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

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Industrial Action Strike Guide for 2017

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Do send us any industrial action that your participating in either intentional or accidental! Your feed back is vital to us. Particularly what we've missed! We love a good correction. Keep sending your articles in.

To our critics, our readers just want to know what to expect, no more, no less. When holidaymaker's go on vacation they have little tolerance for hanging out in ports, airports, train stations and incurring extra costs with hotels and alternative transportation. They just want to sit on the beach with the kids and support your economy. No vendetta here. 

Viewer called us the drudge of travel, very witty... We wish.
Another viewer "not exactly drop dead gorgeous, but gets the point across" and another "A really useful site (though guaranteed to give you a few sleepless nights!!!). Will definitely check regularly on this one".

Jeez, thanks..

Another viewer
I appreciate what you are doing and I agree totally with your sentiment.
I am an international traveler for business on average one international trip a week, all year long.(maybe more lately).

I have been extremely inconvenienced like yourselves. I have slept on the floor in Narita airport, I have been treated as an animal in a mob of passengers at Milan Malpensa, and scrambled for an emergency place to
stay near JFK, etc, etc.

Can't you just feel this passengers pain.

From Karen:-I just want to thank you for the warning...unfortunately, I did not heed it, and my husband and I, traveling from Nice to Savona, Italy, were kicked off the train at the last stop in France, Menton, along with 3 others, with no prior warning of any troubles ahead. There WAS a strike in Italy, and we had to catch a cruise that evening, so ended up splurging on a taxi to Savona. But this is a great website...keep up the good work!! We went to the Nice train station to buy tickets a couple of days before we planned to travel to Savona, and I even asked at that time if there was any word of a strike in Italy.  The man looked at me and said in a very disinterested manner, "We do not know about Italy.  We sell French tickets.".   Well, OK then!!  
Our table mates on the ship had a flight cancellation on Iberia for their return, which was to be on Easter Sunday.  They ended up leaving the ship early, in Marseille, in order to get home.  Too bad....
Do you have a particular app that you can't live without?
​Why do we leave information up you ask? Because travel agents, insurance companies and passengers refer to it. 

We get emails on a regular basis asking did this strike really happen or I need proof it happened?

Cruise Critic Forum
I just came across this site - http://www.easytravelreport.com/index.html - looks to be helpful if you want to have a backup plan.
Thanks for the info. Plan to save the site and check it from time to time. Every travel agent in this world should use it also.

Penny Ciocchi @ Easy Travel Report
Thanks for all your encouragement. Got something to say? Send us your tips, gripes. We don't have eyes in the back of our head. Awkward.

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**Warning, Travel Alert, Travel Advisory 
for 2017**
 Shaky Airlines

Ask yourself, should I book a ticket with these airlines? These companies are embedded, entrenched with industrial disputes and have threatened strikes for when you are going to travel!
Air Berlin
Air France
Air India
Air Zimbabwe
American Airlines
Arik Air
British Airways
Austrian Airlines
Czech Airlines
Iberia Airlines
Kenya Airways
Kuwait Airways  
Liat Airlines
Lot Polish Airlines
Lufthansa Airlines
South African Airlines
Spirit Airlines
TAP Air Portugal

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

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​July 2016  I am airline staff and I find more information here than on company advisories for travel ... I go to France so often you have saved me last minute scrambling for a plan .... keep up the outstanding site and thanks from a lot of colleagues I have passed this onto ...

June 2016 As a frequent flyer to Europe your info is invaluable to us.
Thanks for the info. Plan to save the site and check it from time to time. Every travel agent in this world should use it also. Nice compliment found on Cruise Critic forum 
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

​Qantas  dumps deal with American Airlines DailyMail.com

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

October 6, 2016 Pakistan Airlines cutting back staff 11,000 of the 18,000 staff. Expect strike action. Don't use/book this air carrier.

​2 February 2017 Macchu Picchu blocked Bernama.com

Peru Rail strike follow along


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.
Italian strikes
Over the years we've learned:-
Take a picture of the departure board, with time and date of cancellations. Document everything.

Save all receipts, you never know.

Put airline phone number in your phone as sometimes it's easier to call them when you have 30 people in front of you at the check out desk.

Know which other airlines are going your way.

Wear as many clothes as possible and pack just hand luggage.

Make sure you have room on your credit card to put the expense of another flight on it and it probably won't be a low cost flight!

Competing airlines love it when your airline strikes. It's not unusual for them to up the price fares at this time and add extra flights or planes with larger passenger capacity.

