​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.
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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 
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May 2015 New review nice http://www.telegraaf.nl

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

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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

Debbie

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We can't answer this one "Have kids ever gone on strike?"
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Dear Fellow Travelers, 
Give us suggestions. Are we on the right track? What would you like to see? Keep it clean! We hope you've found this information useful. Help us get the word out.

Do send us any industrial action that your participating in either intentional or accidental! Your feed back is vital to us. Particularly what we've missed! We love a good correction. Keep sending your articles in.

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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Do you have a particular app that you can't live without?
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Lastly
​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?

Cruise Critic Forum
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.


Penny Ciocchi @ Easy Travel Report
contact@easytravelreport.com
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**Warning, Travel Alert, Travel Advisory 
for 2018**
 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 Zimbabwe
Alitalia
American Airlines
Arik Air
British Airways
Brussels Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Czech Airlines
EasyJet
EgyptAir
Gulfair
Iberia Airlines
Kenya Airways
Kuwait Airways  
Liat Airlines
Lot Polish Airlines
Lufthansa Airlines
Monarch
PIA
South African Airlines
Spirit Airlines
TAP Air Portugal

Don't ruin your vacation! 
What's your airline 
up to?
or your airport?

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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.

Before you leave/book. Know which other airlines are going your way.

Wear as many clothes as possible and pack just hand luggage.
(If an airport security strike is going on, less stuff you have in hand luggage the better. You want to get through security as fast as possible. You will be stressed by the queue and it's possible your flight will leave without you)

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! Expect more costs for your luggage.

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 yet more expensive and scarce.






www.easytravelreport.com
Tube strikes
Put together by a real human 
Penny Ciocchi.
Not a news aggregator, with the same old, same old. Although I do control my real feelings! (most of the time)

I Only link to articles that will be of interest to you. Travel issues that I know you are worried about.


Israel
Tube strikes
Israel
El Al Unreliable Airline
Ben Gurion Airport Understaffed
Call El Al to confirm your flight
El Al in Israel 03-977-1111 
El Al Departures board

Airline Strikes, Airport Strike, Air Traffic Control Strike, Airport Security

Transportation Strikes at  
Spain
February 1, 2017 Uber is coming to town after ban in 2014. New service will use licensed drivers, is called Uber X. 30% - 40% less than a regular taxi, 5 euro minimum fare and brings competition to Cabify. Roll out starts in Madrid. Barajas to town center 20 euros.

Take photo of yourself at your airport - include in the photo, you, clock and departure board. 

Heads Up
​Oh Boy Madrid Airport Strike (threat, but you know...)
Madrid Airport Security Strike
Union will vote on this next week
Potential to effect 850,000 passengers.
Thursday, August 16, 2018 The Association of Spain Air Transport Companies (ACETA) warning AENA (Head of airport services) of a potential disaster in the making. 
Ilunion is the contractor, responsible for airport security at Madrid Adolfo Barajas Airport and workers threat strike action between Friday, August 24 - September 3rd. Union also threatens to extend strike action to Santander Airport and Barcelona El Prat Airports.
ACETA was formed by 9 airlines, Air Europa, Air Nostrum, Canair, Binter Canarias, Evelop, Privilege Style, Iberia, Iberia Express and Vueling. Warns AENA of possible flight delays, cancellations and missed connections. AENA is notorious for dragging feet. Although I would think this goes into the realm of national security. We will update as further news comes in. 

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Santander Seve Ballesteros Airport Security Strike
Sunday 19 August 2018 Seve Ballesteros workers will be joining strike action.

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Finnair Strike
Update:-Picket line T2. Two flights canceled today  (Saturday)out of 6. More meetings planned for Tuesday August 21st. Total of 5 flights to Helsinki were canceled this weekend.

Finnair El Prat Workers
Union USO calling for 50 temporary workers for strike action on:-
Saturday and Sundays
August 18, 19, 25, 26 and September 1 and 2. (Finnair likely to bring in foreign workers, similar situation that Ryanair passengers are going through now. Flights to and from Helsinki.
Union USOC

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Granada Metro Strike September, 2018
​Metro Granada will celebrate it's opening of a year with a 24 hour strike, Friday 21 September, 2018. This will be the finale to the partial strikes that are planned earlier in the month:-September 10 12 14 17 and 19. 
Strike times -
5:30am - 9:30 am
1:30 am - 4pm
8pm - 10:30pm

8 million passengers July, 2018. 26,500 daily users. Staff meetings planned 4 September.





