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​NJ Transit
4 February 2016 This is such an old issue not resolved for governor Chris Christie. Who can blame him, with 17 unions involved. Here's the latest on this, talk of a "soft strike" NJ.com

Allegiant Airlines
Beleaguered Allegiant Airlines Chief Airline Operations Officer resigns
The Gazette

FAA Flight Delays

Las Vegas taxi drivers over charging, know your rates.

31 December 2015 Ground workers and ramp workers to vote on new contract The Dallas News

Banned - "Selfie Sticks" in NYC and DC museums.

San Antonio International
July 2015 Airport parking nightmare till 2018 woai.com

24 January 2016 Bauerfield International Airport, single runway
Air New Zealand and Qantas have suspended flights to Vanuatu due to runway safety issues and concerns. Runway was never fixed after cyclone Pam last year.

​Barcelona Metro Strike
Metro workers will strike Tuesday, 2 February, 2016.
Barcelona Metro will have minimum service that day between the hours of 10am and 3pm. 20% of the service will be running. Workers will be demonstrating at 11:30, likely causing traffic problems.
Barcelona Metro

​​​​Tenerife South Airport Strike
Canary Islands
24 January 2016 Tenerife Iberia and Aviapartner - Baggage handlers and Ramp Workers Strike
Partial strikes are planned second weekend of Carnival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12, 13, 14 February, 2016
Tenerife Airport South
12 and 13 is Aviapartner
12 and 14 is Tenerife Iberia - Air Handling Sector CESHA Union

Iberia flights - Paris Orly and Madrid Airport

Tenerife Iberia Airlines
Ground workers call off strike planned for December 22 and 29th in good faith.


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.

Tunisia - Tourism all but dried up.

January 2016 Tunis You may be flying into a curfew.

5 August 2015 Flight delays from Turkey have been getting longer and longer over the last few weeks. Airlines being told/recommended not to fly near the Turkish Iraq border. 

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Industrial Action Strike Guide for 2016

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Perfect match for viewers of Easy Travel Report

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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?

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**Warning, Travel Alert, Travel Advisory 
for 2016**
 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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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

 1 February 2016 Jorge Newbery Metropolitan Aerparque had delays due to air traffic controllers at a meeting. 6 flights ended up canceled, 12 delayed before they went back to work.

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


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.

South Korea
Korean Air
Korean Air Pilot Strike 2016
18 January 2016 You should know 1,900 Korean Air pilot Union members asking for a huge pay raise, 34%! Union have developed a partial strike plan.
Company has a different idea and has offered 1.9% pay increase for 2016.
Pilot's will vote on this January 29, 2016.
SkyTeam member, code shares with Delta, AA, Lan, Iberia, KLM, Air France...
Airline based at Incheon and Gimpo Seoul. Last pilot strike was 10 years ago. Pilot's can double wages if they fly for another asian company. Current Korean Air salary $140,334.
Don't even think of getting out your Korean Air seat. New flyer rules implemented after famous "Nut Incident". Disturbing captain or crew will get you five years in jail and $42,000 fine. If you are a nuisance to fellow air passengers, expect another heavy fine.

Monday 1 February 2016 Libyan Airlines pilot’s and flight attendants and ground staff threaten indefinite strike action from February 10, 2016
Based in Tripoli

Pending issues over work conditions with Air Malta workers. Workers threaten strike action. No date set.
Air Malta
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.

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. 
This airport closes at night. Airlines must leave and arrive on time.

Israeli Airport Strike
Heads up - Deal made late today
22 December 2015 Tomorrow Wednesday, 23 December 2015 nationwide labor dispute causing flights to be delayed from 0400-1600 UTC time
Ben Gurion International
Ovda Airport

Greece greek ferry strike
Ferries will be tied to port Friday and Saturday 5, 6 February.
Friday 29 January 2016 For the third day ferries have be tied to port. Road to Athens airport was blocked for an hour today. Greek border with Bulgaria is blocked by trucks. Only private cars and buses aloud to cross. Farmers still blocking major highways.

