Qantas low cost subsidiary Jetstar - Strike threat Easter or the summer/winter

18 January 2015 Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) represent 40% of the 1,000 pilot’s. After two years of talks with management  union decided to
ballot pilots whether to take industrial action or not.

Union representing the other 35% - The Australian and International Pilots Association. Union will decide soon.

Bloated Qantas has an 18 month pay freeze in effect. $2 billion in cuts over three years and will let go 5,000 workers. Jetstar pilot’s lowest paid in Australia.
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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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We get emails on a regular basis asking did this strike really happen or I need proof it happened?

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 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!
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Air France
Air India
Air Namibia
Air Zimbabwe
American Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Czech Airlines
Estonia Airline
Iberia Airlines
Kuwait Airways  
Lot Polish Airlines
Lufthansa Airlines
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Spirit Airlines
TAP Air Portugal

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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

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
Beauvais Airport
Train into Paris has been on strike for several months. Modified schedule is in place.
Beauvais Airport

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

Melbourne International Airport
Road works till January 18th. Averted
Melbourne rail strike tomorrow.
​Update Thursday, 15 January :-Air traffic control strike is still on tomorrow. Rome's Fiumicino Airport baggage handlers join in with protests or go slow in am Friday. Corriere. Lufthansa, Air France, British Airways cancel flights.

Italian air traffic control strike is planned between the hours of 1 - 5 pm, four hours on Friday, 16 January 2015, local time. 
Again Italian air traffic control will strike
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 1 - 5 pm.
Friday, 20 March, 2015 from 10 am - 6 pm.

Italian strikes are notorious for changing strike plans 24 hours before hand. If strike goes ahead, long hauls, short hauls and domestic flights will be affected. Keep in touch with your airline, phones charged and check your email. All airlines will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. Flights will likely be back to normal by following morning.

ENAV Italian air traffic controllers. Controllers dealing with single European air space, job losses, closeure of towers and Italian Government selling 49% of the organization to the highest bidder.
Rome Airport Fiumicino
Milan Airport Malpensa
Alitalia Strikes
Alitalia a 24 hour strike by pilot's and flight attendants had been planned for 27 January, 2015 has now been cancelled and deferred to:-
Sunday, 1 February, nationwide, duration 4 hours 10 am to 2 pm local time. 
Italian Bank Strike
Strike will take place Friday, 30 January 2015 Bring cash for the week-end ATM's might be empty at banks and airports
Italian National Rail - Trenitalia
Italian Nationwide police strike 12 February, 2014
15 January 2015 Rome - Second tax hike in four months for luxury 5 star hotels. Hoteliers threaten strike action.
Italian Air Traffic Control Strike(s) and Alitalia strike.
Air passengers will face major flight disruptions at all Italian airports, nationwide in Italy.
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.
Indian Banks
Bank strike planned for January has been deferred to February. No date set yet. Another strike is also planned for 16 March.

Indian Airports
Monday 19 January, 2015 Airports Authority Employees Union (AAEU) reject privatization plan of four Indian airports and threaten strike action.
El Al
Ben Gurion Airport
Call El Al to confirm your flight
El Al in Israel 03-977-1111 
El Al Departures board
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.

6 January 2015 EL pilot dispute
Also delays due to bad weather Haaretz
Italian Aviation Strikes
French Lorry Strike
French lorry strike has been going on since Sunday 18 January, intermittent blocking highway traffic. Leave early for your airport. Strike/go slow is nationwide.

Marseille Bus / Tram Strike
12 January 2015 Marseille bus company RTM has announced a 5 month bus strike/go slow starting tomorrow at peak times. Workers will walk out every day 7 am to 8:30 am and again in the evenings from 5 to 6pm.  RTM is a popular bus to and from Marseille Airport. Strike will not effect subway. Extra traffic on roads, taxi shortages. Strike ends June 30th.
Marseille Airport

27 January, 2015 Marseille garbage strike is over. 
German Airport Security Strike
27 January 2015 Issue is still not resolved, yesterday saw Bremen Airport's turn. Other German airports hit by airport security warning strikes in January 2015 have been Hamburg and Stuttgart Airports. Warning strikes have lasted several hours and caused thousands of passengers to be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. Security workers union Verdi has not given much warning in advance. 