​Vueling Strike?
Customer service 34 93 122 42 95
Based in two strike prone airports Barcelona and Rome Fiumicino.
Vueling pay staff less than Ryanair workers. Do yourself a favour and don't book with them.



Our Barcelona El Prat airport strike page

Spanish National Rail Renfe 

Spanish air traffic control USCA 

Spanish Rail Strike
​Renfe and Adif strike starts 27 July, 2018 and may go on till Christmas.
Strike time on the 27th 00:00 - 0200, 7am to 9am and 4pm - 6pm.
Rail union SFF-CGT
Spanish national railway RENFE and ADIF 
​Renfe communication notices



Heads up, Spain is on maximum level of security

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

20 July, 2018 Strike that would have affected the whole AENA Spanish airport network for the 29 July has been cancelled Hallelujah



​USA

Washington Post warns - Reagan National traffic 

​Taking Allegiant? You need to know Daily Mail
25 July, 2018 Allegiant management want a future strike by Allegiant pilots deemed illegal.

Frontier Airlines
FlyFrontier.com
Getting Nastier..
26 July, 2018 Pilot union sue Frontier management Bizjournals
25 July, 2018 Moral low WestWord
1 May 2018 Frontier 1,200 pilots have had it with mediation and threaten strike action soon.

​South West Safety issues Daily Mail

United Airlines 
Avoiding more bad press $10,000 voucher Elite

Spirit Airline
4 February, 2018 Good news for passengers. Spirit Airline pilots will vote on a new wage offer. Voting ends 28 February, 2018.

17 November, 2017 Some 60 Spirit Airline pilots protesting today outside DFW Airport. Two years without a contract. If you have booked over the Christmas and New Year season with Spirit Airline book a hotel at your airport. You can't rely on the help desk staff finding you accommodation late at night or an alternative flight.


May 2017 Travel + Leisure Latest on avoiding baggage fees at Delta Airlines

American Airlines flight attendants loose wage dispute Dallas News





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. 2016 shaping up to be contentious between shareholders, unions and employees.

We are always looking for guest bloggers ie:- Tell us your travel experiences good and bad.
Portugal
​3 August, 2018 Fectrans rail union for CP Rail will strike 3 October. Between 20 September - Oct 3rd some sort of strike action will be happening! All's vague at the moment.

​TAP Air Portugal canceling flights left, right and centre TAP Strikes



Greece 
Greek Strikes
​New rules and regulations coming in regarding right to strike. As you can imagine, this isn't going down well with unions

​Athens Bus Strike
Athens buses will stop between the hours of 9am and 9pm Tuesday, 19 June, 2018 and again Thursday 11am - 5pm 21 June. Extra traffic on road, taxi's hard to find.


At long last, direct link from Athens Airport to Piraeus Port
ekathimerini.com

See NOP 

Do you need help in Thessaloniki? See Nikos Mitrou

National airlines:-Olympic and Aegean  
Cypriot Airline Cobalt Air 

​​Informative sites
Thessaloniki Airport
Athens airport
​Athens flights delayed today? see ourairports
Greek Newspaper in English:-Ekathimerini
Also for great information Living in Greece



Easy Travel Report


England, Scotland and Wales
​JFK - LHR British Airways Billion dollar route OAG
Keep in mind engineering works TFL​
Alternative to rail headaches - coach National Express
​Eurotunnel now called Getlink
HeathrowExpress stoppages and delay's, you will want to know 

Summer 2018 Which ever rail system you are using in the UK check your websites. Strikes and repairs causing chaos country wide. 

Tfl.gov.uk


Glasgow Airport
Glasgow Airport Strike threat 

Northern Rail 
​Northern Rail Strike
Update:-17 August, 2018 Strike dates confirmed.
Thursday 9 August, 2018 New strike dates announced
Saturday, August 25, 2018 
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Saturday September 8, 2018.


South Western Rail 

​Attention Eurostar Passengers
16 July, 2018 Twenty four hour strike. Eurostar strike is planned by London, St Pancras station workers.
RMT union, 140 members will strike Saturday, 28 July, 2018.

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South Western Rail Strike
No deal made, strike is confirmed by RMT union
South Western Rail

Strike for 11 August has been cancelled - only










Replacement buses will be in place. Check website before you leave

RMT union
ScotRail (Caledonian Sleeper is part of this franchise Euston London - to Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Dundee)
Scotrail
TSSA union

Dockland Light Rail  DLR 



My, my British Airways new boarding rules, similar to low cost airline Southwest Daily Mail
RMT Union




Finnair see Barcelona El Prat below

24 April 2018 European Court Announcement 
Airlines must compensate passengers for flight delays and cancellations due to strikes by own workers, even wildcat strikes. This new ruling will start with old strikes (statue of limitations?) and new strike action! A strike will no longer be considered an "extraordinary event" you will now be compensated causing airlines to bargain with the unions instead of the usual procrastination.
What's the catch? Delayed flight, cancelled flight, denied boarding ie bumped compensation of up to 700 euros per passenger. Departure airport must be in the EU or that the airline is based in the EU, delay must be caused by the airline. Also will include any flight leaving the EU. You've got three years from the date of the incident to claim. Flight must be delayed minimum three hours, flight was cancelled and passenger does not arrive at final destination within two hours of arrival time. No compensation if airline notifies you about flight cancellation 14 days before hand. US passengers can't claim, you are covered by U.S law. 
Of course you are not covered by weather or a passengers medical emergency. (We wonder how this will effect air traffic control strikes? Where is the pressure on the unions? Airlines likely to move bases to UK or Ireland but they were just in the process of leaving UK after Brexit. Why not go to Finland. Just whose in and whose our of the EU Ryanair, TAP, Lufthansa, Air France, SATA must be pulling their hair out. Maybe we will have less work to do) Do you need help? Use AirHelp.com
EU Court
    Rail    
Rail Strikes
Liverpool Airport
Ireland
Ryanair 
(Ryanair unions really blew it this year. It was not a good time to flex muscle. Carriers this year have lost thousands of euros due to air traffic control strikes in France, go slows in Germany and Italian aviation sectors, weather etc. Earlier this morning Ryanair COO announced 20% cut back in aircraft based in Ireland this winter. Warns staff to expect layoffs end of October. Company would rather place aircraft in profitable routes in Poland. I wonder what the minimum wage is in Poland. Pilot's where would you prefer to be based Ireland or Poland?)

​Ryanair pilot salary The Sun

New
Ryanair Pilot Strike
Friday August 17 More mediation meetings today.
Update:-German, Dutch, Belgium, Spanish and Swedish Ryanair workers will meet Rome Friday, September 7 to arrange a Pan - European Ryanair strike. This meeting will come two days after Ryanair management, mediators and unions meet in Madrid on Wednesday 5th September.
Update:-Monday 13 August 2018 More mediation talks in Ireland today. German Ryanair talks planned for this Wednesday.
Update:-9 August, 2018 VNV union for Dutch Ryanair will strike 00:01 - 23:59 hrs tomorrow. Ryanair CEO's house graffiti Daily Mail and Compensation
Update:-Wednesday 8 August, 2018 German Ryanair will strike starting 3am Friday 10th till 3am Saturday morning. Ryanair canceling flights left right and center. Cockpit pilot union will be available on Friday for talks with you between 8am and 10am at Frankfurt airport T2. 
3 August, 2018 Irish pilots strike in full effect today. New strike by Irish pilots announced Friday 10 August. German Ryanair pilots (Vereinigung Cockpit Union) have voted for strike action. Expecting a response from management by this Monday 6 August. By law German pilot's only have to give 24 hours notice. Belgium pilots will strike on the 10th along with pilots based in Sweden's Stockholm - Skavsta airport. Pilots from the Netherlands will likely join in strike action as well.
Wednesday 25 July, 2018 Irish pilots  for Ryanair announce new strike action.
Friday, Bank Holiday week-end 3 August, 2018.


