Greece
​                       Greek Strikes
Sunday, July 13, 2014 Greek air space at full capacity, expect delays, all summer.


3 July 2014 You will be arriving to rolling 1 hour electrical strikes. Strike does not effect the islands. Has to effect transportation.
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             Greek Air Traffic Controllers Strike
Saturday June 28, 2014 Greeks make attempt to get on the air traffic control strike band wagon, ie French and Belgium air staff. Luckily, Greek air traffic control strike planned for this Monday and Tuesday June 30/July 1, 2014 has been cancelled.
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Sold 915 euros. 31 March 2014 Some good news jobs, jobs, jobs. UAE backed company put only bid in to buy former Athens airport of Hellenikon. Came upon this gem Forgotten Airfields
TrainOSE 
Athens airport Departures
Greek Air Traffic Controllers  GATCA
Aegean Airlines 
Olympic Air
Hellenic Railways (OSE)  (Trainose  up for sale, real gem)
Bulgarian State Railway BDZ
Metro amel.gr
Ktel booking site
Athens Urban Transport Organization.  
Bus lines oasa.gr
Piraeus-Kifissia urban electric railway (ISAP)
Greek newspapers Ekathimerini 
Athens Angloinfo Hardcore, love it
A top notch site http://livingingreece.gr/strikes
Twitter carpooling keeptalkinggreece.com
Looking for a taxi or limo? As well as coaches or mini-buses are available upon request. Stargroup's minibuses will be working during strike. Stargroup.org

Keep a beady eye on Athens Int. departures, and Thessaloniki Int. Airport departures give you an idea if they are moving or not.  

Reminder:-You may find a taxi hard to find during a general strike. Referred by a fellow traveler Athenstransfer.com

You may find archaeological sites and state museums closed during a general strike. When public transport are striking expect Athens to have extra traffic on roads, traffic jams.

Summer schedule:-April 1 - October 31 Greek museums and archaeological sites now open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm.
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Greek taxi strike?
Be prepared for delays, leave for airport early. Traffic to Athens airport maybe down to one lane. You may find ports blocked and have to lug your luggage. (Last Greek taxi strike information)

Greek customs border strike? Will effect travel between Albania, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia (Macedonia), Turkey. Trucks with perishables may get a pass and passengers by humanitarian needs only. 

Union ADEDY
Cruise goers, check Cruise Critic  very informative site.
Onlinegreekferries.com
Minoen Lines








​Iceland
Update:-Thursday, June 19, 2014 In talks for one month.
Update:-17 June mechanics threaten more strike action this Thursday if deal not made.
Update:-Friday 13 June Icelandair Airline has a list of flight cancelations up. Don't rush, at the bottom of the page has a list of flights that will fly on Monday. Mechanics will strike 6pm this Monday till 6pm Tuesday evening.

Icelandair pilots and cabin crews have made deals. Now it's air mechanics turn. Mechanics threaten strike action from June 16, 2014.  This will also effect foreign carrier maintenance. 
Icelandair Air Mechanics














Ireland
Aer Lingus new luggage policy 
The Independent

Dates to keep in mind
​Bank Holiday's
Monday 2 June 2014
Monday 4 August, 2014
Monday 27 October 2014

Aer Lingus Strike page
Dublin Airport Strike page
Shannon Airport Strike page
Cork Airport Strike page

                  Aer Lingus Strike
17 June Here's the latest independent

13 June 2014 Union Impact cancel strike action. Company will hire 20 new cabin crew, restore privileges. 

10 June airline stopped taking bookings for strike dates. All parties still in talks.
6 June 2014 Management refuse further talks this weekend. Cabin crew union IMPACT call for two 24 hour strikes.
Monday 16, June 2014
Wednesday 18, June 2014

4 June 2014 Wednesday. All parties in talks today and tomorrow and Friday.Management have told cabin crew they will not be paid for last Friday's strike and travel perks have now ended.
28 May 2014 Airline suggest even if you have confirmed online get to the airport 90 mins early.
27 May 2014 Another strike by cabin crew is being planned. No date set just yet. So far 18,000 passengers have changed booking for Friday
24 May 2014 200 flights at Irish airports cancelled for the 30th. Call them.
20 May Update from Aer Lingus
19 May 2014 Aer Lingus flight attendants strike to start 00.01 on Friday May 30 for 24 hours. Call them.
​Impact Union

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 More trouble for Aer Lingus.
This time it's 1,100 or so cabin crew workers who belong to IMPACT union. Shannon, Cork and Shannon airports will be effected. Workers are being balloted and results will be in the end of this week.
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                Irish Rail Strike
21 May 2014 Eireann Siptu union members balloting for strike action. Bus and rail ballot is due out next week.

Union Siptu

If flying with Aer Lingus perhaps you could change your flight to fly from or to Belfast International Northern Ireland, destination and flights  Other airlines that fly out of Belfast are Easyjet, Jet2, Thomas Cook, United Airlines, Thomson Airways.
or
George Best Belfast City Airport
Aer Lingus to Heathrow and Gatwick
British Airways to Heathrow
Citywing to Blackpool and Isle of Man
Flybe Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds, Gatwick (ends March 2014), Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne and Southampton. 

Ferries to Liverpool, France or Scotland. 


France
                         French strikes
French travel 2014
May 13, 2013 Signed into law today. French law makers raise retirement age from 62 - 65. Not sitting well with French unions.

Louvre patrolled by 20 policemen daily, museum is plagued by thieves, so watch your back, leave passport in hotel.

*Air France pilots union SNPL threaten strike all September 2014. More info to be announced.
and

         Air France strike Saturday 2, August 2014
Announced 11 July 2014 Air France union CGT - UGICT asking all employees to strike Saturday 2, August 2014. Ground staff have called for stoppage between 01:00 - 24:00.
Airports in Corsica (again) Ajaccio and Bastia.
Bordeaux, Marseille, Lyon, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Montpelier, Mulhouse, Nice, Nantes, Paris Roissy, Charles de Gaulle and Orly. Strike will effect all AF subsidiaries. 
700 Air France crew members to go along with 700 jobs at Roissy cdg airport under the new Transform 2015 plans.

Follow along on our Air France labor strike page



​      French air traffic control strike - Aftermath
                       June 24 - 29, 2014
Dailymail reports thousands of passengers sleeping on the floor
Air France notice
Monday French ATC asking airlines to reduce flights to and from France by 20%. Flights reduced from Paris-CDG - ORLY, Euro Airport Basel–Mulhouse, Freiburg,Strasbourg International Airport, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse and Bordeaux. Also Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.
75% of flights will operate. Flights to suffer will be from southern Europe and Northern Africa. Lepoint.fr  
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French union CGT 
French public holiday's
sudrail Union


                     Corsican Airport Strike
Update:-23 July 2014 This strike is still on going.
Udate:-Monday 9 June 2014 Passengers stranded and sleep on benches or floor at Ajaccio Airport this past week-end. See Nicematin

Update:-Saturday 31, May 2014 Air France management was ready for strike action. Some flights were delayed 90 mins, no cancellations.

Corsica Calvi – Sainte-Catherine Airport 
Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport
Air France counter - strike every week-end till the end of September 30, 2014. Air Berlin - Dusseldorf. Air France - Paris Orly, Air Corsica - Marseille Nice and Perpignan. Hop Toulouse Geneva and Nantes. Darwin Airline - Geneva. Flybe - Manchester. Volotea - Bordeaux and Nantes.
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Alway's keep and eye on:-
NOP 
SNCTA ATC union
DGAC Blog
TGV 
SNCF infolignes
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Viewer Ray. By the way some of the rail booking sites are very variable releasing timetables/prices due to all the ongoing engineering works on the French rail network.
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French air traffic controllers are expecting layoffs and new ATC rules and regulations. Even closure of some local towers. SNCTA
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Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport Departures
Freaky virtual staff at Orly dailymail
Orly/CDG Airport delays
Air France
Air France flight status
Air France codeshares with?
Transavia Air France subsidiary low cost airline. 
Marseille, Airport 
Bordeaux Airport
Lyon Airport 
Lille Airport

Driving into France? 
Driving from UK? Law now requires cars entering France to carry selected items dailymail
See where the speed camera's are thelocal

Interesting French blog you might like Access Riviera

New private train Thello sleeper Paris to Venice
Bisonfute for avoiding French traffic jams
infolignes.com
French Weather
French national railway SNCF (45 euro fine for having feet up on seat)
If RER A and B are on strike. Three out of four trains will be running. Alternative transport metro, bus and Tram. 
If going to Orly airport? Then take a bus or RER C
www.abcdtrains.com 
TER and TGV 0 805 90 36 35
Transiliens call toll-free numbers  08 05 70 08 05.
TGV Lyria delays to Switzerland.
www.ratp.fr or by calling 08 00 15 11 11. 

Portugal
We recommend you book a hotel at your airports for just in case. Cancel as you see fit.

CP - Comboios de Portugal Portuguese rail company.
Call Centre (808 208 208)
Lan Airlines Goes to South America, but you would have to catch flight from Madrid, Spain. 
Tap Portugal   Who does TAP code-share with?
Check TAP Twitter stream
TST - Transportes Sul do Tejo

SATA Strike page
TAP Portugal Strike

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                SATA Azores Strike OVER
3 July 2014The National Union of Civil Aviation (SINTAC) today announced that the suspension of an overtime strike that was planned till December 31, 2014.

TAP Portugal
19 December 2013 Things looking up for TAP. Possible buyer from Brazil/Colombia. Tap's competition - LOT Polish Airlines and Alitalia which are also up for sale.

27 September  2012 TAP airline up for sale
likely buyers IAG (own Iberia and BA and a percentage of Vueling) Lufthansa and Avianca - Taca, Brazilian. Update February:-Only one offer made, which was rejected came from a Brazilian investor but still may happen.

Airline will be sold by the end of the year. Are you booked with this airline for the holidays? If so, get travel insurance. Book a hotel at your airport at either end of your trip. Only cancel when you know you are safely online for your flight. Make sure you've got room on your credit card for unexplained expenses. Save all receipts. Issue will not be civil with employees. Codeshare with some huge airlines, Air Canada, Lufthansa, United Airlines to name a few. 
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Romania
Flights with Carpatair might be delayed due to codesharing with Italian Airline Alitalia
Hurricane season June to November.
Chikungunya Virus spread over 15 caribbean countries, bring mosquito repellent.

                    Caribbean Airline Strike
2 July 2014 Pilots feeling better, sick out over with. No flights cancelled today.
1 July 2014 Caribbean Airlines strike by pilots. It's International and Domestic flights will be grounded. Press release from Caribbean Airlines      
​Based in Port of Spain - Trinidad
Piarco International Airport. Airline has wide spread tentacles. Flights to:-
Antigua, Barbados, Caracas, Fort Lauderdale, Georgetown- Cheddi Jagan, Grenada, Kingston, London - Gatwick, Miami, New York - JFK, Orlando, Paramaribo - Johan Adolf Pengel, Sint Maarten, Saint Lucia - Vigie, Tobago and Toronto - Pearson. Here's a Video CapitolNews
​Hurricane Arthur off Florida coming up North East


Antigua
Antigua Observer
Liat Airlines (based in  Antigua)
Liat Airlines Strike
November 10, 2013 All operations back to normal. November 8 Nevis service suspended Caribbean News Now
November 6 See ETR Liat page for latest
November 5, 3013 Liat Airlines, pilot strike see advisory  LIAT   wishes to advise passengers who decide to travel but are unable to complete their journey due to the disruption, will not be provided with meals, transportation, hotel accommodation, etc. Passengers with onward connections are advised to contact their respective carriers.          
Keeping this info up.
Information for passengers LIAT Call Centre from 7:15am: – from Antigua – 1-268-480-5582; toll free from the rest of the Caribbean – 1-888-844-5428 and from Puerto Rico and the 
US Virgin Islands – 1-866-549-5428
Some of you may have trouble getting back to mainland U.S when Liat strike, forcing you to miss your international flight.
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Bahamas
Nassau airport
Lynden Pindling International Airport

Local newspapers
Freeport News
thenassauguardian.com
tribune242.com



Puerto Rico
2 July 2014 Thousands of public sector workers on 24 hour strike today. 
5 June 2014 Puerto Rican civil servants threaten general strike. No date set yet.




China
Regarding Chinese air space, 80% of it is taken up by Chinese military jets. A high percentage of civilian air traffic gets delayed because airports have lack of equipment for bad weather. Be prepared for a delay in your flight and angry Chinese passengers, don't be pushed around.

December 5, 2013 Just what's going on with the Chinese air space LA Times

High speed rail Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport airrailnews

Stunning stats out for drunk driving in Xiamen/Amoy SE China, 80% of car accidents due to alcohol weirdasianews.com

China to build 70 new airports by 2015.

India
Monsoon Season end of May till September. Mumbai airport runway had to close several times last year due to Monsoon caused potholes.

Kolkata
Going to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport? Passengers missing flights Article from Times of India

Indian Airport Security
Flying in out of India? Don't get caught. In view of ATC Regulations, check in counters will close 40 minutes prior departure for domestic flights and 60 minutes prior departure for International flights at all Indian airports. All airlines to abide by new rules.
​New Indian airport security cut by half DeccanHerald

Laos
Worlds most heavily bombed nation. Millions of tons of unexploded bombs litter the landscape. Stay on the roads, travel well used routes/paths. Absolutely no running bare foot through a field.

Lets go tubing and drink scorpion snake infused whisky news.com.au

Malaysia
Still building the worlds biggest low cost airport, to be opened perhaps second quarter of this year 2014 and Bangkok Post  Malaysia Airports

Maldives
Out of a dictatorship. Islamic society, strike threats left right and center. Watch yourself.

Nepal
December 2013 Nepal Airlines banned from flying to EU

Pakistan
May 2014 Lifts ban on You Tube

16 June 2014 PIA pilots threaten strike action 
Pakistan airline strike

Karachi Airport
Tuesday, 10 June Another attack on the airport.
Sunday 9 June 2014 Karachi International airport closed due to airport attack.

               Lahore Air Traffic Control Strike
Sunday 25 May Lahore air traffic controllers threaten strike action. Allama Iqbal Airport - Air Arabia, Airblue, Emirates, flights might get caught in this strike action. Allama Iqbal Hub for Pakistan International Airlines.


