You've made a great decision going to Greece this year. Strikes and bookings are down. Smart ones are taking full advantage of the prices. Number one priority, make sure you have transport to and from Athens International.
Backlash Greek ferries 2012, 15% less passengers and 25% fewer vehicles transported.
Greek unions jumping on the French bandwagon and call a general strike for Thursday June 13. Strike is over the closeure of TV and radio station. Greek air traffic controllers will strike tomorrow between 12:00 -14:00 UTC. This is late notice and we expect it to be deemed illegal.
Hellenic Railways (OSE) (Trainose up for sale, real gem) Piraeus-Kifissia urban electric railway (ISAP) 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 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.
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.
Zurich Public Transport (VBZ)
Italian train strike see above Swiss trains can/will be delayed.
New 'sarcophagus' for Chernobyl by 2015
14 January 2013 Flights slowly getting back to normal follow
5 January 2013 Flat broke, Aerosvit files for bankruptcy but keeps on flying. Change your flight, chances are they will be grounded and you don't want to get caught out. Flights have been suspended from Boryspil but not from Kiev Airport
Federation of Independent Petrol stations recommends buying petrol on week-ends when it's cheaper.
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.
and in June
Alitalia flight attendants strike, 24 hours Friday June 14, 2013. Same day as a country wide transportation strike. Rome has a public transportation planned. Buses, trams and trains to strike 8:30 -5PM and strike will commence again 8pm till the end of servicie. It will be a difficult day for getting to and from the airports, extra traffic and taxi shortage.
Venice 10-1PM public transport. This strike will include sailors across Italy.
Florence Airport workers 12- 4PM
ENAC Italian air traffic controllers Rome guide Tourism and travel guide, find the best of Rome
Alitalia strike for May 14 has been cancelled thats because these guys are striking for them!
Tomorrow Black Friday 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.
May 13 Tomorrow Linate airport and Malpensa airports to be hit by airport worker strike for 24 hours. Alitalia and Air One have been trying to contact you. Just in case, you should know Croatia airlines to strike tomorrow as with Turkish Airlines on Wednesday. Airline seats will be scarce. Confirm! Flights from China - Beiging and Shanghai, Delta and American Airlines- NY, United - Newark, Aer Lingus - Dublin on and on.
Trenitalia call centre ( 800 892,021)
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
Custom strike this Tuesday, June 4. Points of entry include Cairo International Airport and Borg El-Arab, Luxor, Assiut and Sohag airports. Ports Safaga, Nuweiba and Hurghada.
Iran Air due to sanctions airline carrier's aging fleet has no spare parts.
For new year 2013 Air France - KLM, Austrian Airlines pull out flying to Tehran. Route not profitable.
1 June 2013 Muscat airport baggage handlers go slow this weekend.
Reminder regarding liquids AOL 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.
3,000 population living under an Argentinian blockade. Argentina threatens to end last commercial flight to Punta Arenas, Chile. Stopped vessels from docking in Mercosur ports, legal actions against oil companies. Population is still able to import basic needs and continues with oil exploration and fishing.
Big hit for all those Spanish Ma and Pa businesses. Ryanair reducing flights severely to Barcelona and Madrid after March 30 next year. Airport taxes to double by July 1. 3.1 million passenger reduction 648 flights per week.
June 14, 2013 Passengers hit by French air traffic controllers Hartlepool Mail
Barajas, Madrid airport food courts, cafeterias 24 hour strikes, June 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 your going to be hungry.
May 22 Tomorrow Barcelona area, 250,000 workers to strike, highway workers, cement workers, healthcare workers, truck drivers. Expect trucks to block roads and a possible transportation strike. Just leave for the airport early!
General Strike May 30
Update:30 May Bilboa today union abandons march, arrests. Minimal effect.
Update:-May 22 Unions still debating.
April 19, Announced today a general strike is to take place Thursday, May 30. More information to come closer to date.
May 10 Sepla pilot union have one week to decide whether to take deal offered by Air Nostrum management.
Madrid public transport strike:-Announced today 22 May Madrid Metro strike has been cancelled for the rest of May. Unions will re-group in June.
Iberia Airline Strike
Iberia strike over with, but not over with Iberia Strike Spanish baggage handlers, pilots and some flight attendants have not signed on with the deal yet.
Spanish car rentals
Spanish car rental rates have gone sky high due to fuel charges. Rates have tripled.
Unions state "the desire to maintain social pressure" after March 29, 2012 if situation not rectified and other social formations and willingness to "coordinate" a response of "pressure."