When Spanish air traffic control went on strike a few years ago. Only hotels available were the really, really expensive high end or hotel's you wouldn't put your enemy in.

When German Lufthansa Airline strike, rental cars across Germany get yet more expensive and scarce.

Tube strikes
Put together by a real human 
Penny Ciocchi.
Not a news aggregator, with the same old, same old.

Only link to articles that interest me.

A site you might find useful
www.flight-delayed.co.uk  We have no relationship with these people.

Tube strikes
Always keep an eye on this page when traveling to Italy. Taking an Italian train? Always book what's called a guaranteed train ie:- strike proof. Book it well in advance. Strikes frequently get cancelled last minute.

What will the weather be?

Heads up if you are flying with Alitalia. Alitalia only has enough money till mid March.
Airline looking for government funding. Company to produce a business plan this month, February. Airline is in dire straits, don't book with them. Airline is pushing some really cheap flights if you dare and have extra room on your credit card for emergencies!

                                      Nationwide Public Strike
March 8, 2017 Will see a nationwide public transport strike.

Italian General March 8, 2017
General Strike of all categories public and private March 8, 2017. Will effect Aviation, rail and maritime.

​Malpensa Airport - Milan
March 8, Baggage handlers Malpensa Airport - 24 hours.

​​​​​​Italian Rail Strike
12 March 2017 Trenitalia in Sardinia 9am - 5pm
20 March 2017 Padua air traffic control 1pm - 5pm. 
20 March 2017 Piedmont region local public transportation, 24 hours various rules and regulations will apply time wise.

Update:-February 23, 2017 Trenord rail strike has been postponed till 9pm Tuesday, March 21, 2017 ending pm Wednesday the 22nd of March.

Update on Trenord a new strike is also being planned for March 7, 2017
Trenord rail strike is being planned for 24 hours starting 9pm Tuesday, 28 February till 9pm Wednesday, March 1st. Strike is not official yet. Even so check with Trenitalia that you are on a strike proof train.

FS News

Malpensa Express
Italylogue is a very helpful site regarding Italian Rail
Alitalia Strikes (November 2016 Alitalia 1,500 workers in fear of being made redundant)
Italian Air Traffic control

​February 2, 2016 New smoking rules for Italy. Smoking in a car with children or pregnant women 500 euros $546 fine. Drop a cigarette butt outside and it will cost you 300 euros.

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


4 February 2017 Mesa Airlines flight attendants threaten strike action TurboNews.com

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

September 2016 Frontier Airlines asking for a mediator Desciples of Flight

Allegiant Air flight attendants
10 October 2016 Allegiant Air flight attendants reject new wage offer and have authorized strike action.
Transport Workers Union of America state "no strike is imminent"
On the other hand Allegiant pilots have signed a deal, good to 2021.

Hawaiian Air
Alpa pilot union
Update:-Saturday February 11, 2017 Pilot union makes tentative agreement with Hawaiian Airlines, 63 month contract. Pilots’ will vote on this 6 - 24 March, If pilot’s give the thumbs up contract will be good till July 2022 eturbonews.com

Update:-5 December 2016 Pilots prepare for strike action.
Update:- 1 November 2016 Issue still not resolved.
Update:-21 September, 2016 Strike Operations Center opened.
Update:-27 August 2016 Hawaiian Airlines will open a strike operations center in Honolulu September 14. 2016

Update:-23 July 2016 Pilots still picketing khon2.com
Update:-25 May 2016 Hawaiian Air pilots picket today at Honolulu airport.
​Hawaiian airlines pilots being balloted over whether or not to ask leadership to take strike action. Ballot closes May 17, 2016 for ALPA.org
​Hawaiian Tribune has some warnings for locals.



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

​El Al Pilot Strike
Management and pilots sign a deal! Deal was reached Wednesday 
15 February, Management apologize for recent headaches.

Monday 6 February 2017 Pilot’s ordered back to work today.
Sunday 5 February 2017 El Al pilot 8 flights cancelled today. Flights cancelled last minute. Passengers moved to foreign airlines, more reliable.
Saturday 4 February 2017 flights to Boston, New York and Moscow cancelled. Pilot’s refuse to do overtime. Here’s an article for you ynetnews.com

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

Air Iceland
Air Iceland (domestic routes) cabin crew three day strike has been cancelled that was planned to start 27 January, 2017.

24 February 2017 Watch out bus company Aireann strike action due any time. 

February:- Election is coming up and French State of Emergency is still in place till July 15, 2017. No large gatherings, curfews, arrested on site, so behave yourself, easy on that Bordeaux and Champagne...

