​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.
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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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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

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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

Debbie


​​Belgian Airport Strike
Brussels Airport Strike
​August 29, 2017 Baggage issue still not resolved at Brussels Airport. You should also know that Liege, Brussels, Ostend and Antwerp airports are all working with unions on new wage contracts. Negotiations must be completed by the December 31, 2017.


Colombia
Avianca  November pilot Strike is over, issue still not resolved. Do yourself a favour do not book over the Christmas and New Year holiday.  Choose another carrier ie Wingo or Latam or private bus.
National Airline Avianca

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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?"
and
How to reassure a passenger if the fuel runs out?
and
We don't know "Where to buy Lucky Strikes in Tunisia?"

Easy Travel Report 
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....
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Lastly
​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
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.

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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 Malta
Air Zimbabwe
Alitalia
American Airlines
Arik Air
British Airways
Austrian Airlines
Czech Airlines
EasyJet
EgyptAir
Gulfair
Iberia Airlines
Kenya Airways
Kuwait Airways  
Liat Airlines
Lot Polish Airlines
Lufthansa Airlines
Monarch
PIA
South African Airlines
Spirit Airlines
TAP Air Portugal

Don't ruin your vacation! 
What's your airline 
up to?
or your airport?

What the pro's say
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Antigua
Saturday 11 November, 2017 Liat Airlines pilot strike, passengers stranded at Grantley Adams International Liat Notice
​See Barbados Today

A​ustralia
22 October 2017 Australian government announced airports will up security at airports nationwide as from now. Give yourself extra time to get through customs and security.

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

Italian strikes
www.easytravelreport.com
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.






www.easytravelreport.com
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.


Israel
Tube strikes
India
8 November 2017 Smog alert New Delhi USA Today
​16 November, 2017 United airlines cancels flights due to smog.


Ireland
Bus Eireann
15 November, 2017 Bus Eireann drivers threaten strike action again 
Independent


Dublin Airport Negotiations
Sunday 11 June 2017 Here's the latest from union boss
The Independant

30 April, 2017 Pay attention workers at Dublin Airport reject wage offer.

​Northern Ireland
Swissport 
Belfast City Airport
Update:-29 September, 2017 Heads up Swissport baggage handlers will strike October 5th. Airport will have a contingency plan in place.

Swissport workers (baggage handlers, ramp workers) threaten strike action October. Unite union workers ballots will be in September 27, 2017. Union steward was dismissed. Hopefully issue will be resolved.
Israel
El Al Unreliable Airline
Ben Gurion Airport 
Call El Al to confirm your flight
El Al in Israel 03-977-1111 
El Al Departures board

​Ben Gurion Airport Strike
16 October 2017 - 200 temporary workers have been let go. Airport understaffed, airport workers strike started last night and is still causing flight delays today.
Italy
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?

​ITALIAN STRIKES 2017
Heads up if you are flying with Alitalia it has gone/going bankrupt. 
Airline looking for government funding. Airline is in dire straits, don't book with them. Airline is pushing, tempting us with some really cheap flights if you dare. If you have the stomach and have extra room on your credit card for emergencies you can get some great deals. 2,000 baggage handlers to be let go.

ALITALIA Info
Call in Italy 800.65.00.55
Out of the country 39.06.65649 or your travel agent.
​Alitalia


MeridianaFly  Phone 892 928 and from abroad 44 2038681778   

​Bari Airport closed for runway repairs in 2018

Pisa and Florence Airport
Owner of both airports will outsource 800 jobs. Airport security, check-in, ramps, ticketing, baggage handling. If traveling to one of these airports, be prepared for a wait, book a hotel in advanced and don't bring luggage.


Announced late Tuesday evening, the general air strike planned for Friday, November 10, 2017 has been cancelled, except you may still face strike action at Fiumicino and Brescia airports between 1-5pm.


General Strike
Public  transportation  strike is planned on Friday, 10 November, 2017. Genoa, Bologna, Florence, Rome, Naples, Capri, Milan, Turin, Venice, check your transportation websites (40 cities) Transport will run so workers can get to and from work.

Long distant trains 24 hour strike action starting 9pm Thursday, 9th. Italo see the guaranteed trains. Regional trains strike will start 9pm Thursday and end 5pm on the 10th. Arrows run as normal.

Taxi's hard to find, extra traffic on roads leading to traffic jams.

Saturday 11th demonstrations in Rome starting 2pm.