Ryanair Cabin Crew Strike
Update;-25 July, 2018 Belgium, 80% of Ryanair workers went on strike today. Ryanair sent 25 staff from Poland to help. Polish workers work for a Ryanair subcontractor.
Ryanair cabin crew strike - Crews collaborate, some 650 of them from Belgium Italy, Portugal and Spain. Painful. Workers will strike Wednesday, Thursday 25 and 26 July.

Spanish Ryanair:-Unions not so happy. Judge announced Ryanair Spanish workers must operate 35% of flights, 59% of international flights. Canary Islands or Balearic Islands must guarantee 100% of flights. Perhaps you might slip by after all. See Spain, below for other strikes. 400 flights canceled and 100,000 passengers affected.


​Workers will now be represented by Unite union.. Ugh, bad for passengers and management and Michael O’Leary “I would rather cut my hands off than deal with unions” 
Ryanair Strikes
Brussels Airlines 
Thursday 19 July, 2018 Baggage handlers at Brussels airport handing out notices regarding baggage policy.
Brussels Airlines 

​Ryanair flights to and from Belgium will be delayed next week due to Ryanair cabin crew strike. Have a plan B. 

Germany
German flights constantly delayed 2018. Be prepared for a delay, troublesome when catching a connecting flight. Give yourself plenty of time.

​20 June German Ryanair pilots being balloted for strike action. Balloting ends end of July.
​France
Keep your eye on the big guns NOP you should really bookmark them if traveling to Europe.
Watch The Direction des Services de la Navigation DSNA blog in charge of communications. They will update with whose working on strike days
Air France
Union CGT (in French) 
This site Flightradar.com gives you a good picture of flight delays - for your airport



Air France Strike Threat
Friday August 17, 2018 KLM pilot's reject yesterdays wage proposal. Threaten strikes in four weeks. Air France unions will meet August 27 regarding strike plans.
Thursday August 16, 2018 This evening, KLM management send over a new offer to the pilot union. 9am tomorrow is the so called deadline. We will see. 
Thursday August 16, 2018 AF management find a new boss. Benjamin Smith. Speaks French, Air Canada COO and orchestrated recent 10 year pilot contract. French unions of course not happy, not French and the 3.3 Euro salary. Board of directors meet tonight and will likely vote yes.
Monday August 13, 2018 SNPL pilot union threaten 15 more days of strike action unless management get's back to the table for talks. Dutch pilots for KLM threaten strikes this week by Friday as talks fail. Union state this is just an ultimatum, no strike date set.
​25 July, 2018 Air France unions threaten strike action in September with or without a new CEO. Last CEO resigned.

Air France Strike
Update:-27 June, 2018 Strike actions on hold till meetings with new CEO.


French Air Traffic Control
Heads up! 29 June, 2018 at 11:28am today controllers cancel strike action!



New French National Rail Strike
SNCF 
Link you might find useful LCI.fr live
​Update:-15 June 2018 Union extends strike into July.
Update:-10 May, 201 Unions threaten a day of no trains even though last strike only 14.5% of workers joined in. Union to hold a new ballot, starting Monday for more strike action.

Update:-7 May 2018 SNCF union members met with management today and have extended the strike action "indefinitely" 

CFDT union had planned a railway strike 14 March, 2018. Strike cancelled. Union members will meet 15 March to decide what to do. (What is the chances this strike will be rescheduled 21, 22nd?)
Update:-See above for 22nd!

SNCF rolling strikes will start Tuesday, April 3, 22018. Two days out of every five till 28 June 2018. Railway 80 years old, unions trying to break President Macron. More news to come. Will all these be effected? TGV, Intercites, TER, Transilen, Ouigo, Eurostar, Thalys, TGV and Lyria!