South Korea
Fingerprint Recognition for South Korean Airports
airport-int.com

Incheon hosting 17th Asian Games from September 19, 2014 to Oct 4, 2014

Thailand
Bali
On a regular basis two hours to get through customs at Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport balidiscovery.com

Turkey
Other airline companies that owned or co-owned by Turkish Airlines include AnadoluJet, SunExpress, Cyprus Turkish Airlines and North Cyprus Airlines.


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Industrial Action Strike Guide for 2014

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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....

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Lastly
​Why do we leave this 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?

Penny Ciocchi @ Easy Travel Report
contact@easytravelreport.com
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.

Peoples Express is back DailyMail
​Also see Norwegian.com Air for prices DailyMail

​3 July 2014 UK terror threat - threats to US flights from Yemen - airports running smooth. Check your electronics are all charged up or face more scrutiny.
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Heathrow Express no service on August 23, 2014 due to engineering works. See Heathrow Express site

           London Heathrow Express Strike
(Why? See RMT)
Paddington to Heathrow Airport
Issue likely to go on all summer.
Update:-22 June 2014 Guess who's on strike today? Yep.
see Heathrow Express site. Contingency plan will be in place by TFL 
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                        Luton Airport
10 May 2014 Luton Airport M1 major road works. Traffic delay's till the end of August 2014 
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​                     British Airways
22 June 2014 British Airways cabin crews have voted 95% for strike action. No date set - yet. 
(Next Bank Holiday in UK August 4)

Odyssey Airline crowd sourcing 

Heathrow Express
National Rail Enquiries
​Excellent article for alternatives for Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted Telegraph

British Airways departures and arrivals
Manchester Airport delays?
Gatwick Airport 
Gatwick Express
UK "premium fast-track processing" Dailymail

Reminder regarding liquids AOL
Heathrow Airport Guide
Heathrow Airport Parking
Heathrow Airport delays?
Stansted Airport delays?
Luton Airport delays?
NATS Air traffic controllers.
Eurotunnel
London Gatwick Airport is a single runway airport. If anything goes wrong with an aircraft on the runway, you will be severely delayed.


Finland 
Finnair recently voted safest airline. Finnair transported 8.8 million passengers to over 60 European and 15 Asian destinations in 2012.
Helsinki Vanta Airport  Brussels Airport  
SAS Finnair Flybe Blue1
Codeshares with Aeroflot, Air China, Air France, Bangkok Airways, Belavia, Czech Airlines, Flybe Nordic, Icelandair, Rossiya, TAP Portugal.
Oneworld airline Alliance member.

Brazil
Coming to the World Cup? Get the Yellow Fever vaccine or booster. CDC Bring mosquito repellent.

Tuesday 10 June 2014 Sao Paulo subway workers back to work today and threaten to strike again on Thursday.
(Rio subway workers also threaten strike action. Workers looking for a 23 -25% wage increase. (Firing offense I would think)

Update:-June 13, 2014 Brazil airports ran smooth daijiworld
12 June 2014 Rio baggage handlers, 24 hours wkyt

                  Peru-LATAM Airlines Strike 
UPDATE:-Tuesday, 25 June 2014 More meetings planned tomorrow Wednesday 6/25. No agreement made today.

Update:-19 June 2014 All parties will meet Tuesday 6/24
June 13 2014 More strike news reported by Reuters today.
Latam will strike Thursday, Friday June 26 an 27, 2014

June 12, 2014 World Cup Kicks Off

​4 June 2014 LATAM Peru mechanics union threaten to strike, delay, cancel, standstill, go slow, just in time for the World Cup. The 300 mechanics have not had a pay raise in ten years. They threaten a 48 hour strike this Saturday and Sunday 10, 11 June, 2014.

Lat Airlines is in negotiations with the union and hope to resolve the issue shortly.

Other mechanics over the LATAM network i.e. flights from and to Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay, Ecuador and Argentina will strike in support of the Peruvian workers.

Airline workers were giving out flyers warning passengers of possible disruptions today.
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Rio
June 2, 2014 None of Rio de Janerio's subway lines go to the international airport, you will be shuttled between by buses.

Brazilian newspapers
noticias.r7.com/brasil
TAM  GOL   LAN  Spirit Airlines
latino.foxnews.com

Brazil airports TAP Portugal Strike

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Brazil has World Cup 2014 and Olympics  2016, airports sub-standard and the clocks a ticking. Government owned Infraero owns 67 airports. New President Rousseff will privatize new terminals in Sao Paulo. Brazilian unions will have a lot to digest this year.

Brazilians will spend $66 billion on airports, railways, waterways and public transportation. 6,000 miles of new train tracks. Country is in an economic down turn.

