German Airport Strike
29 April 2016 Earlier than other years a deal has been made with Verdi union members today. Workers nail down a contract for 2.4% 2016 and for 2017 a 2.35 pay raise.  

Lufthansa Airlines
Friday, 22 January 2016 Lufthansa has reached a truce with its flight attendants. Talks, mediation will go on till June 30.
Pilots on the other hand, no agreement yet, no truce.

Three hours notice is all workers have to give for strike action notice. Just enough time for you to leave home and go through airport security!

Passengers who booked via a travel agent got help, other customers complained that the phone lines were busy and Lufthansa website was slow.

Make sure you've given Lufthansa your up to date contact information and your phone is charged, room on your credit card and checked your route for other airlines. Take photo's of departure board.

Ufo flight attendant union
List of cancelled flights

Lufthansa Airlines 
Lufthansa pilot union
Cockpit union

​Madrid Metro
21 May 2016 Madrid Metro strike from 21 May 2016 Saturday morning till Monday morning. Trains will be running, minimal disruption expected. 

Spanish national railway RENFE and ADIF 
​Renfe communication notices

Heads up, Spain is still on level four alert Spanish News Today

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

Spain between January 2015 and July 2015 took in 37 billion euros in tourist money.

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Perfect match for viewers of Easy Travel Report

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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.

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

Don't ruin your vacation! 

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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

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

Schiphol Airport
Schiphol Airport security workers threaten strike action. Meetings Tuesday May 17, 2016

Australia Jetstar
Qantas subsidiary Jetstar
10 March 2016 Some 350 ground workers and baggage handlers pondering strike action in April.

Australian Border Force and Customs Immigration Strikes
24 April 2016 Strikes put on hold by the Australian government for the next three months.

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

South Korea
Korean Air

Korean Air Pilot Strike 2016
Update:-Saturday May 6, 2016 Pilot's now suing chairman 
for more on this hoo-ha and  pilot go slow Korean Air pilot strike 

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.
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 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.

Tube strikes
Keep in mind engineering works TFL

​​Thomas Cook
7 May 2016 Thomas Cook air crews belonging to Unite union are being balloted for strike action. Ballots due in Wednesday May 25. If industrial action is called for it will likely happen during half term, school holidays 30 May - June 3, 2016.
Southern Rail Strike
18 May 2016 Update from Daily Mail with mess of Southern Rail strike/
11 May 2016 Southern Rail strike originally planned for Friday the 20th has been changed. RMT union rail conductors will now strike Wednesday, 18 May 2016 from 00.01 - 23:59 hours. 
Very busy line from Portsmouth to London's Victoria station, stops at Gatwick Airport.
Conductors who took part in previous industrial actions saw wages deducted by, free travel outside of work hours rescinded, and the ability to self certify themselves sick without a doctors note taken away along with car parking passes. 
Southern Rail 

London National Gallery
Union workers are on an indefinite strike. Chances are you will find several exhibits closed.

Heathrow Express
Stoppages and delay's, you will want to know HeathrowExpress

Tidbit for you. Make sure you get your foreign currency before going to your airport DailyMail.com

National Museums of Wales - rolling strikes in April. Indefinite strike from Thursday April 28th.

Korean Air Strike 2016
Pilot Go Slow
Indian strikes

Demonstrations planned May 24, 2016
Trains will be running, don't even think about taxi or bus to the airports.
News organizations advising avoid capital by car! All major arteries and tunnels expected to be blocked. 50,000 demonstrators expected. Protest starts 8:30 am at North Station and 11:30 at South Station, all day event.

Belgian Rail Strike
Two 24 hour rail strikes
Likely to effect Thalys and Eurostar, ICE trains, TGV. Expect traffic jams, severe road congestion for the second day in a row.
Unions CSC-Transcom and CSPF-Cheminots
Monday, May 23 10pm till Tuesday 24th May, 2016 10pm (not all railroads will be effected by the first strike, mainly administration workers)
Monday, May 30 10pm till Tuesday 31st May, 2016 10pm more driver participation expected rtbf.be
​Trains will start powering down by 5pm and after knock-on effect.

January 2016 Stephanie Tunnel will be closed for a year. Expect random road tunnel closings across Brussels.
Update:14 February 2016 Another tunnel closed, Pacheco tunnel, falling concrete.

​Belgium Air Traffic Control Strike
May 2016 Controllers still calling in sick, on off. Effecting flights to and from Charleroi and Brussels Airport.

Charleroi Airport
NOP for the latest

Brussels Airport  Belgian National Rail 

28 April 2016 All's gone quite with these Canadian airports, just keep heads up, you never know.
6 April 2016 Heads up.  Toronto Pearson Airport security workers threaten strike action follow along Toronto Pearson Strike 

Montreal Airport Strike
Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport - Dorval 
Workers vote for 36 hour strike, hour here, thirty minutes there….
6 April 2016 Trudeau Airport security workers reject management offer. Staff reject salary cut back of $2 per hour. Airport security workers are considered “essential workers”.
Company that supplies airport security Garda.
Union SAS-ADM affiliated with CSN

​China Airlines Strike 
21 May 2016 China Airlines 800 pilot’s threaten strike action in time for Dragon Boat Festival. Management not giving pilot’s promised days off. Pilot’s promised 116 days off yearly. (almost 161/2 weeks, no wonder Korean Air pilots are leaving) On average pilot’s are owed 25 days.
Dragon Boat Festival
Thursday, Friday and Saturday June 9, 10 and 11
Taoyuan Union of Pilots will meet with management this Tuesday

Carnival cruise line let in to Cuba Washington Examiner

Flights get cancelled from Paphos and Larnaca airports when Greek air traffic controllers strike Hermes Airports

Egyptair pilot strike over Sunday 15 May 2016. Pilot's get 40% pay raise over two years,
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.

What will the weather be?

Strike starts 9pm Tuesday 24 May and ends 6pm following day Wednesday. Malpensa Express will be

Trenitalia Strike
Italo Strike
Milan Rail Strike
Trenord Strike, 9pm Tuesday, May 24, 2016 and will end 6pm Wednesday. Malpensa Express will be replaced by buses.

6 June 2016 Italian air traffic control at Rome Airports, Fiumicino and Ciampino will strike for 24 hours. Still time for this one to be cancelled. If not, strike will have a ripple effect around the world.

Alitalia Strikes

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.

​Jubilee Year of Mercy
Celebrations start December 8, 2015 ends November 20, 2016. Over the year Rome expects 33 million pilgrims Breitbart

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

General strike planned for July 1, 2016. 

Issue was resolved same day
19 May 2016 Swedish air traffic control has an IT glitch at Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Bromma Airport. Passengers stuck on runways, no planes taking off, causing delays nationwide. http://www.swedavia.com/ have very little to say. Controllers landing airlines landing by line of sight. 

You've got nothing to do! Fascinating Kiruna City moving 2 miles down the road CityLab

23 March 2016 Prime Minister Habib Essid extends for three months the state of emergency. This gives the government emergency powers to forbid strikes and large gatherings.
Ben Guerdene curfew in effect 10pm - 5am.
​Hawaiian airlines pilots being balloted over whether or not to ask leadership to take strike action. Ballot closes May 17, 2016 for ALPA.org

17 May 2016 It’s not even a public holiday and USA has long lines at airport security check in. Domestic flights expect three hour wait. Passengers missing flights.

March 2016 Delta Airline Pilots
Some 12,000 Delta Airline pilots contract expired December 2015. Compulsory 90 day contract talks end this Thursday, 31 March 2016. Delta has had record net profits, $4.5 billion last year. Next stop mediation board. Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) 

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

El Al has a 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 and new hires.
This airport closes at night. Airlines must leave and arrive on time.

Air France 
CGT union.
​French national public holiday July 14
Euro Football June 10 - July 10, 2016

French General Strikes
Several unions have called for two new strike days and demonstrations Thursday 26 May and Tuesday June 14 seven unions involved in transport.
​14 June will be a national strike and "Paris reinforced by a general strike day" (It's the first day the French senate debate the new labour laws)

Fuel depots have been blocked for several days, fuel shortages are imminent. Increased demand caused by panic closes stations. Expect fuel rationing. Update:-Tourists stranded Daily Mail

​​​​French Air Traffic Control
Strike planned for Thursday May 26, 2016
Civil Aviation Union usac-ugt.org
Looking for more information on this industrial action.

Last ATC strike
Update:-Tuesday 17 May ATC strike starts 4am Thursday19th 
till 4am Friday 20th 
Bordeaux should be lifted in the morning
Charles de Gaulle slight delays in the morning
Orly airport asked to reduce flights to and from by 15%.
Marseille service will be slow in the morning.