CGT  Union

Air France Strike
Update:-Saturday, 25 February, 2017 Wage negotiations to take place next month between Air France management and unions on Tuesday, March 7 and Friday, 10th, 2017. Union CGT calls all Air France CGT union members to strike on March 7, 2016.
Union upset about the 67% bonuses for executives. (Which has been revised)
National civil Servants will strike also on the 7th of March, 2017.
Not air traffic controllers that we know - yet.
Give them 24 hours ie 5th/6th to give strike notice, if at all. 

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

Toulouse Airport Strike
Thursday January 19, 2017 Firemen at Toulouse airport are on an indefinite strike starting tomorrow. Airport operations will run on a day by day basis
Follow along Toulouse Airport Strike

​Brittany Ferries to see ferry/port disruptions.

French SNCF strike - French National Rail Strike
SNCF Strike?

21 March 2017 Possible SNCF French railways strike.

Do you need help? Try Kimberly at http://theparisitinerary.com/ she knows what's what in Paris.
Berlin Airport Strikes
Two thousand Ground Handlers Strike
Tegel Airport Strike
Schonefeld Airport Strike
​Berlin Airports’ Strikes
Air Berlin Lufthansa  
New Wednesday 15 February 2017 Yes, unions are back with strike action at both Berlin Airports. Union members, ground crews, will strike 3pm - 9pm local time, tomorrow Thursday 16 February, 2017. Just in time for Berlin film festival.
Call your airline. Expect delays and possible flight cancellations. Can you come without luggage? Verdi trade union will meet with management on Friday for negotiations.
​Germanwings see Eurowings

Last Strike
Update:-Wednesday February 8, 2017 So far, flights cancelled 130. Air Berlin alone cancelled 60 flights. Flight marshals and plane re-fuellers joined in. Hamburg, flight crew, terminal bus drivers, cleaners and baggage handlers joined in.  Passengers were asked to not bring luggage.

Announced today, Tuesday February 7.
Expect severe disruption, possible flight cancellations, tomorrow, Wednesday, 8 February 2017. Strike hours, between 5am and 11am (local time).
More talks planned for Friday, February 10th. This is considered a warning strike causing huge uncertainty.
Berlin airports
Stay in close contact with your airline, before you travel to your airport. 
We will be updating. 
Air Berlin
Air Berlin announce they will let go 1,200 jobs and lease 40 aircraft to Lufthansa. (12 January 2017 Lufthansa to absorb Air Berlin)
Lufthansa Pilot Strike
All parties talking.
​Update:- 15 February, 2017 Lufthansa and pilot union accept new wage offer. Issue goes back for pilot vote of acceptance. Fingers crossed.
Update:-Saturday, February 11, 2017 Lufthansa pilots’ will decide next week 15 February, 2017whether to take recommendations proposed by mediator.

Update:-31 January 2017 Arbitration agreement ends with no agreement. Next conciliation by 10 February 2017. After that date, if no agreement made, parties will talk internally to figure out next move. 

Update:-January 25, 2017 Talks on going, if no agreement made expect strike action perhaps in March.
Update:-Thousands of passengers can now relax and enjoy new year.
Friday 16 December, 2016 Pilot union and management agree to complete the conciliation process by the end of January. No strikes in January.

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

Ufo flight attendant union

Lufthansa Airlines 
Lufthansa pilot union
Cockpit union

Keep in mind engineering works TFL

Night Tube
Night Tube drivers being balloted for strike action which closes Tuesday 14 March, 2017

                              British Airways Strike 2017
New British Airways strike
British Airways Heathrow Airport 

NEW British Airways strike Action
Update:-Friday 24 February, 2017  
Strike starts Friday, 00:01hrs 3 March and will end Thursday 9 March 23:59hrs.
Contingency plan to be announced. Previous strike is still going on, all passengers got to destinations.

Add to this a new announcement today 10 February, 2017 four more strike days have been added starting 00.01hrs Friday February 17, 2017 and ending midnight Monday the 20th.
Next strike action to start Wednesday February 22 to Saturday the 25th.
As with recent strikes by BA cabin crews expect your flight to be merged with another, minimal delays. All passengers will get to destinations same day of travel.

(Again expect little disruption, till mixed fleet cabin crews, 15% of all BA crews, recruit other cabin crew union to join in with the strike action)

February:-Union Unite has 2,900 union members who work for British Airways mixed fleet. British Airways management threaten striking crews with losses of bonuses and perks such as discounted travel for family and friends.

