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"What to Do if an Airline Strike Cancels Your Flight"

JohnnyJet is a very well respected site and we are thankful they gave us "Website of the WEEK" Yes, us, they've even given us a compliment.  

We can't answer this one "Have kids ever gone on strike?"
How to reassure a passenger if the fuel runs out?
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Industrial Action Strike Guide for 2017

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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....
Do you have a particular app that you can't live without?
​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
Thanks for all your encouragement. Got something to say? Send us your tips, gripes. We don't have eyes in the back of our head. Awkward.

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**Warning, Travel Alert, Travel Advisory 
for 2017**
 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 Zimbabwe
American Airlines
Arik Air
British Airways
Austrian Airlines
Czech Airlines
Iberia Airlines
Kenya Airways
Kuwait Airways  
Liat Airlines
Lot Polish Airlines
Lufthansa Airlines
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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​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 
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

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


26 February 2017 Melbourne Airport taxi drivers on the war path again abc.news.au

​Qantas  dumps deal with American Airlines DailyMail.com

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

October 6, 2016 Pakistan Airlines cutting back staff 11,000 of the 18,000 staff. Expect strike action. Don't use/book this air carrier.

​2 February 2017 Macchu Picchu blocked Bernama.com

Peru Rail strike follow along


Anyone?? Information on this strike?
TAP Strike
TAP Pilot Strike
National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel has given strike notice from 18th March to 18th of April. More news to come.

Portuguese Railway Strike
Announced today 17 March 2017 Portuguese railway workers union EMEF who do maintenance on Portuguese railways will strike Tuesday, 28 march 2017. Not sure what effect this will have on CP railway.

Adria Airways Strike
Star Alliance member, codeshares with TAP, Lot Polish Airlines, Lufthansa and Air France, KLM
Adria Strike
Adria Airways Pilot Strike
Bases Pristina International, Tirana International and Lodz Wladyslaw Reymont Airport.
Hub Lubljana Joze Pucnik Airport

Adria pilot strike is planned for Wednesday 22 March and Thursday 23, March 2017
Adria site has a list of flight cancellations

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.
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 yet 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. Strikes frequently get cancelled last minute.

What will the weather be?

Heads up if you are flying with Alitalia. Alitalia only has enough money till mid March.
Airline looking for government funding. Company to produce a business plan this month, February. Airline is in dire straits, don't book with them. Airline is pushing some really cheap flights if you dare and have extra room on your credit card for emergencies!

Italian Taxi Strike - Nationwide
Rome and Milan expected to be hit hard by taxi strike
Tomorrow Italian taxi drivers will strike 8am to 10pm. BAD news for commuters extra traffic on road. Leave early for the airport.
Demonstration in Rome, Madonna di Loreto square 9am - 2pm. Major disruption is expected in Rome and Milan several thousand participants expected.
Drivers will meet with government officials today 5pm.

Air Traffic Control
Monday, 20 March 2017 Italian air traffic control strike 1pm - 5pm is still on. Your flight could be brought forward, delayed or worse cancelled. Call your airline.
Alitalia notice. Other airport workers will be on strike that day, not known what the effect will be, likely to involve baggage handling.
Update:-Monday 20th We have a bit more information about the airport workers strike. The 24 hour strike started at 00.01 hrs Flights between the hours of 7am and 10am will leave as with flights from 6 - 9pm.

Heads up! Alitalia strike is planned for Wednesday April 5, 2017. 00:01 - 23:59. Expect your flight to be brought forward, delayed or worse cancelled. Several thousand Alitalia workers to be let go. More information out closer to the date.

Update:-March 14, 2017 Trenord strike is still on, thankfully it is not nationwide anymore. Strike will involve Lombardy region - Milan, Brescia, Monza, Bergamo, Como
Linate and Malpensa airport will have a bus service in place for this rather long strike.

Update:-February 23, 2017 Trenord rail strike has been postponed till 9pm Tuesday, March 21, 2017 ending 9 pm Wednesday the 22nd of March.

Malpensa Express
Italylogue is a very helpful site regarding Italian Rail
Alitalia Strikes (November 2016 Alitalia 1,500 workers in fear of being made redundant)
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.

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

​Mesa Airlines
Mesa Airlines Strike
Tuesday 28 February 2017 Mesa flight attendants threaten strike action. and 44o who work aboard United Express flights started voting whether or not to strike.
Five years of negotiations, two years in mediation see Houston Chronicle

4 February 2017 Mesa Airlines flight attendants threaten strike action TurboNews.com

November 2016 New York stiffest fines in the country, $7,500 against Airbnb renters who rent out longer than 30 days Times Union

September 2016 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"
On the other hand Allegiant pilots have signed a deal, good to 2021.