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
We recommend you book a hotel at your airports for just in case. Cancel as you see fit.
2013 National holidays in Portugal Monday, June 10, Thursday, August 15, Sunday, December 8 and Christmas of course December 25 is on a Wednesday.
Portuguese post and telecommunications strike
Metropolitano de Lisboa
Lisbon metro strike, Thursday May 30, 2013 for 24 hours. Union Federation of Transport Workers (FECTRANS). Be ready for extra traffic on the roads, taxi's in short supply. Leave for the airport early.
Call Centre (808 208 208)
Lan Airlines Goes to South America, but you would have to catch flight from Madrid, Spain.
Portuguese General Strike
Portuguese general strike now planned for Thursday June 27 by the two biggest unions in Portugal UGT and CGTP. Workers from private and government sectors. Third general strike in two years. Last general strike was last November, cold weather and just before Christmas. Strike ended up being a flop.
(Early yet to make this call, but you can expect, islands, Azores, Madeira, metro's, trains, ferries, airlines and air traffic to have stoppages for some part of the day. More meetings to take place. Look on the bright side it's not on a week-end)
Lisbon stevedores striking inermitently end of June till July 22.
May 24, 2013 SATA International pilots only
have signed a preliminary agreement with management.
SATA Azores and SATA International pilots and cabin crew have voted to strike on:-
Tuesday April 23
Wednesday April 24
Thursday April 25
Thursday May 2
Friday May 3
Saturday May 4
Tap Airline strike all's smooth.
27 September 2012 TAP airline up for sale
likely buyers IAG (own Iberia and BA and a percentage of Vueling) Lufthansa and Avianca - Taca, Brazilian. Update February:-Only one offer made, which was rejected came from a Brazilian investor but still may happen.
Airline will be sold by the end of the year. Are you booked with this airline 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. Codeshare with some huge airlines, Air Canada, Lufthansa, United Airlines to name a few.
November 2012 Madeira reporting a couple of cases of Dengue Fever, so bring your mosquito spray. On the decline as of Feb 2013.
Flights with Carpatair might be delayed due to codesharing with Italian Airline Alitalia Brussels airport Departures New rail link opening 10 June 2012 for Brussels Airport Diabolo Rail Link
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.
Going to Greece via Bulgaria? You may get caught up in a Greek general strike see below.
Norwegian Airport Strike
Update:-May 11 Saturday, employees take deal with management, flights won't take long to get back to normal.
Update:-May 9 Strike still going on, 11,000 displaced air travelers daily. Often no alternative flights available as they are "it" to the north.
May 8 Regional Airline up for sale. 312 flight attendants strike, airline is grounded. SAS subsidiary.
General strike, only rumblings for the moment
Applied to be admitted in Eurozone 2015
January, 2013 Warsaw Modlin airport closed, flights being diverted to Chopin due to runway construction.
(Some 12.5 million German workers to negotiate wages in 2013.
26 March 130,000 DB railway workers get 6% raise over the next two years)
May 7, 2013 Ausberg Airways (regional flights for Lufthansa) to cease operations October 31, 2013. Pilots to strike today from 6 am - 10 PM local time.
Ground workers, airport security union representatives have accepted a deal with management. Union to vote on the deal. Results due in May 14/5. Skeptical life is all wine and roses.
Brand new Willy Brandt airport officials delay opening ETR Lufthansa Lufthansa airlines is to let go 3,500 employees. Flight attendants have resolved earlier issues and have accepted a wage deal. Baggage handlers looking for 5.2% increase, Lufthansa offering "0%"
Member of Star Alliance Group and codeshares with Air Canada, JetBlue, Air India, Tap Portugal, United Airlines, Singapore Airlines to name a few.
Coming to America?
Need to know:-US hurricane season starts 1 June, till November, 30. This years predictions by NOAA You will have plenty of warning just follow evacuation routes if necessary. DO NOT procrastinate. Caribbean, Texas, Florida and up east coast. Awesome news, filling up empty seats in private jets now at prices you will like, I promise you. socialflights.com
Do you need a reliable local travel agent in New England? Boston Red Sox tickets, Boston Bruins games or tours. Reliable source Milne Travel Top ten most dangerous cities in USA. Dailymail
TSA Elderly can keep shoes on, but only in Chicago's O'Hare, Portland Oregon, Denver and Orlando. You can take a pocket knife on planes now, can't be locking.
