​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 
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


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Travel  and  Leisure Magazine                 

Thank you. 
Amy Farley from Travel and Leisure for giving us a shout out.

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

JohnnyJet is a very well respected site and we are thankful they gave us "Website of the WEEK" Yes, us, they've even given us a compliment.  

We can't answer this one "Have kids ever gone on strike?"
How to reassure a passenger if the fuel runs out?
We don't know "Where to buy Lucky Strikes in Tunisia?"

Easy Travel Report 
Industrial Action Strike Guide for 2018

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 2019**
 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 Malta
Air Zimbabwe
American Airlines
Arik Air
British Airways
Brussels Airlines
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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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.

Before you leave/book. Know which other airlines are going your way.

Wear as many clothes as possible and pack just hand luggage.
(If an airport security strike is going on, less stuff you have in hand luggage the better. You want to get through security as fast as possible. You will be stressed by the queue and it's possible your flight will leave without you)

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! Expect more costs for your luggage.

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. Although I do control my real feelings! (most of the time)

I Only link to articles that will be of interest to you. Travel issues that I know you are worried about.

Tube strikes
El Al Unreliable Airline
Ben Gurion Airport Understaffed
Call El Al to confirm your flight
El Al in Israel 03-977-1111 
El Al Departures board

Airline Strikes, Airport Strike, Air Traffic Control Strike, Airport Security

Transportation Strikes at  

​When in Spain
Take photo of yourself at your Spanish airport - include in the photo, you, clock and departure board. 

Air Nostrum Pilot Strike
​Contact Serviberia 901 111 500

Update:-Wednesday 28 November, 2018 Air Nostrum announce list of canceled flights for Friday 30 November.

Update:-Monday 26 November, 2018 Strike in full force today. Meeting between pilots and management tomorrow.

Sunday 25 November, 2018 Air Nostrum pilot strike continues tomorrow Monday. 50 flights expected to be canceled. Parent company national airline Iberia. Hubs Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia. 
Another pilot strike is planned for Friday 30 November, 2018. 
Sepla pilot union
Air Nostrum

See Italy (above) for Italian workers possibly effecting Vueling flights in December, 2018.

Our Barcelona El Prat airport strike page

Spanish National Rail Renfe 

Spanish air traffic control USCA 

Spanish Rail
Rail union SFF-CGT
Spanish national railway RENFE and ADIF 
​Renfe communication notices

Spain level of security


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. 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.
Greek Strikes
​New rules and regulations coming in regarding right to strike. As you can imagine, this isn't going down well with unions

At long last, direct link from Athens Airport to Piraeus Port

See NOP 

National airlines:-Olympic and Aegean  
Cypriot Airline Cobalt Air 

​​Informative sites
Thessaloniki Airport
Athens airport
​Athens flights delayed today? see ourairports
Greek Newspaper in English:-Ekathimerini
Also for great information Living in Greece

Easy Travel Report

England, Scotland and Wales
​JFK - LHR British Airways Billion dollar route OAG
Keep in mind engineering works TFL​
Alternative to rail headaches - coach National Express
​Eurotunnel now called Getlink
HeathrowExpress stoppages and delay's, you will want to know 
​Reminder for flight compensation Telegraph
Summer 2018 Which ever rail system you are using in the UK check your websites. Strikes and repairs causing chaos country wide. 

London Underground Central Line
RMT union workers will strike starting 8pm Friday 21 December, 2018 and Saturday 22nd. More to come out.
Central Line 800,000 commuters daily. Thousands of commuters will be forced onto other forms of transport, ferries, buses. Taxi's hard to find. Be ready. Central Line - Gatwick Airport and Heathrow Airport. Perhaps book a seat on either Gatwick and Heathrow Express.


Northern Rail 

South Western Rail 

South Western Rail

RMT union
ScotRail (Caledonian Sleeper is part of this franchise Euston London - to Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Dundee)
TSSA union

Dockland Light Rail  DLR 

My, my British Airways new boarding rules, similar to low cost airline Southwest Daily Mail
RMT Union

Keep your eye on the big guns NOP you should really bookmark them if traveling to Europe.
Watch The Direction des Services de la Navigation DSNA blog in charge of communications. They will update with whose working on strike days
Air France
Union CGT (in French) 
This site Flightradar.com gives you a good picture of flight delays - for your airport

Vivier Merle tunnel - closed for traffic till spring 2020

​French Air Traffic Control Strikes
Workers are on strike today, Friday December 14, 2018. Flights will be delayed particularly out of Orly and Marseille Airports.  
Another strike is planned for Tuesday, 18 December, 2018. Call your airline.

CGT Union
CGT union asking citizens, elderly and students to protest Saturday, 
1 December, 2018. Union workers will also be striking. Not sure what effect this will have on travel, roads around airports and train stations.
(President Macron instituting new taxes)

French National Rail
​A French rail strike could effect any of these rail companies.
TGV, Intercites, TER, Transilen, Ouigo, Eurostar, Thalys, TGV and Lyria!
SNCF operated bus station Paris - Bercy. Only has 6 bays. Longer to get to your destination and more expensive. Rail passengers, 12,000 of them pour into Paris-Bercy bus station to catch one of the 140 buses of the day. Other bus companies FlixbusOuibus and Easyline loving the windfall, windfalls!
​Rental cars hard to find as with hotel rooms.
EU Rail compensation 

Do you need help? Try Kimberly at http://theparisitinerary.com/ she knows whats what in Paris.
Air Nostrum

​Italian communication workers for Vueling Airline
Be prepared for delays. Keep an eye on your gate, departure board for shenanigans. 
11am - 3pm Sunday, 16 December, 2018
Flights from Rome - Fiumicino airport, Bari, Bologna, Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Florence, Genoa, Lampedusa, Milan, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Pisa, Trieste, Turin, Venice and Verona. Best call them.

11/26/2018 This weeks road and sewage works Florence
Italian Vueling

Taxi strike is planned for Wednesday, 28 November, 2018, 10am - 8pm. Make alternative plans to and from your ferry.

Linate and Malpensa airports 
30 November, 2018 Airport handling communication strike (?) 
Strike will last for 24 hours.
New communication strike 11am - 3pm 16 December, 2018.

Trenord Strike
Italian regional rail strike, effecting commuters and travelers.
Strike starts Sunday, 3am 9th December, 2018 to 2am Monday morning the 10th. Some minimal service will be in place, get yourself a guaranteed seat. Trenord will publish a list of guaranteed trains
Trenord sometimes subs trains for buses in Milan. Check Malpensa Express is running.

​Rebuilding for 2021
Dear Regulars
I'm so sorry for the delays on my site migration. Will update as soon as possible to my new site easytravel.report. 
Humungous learning curve for me, it's all mumbo jumbo and I can't wait to get back to normal.
Thank you for your encouragement. It means a lot.



Central Line
Metro Porto

Metro do Porto drivers three day strike
All Mondays, 10, 17 and 31December, 2018.
Just incase here’s a shuttle to Porto airport

Tunisian public general strike is planned for Thursday 17 January, 2019 by Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT)