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

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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

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....
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 
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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


LATAM and Aerolineas Argentias
Monday, January 9, 2017 Argentina Latam Airline strike by cabin crews today. Association Cabin Crew of Passengers Cabin of Aerocomercial Companies (Atcpea) of Latam Argentina. This caused delays from Buenos Aires airport to/from Jorge Aeroparque Jorge Newbery. Airline carrier not complying with salary agreement from December 2016.  
Airline minister pipped up and insisted union lift strike and negotiate. Which they did. For some reason if you were on a Aerolineas Argentias flight the Argentine Association of Aircraft (AAA) also caused flight cancellations.
All’s calm for now till January 15, 2017 when an agreement is to be signed by all the players involved.


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.

Peru Rail strike follow along


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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.

Trenord Strike
Trenord massive amount of workers are expected to join in. Workers will strike Friday, January 27, 2017 fro 9am to 5pm. Some so called “strike proof” trains will be running, see if you are on one. Trenord strike effects suburban and long distant routes including Malpensa Airport. Trenord owns Milan's Malpensa Express, in the past buses have been used to replace train. Expect delays, cancellations and route changes.

          Milan's Linate and Malpensa Strike 20 January 2017
​(We apologize for confusion)
​This strike however is on:-
Thursday 19 January 2017 Urgent call out from Alitalia today. 

Milan Malpensa/Rome Airport
Alitalia is asking all passengers who are flying from Milan to/from Rome tomorrow between 2pm ad 6pm to call them, to reschedule.
800-650-055 out of the country +39 06 65649. 

Alitalia state workers at Malpensa are causing this problem not them. 

Updated today 19 January 2017 the official Italian gov site. (Yes, yesterday newspapers reported aviation strikes had been postponed to February 23, 2017, several strikes are planned for that day. Strikes cancelled were 24 hour strikes, if that helps) as you can see they've still got three strikes up...
If flying in and out of Milan's Malpensa or Linate Airport call your airline. Airport security are on strike between 2pm and 6pm tomorrow Friday, 20 January 2017.


Friday, 20 January, 2017 Alitalia workers will strike for 24 hours cancelled
Malpensa Airport and Linate Airport Strikes
Cancelled:-Airport workers will strike from 00:00 - 23:59 on Friday 20 January, 2017.


Turin and Cuneo
January 23, 2017 Bus strike Turin and Cuneo. Buses will run intermittently throughout the day. Taxi's hard to find. Turin Metro likely to be running.
Ryanair, Volotea Airlines
Tuesday February 7, 2017 Mish mash of workers, Airline Volotea workers (Volotea airline is Spanish, based in France) non executive workers for air traffic control ENAV and some workers for Ryanair. Hours for strike 1pm - 5pm.

Naples public transportation strike, Friday February 10, 2017 It’s a big one. Bus, Metro and funiculars will stop work for 24 hours.  
Make sure you give yourself plenty time getting to Naples Airport. Extra traffic on road and horrendous traffic jams. Taxi’s will be hard to find.
                Aviation Strikes Planned for Thursday February 23, 2017

Alitalia Strike
Pilots and flight attendants, nationwide will strike 00:01 - 24:00 hours.

Alitalia Subsidiary Cityliner nationwide strike by pilots and flight attendants 00:01 - 23:59 

Air Italy
Pilots and flight attendants will strike nationwide 00:01 - 24:00
Malpensa Airport workers will strike for 24 hours

Naples Airport
Naples airport personnel will strike between 11am and 3pm

Turin Caselle Airport
Aviapartner baggage handlers, handlers will strike for 24 hours.

Venice Airport
Venice Airport baggage handlers - Aviapartner will strike 2pm - 6pm.

FS News

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.

​January 6, 2016 Shooter in Fort Lauderdale Airport, Terminal Two. So far one shooter is under arrest. Several people shot dead and injured. Shooter re-loaded three times. Questionable if another shooter is in the garage. Florida Turnpike standstill.
Traumatic event. Airport being evacuated. No flights in or out. Flights being diverted to other Florida airports.

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:-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.



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

December 7, 2016 You should know, it's not all kumbaya over at El Al airlines. Rumblings now of unhappy flight attendants.

CityJet Strike 
23 November 2016 Strike deferred, talks moved on to Workplace Relations Commission Labour Court. Follow along with us CityJet Strike

CGT  Union

Brest Public transportation strike Monday 23 January

French Rail Strike
SNCF Strike
French rail union CGT workers are planning mass walkout, nationwide strike,
2 February 2017.
Negotiations on going,
Services:-TGV, Eurostar, Thayls, Lyria could be affected by this strike
Exact details to be given 24 - 48 hours before! By law minimal service must be offered.


