. Airport taxes to double by July 1. 3.1 million passenger reduction 648 flights per week. 
Madrid Airport
Iberia Airlines site
Newspaper El Pais

Spanish unions are making plans for a general strike in the near future.

20 November Announced today Spanish rail strikes, ADIF and Renfe  being planned for Friday, December 5, 2014. National holiday December 6 and Monday 8th December.
Spanish Bus Strike
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Three 24 hour strikes planned
Friday, 31 October 2014
Friday, 7 November 2014
Friday, 5 December 2014

El Hierro Volcano (Canary Islands): increase in lava balloons earthquake-report.com
Spanish car rentals
Spanish car rental rates have gone sky high due to fuel charges. Rates have tripled.
Value Added Tax increase end of September 2012. Price of your holiday goes up.
Hotels, hostels, restaurants, transportation buses and trains VAT will go up from 8% to 10% this also includes toilet paper. Alcohol and tobacco on the hand will go up from 18% to 21%.  murciatoday  
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

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
November 2014 Beauvais Airport hit by rail strike into Paris city centre. Strike is now 4 months old.

Thursday, 20 November 2014 French trains SNCF expected to be delayed tomorrow. Will not effect long distant trains.

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