Once strike is announced it will be toooo late to buy travel insurance.
Yes, TAP Strike CANCELLED.
Now you have to deal with SATA airline workers in the Azores
April 23, 2013 Exhausted Sata and probably TAP passengers put on a ship to the islands today and bad weather rtp and rtp
April 19 TAP Airlines announce today that flights between Azores and mainland are likely to be compromised by the SATA Azores airline strike. TAP flies to Ponta Delgada, Terciera, Pico and Horta. TAP airline, just like you has no idea what is going happen till Monday and stated as much today. Arbitral Tribunal have issued minimal service from Ponta ie one flight per day by SATA Azores.
29 March Portugal TAP Airline Sata Easter baggage handlers Azores dispute Here's TAP'S press release from last week:-
TAP cancels flights to Azores next Saturday and Sunday due to handling operator's strike
Due to handling employees’ strike at Azores airports, TAP is forced to cancel flights tomorrow, March 29th, and Sunday, March 31st, with origin or destination in this autonomous region.
TAP will operate extra flights, on 30th of March and 1st of April, in order to transport all passengers affected by this situation. see TAP
20 March 2013 SATA pilots take deal. (No no , not true) Much to the relief of the Canadian passengers.
19 March TAP pilots agree to cancel strike as long as government agrees with certain conditions which must include SATA pilots.
18 March 2013 Flight attendants union SNPVAC has agreed to discontinue strike.
15 March Late this evening unions and management have come up with a deal. Union leaders to bring details to union members in the week.
15 March 2013 Update:- Here's what we've been waiting for rtp.pt
(If you dare,check out the flight sale)
12 March Update:- Some 21,000 reservations have been cancelled. Strike still on, all parties are talking.
Thursday March 21 - March 23. (Easter Friday March 29) Pilots and flight attendants, 12 different unions in all. Not a lot of information out yet. We suggest changing flight plans. Who knows if it's going to be planned as 8 hour strike here, 2 hours there or all day long. Minimal service will be in effect. (That may change) Largest ever protest march in Portuguese history over the weekend. Nothing up yet on TAP site. Union will present transport minister with a one way ticket back to Canada. Also striking airlines SATA Açores and SATA Internacional
Hope on the horizon perhaps Brazilian government might buy them
February 22, 2013 Union meetings to be held March 1 by pilots, flight crews, handling, engineers. Government will not budge in negotiations. Only one offer came in to buy the airline, Brazilian investor, which was rejected. Sorry state of affairs.
7 November Tap flights in and out of Madrid Barajas will be effected by Swissport baggage handlers strike. follow along
5 November Tap Airline telling passengers to
27 September 2012 TAP up for sale
likely buyers IAG (own Iberia and BA)
Lufthansa and Avianca - Taca, Brazilian. Only one offer made by a Brazilian investor, offer denied.
Airline to be sold by the end of the year. I hope you are not booked with them for the holidays. If so, get travel insurance. Book a hotel at your airport at either end of your trip. Only cancel when you know you are safely online for your flight. Make sure you've got room on your credit card for unexplained expenses. Save all receipts. Issue will not be civil with employees. Your Christmas holiday is under a serious threat.
11 August SATA Azores strike was cancelled.
18 July 2012 Make sure you confirm your seat as SATA Azores is going on strike end of this month, passengers will be after your seat!
4 July Update:-European strike,
TAP PILOT STRIKE CANCELLED, CALLED OFF. ALL STRIKE DATES CANCELLED. YOU ARE GOOD TO GO. Have a safe holiday(Think of us, behind a desk, while you are on the beach yuckin it up..grrrr) TAP had to cancel 46,000 bookings in preparations for this strike. TAP Pilots state
"not making substantive, or the strike has no connection with the privatization" and who are driven only by the "defense of business and ethical principles, justice, labor and essential rules of the rule of law ". Bla Bla Bla.
4 July 2012 Update today on pilots strike. You should know Portuguese government is working hard to stop this strike. On Monday TAP management filed an injunction to make strike illegal. So far they've had no response. TAP expect 97% of flights to be cancelled. Here's where it gets interesting.
"On Tuesday, the Arbitration Tribunal decided that TAP will have to make during the strike scheduled for nine days, return flights to Portugal flights to and from the Autonomous Regions, and several for Angola, Brazil, France and Switzerland."
By law they have to some flights flying. At the moment it's not looking good for leaving Portugal from any Portuguese airport. This is where we are getting the information from. Sicnoticinas
Please let us know if you have any good information for fellow passengers. We will be scouring the Internet for you.
28 June 2012 Update:-Good News for Portuguese airport travel. Portuguese air traffic controllers and airport workers have cancelled strike in place of more negotiations. Unfortunately some flights by TAP had to be cancelled in preparation for this strike. All in all things are looking up. (except for threat by pilots of course!)
20 June 2012 Out today another new issue with The National Airline of Portugal, Transportes Aereos Portugueses, TAP pilot strike
5 - 8 July and
1- 8 August. More information to come.
