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I appreciate what you are doing and I agree totally with your sentiment.
I am an international traveler for business on average one international trip a week, all year long.(maybe more lately).

I have been extremely inconvenienced like yourselves. I have slept on the floor in Narita airport, I have been treated as an animal in a mob of passengers at Milan Malpensa, and scrambled for an emergency place to
stay near JFK, etc, etc.

Can't you just feel this passengers pain.

From Karen:-I just want to thank you for the warning...unfortunately, I did not heed it, and my husband and I, traveling from Nice to Savona, Italy, were kicked off the train at the last stop in France, Menton, along with 3 others, with no prior warning of any troubles ahead. There WAS a strike in Italy, and we had to catch a cruise that evening, so ended up splurging on a taxi to Savona. But this is a great website...keep up the good work!! We went to the Nice train station to buy tickets a couple of days before we planned to travel to Savona, and I even asked at that time if there was any word of a strike in Italy.  The man looked at me and said in a very disinterested manner, "We do not know about Italy.  We sell French tickets.".   Well, OK then!!  
Our table mates on the ship had a flight cancellation on Iberia for their return, which was to be on Easter Sunday.  They ended up leaving the ship early, in Marseille, in order to get home.  Too bad....
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​Why do we leave information up you ask? Because travel agents, insurance companies and passengers refer to it. 

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

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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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 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
American Airlines
British Airways
Austrian Airlines
Czech Airlines
Estonia Airline
Iberia Airlines
Kenya Airways
Kuwait Airways  
Liat Airlines
Lot Polish Airlines
Lufthansa Airlines
South African Airlines
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.
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


30 July 2016 Schiphol Airport security beefed up, Level 4, due to security threats. Checks on cars going into the airport causing LONG traffic trams. Measures stay in effect till further notice.

KLM Flight Attendants Strike
Sunday October 16, 2016 KLM have stated any strike action by flight attendants was not noticeable. FNV union director, Zach Boufangacha state so called security checks, may make life difficult for you as from thi Monday Trouw.nl  Leave early.
October 11, 2016 Go slow starts tomorrow, Wednesday nltimes.nl
October 6, 2016 KLM flight attendants will strike Monday 10 October, 2016
Cabin crew union VNC
Another cabin crew union FNV also threatens industrial action
Issue over reduction of one flight attendant on long hauls. Minimal disruption expected

Amsterdam EasyJet Pilot Strikes
October 2016 easyJet pilot issue not over with. Expect more strike action.
Flight cancellations at flightaware

KLM Royal dutch Airlines - Baggage Handler Strike Threat
Update:-11 September 2016 Strike Threat is over, union and management make a wage deal.  

25 September 2016 Union CGT is making plans for a national strike next month.

Australian Government Drag Feet
14 September 2016 CPSU union announce more rolling immigration and border strikes
Monday, 26 September - 2 October 2016.
Multiple short 30 minute strikes throughout the day. Sydney International will likely be hit hard with delays.

Immigration, security and Border workers have been striking on and off all year. Get to your Australian international airport or cruise ship, terminal, port earlier than usual. Give yourself minimum of four hours to get through security. 
Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Cairns and Darwin International Airport's.
Not much in the news about aftermath of these strikes. (or they never took place) Passengers coming into Australia after grueling long-haul flights waiting an hour or more to get through passport control is awful. Last strike was Friday 9 September, time varies between airports, two hours here and three hours there. All timed for your international arrival flight. Add to this further delays for passengers missing connecting domestic flights. 
Expect strikes over Christmas holiday's.  Last year workers were striking over this same issue believe it or not last Christmas. Union cancelled strike at last minute.

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

Air Malta Pilot Strike
10 August 2016 You are good to go, at least till next meeting which is planned 31 August, 2016.

4 August 2016 Airline fails to get an injunction against Air Malta pilot's striking. You better have a plan B.

Airline might be purchased by Alitalia, causing pilot's into strike action mode.
October 6, 2016 Pakistan Airlines cutting back staff 11,000 of the 18,000 staff. Expect strike action. Don't use this air carrier.

Sunday 2 October 2016 Nationwide strike is planned for tomorrow 

Portuguese airport strikes
4 October 2016 Private security workers will strike at Portuguese airports for 24 hours on Thursday, 27 October, 2016
These workers handle x-ray scanner and security belong to Federation of Industry and Service Unions (FETESE)

Get to your Portuguese airport minimal of four hours early. Might be tricky if you are connecting with a flight from Porto, Funchal - Madeira, Porto Santo.
Bring cash ATM's might be empty.

Norwegian Rail Strike
29 September 2016 NSB rail strike commuter Rail,  likely to continue NewsinEnglish.no

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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
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.

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
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?

Catania Airport Sicily
20 October 2016 Are you flying into Catania Airport tomorrow, Friday 21 October?
Sac Service who run services at Catania Airport will strike from 11am - 3pm local time. Baggage handlers, ramp workers.

​Flightware:- for cancellations
Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino
Milan Malpensa and Linate

Moving on to Friday 21 October 2016
Italian General Strike
Update:-Thursday 20 October Italian general strike is on.
Private and public sectors. Demonstrations planned in major cities. Public transportation will vary from city to city nationwide.

Regarding flights:-Techno Sky workers are striking, in charge:- per website:-is responsible for the management, servicing and maintenance of equipment and systems used for the national air traffic control, (departure and arrivals boards) ensuring full availability and full operational efficiency without interruption.
Not sure what effect this strike will have.
Alitalia has a notice up
NOP nothing yet, we have contacted them.

9 October 2016 Italian union calls for general strike:-
Friday 21 October, 2016 00:01 - 23:59.
Your flight will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. Alitalia will take brunt of strike action. If you can change your flight now before the world does.
Union USB (this union- USB, we are not sure how powerful this union is, first time we've seen them)
Strike will involve air, rail (9am - 5pm) and public transportation. 

Trenitalia Calabria region ie:- 9am - 5pm
Trenitalia Campania region 9am - 5pm 

Ferries check yours, call them.

7 November 2016 Air Italy flight personnel will strike from 00.01 - 23:59 hours this includes pilots and flight attendants.

FS News

Malpensa Express
Italylogue is a very helpfull site regarding Italian Rail
Alitalia Strikes
Italian Air Traffic control

​​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.

Jersey Airport Strike
Update:-Jersey baggage handlers threaten more strike action, no date set. Stay in touch with your airline. You know you will get caught out!

24 hr baggage strike by Swissport baggage handlers
Involves Union Unite workers.
Airlines effected by baggage handler strike easyJet, Flybe and Blue Islands
Top routes
London - Gatwick, Guernsey, Southampton
Popular airlines, British Airways, Blue Islands, Flybe, 

When:- Saturday 24 September, 2016.
Update:-13 September, 2016 Vote’s have been counted and Swissport baggage handlers and ground staff vote for 24 hour strike action.
Jersey Evening Post also states union Unite don’t rule out more strike action in the future. 
Swissport management to announce new wage offer.

22 August 2016 You should know Swissport baggage handlers at Jersey Airport are being balloted for strike action.

kenya airways - Based in Kenya Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Int. Airport
Air France owns 27% Kenya Airways, codeshares with:-Air France -CDG, KLM, Air Burkina, Korean Air.
Tourism slump 2016

Sunday October 16, 2016 Kenya Airways workers have missed work since Friday. Passengers funneled to Jambojet Kenya Airways subsidiary.
Hundreds of passengers stranded at Moi International Mombasa. Five flights cancelled. Confusion also at Jomo Kenyatta Airport. Pilot's state strike is still on for Tuesday.

14 October 2016 Kenyan government steps in, strike threat to be withdrawn and any worker who does strike be prepared for the worst!

11 October, 2016 Kenya Airways pilot union has called for indefinite strike action next Tuesday October 18, 2016 starting 5am.
Kenya Airline Pilots Association (KALPA)

​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.

Seattle Airport
October Possible strike action in the new future Aviation Pros

Hawaiian Air
Alpa pilot union
Update:-21 September, 2016 Strike Operations Center opened.
Update:-27 August 2016 Hawaiian Airlines will open a strike operations center in Honolulu September 14. 2016
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.

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
Septemer 2016 Southwest mechanics slam management DallasNews.com
September 2016 Flight attendants make tentative deal with management.
July Airline mechanics still no contract after four years DallasNews

Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Night time construction 8pm - 5am  The News Herald

Delta Airline Pilots
August 2016 Delta pilot's looking for 37% pay raise through 2019 and Delta opens a strike center in Atlanta ALPA

March 2016 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) 

July 28, 2016 Allegiant pilots sign contract, all's good till 2021.
June 22, 2016 Allegiant pilots take tentative wage deal, will still have to be voted in by pilots. September 30th will see mitigation results.


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

Ben Gurion Airport Strike
Busiest time of the year at Ben Gurion Airport
5 August 2016 Good news. Workers cancel strike action
4 August 2016 Ben Gurion strike by workers from dusk Friday till dark Saturday night.
Shabbat laws in place, landings only will take place, no takeoffs.
Row over finance minister transfer of royalties from the airport

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.