​Trenitalia
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 Enav

​Still time for these dates to change.
Bearing up to be a bad day of travel Tuesday 21, November, 2017.
Italian baggage handlers will strike from 1pm - 5pm nationwide. Stay in close contact with your airline.

Pisa Airport and Florence Airport aviation workers will strike Tuesday,  November 21, 2017 for four hours 1pm - 5pm local time.

21 November, 2017 Italian nationwide taxi strike.

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December 7, 2017 Alitalia workers 24 hour strike nationwide follow Alitalia Strike

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15 December, 2017 Italian airport workers have given notice for a 24 hour strike.

February 2, 2016 New smoking rules for Italy. Smoking in a car with children or pregnant women 500 euro fine. Drop a cigarette butt outside and it will cost you 300 euros and don't even think about putting your feet up on a train seat.


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



Malta
Are you flying with Air Malta? Management asking pilot's to fly more hours. Airline is in dire straights Malta today


Airline Strike, Airport Strike, Air Traffic Control Strike, Airport Security, Strike Action, Industrial Action

Transportation Strikes at  
​Easy Travel Report

Rail Strikes
Spain
February 1, 2017 Uber is coming to town after ban in 2014. New service will use licensed drivers, is called Uber X. 30% - 40% less than a regular taxi, 5 euro minimum fare and brings competition to Cabify. Roll out starts in Madrid. Barajas to town center 20 euros.

​Catalonia - Barcelona
New election for independence 21 December, 2017
Catalan, Vice president and seven ministers arrested, no bail.

Barcelona el Prat International Airport
Tense situation over independence. Real security threat, Barcelona El Prat Airport air traffic control tower being over taken over by? Spanish army or national guard is waiting on the out skirts of the city.

Tuesday 10 October, 2017 Union Intersindical-CSC cancels all scheduled strike action up to the 16th. Strike declared illegal by courts. Another general strike is planned between 17 - 20 October by Union Intersindical Alternative de Catalunya (IAC)
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Madrid - Western Sierra
Irubus Bus Strike
Outskirts of Madrid 15,000 passengers daily. Extra traffic on roads, taxi's busy,
Local transport strike every Monday and Tuesday in October, November and December. Minimal service will be in effect.
Update:-Sunday 22 October, 2017 strike is still going on.
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Take of photo of yourself with queue and airport clock in the same photo when you arrive, for any claims.  


Our Barcelona El Prat airport strike page

Spanish National Rail Renfe 

Spanish air traffic control USCA 

Spanish national railway RENFE and ADIF 
​Renfe communication notices

Heads up, Spain is on maximum level of security

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


November 2017 Spain has a severe drought
USA

Spirit Airline
17 November, 2017 Some 60 Spirit Airline pilots protesting today outside DFW Airport. Two years without a contract. If you have booked over the Christmas and New Year season with Spirit Airline book a hotel at your airport. You can't rely on the help desk staff finding you accommodation late at night or an alternative flight.


May 2017 Travel + Leisure Latest on avoiding baggage fees at Delta Airlines

American Airlines flight attendants loose wage dispute Dallas News


November 2016 New York stiffest fines in the country, $7,500 against Airbnb renters who rent out longer than 30 days Times Union







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.
South Africa  
South African Airline Strike
6 October 2017 All parties strike a deal. This airline has financial problems, use another air carrier next trip.  Update strike is over.
4 October, 2017 South African Transport and Allied Workers Union wanting 15% pay raise, airline offers 3%. Union goes back to members with the offer. We wait. If union decides on strike action, airline will be grounded.

Today Tuesday 3 October, 2017 Unions have given airline notice of strike action. More meetings to take place Wednesday morning. Issue over wages. It is possible strike action could effect your flight this week-end. Keep in close contact with SAA. Pay attention to the news, these characters love wildcat strikes. Book an airport hotel at beginning and end of trip. You just never know.
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Mango Airline Strike
England, Scotland and Wales

Keep in mind engineering works TFL​
Alternative to rail headaches - coach National Express

HeathrowExpress stoppages and delay's, you will want to know 

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

First Christmas strikes announced Standard.com

Wednesday 8 November, 2017 Southern, South Western, Greater Anglia, MerseyRail and Arriva Rail North workers will strike for 24 hours Guardian


Gatwick Airport Strike
Red Handling higher OmniServ for baggage handling at Norwegian airline.
Bit confusing. OmniServ union workers are being balloted for strike action.  Ballots due in Friday 13 October, 201. Red Handling offer (wait for it) company bbq. Union want bucks not bbq.
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British Airways Strike
Update:-Tuesday 22 August, 2017 Union Unite calls a truce. Gearing up for Christmas and New Year.