Sao Paulo opening match of the World Cup on June 12, 2014

Fortaleza Pinto Martins Airport will have a huge tent to accommodate football fans. It's going to be hot, lets hope it's got A/C. UK Olympics did the same thing at Heathrow for the Olympiads.
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Check out this Azul Airlines free shuttle to airport, run by x CEO for Jet Blue money.cc.com 
Brazil's TAM and Chili's LAN are to merge, making it largest carrier in South America. LATAM Airlines.


Paraguay
Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

Venezuela 
May 18, 2014 Took time - Alitalia cancels flights to Caracas till end of October. Venezuela still hasn't paid now 4 billion dollars in earned earnings back to the airlines. Air France and Iberia have no tickets for sale to Venezuela.
January 24, 2014 Ecuadorian airline Tame suspends flights to Venezuela along with Air Canada. Venezuelan government owes $43 million. Venezuela owes 3 Billion dollars to foreign airlines.


Germany
Brand new Willy Brandt airport officials delay opening ETR

March 2014 2.1 million German civil servants in contract talks. 
​               Tegel Airport
Thursday 10 July 2014 Issue back in the news today. Baggage handlers in warning strike today.Berliner Management stepping in with a contingency plan.
Friday 27 June, 2014 A baggage handlers strike is due to end today at 6pm. Strike started yesterday 10am. Schoenfeld and Tegel airports effected. Go early to get through checkin. Make sure your luggage is clearly marked. Here's the only article i've found. BerlinerZeitung
Tuifly   
Germania Airline   
Air Berlin   
DB Bahn   
German Weather
Dusseldorf Airport departures       
Frankfurt Airport departures
Fraport Owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport
​What's the weather going to be?
Local paper
High Speed Rail Thayls Ice Eurostar
Lufthansa site 
​Germanwings site Condor  
Star Alliance member
Austrian Airlines
​Air Dolomiti
Lufthansa 

31 May Austrian Airlines Lufthansa subsidiary see above
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​10 June 2014  Berlin - Taxi strike tomorrow, expect disruptions around your airport or train station. Leave early.
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Lufthansa & Germanwings Pilot Strike
Pilots last caused havoc 2 - 4 April, 2014. Issues have not been resolved.
​Old
Update:-21 March 2014 As expected Lufthansa pilots vote for strike action after two years of negotiations. Lufthansa pilots promise to give 48 hours notice of strike action. Shocking yes, but they don't have to. Make sure you have a plan B. In the past it's been hard to find a hotel room or car rental and not just in Germany. Make sure you have a German visa so you can leave international arrivals for a hotel, rather than sleep on a cot in arrivals. Perhaps book a hotel at both ends of your trip and cancel on the day. We will be updating as the news comes.
Expect Ryanair, AF, EasyJet and BA to put on extra planes to catch windfall of new passengers. German railway's Deutsche Bahn will also put on extra rail cars if given enough warning. 

Here's our Lufthansa Strike page that we update
Amsterdam
Schiphol Airport 

Austria

         Austrian Airlines Strike - Lufthansa subsidiary
31 May 2014 Austrian Airlines management call off pay talks. European Court of Justice (ECJ) will weigh in on Tuesday. Get yourself a plan "B" these employees are angry.

26 May 2014 Austrian Airlines, 1,000 employees meet today at a three hour meeting and rejected managements pay offer. Meeting caused flight cancellations and delays.


Belgium
Brussels
​Belgium Air Traffic Control Strike over for now. Strike also effects flights to Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Belgian air traffic control strike 2014

Brussels Airport 
Brussels Airport Zaventem 50Km south of Brussels.
Brussels airport Departures Rail link for Brussels Airport Diabolo Rail Link
Liege Airport arrivals and departures. 
JetAir 
South Charleroi Airport departures and arrivals.

Belgian Railways  NMBS  SNCB in French.
ICE Frankfurt, Köln/Cologne 
Eurostar:-London- Paris will be fine. Further on Eurostar may terminate in Lille like last strike. Rest of journey with buses.
Thalys:-Paris, Köln/Cologne, Aachen, Amsterdam perhaps no service Brussels Paris Amsterdam and Cologne 
TGV Lyon, Bordeaux, Paris-CDG airport
Bruxelles-France
Zürich, Switzerland, via Luxembourg, two trains daily
Amsterdam, Luxembourg run every hour.


Cyprus
Cyprus Airways pilots threaten strike action over sale of coveted Heathrow Airport time slot.

CZ
​CZ Airlines more layoffs



Sweden
June 4, Swedish rail strike still on see Denmark above





Switzerland
Geneva airport departures
​Owing to the organisation of the 84rd International Motor Show and Accessories, which will be held from 4 to 16 March 2014 at Palexpo, access to Genève Aéroport by road will be difficult at certain times of the day. Moreover, during that period, the airport car parks are often full.