Hawaiian Air
Alpa pilot union
Update:-Saturday February 11, 2017 Pilot union makes tentative agreement with Hawaiian Airlines, 63 month contract. Pilots’ will vote on this 6 - 24 March, If pilot’s give the thumbs up contract will be good till July 2022 eturbonews.com

Update:-5 December 2016 Pilots prepare for strike action.
Update:- 1 November 2016 Issue still not resolved.
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.


Air Iceland
Air Iceland (domestic routes) cabin crew three day strike has been cancelled that was planned to start 27 January, 2017.

3 March 2017 Bus Eirann strike has been cancelled for this Monday the 6th

Berlin Airport Strikes
Two thousand Ground Handlers Strike
Tegel Airport  and Schonefeld Airport strike notice up
Air Berlin Lufthansa
World is watching
Update:-Monday evening 20 March 2017 Numerous delays out of Berlin Tegel today. Tomorrow so far no flights have been cancelled or delayed. Call your airline to get updates.

Update:-Update:-Saturday 18 March 2017 Berlin Airport workers union and management will be in negotiations on Monday.

Update:-Tuesday 14 March 2017 Yesterday 460 departures got chopped at Berlin Tegel Airport, Schoenefeld 143. Union behind strike action ver.di likely not to announce future strikes in advance blaming strike-breakers from yesterday. Ryanair had brought in own ground workers. Union did however state no further strikes before the end of the weekend. 
This leaves everyone wondering about travel on Sunday night and Monday the 20th.

Update:-13 March 2017 Strike has been extended till Wednesday 5am. Just great.Update:-13 March 2017 Strike has been extended till Wednesday 5am. Just great.
Update:-13 March 2017 Baggage handlers back on strike today, 25 hour strike. Monday 4am till 5am Tuesday. Union and management a mile apart on any agreement soon. As usual you know what to do. No luggage, get to airport early, call airport to see if you are leaving, although this maybe unreliable.

So far for tomorrow (10th) Air Berlin has cancelled 20 flights leaving from Berlin Tegel. 
Berlin Tegel departures 63 and arrivals 76 cancelled.

Update:-9 March 2017 Berlin airports Tegel and Schonefeld ground handling In the news. Strikes to begin this Friday 4am and last till 5am Saturday.
Severe disruptions are expected, call your air carrier. Verdi union workers offered 8% over three years, union looking for 10% increase. Talks still going on.

First possible indefinite strike date Wednesday, 8th March. Verdi should give 12 hours notice of strike action. 
Update:-Friday 3 March 2017 Union workers vote overwhelmingly for strike action. Verdi union meeting is to take place on the 7th when more information will be released. Worlds largest tourist expo in Berlin starts the 8th, 180,000 visitors. It’s getting more and more likely that your flight could be cancelled next week to Berlin’s Tegel or Schonefeld Airport.
Temporary workers can’t be used by law. Air Berlin expected to be hit hard.

Update:-Tuesday 28 February 2017 voting taking place today whether or not union workers, baggage handlers, check-in, and ramp workers at Schonefeld and Berlin Tegel Airports strike.
Ballot results due in this Friday, strike could start Saturday 4th March.

New Wednesday 15 February 2017 Yes, unions are back with strike action at both Berlin Airports. Union members, ground crews, will strike 3pm - 9pm local time, tomorrow Thursday 16 February, 2017. Just in time for Berlin film festival.
Call your airline. Expect delays and possible flight cancellations. Can you come without luggage? Verdi trade union will meet with management on Friday for negotiations.
​Germanwings see Eurowings

Last Strike
Update:-Wednesday February 8, 2017 So far, flights cancelled 130. Air Berlin alone cancelled 60 flights. Flight marshals and plane re-fuellers joined in. Hamburg, flight crew, terminal bus drivers, cleaners and baggage handlers joined in.  Passengers were asked to not bring luggage.

Announced today, Tuesday February 7.
Expect severe disruption, possible flight cancellations, tomorrow, Wednesday, 8 February 2017. Strike hours, between 5am and 11am (local time).
More talks planned for Friday, February 10th. This is considered a warning strike causing huge uncertainty.
Berlin airports
Stay in close contact with your airline, before you travel to your airport. 
We will be updating. 
Air Berlin
Air Berlin announce they will let go 1,200 jobs and lease 40 aircraft to Lufthansa. (12 January 2017 Lufthansa to absorb Air Berlin)
Lufthansa Pilot Strike
Update:-Wednesday, March 15, 2017 German airline pilot’s for Lufthansa have made a deal with management. Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and low cost pilot’s for Germanwings will get over May 2012 - June 2022 11.4% pay raise. Pilot union accept gradual increase in retirement age.