PS SATA Airlines also threaten strike later this month, so confirm your seat with TAP as passengers maybe scrambling for seats.
19 June 2012 Unfortunately Portuguese air traffic control and airport workers are striking again at the end of the month. We will be updating as the news comes in. This is the first news.
Portugal and Madeira
Portuguese air traffic control strike and other Portuguese airport workers will strike
29 June - 3 July 2012
Friday 29 June 06:00 to 12:00 and from 18:00 to 22:00
Saturday 30 June 06:00 to 12:00 and from 18:00 to 22:00
Sunday 1 July 06:00 to 12:00 and 17:00 to 21:00.
Monday 2 July 06:00 to 12:00 and 17:00 to 21:00.
Tuesday 3 July 06:00 to 12:00 and from 18:00 to 22:00
All Portuguese airport workers will be on strike 2 July in the morning only. If you are flying in/out Portugal on the 2 July, change your flight now at your convenience and not someone else's.
29 and 30 June, 3 July (for the three days between 05:00 and 11:00 and between 17:00 to 21:00),
July 1 and 2 July (from 05:00 to 11:00 and 16:00 to 22:00).
Nothing to do with TAP but, SATA Air Açores Union SNPVAC, gives management 30 days to resolve issues if not "notice of strike for July 31, 01, 10 and 11 August." If traveling on these dates confirm and reconfirm your TAP seat as passengers will be scrambling.
9 June 2012 TAP Air announce they will only have minimal crews on short long-hauls. Similar to low cost airlines.
Heads up, attention please.
Portuguese air traffic control will strike:-
Here's what TAP says for the 24 and 25 May. Update:-11 May Full turn out by union workers. 11 flights canceled and 300 flights rescheduled. Here's what TAP says for 17 and 18 May 2012
If you are flying during this strike, TAP will let you change your flight free of charge. Expect flight delays or even cancellations.
11, 17, 18, 24 and May 25
2 hours per shift from 07:00 to 09: 00, from 2-4 PM and from 9-11PM on the continent and Madeira).
5 April 2012 Lisbon Airport Portuguese air traffic controllers will strike from 6am-8am UTC 12, 13, 19, 20, and 26 April. Short but not sweet, will ripple around network.
22 March Thanks to UGT not joining in Lisbon airport running as normal, TAP airline did not join in. Public transport was effected badly.
Portuguese general strike being planned for March 22, 2012. Madeira, might be one of the first to change your flight before everyone else does.
New disruptions for Tap Portugal, Portuguese air traffic controllers to strike 8 and 12 of February 2012. Your flight will be delayed. LUCKY YOU, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL STRIKE CANCELLED!
Portugal General Transport Strike
30 January and 2 February 2012
17 December January Transportes Aereos Portugueses Tap strike has also been canceled.
14 December Pilots union will meet Friday, 3PM 16 December to decide whether to strike for those January dates.
9 December Tap pilot strike has been HALF canceled. Union has been given sufficient guarantees and that hey have a healthy working environment now. Union suggests to pilots they cancel January strikes as well.
Some 4-10 flights had been canceled or were booked the day before. Flights running normal now.
9 December 2011 Strike canceled. Union is recommending pilots cancel strike in January as well.
Tuesday 3 January 2012
Wednesday 4 January
Thursday 5 January
Friday 6 January
7 December:-Update TAP Air Portugal pilots, talks broke down, strike is still on. Company states they have 100,000 passengers booked for the first four days of the strike. Call your airline. Press release from TAP asking passengers to call them (707205700) or travel agent. Some flights being picked up by Portugal Airlines, PGA.
Union also announced today that they will contest this minimal service.
30 November 2011 Portuguese union CGTP declare
"Week of Fighting"
Monday December 12 - Saturday, 17 December. Expect protests throughout country defined by each sector and region. Trains will be in this.
TAP Pilots strike
15 November 2011 The Portuguese Civil Aviation Pilots Union announced today a series of strikes.
No times given only dates so far.
Friday 9 December
Saturday 10 December
Sunday 11 December
Monday 12 December
Tuesday 3 January 2012
Wednesday 4 January
Thursday 5 January
Friday 6 January
By law they have to provide minimal service. Some flights will go from the islands, but which??
New information for you. Arbitration board state. Minimal service (if pilots let it happen) means:-
Island communities, autonomous region, Madeira, Azores and some long hauls to Luanda and Brazil must fly. A certain percentage must fly by law. theportugalnews.com
National Airline of Portugal,
22 November, Yes, your flight will be changed to the day before or after. Flight groundings will change an hr or so either way of original airport strike time, depending on which airport your flying from in Portugal.
Press release from TAP Portugal
11-11-2011 General Strike in Portugal on November 24th
On November 24th a general strike has been scheduled in Portugal, having some of the unions represented in the air transportation sector confirmed that they will join the strike. Therefore and without disturbing flights that may go ahead and the minimum services that will be adjudicated, from now on, TAP informs its passengers of the following:
No further reservations for flights scheduled for November 24th are being accepted;
Passengers with flights scheduled for November 24th will be given the possibility to change to other dates;
New information will be provided as soon as there's new developments.