First keep your eye's on NOP
Civil Aviation union
​The USAC-CGT (Trade Union Association of Civil Aviation - CGT)
Strike is planned for Thursday May 19, 2016.  More information coming Tuesday 17th, 2pm local time. (Last strike airlines were asked to reduced flights by 20%, hundreds of passengers were displaced. You know the routine, your flight will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. Reminder 16th public holiday. Air France likely to take brunt of strike action. 

National Union of Air Traffic Controllers SNCTA (40% of controllers)
Paris Orly Airport
Watch DGAC blog
​Air France 
Charles de Gaulle Airport 

CDG Paris Airport operators of Roissy, Charles de Gaulle, and Orly Airport have called an indefinite strike from 17 May, 2016 on. Of course Air France takes the brunt of any strike action.

Taxi’s are considering joining in the strike action. If so, leave early for your airport, expect exit ramps to be blocked, traffic jams. You will have to hoof it. Traveling with children, elderly, luggage..

Regarding Air France
Air France Pilot Strike
Update:- Friday, May 13 Pilot's planning strikes over a 6 day period. More news to come out on April 30.
Sunday May 8, 2016 Air France pilot unions SNPL and SPAF threaten strike action starting Wednesday June 1, 2016 over wage cuts.

April 11, 2016 Air France management asked pilot’s in a draft agreement on Sunday, again to take wage cut and work 5-10% longer hours for free from 2017 to 2020. 

French pilot unions SNPL and SPAF have until May 2 to respond. Management will hire another 600 pilot’s over the next three years. This way Air France will increase productivity and reduce costs.

​Tours Airport closure in June 2016 Ryanair

              French SNCF strike - French National Rail Strike
SNCF Strike
12 May 2016 French 48 hour rolling railway strikes.
“Unlimited renewable notice” Every Wednesday and Thursday CGT union members will down tools. SUD-rail union members will also strike daily as from Tuesday 17th.
Strikes to start next week 18 and 19 May.

SNCF has a notice up. International trains expected to run "normal " Eurostar, TGV & ICE, Thalys, TGV. 


National and TGV lines
http://www.sncf.com/fr/horaires-info-trafic Wednesday 18th TGV Axis normal, TGV Province 1 - 3 and TGV East Lorraine 1 out of 2 running.

For TER - Near normal TER Lorraine cancellations

For Transiliens Ile de France

RER train lines - watch out tourist being targeted by thieves.

French news in English France24.com
What will the weather be like?

French Polynesia - Air Tahiti
Update:-23 May 2016  Latest from RNZ
Peak travel season June. Air Tahiti passengers will get stuck on the outer islands making it difficult to catch your International flight from Papeete to Japan, USA, Australia and New Zealand. Pilots and crew threaten strike action.
May 9, 2016 A general strike has been averted but Air Tahiti have issued strike notice. Update:-16 May This strike is in full swing, island hopping flights canceled.

​Aigle Azur 
Update:-May 15, 2016 Strike this week-end postponed for negotiations.
Call airline 0810797997 or email callcenter@aigle-azur.fr
Aigle Azur
Second largest airline in France.
Based in Orly Airport. Popular routes Algeria, France, Portugal, Switzerland.

28 April 2016 Keflavik Airport Closed Isavia
​Ban on overtime from this evening, 9pm. See ourairports for any delays
Keflavik Airport
WOW Airlines
Icelandic Air

Nationwide strike is being planned for 2 September 2016.

Tuesday May 10, 2016 Indonesian low cost airline Lion Air pilot strike today. 300 pilot's went on strike over late payment of accommodation fees. Thousands of passengers stranded at Juanda International, East Java and Hasanudin Airport, Makassar, South Sulawesi. Passengers given bottled water, management state what strike? Pilot's are suffering with illness. 

April Possible Irish rail strike being planned.

March 24, 2016 Police to begin armed policing at Dublin airport. Update:-26 April 2016 Police told not to show guns independent.ie

Luas carries some 90,000 passengers per week in Dublin.
More strike dates for Luas tram light rail workers
April 23, 24, 28, May 4, 13, 20, 26 and 27th.

Thursday 2 June 2016 3pm - 7pm
Friday 3 June 2016 9am - 1pm
Tuesday, Wednesday 7, 8 June, 2016 9am - 1pm
Wednesday 8 June, 2016 9am - 1pm
Thursday, Friday 9,10 June 2016 3pm -7pm.

Air Traffic Control
Athens Transportation Strike
21 May 2016 Strike will start today, Saturday and go on till Monday 6am, buses, tram, subway and trolleys. Be aware on Monday the 23rd trade union members will meet and decide on further strike action this week.

​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

Protests/Rail Strike