Spanish Rail Strike
22 March 2016 Renfe and Adif strikes planned for 23 and 28 March have been cancelled in response to Brussels Airport bombing. Take note, bombing did not stop UK London Underground from striking.

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 
Malaga Airport Strikes

Spain between January 2015 and July 2015 took in 37 billion euros in tourist money.

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Came across this website this week.
Perfect match for viewers of Easy Travel Report

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To our critics, our readers just want to know what to expect, no more, no less. When holidaymaker's go on vacation they have little tolerance for hanging out in ports, airports, train stations and incurring extra costs with hotels and alternative transportation. They just want to sit on the beach with the kids and support your economy. No vendetta here. 

Viewer called us the drudge of travel, very witty... We wish.
Another viewer "not exactly drop dead gorgeous, but gets the point across" and another "A really useful site (though guaranteed to give you a few sleepless nights!!!). Will definitely check regularly on this one".

Jeez, thanks..

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

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

Can't you just feel this passengers pain.

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

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​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 

May 2015 New review nice

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 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


Australia Jetstar
Qantas subsidiary Jetstar
10 March 2016 Some 350 ground workers and baggage handlers pondering strike action in April.

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

South Korea
Korean Air
Korean Air Pilot Strike 2016
Update:-Tuesday March 8, 2016 Pilots held a rally today, in Seoul urging for more talks. 

25 February 2016 Update:-KoreanAir management sought court injunction against recently held vote, claiming vote is invalid due to procedural problems.

Update:-Friday 19 February 2016 Balloting results are in. 1,106 workers vote for strike action out of the 1,845 members. Only 923 votes were needed by law.
Government has made it difficult for pilot's to strike over the years, deeming the "critical to public interest" expect 80% of flights to leave.
No date set for strike action - yet

18 January 2016 You should know 1,900 Korean Air pilot Union members asking for a huge pay raise, 34%! Union have developed a partial strike plan.
Company has a different idea and has offered 1.9% pay increase for 2016.
Pilot's will vote on this January 29, 2016.
SkyTeam member, code shares with Delta, AA, Lan, Iberia, KLM, Air France...
Airline based at Incheon and Gimpo Seoul. Last pilot strike was 10 years ago. Pilot's can double wages if they fly for another asian company. Current Korean Air salary $140,334.

Don't even think of getting out your Korean Air seat. New flyer rules implemented after famous "Nut Incident". Disturbing captain or crew will get you five years in jail and $42,000 fine. If you are a nuisance to fellow air passengers, expect another heavy fine.

Easy Travel Report.Com  "Priceless Travel Information" a travel guide!
Transportation strikes for 2015. We just want to give you the "Heads Up" of a potential travel disruption, disaster! Find out whose ripe for industrial action. Check here first, even before you've bought your airline ticket. Be prepared for next trip. 2015 shaping up to be contentious between shareholders, unions and employees.
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.

Tube strikes
Keep in mind engineering works TFL

​Southern Rail strike is on for tomorrow Tuesday April 26

Gatwick Express
24 April 2016 Aslef trade union receives injunction from High Court in London to prevent any strike action.
11 April 2016 Gatwick Express rail drivers with ASLEF union threaten strike action. Workers are being balloted for strike action.

Piccadilly Line strike planned for Thursday 28 April cancelled.

28 February, 2016 Eurostar train managers being balloted for strike action. Votes due in by March 15, 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

National Museums of Wales - rolling strikes in April. Indefinite strike from Thursday April 28th.

German Airport Strike
29 April 2016 Earlier than other years a deal has been made with Verdi union members today. Workers nail down a contract for 2.4% 2016 and for 2017 a 2.35 pay raise.  

26 April 2016 Lufthansa cancel 900 flights, Munich 545 flights 54,000 thousand passengers affected, Frankfurt 350 flights 33,000 passengers.

Announced today, Friday 22 April, 2016 workers at Frankfurt, Munich, Duesseldorf, cologne-Bonn, Dortmund and Hanover airports will strike Wednesday, 27 April, 2016. Carefully orchestrated strike times.

Striking workers from Verdi union will include, ground handlers, check in staff, engineers and air traffic controllers, fire department.

Strike notice states

Frankfurt Airport Strike:-Start of shift till 3pm. Firemen striking at 8am. That would suggests airport will be closed. Demonstrations around Frankfurt Airport are planned - i.e. roads locked to terminals.

Munich Airport Strike:- All workers through out the day. New terminal open today.

Cologne/Bonn Airport Strike:-Firemen and baggage handlers plus other ground workers 00:00 - 24:00. 

Dusseldorf Airport:-3am to 2pm Terminal services, bus services amongst others.

Dortmund Airport:-Ground services from the start of shift.

Hannover-Langenhagen Airport:-4:30 am - 3 pm ground handlers, admin and technology.. (is this the air traffic control?)

Do email us any tips.
More talks planned 28 and 29 April, 2016. 

This strike may effect local public transport workers, check your rail or bus driver is working.

Verdi union is looking for a 6% pay raise for it’s union 
Likely to be the first of many strikes through out the summer. Perhaps change your flight for the day before. You will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. 

Pay attention to the news as German journalists threaten strike action. No date set, but you can play your cards that it will likely coincide with a transportation strike.

Knock-on effect - will cause domino effect around the network worldwide. 
Are you coming from a non EU country? Don’t get stuck in German international arrivals terminal, have a German visa so you can stay in a hotel instead of a cot in the terminal. Call your airline.

Lufthansa Airlines
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

Korean Air Strike 2016
Pilot Go Slow
Indian strikes

Belgium has it's version of a "Big Dig"
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
22 April 2016 Controllers still calling in sick, on off. Effecting flights to and from Charleroi and Brussels Airport.

Charleroi Airport
NOP for the latest

Brussels Airport  Belgian National Rail 

28 April 2016 All's gone quite with these Canadian airports, just keep heads up, you never know.
6 April 2016 Heads up.  Toronto Pearson Airport security workers threaten strike action follow along Toronto Pearson Strike 

Montreal Airport Strike
Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport - Dorval 
Workers vote for 36 hour strike, hour here, thirty minutes there….
6 April 2016 Trudeau Airport security workers reject management offer. Staff reject salary cut back of $2 per hour. Airport security workers are considered “essential workers”.
Company that supplies airport security Garda.
Union SAS-ADM affiliated with CSN

Carnival cruise line let in to Cuba Washington Examiner

24 March 2016 Taxi drivers threaten imminent strike action. Pay attention roads to airports could be blocked. Flights get cancelled from Paphos and Larnaca airports when Greek air traffic controllers strike Hermes Airports

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?

Milan Rail Strike
Trenord Strike, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Strike time 9am - 5pm.
Notice as to which trains will be  running will be announced closer to the date.

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 Breitbart

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

General strike planned for July 1, 2016. 
2 May 2016 Kenya Airways strike is over.
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.
​Hawaiian airlines pilots being balloted over whether or not to ask leadership to take strike action. Ballot closes May 17, 2016 for

United States Airport Strikes
30 March 2016 Workers across several airports will walk off the job tonight Washington Post These strikes are really for show. No inconvenience expected.

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) 

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.

Air France 
CGT union.

                  French Air Traffic Controllers Strike
​Wednesday 27 April Update:-NOP has some information out.
​Rough translation- Paris Orly - a 20% of flight reduction. Expect delays all day. Bring a book, ant-acids, find a nice seat and snooze.
Charles de Gaulle - life is rosy and kumbaya no fight delays expected...
ourairports CDG
Bordeaux - Regulations lifted in am, high delays in the evening.
Brest - ?
Marseille - Regulations lifted in am, heavy delays in afternoon. 
Have a safe trip, check with us on your way back.

25 April 2016 French Air traffic control dates are in:-
Your airline is now working frantically to change your flight. Call them, you will be competing with thousands of other passengers for an airline seat. Your flight will be cancelled, brought forward or delayed.

French air traffic control asking airlines to cut back flights to and from France.
From 4am UTC, Thursday 28 April 2016 to 4am Friday morning.

New Caledonia (overseas territory)
New Caledonia's air traffic control joining in the fun

General strike starts 
Wednesday 27 April 5pm UTC 
till Friday morning April 29, 2016 - 0400 UTC.

French controllers will meet Monday 25 April 2016 to confirm strike plans.

Announced today Wednesday 6 April another French strike is to take place Thursday 28 April, 2016. All we know is seven unions will be involved.
Here's the air traffic control union that threaten strike action for the 28th

Of course Air France takes the brunt of any strike action.

              French SNCF strike - French National Rail Strike
Update:-24 April 2016 SNCF rail strikes dates are in. Expect delays.
7pm Monday evening 25 April - 8am Wednesday morning the 27th. 
This is the third strike this year. SNCF has a notice up. International trains expected to run "normal " Eurostar, TGV & ICE, Thalys, TGV. This is considered a warm up strike. 

(Other possible strike dates being mulled over, May 10, and Euro Football June 10 - July 10, 2016, spoilers. French national public holiday's May 1, May 5, May 8, May 16 and July 14.)