​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

​When traveling to France
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

​Brittany Ferries to see ferry/port disruptions.

French SNCF strike - French National Rail Strike
SNCF Strike?

Do you need help? Try Kimberly at http://theparisitinerary.com/ she knows what's what in Paris.
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:-Thousands of passengers can now relax and enjoy new year.
Friday 16 December, 2016 Pilot union and management agree to complete the conciliation process by the end of January. No strikes in January.

Update:-Sunday December 11, 2015 Pilot union will continue talks with management next week and and rule out strikes on the run up to Christmas. No strikes while talks are on going.

Ufo flight attendant union

Lufthansa Airlines 
Lufthansa pilot union
Cockpit union

Hawaiian Airlines
Keep in mind engineering works TFL

                              British Airways Strike January 2017
New British Airways strike
British Airways Heathrow Airport 
British Airways Strike
New British Airways strike
Update:-18 January 2016 Airline confirms all flights to and from Gatwick and London City will operate as normal, long hauls flights to and from Heathrow will run.
Again merging of flights will take place, 1% cancellation rate. See announcement
Gatwick airport - BA doing terminal change

12 January 2017 As strike this week by mixed fleet cabin crews (15% of all BA crews) went no where, A new strike action is now planned for next week even longer in length.

72 hour industrial action will start Thursday 19 January, 2017 00:01 - ending Saturday midnight the 21st. 

Again expect little disruption, till they recruit other cabin crew union to join in with the strike action. Last weeks strike 40 flights were cancelled. Passengers flights were merged together. All passengers got where they had to be.

Update:-Saturday 7 January 2017 Strike is still on. BA suggest flights maybe merged, ie:- you will likely to be delayed. 200,000 passengers will be accommodated over these two days of strike action. Flights from Gatwick, London City and Stansted will operate as normal.
Update:-Wednesday 4 January, 2017 British Airways cabin crew union Unite announce today new strike dates today.
48 hour strike will start Tuesday, 10 January, 2017 by “mixed fleet” cabin crew, which is only 15% of BA crews.
More details to come out this Friday the 6th. British Airways management will have a contingency plan in place for you. 
Update:-23 December 2016 The strike has been cancelled by Unite Union workers, British Airways cabin crews.

​Gatwick Airport
Update:-Wednesday 18 January, strike is cancelled, trains will run every 15 mins.
Two 48 hour strike and two 24 hour strikes
Starting Tuesday 9 January, Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th January.
Tuesday, Wednesday 24th and 25th and Friday the 27th.
Gatwick Express
Southern Rail - 300,000 passengers daily
Which goes to Gatwick airport on the way to and from Victoria station and Brighton - London, Sussex, Surrey and down to Brighton, Hampshire.
No trains will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday the 13th January. Bus service will be in place. Overcrowded, limited space. Try contacting National Express they are putting on more coaches.
Union ASLEF train drivers is to blame for this strike, regular travel will endure overtime bans on Thursday when trains are put back into positions.More strikes planned for the 24, 25 and 27 January. Update:-18 January 2017 Good news, these strike dates have been cancelled.

Southern Rail and Gatwick Express do not rely on them being on time. Check their websites - often. Southern strikes seems like more than it runs lately, Gatwick Express will be running but not as often during the work day.
See Southern Rail strike aftermath at Daily Mail

Stoppages and delay's, you will want to know HeathrowExpress
Power station union bosses, GMB, ASLEF and Unite meet up Monday, January 2, 2107 to discuss possible strike action by 16,000 workers who work for Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. Why not join with BA and London Underground? Nuclear power fuels a 1/4 of UK ’s energy demand.

​Arriva Rail North
Update:-17 January 2017 New wage offer proposed, strike plans off for now.
RMT Union members who work for Arriva Rail North are being balloted for strike action after being offered an unacceptable pay offer. Ballot due in January 25.
Subsidiary of German rail company Deutsche Bahn.
​London Midland train workers balloting for strike action. Results due in 2/2/2017

20 January 2017 Northern Rail union members accept new wage offer

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.


See France above for Volotea Airline strike.
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.
Barcelona Airport
Spanish Taxi Strike
Barcelona Taxi Strike
18 January 2017 Barcelona taxi drivers plan mass disruptions Thursday, 
February 2, 2017.
Yesterday drivers slowed traffic in and around Barcelona causing mayhem from 11am to 6pm. Perhaps take Metro to Barcelona Airport. Be prepared for roads to be blocked around stations.

16 January 2017 Barcelona Airport, today 10,000 taxi's causing traffic jams, delays in and around Barcelona Airport. Barcelona taxi go slow starting 11am and will last three hours. Drivers call this demonstration a warning. Taxi go slow lasted till 6pm.

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
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

British Airways strike