​9 March 2014 Sunday, Wildcat baggage handlers strike today at Geneva Airport. 10 am to Noon

Zurich Public Transport (VBZ)

Italian train strike see above Swiss trains can/will be delayed.



Ukraine
Kiev Airport    
​June 13, 2014 
Simferopol Airport is closed 
Sevastopol Airport is Closed

Small national airline, Czechoslovakian CZ airlines, feeling the pinch due to the Ukraine situation. Bookings down 25% and Russian bookings down 10%.  Other larger airlines must be feeling this as with Putins economic advisor.



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Italy
​Federation of Independent Petrol stations recommends buying petrol on week-ends when it's cheaper.

​            Italian National Public Holidays
Friday August 15Assumption of MaryNational holiday
Friday September 19The Feast of Saint Januarius (Naples)Local holiday.
SaturdayNovember 1All Saints' DayNational holiday
Sunday December 7The Feast of St. Ambrose (Milan)Local holiday.
Monday December 8Feast of Immaculate ConceptionNational holiday.
ThursdayDecember 25Christmas DayNational holiday.
Friday December 26St. Stephen's DayNational holiday.
Wednesday December 31New Year's Eve.

Italian government will sell 49% of ENAV - Italian air traffic control. Looking to raise 1 billion euro. 
National airline Alitalia also up for sale and now sold to Etihad Airline (from UAE)  has been given the green light to buy it. Italian debt is second only to Greece.

Still time for these strikes to change.
              
                 Italian Aviation Strikes 
                 Sunday, 20 July, 2014
24 hours Alitalia flight crews, ground crews and check in staff.
​(An air traffic control strike was planned for this day, has been cancelled)
EasyJet flight crews 24 hours, EasyJet management will bring in foreign crews. You might be delayed but not cancelled.
​Call your airline if flying to Milan's Malpensa and Linate airports on the 20th.
Meridiana Group 24 hours.   
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Aeroporti di Milano
Milan Malpensa airport departure delays?
Rome Fiumicino airport departure delays?
Venice Airport departure delays?
Turin airport
ENAC  Italian air traffic controllers

Rome guide Tourism and travel guide, find the best of Rome

Rome Public Transportation
Agenziamobilita.roma
Trenitalia.com
Trenitalia call centre ( 800 892,021) 
Trenitalia Essential train service  book a guaranteed train, strike proof!
Ferrovie Dello Stato
Rome's Fiumicino Leonardo Express. Toll-free number 
(800 892021) to provide assistance to travelers.
Coming to Italy from Switzerland? Swiss Federal Railways can be delayed coming into Italy if an Italian rail strike is going on. 

Remember all Italian strikes are subject to change at the last minute! You will not be abandoned, by law a skeleton schedule must run. Book a strike proof train. 
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Left up so you can get a general idea of how different areas handled the general strike. Of course this is only an example. (We've noticed a new trend lately by Italian railway/transport worker unions. They don't seem to like the predictability of the below and have now started causing a slightly more irritating stance. Where each city chooses when they will strike, no more in unisom. Can be as far out as a week from original date. We will conquer this.)
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Public transportation strike
June 10, 2010 Friday, 25, June, Nationwide strike, Bus, metro, tram and trains, Trenitalia, 2-6pm, local cities will have own schedule for striking. Some services are guaranteed. Remember finding a taxi can be difficult. Try to get your hotel to book you one.
Buses:-
    * Bari from 20.00 to 24.00
    * Bologna from 19.30 to 23.30
    * Cagliari 9.00 to 13.00
    * Florence from 16.30 to 20.30
    * Genoa from 11.30 to 15.30
    * Milan from 18.00 to 22.00
    * Naples from 9:00 to 13
    * Palermo from 9.00 to 13.00
    * Rome from 8.30 to 12.30
    * Torino from 17:45 to 21:45
    * Venice from 10.00 to 13.00

Old information left up
Black Friday in Italy, May 24, transportation strike tomorrow. Get to your airport early, taxi's will be hard to find and may only take reservations only on strike days. Perhaps hotel concierge can help you out. Extra traffic on the roads. Buses, trams, trolley, subway and trains.
Transport will strike from 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM. The strike picks up again after everyone is home for the night from 8PM till the end of service. Some transport will be running in between. Likely to effect long distant trains. Airport train Leonardo Express will be running, not as often, but will be running. Several protests are planned around the city, making maneuvering around Rome difficult.

  Milan airport strike 
Update Thursday Some 156 flights cancelled, 31 to and 37 from Malpensa. Linate 45 cancelled but 43 flights did leave the airport yesterday.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Milan airport strike,  Linate and Milan Malpensa workers will strike for 24 hours. Your flight will be subject to delay, cancellation or bought forward. Passengers should call your airline. See Twitter and airport websites. Call center 02.232323. SeaMilano.eu
International flights will be delayed.


This is one of our favorite sites, bit different than the usual content. Italybeyondtheobvious.com

Egypt
2014 Tourism plummets. 30% drop in tourists and its only May. 