Ufo flight attendant union

Lufthansa Airlines 
Lufthansa pilot union
Cockpit union

Keep in mind engineering works TFL


                              British Airways Strike 2017
Update:-22 March 2017 British Airways management offer end of year 400.00 pound bonus and free round trip ticket to cabin crews. 

British Airways Heathrow Airport 

Gatwick Express

National Rail Strike
On Grand National Day - Aintree
Mersey Rail, Southern and Arriva Trains North Strike is on for
April 8, 2017. Only good thing this has going it’s on a Saturday

Northern Rail
Southern Rail 

Alternative to rail headaches coach National Express
Stoppages and delay's, you will want to know HeathrowExpress

​Night Tube
Update:-Night Tube drivers have notified us of two strikes. April 8 and 29th 2017.

Night Tube drivers being balloted for strike action which closes Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Finnair   Finnavia Helsinki Vantaa
Finnavia largest airport operator asking passengers to get to the airport early in 

Update:-Monday March 20, 2017 Great news, passengers to and from Finland - deal made between mediator and union, future strike action is now off the table.

Finnair pilot's on a go slow - no overtime.
Monday, 2 January 2017 Yesterday Finnair had to cancel 7 flights due to pilot shortages. 2,000 passengers effected. This is only going to get worse. Management working on new pilot agreement. Stay in touch with them
Several delays out of Helsinki Airport  today, snow?
You should know the flu is running rampant all over Finland. 6 January public holiday.


Spanish General Strike
A general strike is being planned for March 25, 2017 along with demonstrations in all major cities. 
Unions calling it 25M and that's all we know.

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.

​Barcelona Taxi Strike?

Mallorca Taxi Strike
Mallorca taxi drivers threaten strike action over Easter 2017
Easter Friday April 14, Easter Monday April 17, 2017

Alicante Airport Strike 
for Ryanair flights. Baggage handler strike
Ryanair ground workers will strike 22, 25 and 28 February 2017.

Update:-23 February, 2017 It's Lesmanhandling.com who do checkin desk, ramp workers, handlers and aircraft workers who are on strike for Ryanair. We recommend coming early to just get through the check-in experience. It's 9:15 at night and so far today Ryanair - 17 departure flights were on time, 6 delayed and zero cancellations. As for arrivals 11 were on time, 10 delayed, zero cancellations. 
Lesma also deals with billing for Ryanair, this could be difficult for refunds etc. if needed.
Several passengers are looking for information. Please email us contact@easytravelreport.com if you have some info.
Alicante Airport


Madrid Metro
To and from Madrid - Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport and Nuevos Ministerios central madrid.
Track work will start January 26, 2017. 16.5 Kilometers of track, workers will work 24 hours, 7 days a week to get work completed and opened by April 18.
Route will be covered by a bus service.
Madrid Metro 
Metro de Madrid

Spanish air traffic control USCA 

Spanish national railway RENFE and ADIF 
​Renfe communication notices

Heads up, Spain is on maximum level of security
Update:-1 November 2016 According to the Moroccan newspaper, the threats, which were reported to Morocco and Spain by foreign intelligence, included attacking strategic targets inside both cities in the run up to Christmas Middle East Monitor

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

Alitalia Strike          TAP
Greek Strikes

Olympic and Aegean  for cancellations
See NOP to see if Greek air traffic controllers join in.

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

Berlin Airports

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

​El Al Pilot Strike
Management and pilots sign a deal! Deal was reached Wednesday 
15 February, Management apologize for recent headaches.

February:- Election is coming up and French State of Emergency is still in place till July 15, 2017. No large gatherings, curfews, arrested on site, so behave yourself, easy on that Bordeaux and Champagne...
Yet another new Air France subsidiary is being planned “Boost”

CGT  Union

French Customs Strike
Heads up
This could be a nothing or our worst nightmare
French customs CGT union workers will strike and march, Thursday 23 March 2017. March will take place in Clermont-Ferrand. How this is going to effect ports and airports is unclear if at all Cgt 

​Air France Strike
Update:-17 March 2017 Air France has a notice up, flight cancellations have been noted. Italian air traffic controllers also causing mayhem on the aviation network this weekend.

Unions SNPNC-FO and Unsa-PNC perhaps 46% of Air France flight staff.
Air France strikes to start 18th March - 20 March, 2017. 

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

Toulouse Airport Strike
Thursday January 19, 2017 Firemen at Toulouse airport are on an indefinite strike starting tomorrow. Airport operations will run on a day by day basis
Follow along Toulouse Airport Strike

​Brittany Ferries to see ferry/port disruptions.

French SNCF strike - French National Rail Strike
SNCF Strike?

21 March 2017 Possible SNCF French railways strike.

Do you need help? Try Kimberly at http://theparisitinerary.com/ she knows what's what in Paris.
Adria Pilot Strike