13 April, 2016 Possible French National Rail (SNCF) 26 April 2016.


National and TGV lines


For Transiliens Ile de France

RER train lines - watch out tourist being targeted by thieves.

French news in English
What will the weather be like?

National Union of Air Traffic Controllers SNCTA (40% of controllers)
Paris Orly Airport
Watch DGAC blog
Air France 
Charles de Gaulle Airport 

​Aigle Azur 
Update:-Wednesday May 4 Pilot strike is on for tomorrow. Company making changes to flight schedule, vast majority of flights to leave.  

Aigle Azur Pilot Strike
Pilot union France ALPA file strike notice for two strikes
May 5 - 8
May 14 - 15 Pentecost weekend - busiest of the year for Aigle Azur airline.
Call airline 0810797997 or email
Aigle Azur
Second largest airline in France.
Based in Orly Airport. Popular routes Algeria, France, Portugal, Switzerland.


Regarding Air France
April 11, 2016 Air France management asked pilot’s in a draft agreement on Sunday, again to take wage cut and work 5-10% longer hours for free from 2017 to 2020. 
French pilot unions SNPL and SPAF have until May 2 to respond. Management will hire another 600 pilot’s over the next three years. This way Air France will increase productivity and reduce costs.
Nothing in the news regarding scheduled conciliatory meetings. Can only be good for you in a twisted way..

Greek Easter strikes
30 April 2016 Holy Saturday Greek railway strike (OSE) 6pm. Proastiakos Athens suburban railway - will affect route to Athens Airport, strike will end Monday May 2nd 10am.

Greek Ferry Strike
26 April 2016 Greek dock workers nationwide will leave ferries tied to port for 24 hours. Sunday May 1st, 00.01 - 23:59.
Devastating for Easter travelers. 
(May Day celebration moved to May 3.
Greek Easter Sunday May 1)

Greek Strikes
GSEE union has chosen May 8
20 April 2016 A viewer states possible strike out of Thessaloniki Airport 
21 April, 2016. We need to confirm this. Anybody? 

This doesn't help either
Greek Journalist Strike
Greece’s Panhellenic Federation of Journalists’ Unions (POESY)
Greek journalists will strike for 48hours starting 6am Thursday 21 April to 6am Saturday the 23rd. TV and radio will be also effected.
Update:-Journalist strike was extended, will now end 27th 6am.
Private sector union workers will strike for 24 hours on Sunday 24 April.
(More information to come out. A 24 hour strike is planned for Friday May 8, 2016. Dockers will join in and ferries will be tied to port. This might be a 48 hour strike)

12 April 2016 Another 48 hour Greek Strike is being planned for right after Easter 2016. Union GSEE Executive Committee yet to confirm dates.
(So far just the one union involved, no air traffic control, no dockers yet)

Left all links up from last general strike
​                                    Greek General Strike
Tuesday, 5 April 2016 Greek air traffic control strike have joined in the mayhem. Late notice and disrupting thousands of passengers. Call your airline, get a hotel booked. (check back, we are updating)
Strike starts 9pm Wednesday 
strike ends Thursday 11pm. 
​Flight connections leaving from the Greek Islands connecting to Athens International and from Cyprus, Crete, Corfu becomes challenging to say the least. This information was released about 5pm local time today. Information shortage as journalist will strike as well.

4 April 2016 News out from dockers they will strike April 8 for 24 hours, there goes your ferry connection.

28 March 2016 Announced today Greek civil servants will strike for 24 hours, Thursday 7 April, 2016. Massive participation of workers is expected. If you are flying with national airlines Olympic or Aegean you can count on your flight being brought forward, delayed or even cancelled. Call your travel agent. More information to come out in the week. 
Farmers will join in strike action. That means give yourself plenty of time to get to your airport as farmers will likely be blocking road to your airport. Expect road blockages starting by 6am. Same with borders if driving.
Waiting information for dock workers.

​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

28 April 2016 Keflavik Airport Closed Isavia
​Ban on overtime from this evening, 9pm. See ourairports for any delays
Keflavik Airport
WOW Airlines
Icelandic Air

Nationwide strike is planned for 2 September 2016.

April Possible Irish rail strike being planned.

March 24, 2016 Police to begin armed policing at Dublin airport. Update:-26 April 2016 Police told not to show guns

Luas carries some 90,000 passengers per week in Dublin.
More strike dates for Luas tram light rail workers
April 23, 24, 28, May 4, 13, 20, 26 and 27th.