TAP is joining all possible efforts to minimize any inconvenience that may be caused to its passengers.
20 October 2011 General strike to take place in Portugal Thursday, 24 November, 2011. Same day as last year. National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel (SNPVAC) have announced they will also strike causing all Portuguese airlines to strike.
Air Traffic controllers are also joining in the general strike. No set time given so far. Expect to find trains, buses and ferries on strike that day. Taxi's hard to find. Perhaps call your airline to change flight.
10 June 2011 Tap Air Portugal strike has been cancelled.
3 June How thoughtful. Ryanair sends 10 roses to flight attendants union head. One for each day of industrial action.
1 June Tap Air strike by National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Attendants. Strike over the next ten days.
July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Let's see what goes on here. First thought is perhaps strike will only happen within certain hours of the day.
Old stuff, so last year.
12/28/2010 You are good to go, strike cancelled.
TAP Air Groundforce baggage handlers at Faro Airport will strike over the Christmas season. Two 24 hour strikes December, 23 and 29 and 3 hour strikes starting Dec. 22, 24, 28 and 30 will be 3 hour strike.
Portugal is going to have a nationwide general strike.
Wednesday, Nov. 24 2010 Call TAP ASAP. Do see our front page for Portuguese air traffic control strike hours. Tap airline will try to run some long hauls. Medium long hauls cancelled.
16 October, 2010 Portuguese airline TAP cancelled 50% of it's flights due to French general strike this week. Attention new nationwide French strike next week.
Traveling with kids? Are you as paranoid as I am.? If so new technology for children in the form of a watch GPS locator.
UPDATE:-TAP airline strike has been cancelled.
The deal grants pilots a 1.8% pay hike, the same as the airline's other staff, plus a share of any savings obtained through streamlining operations.
3/14/2010 Tap Portugal Airline strike, Friday, 26 - Wednesday, 31 March, 2010. Pilots strike, on run up to Easter.All flights will be affected except those to Lisbon/Funchal/Madeira. 150,000 passengers may be affected, better call them. Pilots still want a 5.6% pay raise not the 1.8% offered by government. No charges for flight changes. reimbursement only if your flight is cancelled by the strike,
This pilots strike ended up costing Portuguese tax payers 25 million euros a day.
9/25/09 Passengers forced to sleep overnight at Lisbon's airport, the country's busiest, because their flights were disrupted by the industrial action.
9/24/09 Thursday. Pilots at Portuguese airline TAP on strike,
9 flights from Lisbon and three from Funchal were cancelled. Passengers were well looked after, placed on other airlines or on TAP flights. To make matters worse 1,700 Portuguese customs officials began a three day strike yesterday over changes in careers. Effects all exports, imports, baggage checks at airports and ports across the country. PS. General election to be held Sunday...
9/23/09 Pilot strike at TAP is on, 48 hours, will effect 40,000 people, 170 flights. Call airline they will put you on a chartered flight. Pilots want 9.3 per cent pay raise.
Back again. Air Portugal strike is tentatively scheduled for Thursday 24th & Friday, 25th September 2009 should current negotiations not yield positive results.
TAP air,strike 28,29, August,11,12 ,September. 2009 by 5 unions.
Portugália (PGA) is not affected at this time. Again TAP air, apologizes for inconvenience and recommends passengers change day of travel.
New,Tap will code share with Air Canada.
Saturday, 8/29/09 Tap air, Baggage handlers called off strike today and all future strikes after breakthrough talks with management today. The strikes delayed some flights 30-60 minutes, no flights cancelled. 70 percent of workers took part in strike,
8/28/09 It is still not clear if industrial action is going to happen, Fellow travelers let us know what's going on?!! contact@easytravelreport,com, thanks.
8/27/09 Strike threat by ground staff at Tap Portugal.
Airline:-Customers with flights booked over this weekend have been advised to travel with hand luggage only, passengers can change flight free of charge, full refund available. Questions call airline @, TAP Portugal 0845 601 0932
8/14/09 Air TAP Portugal, strike 28,29, August,11,12 ,September. 2009 by 5 unions.
Union gripe:- Management salaries, the purchase of 30 new luxury cars for the airline’s top brass.
Workers at the airline have had no increases for over a year due to the company’s cost-saving policy.
Management:- industrial action this summer will effectively rule out any talk of wage increases as each day of the strike will cost the airline in the region of five million euros.
First six months this year, 09. Air TAP Portugal, has suffered a crippling loss of €72.4 million and a decrease of 6.2 percent in passengers, Will reduce flights by 10 percent.
4 June 09 from 4 June until 13 June 2009 TAP Portugal industrial action. Severe delays and cancellations. Heathrow and Portugal and flights from Gatwick to Madeira would not be affected by the industrial action.
19/12/08 Air TAP Portugal, Strike called off.
12/17/08 Possible one day strike by Tap cabin crew this Saturday 12/20/08 Airline warning of major disruption, industrial action, cancelled flights and delays. Passengers should re-book for another week-end, full refunds available.
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