Dusseldorf Airport Strike and Cologne/Bonn 
Update:-Wednesday 28 January, 2014 ​Dusseldorf Airport Security Strike and Cologne/Bonn Airport security strike.
Strike is planned Thursday, 29 January, 2015. Workers will strike all day to put pressure on management before a scheduled meeting takes place 5, February, 2015.
Strikes took place earlier this week on Monday and Tuesday had little disruption at both airports.
Get to the airport earlier than normal.

Earlier this week.
Monday’s airport security strike was carried over into today, Tuesday, 27 January, 2015. Strike is expected to go on all day. Airport officials state no delays for passengers. Cologne/Bonn did have slight delays.

Stuttgart Airport
Verdi Union
​We advise if travelling from Germany get to your airport regardless several earlier than you'd usually plan for.

Lufthansa Airlines Strike Threat
21 January 2015 Eurowings accepts new deal with Lufthansa
15 January, 2015 Lufthansa pilot’s likely to call further strike action.
Pilots original grievances have not been resolved with mediation. Lufthansa management will not give up the low cost airline expansion and refuse to lower retirement age for new pilots.
Pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC)
Lufthansa Airline
​Lufthansa Travel Information
Here's a link to Easy Travel Report Lufthansa Strike page we update that also.

Lufthansa Flight Attendants
19 January 2015 Lufthansa flight attendants union UFO have agreed to mediation and are balloting union members for strike action.
22 January, 2015 During hour strike yesterday 18% of flights delayed 8% of cancelled.
21 January, 2015 Update:-Judge rules 80% of airmen must work during strike or face fines.
15 January 2015 National Union of Aeronauts (Snea)  - Pilots, co-pilots and flight attendants will strike starting Thursday, 22 January, 2014 daily. Pilot's will refuse to land planes daily between 6am and 7am. Strike will continue indefinitely and will be intensified if necessary causing havock with connecting international flights.
Airlines represented by the National Union of Aeroviarias Companies (Snea) and the Brazilian Association of Airline (Abear TAM, Gol, Azul and Avianca.
Spanish Air Traffic Control Aena
Sunday 25 January, 2015 CCOO and USO unions want to halt the sale of Aena and announce 25 days of strikes/demonstrations, between February 11, 2015 (the day 49% of Aena goes up for sale) and August 31, 2015. Here are the dates Asturias24 (looking for more information/confirmation on them)

First strike will be out of Palma de Mallorca Airport, 10am at the boarding area tomorrow, Monday, 26 January Ultima Hora Mallorca Expect delays.

15 January 2015 Indefinite intermittent strike at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport by cafeteria workers. Cafe's will be closed several times in a day.
Informative sites
Living in Greece

United States 
Allegiant Airlines
Allegiant Airlines pilots vote for strike action. No date set. Issue at National Mediation Board where it can drag on for months and months. 
Here a great article with what's what

​Based in Las Vegas McCarran International Airport
Teamsters Local 1224
Allegiant Airlines
American Airlines
Mechanics sue American Airline Forbes
Remember those nasty strikes over Christmas 2014? Unions - Possibility of further strike actions has been ruled out for the near future. Negotiations to take place 
26 January 2015.
19 January 2015 Donetsk Airport not opening anytime soon DW

Vietnam Airlines pilots have mass sick out and win pay raise
Manchester Airport
M56 Bridge closing, between Junction six at Hale and junction five at Manchester Airport. Area will be closed between 10pm on Friday, February 27 and 5am on Monday, March 2 Highways Agency Gov.UK
Docklands Light Railway (DLR) 48 hr Strike cancelled RMT 
UK Air Traffic Control - First Class First Landing
Airlines with more first class passengers will cut the line and land earlier than an aircraft without first class passengers DailyMail
London Underground
Train drivers being balloted for strike action. Ballot ends 17 February and earliest date for strike action.
British Airway looking to buy Irish national airline Aer Lingus.
Scotland - Shetlands ferry strike

London's National Gallery workers will strike February 3 - 7.
Norway Airport Strike
SAS has a notice up 
Norwegian airport strike to take place between the hours of Wednesday, 28 January, 2015 from local time 2pm- 4pm.
Norwegian air space will be closed. Bergen Airport, Oslo Stavanger Airport, Tromso and Trondheim Airport. Customs officers will strike causing delays.
Also stopping on Wednesday, trains, (Airport Express) Airtrain, trams, subways, buses and ferries. What a mess. Call your airline for instructions.
Avinor  Notice  
Here’s an article for you with more details Trip Norway
Flying to Thailand on a long-haul flight, exhausted only to come across this! 
Shuttle bus strike Bangkok Post