Speed through the airport like a celebrity
19 September 2012 Comparing US - EU passenger rules and regulations Chicago Tribune
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
May 24, 2013 Drivers Route 518 to reach Seattle-Tacoma International Airport should be aware of potential delays getting to the airport. Starting May 28, three-quarter mile stretch of Route 518 between Interstate 5 and SR 99. Traffic will be down to one lane till August 1
2012 Not a banner year for US unions
Starting 1, Aug, 2010 Spirit Airlines will charge $45 carry on fee for overhead bags! $30 if you book online. Frequent fliers $20. Under the seat remain free. Alaska Airlines and others follows suit msnbc
May 3, 2013 Las Vegas taxi strike over
New York City
High speed rail plans, Boston to Long Island dailymail
About time. Visa Inc, New York and Los Angeles pilot program in New York uses Visa payWave technology, which is based on a small electronic chip embedded in a mobile phone or payment card that communicates securely with contactless readers at the fare gate and on the bus. corporate.visa.com NYC no longer bed bug capital of the united states, moved down to third position after Cincinnati and Philadelphia. Daily Mail
French travel 2013
May 13, 2013 Signed into law today. French law makers raise retirement age from 62 -65. Not sitting well with French unions.
French Rail Strike
Adding salt into the wound. French trains will strike
Starting Wednesday June 12, 7PM till Friday 8AM.
Sky News has an article up and 50% of rail workers took to striking.
For 11 June All Air Air France long haul flights will go. Short and medium hauls will be the problem and likely to be cancelled. Do research before you leave - Air France
French Air Traffic Control Strike
*Update June 12, strike is to end Thursday 6 AM, not Friday as planned. Good news. (despicable play by unions)Still the airlines had planned for Friday 6am strike and canceled accordingly. It will take a while for flights to get back to normal. Call your airline if flying on Friday.
June 3, 2013 French aviation strike
Might start (more information to be released by unions) on:-
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 04:30 UTC
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
ending Friday June 14, 2013 ending 04:30 UTC
Minimal service will be in effect. DSNA We have learned it will not just be French atc workers but Hungry, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Portugal, Austria and Belgium. UK and Ireland will not be involved, certainly flights to these countries will be delayed See European Air traffic control strike
Issues not resolved.
French port strike for Easter week-end cancelled, they will be back. Organizer for port officers didn't know the English took off the day before Easter. Kudos to UK government for strong arming French counterparts. Would love to know how that conversation went.
Update:-Louvre back open. 20 policemen to patrol daily, tourists wear your backpacks on chests.
April 10 Wildcat strike by workers at The Louvre. Museum is closed today because of the resurgence of pick pockets. Agents have been beaten, spat at and threatened. Museum is plagued by thieves, so watch your back, leave passport in hotel.
Monday, June 3, The Paris Metro will run as normal. RER RATP four out of five trains will run
RER B is the problem, serves Charles de Gaulle Airport and interconnections to Gare du Norde will be suspended.
Marseille public transportation RTM put in strike notice two months ago regarding uniforms. Issue has been fixed but union still might strike Monday 3 June.
Nancy - Bus strike till September 30th! Stan
Midi - Pyrenees region. A good sign/gesture for 2013. Drivers cancel strike that was planned for every Friday till July 2013, which started six weeks ago. However they will continue to strike 6 PM Sunday evenings till 6 AM Tuesday mornings till June 2013. Red Vests will be guiding passengers on Monday at Matabiau Toulouse, St-Sulpice, Montauban, Albi, Gaillac, Castelnau-d'Estretefonds, St-Agne, Colomiers, Muret, Portet etc. TGV will run as normal. Toulouse - Bayonne four out of ten trains will run. TER three out of ten trains along with buses. Expect over flow on to other public transport, shortage of taxi's and extra traffic on the roads, leave with plenty of travel time.
That's got to hurt, 160% rise in the beer tax Just-Drinks
1 August 2012 Viewer Ray. By the way some of the rail booking sites are very variable releasing timetables/prices due to all the ongoing engineering works on the French rail network.
French air traffic controllers are expecting layoffs and new ATC rules and regulations. Even closure of some local towers.
French unions say they will stop at nothing regarding new change in aviation rules for industrial action. ie:- no more wildcat strikes, unions will have to give management 48 hours notice of a strike so management can give us, the general public time to plan.(French unions already give plenty of notice of strikes, press didn't pick it up) Just have a plan B and C. BILL PASSED
Transavia Air France subsidiary low cost airline.
Driving into France?
