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.
Good news, Spanish airport security strike has been cancelled, thats Barcelona, Madrid and Gran Canaria airports.
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.
Santander Seve Ballesteros Airport Security Strike
Update:-23 August, 2018 Airport security strikes nationwide have been cancelled except for Santander Airport.
Sunday 19 August 2018 Seve Ballesteros workers will be joining strike action.
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
Update:-23 August, 2018 Deal made, strikes are discontinued.
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.
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.
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.
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
If anything comes in regarding these individual airports we will
update on :-
20 July, 2018 Strike that would have affected the whole AENA Spanish airport network for the 29 July has been cancelled Hallelujah