Israel

8 May 2014 EL AL pilots walked off the job tonight. Protesting new low cost subsidiary UP. Hundreds of passengers stranded. EL AL scramble to help passengers. Not known how long this wildcat strike will go on for EL AL and and Ben Gurion International
Airport closes early and no airport hotel. We will update on EL AL Strike page if we find anything out

​Kuwait
1 July 2014 Kuwait air traffic controllers threaten strike action if deal not made.. No date set - yet.

Lebanon
16 June 2014 Announced today another air traffic control strike is planned for this Thursday, 19 June 2014 between the hours of 10 am to Noon local time. Call your airline.

Libya
15 July 2014 Tripoli Airport hit by missiles. People killed, 70 wounded. Control tower was hit along with two planes.
Libya Herald

Syria
Syria finds time to launch new airline Kinda Airlines. Registered in Gambia office located in UAE. Routes Damascus, UAE, Kuwait, Iraq and future Lebanon and Jordon.


UAE
Not all profit at Emirates Cityam

Dubai International (base Emirates, Qantas and Flydubai) both runways will be closed for repairs 1, May 2014 to July 20. Three month shut down at a cost of $197 million. Flights will be diverted to Dubai World Central an hour away.


Spain
June 2014 Spain also want's to sell 49% of it's air traffic control (ENAV) 

Big hit for all those Spanish Ma and Pa businesses. Ryanair reducing flights severely to Barcelona and Madrid after March 30, 2014. Airport taxes to double by July 1. 3.1 million passenger reduction 648 flights per week. 
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Madrid Airport
Iberia Airlines site
Newspaper El Pais

New airline company Hispania Airways 

SPANISH Rail Strike
Renfe 24 hour strike Thursday 31 July 01:00 to 24:00
ADIF workers will strike (in charge of tracks, stations and signals) Thursday and Friday 31 July and 1 August, 2014.
Buses will be made available in place.
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14 February 2014 Iberian pilots union SEPLA make deal with management. Wage freeze, cut by 14% (which is already in effect) till 2015. Further 4% cut of salary has been dropped. Deal still has to be signed off with union members.
Deals between ground staff and cabin crew still to be made. Airline must get it's act together before the World Cup. Iberia Strike page

El Hierro Volcano (Canary Islands): increase in lava balloons earthquake-report.com
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Spanish car rentals
Spanish car rental rates have gone sky high due to fuel charges. Rates have tripled.
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Value Added Tax increase end of September 2012. Price of your holiday goes up.
Hotels, hostels, restaurants, transportation buses and trains VAT will go up from 8% to 10% this also includes toilet paper. Alcohol and tobacco on the hand will go up from 18% to 21%.  murciatoday  
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March 2014 United change carry on rules Dailymail
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US hurricane season starts 1 June, till November, 30. This years predictions by NOAA  

Do you need a reliable local travel agent in New England, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine? Boston Red Sox tickets, Boston Bruins games or tours. Reliable source Milne Travel

Top ten most dangerous cities in USA. Dailymail

Shaky Airline Status

TSA Elderly can keep shoes on, but only in Chicago's O'Hare, Portland Oregon, Denver and Orlando. 

California
San Francisco International 2 or 4 runways will be closed, summer 2014 for repairs. May - September. Expect delays, less planes, bumping.

7 July 2014 Truck strike today msnbc

New Jersey
Serious problems to and from Newark Liberty International this summer 2014. May 1 - mid September. AirTrain will be closed for 75 days for repairs. AirTrain serves all airport terminals and links to Amtrak for the northeast corridor - Penn Station NYC. 

NYC, new, group taxi rides NYTimes.com
about.com

Missouri
Kansas City Int. Airport several weeks of road works causing detours. KCTV

Philadelphia
Philly International
           Transportation Strike Philadelphia
Update:-President Obama steps in and forms a board. 240 days to make peace.
Update:-14 June SEPTA on strike nbcPhiladelphia
alternatives to get to airport septa
Update:-13 June 2014 Transportation SEPTA Philadelphia cbs.local.

Update:-4 June 2014 Cooling off period ends June 14. If you are traveling to and from Philadelphia Int. Airport on that day or onward get your plan B organized.
​Vermont
Cell phone bans while driving spreading in New England Eagle Tribune

Life Lessons of a Military Wife Gives interesting travel tips

UK
England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
​January 2014 Several Tube, railway unions are being balloted for strike actions. Just make sure you have a plan B to and from your airport.

South America
Canada
Australia
Sydney
May 2014 Largest transport project in Australia - 
West Connex Road Project expected to end by 2019. Construction will effect highway to Sydney International.