SNCF Strike Dates:-
April:-3, 4, 8, 9, 13, 14, 18, 19, 23, 24, 28, 29
May:-3, 4, 8, 9, 13, 14, 18, 19, 23, 24, 28, 29
June:-2, 3, 7, 8, 12, 13,1 7, 18, 22, 23, 27 and 28 
likely strike will be extended

​Friday 13 April, 2018 SNCF operated bus station Paris - Bercy. Only has 6 bays. Longer to get to your destination and more expensive. Rail passengers, 12,000 of them pour into Paris-Bercy bus station to catch one of the 140 buses of the day. Other bus companies FlixbusOuibus and Easyline loving the windfall, windfalls!
​Rental cars hard to find as with hotel rooms.
EU Rail compensation 

Do you need help? Try Kimberly at http://theparisitinerary.com/ she knows whats what in Paris.
0001 Hours and 2359 hours on Thursday 26th July 2018
0001 Hours and 2359 Hours on Saturday 28th July 2018
0001 Hours and 2359 Hours on Tuesday 31st July 2018
0001 Hours and 2359 Hours on Saturday 4th August 2018
0001 Hours and 2359 Hours on Saturday 11th August 2018
0001 Hours and 2359 Hours on Saturday 18th August 2018
0001 Hours on Friday 31st August 2018 and 2359 Hours on Saturday 1st September 2018, 2, 8th  and 15th of September.
Royal Air Maroc
Air France/KLM
China 
Update:-7 August 2018 Union workers both airlines vote for strike action. No strike date set yet.

25 July, 2018 Taiwan transport minister urging pilot's from China Airlines and Eva Airways to give ample notice, 14 days preferable for any strike action. Negotiations with management have broken down. Pilot union Taoyuan is balloting pilots between 16 July and August 6, 2018.
This would tick me off if I was from Taiwan "American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta Air Lines are now referring only to TPE (Taoyuan International), without mentioning the country
CAL & Eva Airways
Croatia Airlines Strike
(A Yearly August event)
Wednesday 8 August strike deemed illegal. Union to go to Supreme Court.
Friday August, 3, 2018 Croatia Airlines pilots, cabin crews and engineers have called for strike action Wednesday 8/8/18 starting 6am. Based in Zagreb and has routes to most European cities. Your flight will be delayed canceled or brought forward call them +385 1 6676 555 or 072 500 505. Airline has a notice up.Codeshares with:- Air France, Lufthansa, TAP, United, LOT, Alitalia, Brussels Airlines, KLM, Austrian Airlines, Air India, Asiana, Nordica, Scandinavia, Singapore Airlines, Swiss International and Turkish Airlines.
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Finnair El Prat
Madrid Airport
Airlines
Alitalia
Heads up if you are flying with Alitalia it has gone/going bankrupt. 
Airline looking for government funding. Airline is in dire straits, don't book with them. Airline is pushing, tempting us with some really cheap flights, if you dare. If you have the stomach and have extra room on your credit card for emergencies you can get some great deals. 2,000 baggage handlers to be let go.

ALITALIA Info
Call in Italy 800.65.00.55
Out of the country 39.06.65649 or your travel agent.
Our page Alitalia Strikes 
MeridianaFly is now (Feb 2018) Air Italy Call center
Blue Panorama 

​Italian F1 31 August, 2018 - September 2. So far no strikes are planned

Italian Air Traffic Control (ENAV) Strike
Our Italian air traffic control strike page 

Techno Sky
Techno Sky is in charge of radar, weather centers, general running of communications at the airport. Pay attention to the departure board and sudden gate changes. Techno Sky has the potential to become very nasty.

Techno Sky workers will strike for 24 hours -
Wednesday 15 August, 2018



Airports
Pisa and Florence Airport
Owner of both airports will outsource 800 jobs. Airport security, check-in, ramps, ticketing, baggage handling. If traveling to one of these airports, be prepared for a wait, book a hotel in advanced and don't bring luggage.



Rail Strikes
Ferrovie Italo Trenord Trenitalia  Malpensa Express

What will the Italian weather be?

Italylogue is a very helpful site regarding Italian Rail

Need to know:-
February 2, 2016 New smoking rules for Italy. Smoking in a car with children or pregnant women 500 euro fine. Drop a cigarette butt outside and it will cost you 300 euros and don't even think about putting your feet up on a train seat.


Check out Italy Beyond the Obvious Madeline Jhawar, this lady knows her business.
 8/16 You should know I am trying to get this site turned secure - https. It's possible site could go down plus email a couple of days or more... Not easy for a novice..