27 January 2016 Ekathimerini has an article up - Taxi drivers will join in the general strike next month.
(Drivers in France this week blocked main roads, intersections and off ramps to French airports starting as early as 7am)

27 January 2016 Greek farmers will be protesting. Which means blockage of major roads  Greece.greekreporter.com

                                 Greek General Strike
Update:-Wednesday 3 February 2016 Aegean Airlines has a list of cancelled flights for the four hour strike. As with Olympic Airways
​Greek air traffic control is NOT joining in. Ground workers on the other hand will be striking, so expect to be delayed, brought forward or cancelled. This includes firemen, when firemen strike it normally means airport will be closed.
​Ferries will be tied to port this Friday and Saturday. Don't forget you will still likely find major roads blocked by farmers. Borders blocked. Refugee problems.

Update:-Monday 2 February 2016 Tuesday Metro, tram and ISAP will be standing still between the hours of 11am to 4pm. Suburban railway and intercity trains will not be affected.

First Greek general strike of the year, Thursday, February 4, 2016. Public and private union workers will be striking.
Public transportation will be affected, trains likely to be stopped at the border crossings. Ferries likely to be tied to port.  Museums and historical sights will be closed. Banks closed, bring cash as ATM's will be empty at the airport. Greek journalists will be on strike from 6am Thursday to 6am Friday. 
National airlines:-
Olympic and Aegean airlines will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. 
​Gas stations will be closed. 
Intercity trains cancelled.
Buses will be running from 9am - 9pm. Metro, tram and electric railway (ISAP) will run between 10am and 3pm.  
Trolley buses and Proastiakos suburban will not be running.

ourairports Thessaloniki 
Athens airport
​Athens flights delayed today? see ourairports
Informative sites
Living in Greece

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.

Paris Police stay updated.
Air France 
CGT union.

French rail strikes SNCF

4 February 2016 Trains to and from Paris airport strike The Local

3 February 2016 As of today. No strikes by air traffic control, Air France, trains or taxi drivers. Crisis over for a while...

French news in English France24.com
Latest from the Eurocontrol

Coalition of airlines formed 
“Airline for Europe” - EasyJet, Ryanair, Air France - KLM.
Along with airport fees this coalition wants new air traffic control strike rules across Europe. 
Watch dgac blog
National Union of Air Traffic Controllers SNCTA
General Confederation of Labour (USAC-CGT)
Always have a plan B flying in and out of France. Be prepared for your flight to be canceled, delayed or brought forward. Does your credit card have room for the unexpected, airline purchase, hotel night or two?

What will the weather be like?

22 January, 2016 French President Francois Hollande has asked parliament for another three months of “State of Emergency" ie longer lines at airport security than usual

                           Air Austral Pilot Strike - Reunion
4 February 2016Strike over.
Update:-Strike has been prolonged till February 3, 2016.
Air Austral pilot strike from January 29 - February 1, 2016.
Poisonous atmosphere with management.
This includes subsidiary airline Ewa Air - with flights to Madagascar, Tanzania and Mozambique.
Based in Roland Garros Airport - Reunion 
Codeshares with Air France, Air Madagascar, XL Airways, Corsair International.
Call them

Air France Strike 2016
Air France Pilots
February 2016 Last strike planned for 28 January 2016 was cancelled due to new encouraging HR director. All's gone quiet. Air France will have a contingency plan in place for you. Be ready. 
Your flight might be cancelled, delayed or brought forward. 
Transavia or HOP, Air France subsidiaries will pick up the slack. 
SkyTeam Alliance member.
Check back with us, we will update as more information becomes available.

​Update:-20 September, 2015 Air France management threaten cutting long-haul routes by 10% unless pilot's accept more productivity ie:- longer shifts without extra wages. Every route cut back effects 300 jobs.