Northern Rail strike action

Thomas Cook Pilot Strike
Strike action, management offering 1.5% pay raise Follow Thomas Cook Strike

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Ryanair
Irish airline, Ryanair
Sunday October 22, 2017 Here's the latest Ryanair pilots reject deal Bloomberg.com

Pilots' offered bonuses to work Monday's. Possibility of strike action is quiet high. Change to another airline.  Thousands of flights cancelled. Excuses - under estimation of pilot vacation time, air traffic control strikes and weather Ryanair


British Airways Strike
Update:-Union Unite calls a truce. No strikes are planned after August 30, 2017.

Monarch Airlines
October 2, 2017 No surprise, bankrupt this week. Airline sites terrorism. Airline has been on the brink of bankruptcy for years, over extended. Thousands left stranded. EasyJet will pick up business. SkyNews article regarding getting help



Portugal
Update:-12 October 2017 The Common Front of Public Administration Unions state strike is still on. How/will this effect travelers?

Portuguese trade union CGPT - A national strike of public function.
October 27, 2017. Common Front of Public Administrations Union (not familiar with this union or organization and connection to CGPT)
Come back for updates.
​Fiji
If you are flying to Fiji for your once in a life time holiday, pay attention to this Fiji Times


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

Sunday 19 November, 2017 Are you flying with Air France to Tahiti? Here's the latest Radio New Zealand

Paris
RER A and RER B workers will strike from 4am, Tuesday, 12 December to 7am Wednesday the 13th. Expect minimal service. Plan well if going to and from CDG or Orly.
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French Air Traffic Control Strike
Update:-14 November, 2017 Airlines have not been told to cut back flights. No significant impact expected. Evening, night delays in Marseille. More news out 16th 0930UTC (drip, drip, slow torture..) More updates for you. SNCF rail normal service, minor disturbances on TER and intercites network. We've also learned Bordeaux Airport expect high delays. Strausbourg, Mulhouse and Reims delays. Again it all depends on which controllers show up for work. Something new this time around. Extra air traffic controllers will be on call, a first. Another first NOP site down (Tuesday afternoon/evening)


French air traffic control industrial action will start Wednesday, 6pm the 15th of November, 2017 and end Friday 17th November, 2017 5am. More news to come closer to the date. The Direction des Services de la Navigation DSNA in charge of communications.
Update:-Monday, 13 November, 2017 A second union will join in. Stay in close contact with your airline as it maybe asked to cut back flights to and from France by a certain percentage. Union CGT wish list

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​Air France crews based in Tahiti Papeete Airport
Causing problems, delaying hundreds of passengers over the week-end.
Hundreds of passengers farmed out to various hotels. Air France jets returning to Paris and LA without passengers.
Crews up in arms over new airline French Blue starting service May 2018 Papeete - Paris - San Francisco. (AF gave new offer Sunday)



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





Germany
Lufthansa Airlines
Update:-11 October 2017 Hallelujah, deal has been struck with pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC). Agreement is good till 2022. Touchy issues over pilot retirement age, pension benefits, new highers is now off the table. Airline now benefits from Ryanair debacle, Air Berlin bankruptcy and low jet fuel costs. Pilot's are happy, not sure about flight attendants or baggage handlers.


Air Berlin cease to exist after October 28, 2017.

Barcelona
Greece 
Greek Strikes
​Strike actions down this year, 2017, noticeably. If your flight is delayed leaving Greece it's because of over capacity. Great summer for tourism industry. Enjoy.

Athens

Athens Public Transportation Strikes
Are you taking public transportation tomorrow, Monday 12 November, 2017?
Check your plans to and from Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos.
Athens Metro workers wont start work till 9am, Lines 2 and 3. Take the Kifissia - Pieraeus electric railway (ISAP).
Same day, Intercity Rail Service, Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) workers will strike between 10 am and 1 pm.

Thursday, 16 November, 2017 Athens metro workers will strike for 24 hours as with ISAP and trams



Olympic and Aegean list  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

Metro
Air Traffic Control
New Zealand
Wellington International Airport
Wellington Commuter Rail Metlink 24 hour Strike. Expect more strikes to come.
Thursday 16 November, 2017

Very busy commuter rail, strike starts 2am, Thursday, 16 November, 2017 no bus replacements. Taxi's will be hard to find. Give yourself plenty of time to get to Wellington International Airport. Airport Flyer Bus