Driving from UK? Law now requires cars entering France to carry selected items dailymail See where the speed camera's are thelocal New private train Thello sleeper Paris to Venice French national railway SNCF (45 euro fine for having feet up on seat)
If RER A and B are on strike. Three out of four trains will be running. Alternative transport metro, bus and Tram.
If going to Orly airport? Then take a bus or RER C
TER and TGV 0 805 90 36 35
Transiliens call toll-free numbers 08 05 70 08 05.
Interesting article regarding French taxi top ten tips by Joshua Green Palace of Versailles 23 room luxury hotel usatoday. You might want to put Eurolines phone number in your phone. New routes throughout France. connexionfrance.com Now SNCF going into the coach business connexon
Hurricane season June to November.
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.
7 May Linden Pindling a go slow/illegal strike might be going on. What's new?
April 18 That's weard and nothing to do with this article or airline. Four brands of toilet paper found to be infected with bacteria iriefm
March 26 Civil Service strike has caused flight cancellations - April issues still not resolved.
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.
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
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.
Just in case you are holidaying in Kashmir and want to see the border ceremonies.
March 26 All airports, dry ports, Inland Customs Depots (ICD's), Container Freight Stations (CFS's), Customs Houses, Land Customs Stations, International Border Customs Stations, Service Tax offices and Central Excise offices manned by these officers throughout the country will remain closed. No export or import work will be attended by them. Strike is March 29 - 31. newstrackindia
June 4, 2013 Another rape, this time American tourist
Worlds most heavily bombed nation. Millions of tons of unexploded bombs litter the landscape. Stay on the roads, travel on well used routes/paths. Absolutely no running bare foot through a field.
Lets go tubing and drink scorpion snake infused whisky news.com.au
7/16/2010 Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), police telling passengers to watch out for a scam. philstar.com
Fingerprint Recognition for South Korean Airports
Other airline companies that owned or co-owned by Turkish Airlines include AnadoluJet, SunExpress, Cyprus Turkish Airlines and North Cyprus Airlines.
UK England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland
June 2, 2013 UK Public Commercial Services Union (PCSU) will hold a series of strikes this week. Customs agents belong to this union. National walk out being planned for the end of June.
London Tube Strike
Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle Lines will be taking industrial action. 00:01 hours on Wednesday 22nd May 2013 until further notice. Train Operators members at Barking (H&C), Edgware Road and Hammersmith Train Crew Depots are instructed as follows:-
Only to pick up trains from the agreed pick-up points on the line – Hammersmith, Edgware Road and Barking depots, Farringdon Sidings, and Moorgate and Aldgate bay roads; and will not drive trains from or to Baker Street Metropolitan line platforms 2 and 3.
2 April 2013 London Midland train workers being balloted for strike action. Perhaps cooler heads will prevail.
Northern Rail balloting taking place, results will be in May 20. Earliest possible strike date May 27 (bank holiday)
Guernsey Airport firemen in arbitration
Are you taking an Orkney Ferry this summer? Just watch your back, unions on a war path.
March 30, 2013 UK union considers general strike, meetings to take place Wednesday April 24 telegraph
UK government come to senses and squash the idea of selling NATS (organization in charge of UK's air traffic control) This is money
To join EU July 1, 2013
Unions threaten protests and strikes starting May 1
Croatia Airlines Strike over!
Update:-May 10 Croatian airline to strike Tuesday May 14.
May, 7 Pilots threaten to strike in the next 15 - 20 days. We will post date as soon as we have it.
Croatian railways strike (CZ) Wednesday
May 15, Noon to 2PM. All trains will stop including international trains and cargo.
From Viewer Jo:- Only way to get off this island and it's by plane. Once you get to Cyprus, there’s no other way off!
Cyprus Airways CY Service Centre on 8000 0008. Website not always kept up to date.
Wednesday's busiest day of the week at Cypriot airports.
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From Karen:-I just want to thank you for the warning...unfortunately, I did not heed it, and my husband and I, travelling 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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Porter Airline Strike
Update:-May 27 Strike still going
8 January 2013 Porter Airline prop planes under a strike threat by refuellers Star
St. Johns Airport
Update:-May 27 Strike still on
8 January 2013 Long term strike at St. Johns International is still going on. Call airline particularly if it's snowing, as plow men are on strike St John Strike
Camera pens will be watching and recording you at Bolivian customs weborange
Brazil has World Cup 2014 and Olympics 2016, airports sub-standard and the clocks a ticking. Government owned Infraero owns 67 airports. New President Rousseff will privatize new terminals in Sao Paulo. Brazilian unions will have a lot to digest this year.
Brazilians will spend $66 billion on airports, railways, waterways and public transportation. 6,000 miles of new train tracks. Country is in an economic down turn.
Sao Paulo opening match of the World Cup on June 12, 2014
Now's your time Rio and Belo Horizonte airports up for sale. Get your bid in by September 2013.
Expect unions to object and industrial action between then and now.
Brazil's TAM and Chili's LAN are to merge, making it largest carrier in South America. LATAM Airlines
New fees come in for visitors to the Galapagos dailymail
3 June 2013 Qantas (only) flights Perth International airport wildcat security strike
May 21, 2013 Virgin Airlines baggage handlers and customer service reps - check in staff reject pay offer. The Australian Services Union will meet management Friday, May 24.
Air Calin strike flights have been cancelled. Call themMinimal service at Tontouta Airport. For more information please contact the Reservation 26.55.00 or Commercial Space stopover Tontouta to 35.15.80.
2012 Air New Zealand named airline of the year.
December 2012 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.
Update:-French likely to change travel plans. January 16, 2013 Algerian Islamists kidnap foreign workers at gas fields. France bombing terrorist camps in Mali.
Northern African island, general strike April 22
13 November 2012, Nairobi, be prepared for a wait Kenyan air traffic controllers on a go slow
Kenyan Airways letting some employees to be let go in cost cutting measures.
October 2012 Brussels airline, Virgin Atlantic and Gulf Air all pulled flights to Kenya.
Nairobi hotels, U.S issues warnings regarding possible bomb threats to hotels not safe for tourists Stratford
Kenyan border to Somalia closed.
Brits told to stay away from Kenyan coastline
June 1, 2013 Libya Airlines cabin crew strike, Saturday 1 June. See company Face Book page, no time given for end of strike. Strike cancelled, president intervened.
May 12 BP brings non Libyan workers home, as with Vitol, Shell, Morgan Stanley. Just too dangerous in Tripoli for foreigners, two attach's on police stations. UK embassy non essential workers also sent home.
January 2013 Cash strapped airline Air Namibia buying fuel in neighboring country, can't afford to pay fuel bill or cabin crews hotel bill in Frankfurt.
Are you going to Nigeria? Best make sure your shots are all up to date. Diseases expected to sky rocket due to doctors strike, children's inoculations were delayed.
16 December 2012 Squabble over air traffic control, are they even working? Vanguard 22 January Britons warned about areas in Nigeria dailymail and Christians told to defend themselves.
May 2013 No pirate attacks for more than a year.
September 2012 Cholera out break 300 dead, don't drink the water.
Strike season July and August
South African Airways Strike
Update:-January, 22, 2013 South African Airways strike has started to get more complex. 500 Airline technical staff now joinging in.
Some 1,400 employees will strike starting tonight at midnight. SAA have a contingency plan in place. Union wants strike to spread to other airports follow along.
15 January South African Airways had an illegal strike last week, not noticed, management squashed it. New union looking for recognition and threaten more strike action.
When SA truckers strike, Swaziland will feel it's effect quickly. Best stock up with petrol while you can.
22 October 2012 Marburg virus is now in the capital city Kampala Reuters
Air Zimbabwe don't bother.
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Brussels Airport Strike
Update May 15 Baggage handlers strike is OVER. 20,000 suitcases to find their way home.
Meetings taking place all day.
Update:-Meetings to take place in AM tomorrow.
May 13 Zaventem and Charleroi airports. Meeting to take place 1PM local time Monday.
Brussels airport strike, started Sunday evening, Swissport baggage handlers strike, effecting hundreds of flights. Call your airline. Lufthansa cancels flights, airlines asking passengers not to show up airport. Arrivals leaving airport without luggage, may take two days to find passengers. Swissport hires 1,500 workers and union wants swift end to strike. Who will flinch first?
List of airlines at Brussels airport who use Swissport handlers. Chances are your flight is delayed or cancelled. For once TAP flights not effected. Tomorrow Croatia airline strike Wednesday Turkish airline strike
Update:- Expect traffic jams, leave for airport early. Public transport not striking.
CNE calling for strike Thursday, April 25, Wallonia and Brussels, another union FGTB Centre joining in. Strike, protest dates that SNBC will not be involved in. April 18, 25 and 29. May 16, 23 and 30. June 6, 13 and 20. Lavenir.net