30 September 2016 Southern island, yellow alert, Katla volcano seismic activity. 

28 September 2016 CityJet on going strike action Irish Times

Football All-Ireland final replay Saturday October 1st
Dublin Bus Strike
Dublin Bus
So far industrial actions have cost 4 million euros, expected to get to 21 million.
23 September 2016 Union Siptu union looking for a 15% pay raise over the next three years. Meetings will take place Monday September 26.

Siptu union announces new strike dates:-
These two strike dates have been cancelled Tuesday and Wednesday 27 September and 28th.
These strikes are still on the books however:- 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 18, 19, 24, 26 and 29th of October,

Wednesday 14 September 2016 Frequent bus strike lately with Dublin Bus workers. 
Another strike is planned for this evening 9pm, till Friday. More meetings are planned tomorrow.

400,000 passengers have to find alternative form of transportation. Extra traffic on road, taxi shortages. Make sure you can get to Dublin Airport with ample time to spare.
Next strike is planned 9pm, 23 September and 24 September, 2016.

Friday 23 September, 2016 No service this also includes Airlink, Nitelink and sightseeing tours.
Saturday 24 September, 2016 No service, same as Friday.
Sunday routes will be back to normal.

Bus Eireann
September 23, 2016 Bus Eireann to announce restructuring plans. Expect bus union workers to kick up a fuss as they are looking for a pay raise.
Bus company incurred six million euro loss in 2015.

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

Greek Aviation Strike
Update:-Sunday October 9 Strike was cancelled yesterday afternoon, after airlines had gone all out with cancellations left right and centre, thousands of passengers displaced. All four days of industrial action have been cancelled.
Greek Air Traffic Control Strike
Update:-Saturday 8 October Strike is still on. Note from viewer - :My flight with Ryanair from corfu due to fly 6.30am Tuesday morning still due to fly.
Update;-7 October 2016 Call your boss, strike is still on. It's likely you will not leave Corfu till Tuesday am.  Olympic and Aegean cancellations
Update:-6 October 2016 Strike will start 9pm UTC time Saturday 8 October and end the 10th 9pm UTC (hate UTC time, am I the only one) See NOP

5 October 2016 Greek air traffic controllers will walk of the job with four, 24 hour strikes. 
Disaster for thousands of passengers, Greek air space will be closed.
Sunday 9 October, 2016
Monday 10 October
Wednesday 12 October
Thursday 13 October
New foreign bosses imposing changes, expecting efficiency.
​​It's possible strike may be deemed illegal. Union has given required amount of notice. 

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

French national public holiday 
November Tuesday 1st and Friday 11th.
CGT  Union

Air France 

Tuesday October 11, 2016 Air France and KLM personnel in Italy will strike from 1pm - 5pm

​Traveling to and from France? 
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 to see ferry/port disruptions.

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, 2016
Air France

Air France - KLM
October this issue is still not resolved.
21 September 2016 New business plan will be announced in November “Trust Together” by new CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac Air France - KLM Royal Dutch Airlines group in a bid to fight competitors will likely announce that a new long-haul subsidiary might be in the future after it was revealed only 50% of Air France long-hauls are making a profit. 
This possible announcement surely will make union bosses go into apoplectic shock.
Further confirming to us to stay away from this airline for another five years! You don’t want your dream holiday or honeymoon in a French airport terminal along with bottle of water, food/accommodation voucher and peanuts.

New competitors on the long-haul routes and low cost carriers.
Emirates, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Eurowings, Norwegian and French Blue.
Air Berlin announce they will let go 1,200 jobs and lease 40 aircraft to Lufthansa.
Eurowings Cabin Crew Strike
Lufthansa low cost subsidiary
Bases:-Berlin Tegel, Cologne Bonn, Dusseldorf Airport, Hamburg, Hannover, Salzurg, Stuttgart and Vienna International airport.
Codesharing agreement with United Airlines and Singapore Airlines.

October 20, 2016 Today Eurowings, cabin crew threaten strike action after talks fail between UFO union and Eurowings management. 
Be ready for flight cancellations.
Strike could start anytime from this Monday, 24 October. Dispute will drag on. Union will not strike over Christmas period.
Eurowings has a notice up

​Lufthansa Pilot Threat
Talks to start October/November
Wednesday 22 September, 2016 Lufthansa make new wage offer to Lufthansa pilots.
Saturday 6 August 2016 Talks going well and have been extended into next week.
Lufthansa pilot union and management extend talks till 5 August 2016

Ufo flight attendant union

Lufthansa Airlines 
Lufthansa pilot union
Cockpit union

September 2016 The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) banned Samsung Note 7 on all aircrafts at Kotoka International Airport.
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
V Air will go out of business October 2016
Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA)
Railway workers threaten strike action during Mid-Autumn Festival.

22 September, 2016 Are you flying to Thailand? Third busiest airport, Phuket Airport in turmoil at the new terminal The Phuket News

Cruise ships return October 2016.
Air France
General Strike
   Baggage Handlers    Hawaiian/Delta
Jersey Airport
Dublin Bus
Keep in mind engineering works TFL
​Brexit what you need to know in the future Huffington Post

UK Baggage Handler Strikes
20 October 2016 Aviator baggage handlers at :-
Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester and Newcastle Airport.
Unite union members also include, check-in staff and refuelling.
Airlines who use Aviator to name a few British Airways, Thomas Cook, Easyjet, and Virgin.

Eurostar Strike
12 August 2016 Eurostar strike cancelled till further talks.
Are you traveling in August with Eurostar see BBC for strike dates and  

EasyJet Pilot Strike - UK
Update:-21 September 2016 BALPA pilot union receives wage offer from management. Strike threat is over for now till pilots except the deal.
Gatwick Airport Strike
Christmas Strike Threat
Sunday October 16, 2016 Gatwick Airport strike by firemen, airport security and maintenance workers is possible if deal not made with Unite unions 1,400 workers.

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.
​Monarch Airlines
26 September 2016 Monarch Airlines is suffering financially stay in the know 
The Telegraph

Virgin East Coast Strike
26 September 2016 Virgin East Coast workers belonging to The Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) announce strike action Monday, October 3, 2016 for 24 hours. Talks have broken down.
Very busy franchise. Virgin East Coast InterCity East Coast franchise East Coast Main Line between London, Yorkshire and North East including Scotland.
Virgin Coast expect no interruptions
Virgin West Coast Line
2 October 2016 Balloting cleaners and catering staff.

"New" Southern Rail Strike
Southern Railway Strike
Update:-6 October 2016 Talks break down, strikes are confirmed.
22 September 2016 Southern Railway strike again. This time industrial action will be spread over 14 days.

Strikes start Tuesday, 11 October and end Thursday, 8 December, 2016.
Tuesday, 11 October - Thursday 13 October
Tuesday, 18 October - Thursday 20 October
Thursday 3 November - Saturday November 5
Tuesday 22 November - Wednesday November 23
Tuesday 6 December - Thursday December 8

Gatwick Express will have a modified schedule and will be crowded.

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 Don't rely on bus service in isolated areas.
Southern Rail 
​Southern Rail
Gatwick Express don't rely on it being on time or even running. 
CityJet Strike
CityJet Cabin Crew Strike
Friday 14 October, 2016 Irish Airline CityJet cabin crews (not pilot’s) will strike Thursday 5am, October 20, 2016 - midnight Friday 21st
and again from
Monday, October 24 5am till 10pm
Wednesday, October 26.

CityJet pilot Strike - No date set.
10 August 2016 Irish airline, based in London City Airport. CityJet pilot strike action by union Independent Pilots Association (IPA). Broken down:-19 of the 50 pilots belong to IPA pilot union, 14 of which voted for strike action. CityJet will open base in Amsterdam’s national airport Schiphol. This may cause some pilots to loose night premiums.

British Airways Strike Threat
17 August 2016 Vote is in and as expected cabin crew vote for strike action, no date set. Union must give passengers seven day's notice by law.
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.

London National Gallery
Union workers are on an indefinite strike. Chances are you will find several exhibits closed.
Heathrow Express
Stoppages and delay's, you will want to know HeathrowExpress

Tidbit for you. Make sure you get your foreign currency before going to your airport DailyMail.com

Spanish public holidays 2016
Wednesday 12 October 2016 Hispanic Day
Tuesday 1 November 2016 All Saints Day 
Tuesday 6 December 2016 Constitution Day
Thursday December 2016 Immaculate Conception

Vueling flights from and Italy are in jeopardy from 1pm - 5pm Tuesday 11 October
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

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

Airport Security

Grantley Adams international Airport
Airport is popular with Liat, Thomson Airways, Delta, Thomas Cook, Air Canada, Jetblue and Virgin Atlantic.
Some popular flight destinations that could be affected:- Manchester Airport, New York - JFK, London - Gatwick.
Be prepared for a wait and it’s possible you may miss your connecting flight.

Update:-October 6, 2016 Brussels airport has notice up. Expect problems at Zaventem Airport with baggage handlers union (ABVV/FGTB) has asked them not to go to work tomorrow. EasyJet has a notice up

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 (is not a general strike, but several unions expected to strike)

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 

25 September 2016 Banks have been on strike since beginning of September.

Two new airlines based in Larnaca Airport Tus Airways and Cobalt Air (Cobalt, has to improve itself) Cobalt cancellations Local News in Cyprus

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