Qantas
21 February 2014 Qantas to cut back costs by $2 billion dollars over three years! Employees must be extremely anxious. Do not book a long haul flight with Qantas. Do your homework. Delta, British Airways, Virgin, Emirates for example. Management painfully slow in taking the bull by the horns.
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Papua New Guinea 
10 June 2014 National airline  Air Niugini workers threaten strike action from one week today.


Tahiti
Tahiti Airport site

New Zealand
2014 Air New Zealand named airline of the year (again)
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June 2014 Ebola out break in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia

Algeria
Where are French tourists flocking to now a days? Algeria now top French destination, Oran, Algiers, Bejaia, Tlemcen and Constantine. Morocco Casablanca, Marrakech and Tunisia sales decline sharply.

2 July 2014 It's day 11 of an air traffic control strike at Krim Belkacem Hassi Messaoud Airport. Airport is closed.

Ghana
Rail strike planned for 21 July, 2014 Ghanaweb

Kenya 
- Not safe for Christians
Moi Mombassa Airport
Airlines leaving Mombassa Moi Airport

14 May 2014 British Government advising British nationals to leave Mombasa as soon as possible. High terrorist threat in effect.

August 2013 Kenyan produce for export banned by EU due to toxic chemicals standard Digital New

October 2012 Brussels airline, Virgin Atlantic and Gulf Air all pulled flights to Kenya.

Nairobi hotels, U.S issues warnings regarding possible bomb threats to hotels not safe for tourists Stratford

Kenyan border to Somalia closed.
Brits told to stay away from Kenyan coastline 


Namibia
Windhoek International Airport        
Flights likely to be delayed or cancelled
Air Namibia flights to Accra, Cape Town, Frankfurt, Harare, Johannesburg OR Tambo, Luanda, Lluderitz, Lusaka, Maun, Oranjemund, Victoria Falls and Walvis Bay. Other Airlines to OR Tambo British Airlines - Comair, SAA and SAA Express
TAAG Anglola Airlines also flies to Luanda.
Air Namibia Strike


Nigeria
June 29, 2014 Unions threaten again, this week.
June 2, 2014 Union Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN)
The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE)
and National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) have cancelled a 48 hour warning aviation strike last week, but strike threat is still on for this week or next.

Sierra Leone 
10 June 2014 Cases of Ebola double in a week to 12. No hope to contain this out break Panorama

South Africa
Strike season July and August
​This article will give you the creeps. You are being targeted iol.co.za


Mango Airlines Strike
Mango Airlines under strike threat from pilots union Solidarity Mango Strike

Sudan
17 March 2014 Strike by air traffic control at Khartoum International Airport still going on RadioBanga

Swaziland
When SA truckers strike, Swaziland will feel it's effect quickly. Best stock up with petrol while you can.

Tunisia
Interesting article on competitiveness - The power of unions Web Manager Center .com

Babnet Tunisie
​Nouvelair  Germany UK Poland
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Tunisialive
Tunisian Airport Strike 
Tunis Airline and Carthage Airport strike pages

​Electricity workers will strike 15 July 2014. May effect airports?

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**Warning, Travel Alert, Travel Advisory 
for 2014**
 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!
Aegean Airlines (Grk)
Aer Lingus
Air Berlin
Air Canada
Air Europa
Air France
Air India
Air Malta
Air Namibia
Air Nigeria
Air Zimbabwe
Alitalia
American Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Czech Airlines
Estonia Airline
Gulfair
Iberia Airlines
Kingfisher Airline (Kaput)
Kuwait Airways  
Lot Polish Airlines
Lufthansa Airlines
along with Germanwings
Olympic Airways
PIA
Pluna Airline
Qantas
SATA
Spirit Airlines
TAP Air Portugal
Transavia.com France
US Airways

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UK
Norwich Int. Airport, Heathrow Express strikes, British Airway cabin crew.

Norway

19 May 2014 Hallelujah Norwegian Air Shuttle and management made deal today. 
Earliest possible strike date at Norwegian May 18, 2014
​9 May 2014 One employee from Norwegian Air Shuttle is on strike other employees expected to join in. Cabin crew union Parat looking for help from European International Workers' Federation. Norwegian management will have a contingency plan in place. 

7 May Update for Norwegian NewsinEnglish
Norwegian Airlines - Parat Union, 1,300 members work for airline company threaten strike action. Union want agreement by April 30
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Norwegian Baggage Handlers
2 June 2014 Threat by baggage handlers is over. Union takes deal.







Poland
Warsaw Chopin Airport and Zielona Gora Airport workers threat strike on May 7, 2014

28 February 2014 LOT, Polish national airline. Union workers planning strike ballot. Issue over remuneration rules.
                          Toronto Bus Strike 
31 May 2014 It's possible this Monday could see GO buses on strike. Company serves 53,000 commuters. Go trains will be running. U[date:- Monday, Tentative deal made, union members to vote on it.
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18 June 2014 Is this for real? Ban on sneakers, lace panties, mocassins ITAR-TASS
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