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

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

Tube strikes
4 February 2016 Russia minister - Egyptians buy more security equipment and Russian tourists to return soon Tazz.ru What do you think?

Tube Strike
Friday February 5, 2016 This weekends 48 hour strike has been cancelled.

​RMT union 24 hour strikes over night service row, still on for
Monday 15 February
Wednesday 17 February, 2016.
Here's a good article for you from AdamSmith.org

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

General Strike Threat
New strike rules and regulations to come into effect. Unions planning general strike.
​National Museum of Scotland
Museum has been closed lately due to strike action, call ahead

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

Pakistan International Airlines - PIA
See our PIA Strike page for the 4th February 2016
Wednesday 3, February Airline still grounded, some passengers switching to Airblue.
Tuesday 2 February 2016 Two deaths today, airline halts operation First Post
2 February 2016 Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif imposes Pakistan Essential Services Act for 6 months. Making it illegal for PIA staff to strike. However pilot’s still threat strike action.

Update:- 1 February 2016 Airline workers to strike Tuesday, starting 7am. Be prepared Tuesday, you might find roads blocked to your airport in Pakistan and flight cancelled Daily Pakistan

Update:-29 January 2016 Day 4 of disruptions Nation.com
Pakistan International Airlines, wildcat strikes, not well run by management. Choose another airline.

25 January 2016 Union members threaten to close airline offices tomorrow Dailypakistan

PIA Update:-Monday 7 December 2015 More shenanigans this week dunyanews

Tuesday, 3 November, 2015 Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Pilots threaten strike action again. PIA pilot's already had a strike in October which cancelled flights and left stranded some 5,000 passengers. 

Peru - watch yourself, police strike Friday, 5 February, 2016. Lima will be unprotected.

All's quiet. National airline, TAP running well as with airport's and Lisbon Metro.

29 January 2016 CP Rail - Union National Independent of Railway workers will be on strike from 1st of February to 29 February, 2016. Expect delays.

Civil servants strike 29 January, 2016 No disruptions expected. 

Reunion see France

Uber has left Frankfurt after only 18 months of operation. Alternative available taxi.eu csmonitor

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.

Ufo flight attendant union
List of cancelled flights

Lufthansa Airlines 
Lufthansa pilot union
Cockpit union

Hamburg Airport
Road works. The most important north-south connectors - construction of the A7 Bordesholm - South of Hamburg Airport delays.

Public transportation strike is planned for February
General Strike
New Zealand
15 January 2016 Airport security threat Radio New Zealand
Airport Security 
Korean Air Strike 2016
Pilot Threat
January 2016 State employed aircraft mechanics strike, only a matter of time before all airlines are effected.
Keflavik Airport
Barbados:-29 January 2016 Flight delayed? Perhaps this is why BarbadosToday

Belgium has it's version of a "Big Dig"
January 2016 Stephanie Tunnel will be closed for a year. Expect random road tunnel closings across Brussels.

Update:-Airline personnel stop work today for two hours 6am - 8am. Several flights cancelled. 
1 February 2016 You should know Lan and TAM possible strike by Brazil’s aeronautic personnel will strike on Wednesday, 3 February, 2016. Between the hours of 6am and 8am. Local Brasila time. Operation in the Guarulhos and Congonhas (Sao Paulo), Santos Dumont and Galeao (Rio de Janeiro), Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Florianopolis, Curitiba, Salvador, Recife, Fortaleza and Campinas airports may be affected.
See press release from LAN You have the option to change your flight.

Air Transat Pilot Strike
February 2, 2016 The Airline Pilots Association, 97% of members vote for strike action. No date set, yet. Air Transat pilots contract ran out last April. Conciliation ends February 7. Next is the compulsory 21 day cooling off period, which brings us to March school holiday's.
Canary Islands
Brazil air strike
Tube Strike Monday
Porter Strike