Gatwick Express

Southern Rail 

Alternative to rail headaches coach National Express
Stoppages and delay's, you will want to know HeathrowExpress

Northern Rail - Arriva Rail North both being balloted for strike action. Ballot closes February 28, 2017.

MerseyRail RMT union workers being balloted for strike action, ballot results due in February 28, 2017

Night Tube
Night Tube drivers being balloted for strike action which closes Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Finnair   Finnavia Helsinki Vantaa
Finavia largest airport operator asking passengers to get to the airport early in March.
Finnish aviation Labor Union (IAU)
Pro Trade Union
Solidarity Union de-icing will join in with cabin crews strikes.

Unions striking March 3 - 10th.
March 3rd 2pm - 7pm Ground workers and airport security.
Sunday March 5th flight attendants 00:01 - to Monday 11pm.
March 6th 3am - 9am
March 8th?
Friday 10th March 3pm - 7pm.
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport workers involved baggage handlers, de-icing, airport security. Flight attendants from Tuifly Nordic, Thomas Cook and Thomson Airways.

Update:-24 February 2017 Finland, meetings taking place 26 February 1pm Valtakunnansovittelija.fi
Update:-17 February 2017 Now here is an update from Airpro confirming strike dates
Update:-14 February 2017 Here we go union Pro first strike will start Sunday March 5, 2017 00.00 hrs and IAU’s first strike will begin March 3, 2017 2pm. All local times Helsinginuutiset.fi

Update:-14 February 2017 Aviation Workers Union and Union Pro have been ordered by government mediator not to strike during Finnish school holidays.
Strike was to start this 20th February, 2017. Unions will regroup ie Finnish airport security, de-icing workers.

Update:-10 February 2017 Finnair 
Finnair cabin crew strike is planned for February 17, 2017. Other aviation unions are involved expect passenger services to be effected as well, security checks, Norwegian flights, Tuija and travel agent Tjareborg flights. Not fun. More meetings to take place this Sunday.

Norwegian Airline and Tui, Tjarebourg travel agents mayhem being planned for Finnish school holidays February 3, 2017 YLE.com

Finnair pilot's on a go slow - no overtime.
Monday, 2 January 2017 Yesterday Finnair had to cancel 7 flights due to pilot shortages. 2,000 passengers effected. This is only going to get worse. Management working on new pilot agreement. Stay in touch with them
Several delays out of Helsinki Airport  today, snow?
You should know the flu is running rampant all over Finland. 6 January public holiday.


See France above for Volotea Airline strike.

Alicante Airport Strike 
for Ryanair flights. Baggage handler strike
Ryanair ground workers will strike 22, 25-28 February 2017.

Update:-23 February, 2017 It's Lesmanhandling.com who do checkin desk, ramp workers, handlers and aircraft workers who are on strike for Ryanair. We recommend coming early to just get through the check-in experience. It's 9:15 at night and so far today Ryanair - 17 departure flights were on time, 6 delayed and zero cancellations. As for arrivals 11 were on time, 10 delayed, zero cancellations. 
Lesma also deals with billing for Ryanair, this could be difficult for refunds etc. if needed.
Several passengers are looking for information. Please email us contact@easytravelreport.com if you have some info.
Alicante Airport

Renfe extra trains put on between Alicante and Elche for Carnival. 25th and 26th of February.
Madrid Metro
To and from Madrid - Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport and Nuevos Ministerios central madrid.
Track work will start January 26, 2017. 16.5 Kilometers of track, workers will work 24 hours, 7 days a week to get work completed and opened by April 18.
Route will be covered by a bus service.
Madrid Metro Strike
Metro de Madrid
Hell for commuters, passengers will flood onto other private transportation, expect shortage of taxi’s. Plan your trip to Madrid Airport ahead.
Strike days:-
Friday 24, February, 2017 6:05 am - 8:40am and in the afternoon 1:20pm - 4:25pm and evening 5pm - 7.55pm
Monday 27 February, 2017 same strike times.
and every Friday there after same time.
Trains will be running throughout the day, 59% of service, fight for a spot.

Mobile World Congress
Update:-16 February 2017 
Barcelona El Prat Strike catering
Better bring a ham sandwich and drink.
Barcelona El Prat catering staff will strike, two 24 hour strikes, February 27 and March 2, 2017. Some 22 cafes and restaurants located turmoil 1 and 2. 

Barcelona Metro Strike
Update:-14 February Good news, Barcelona Metro workers vote not to strike for WMC- enjoy.
January 29, 2016 Are you going to Mobile World Congress (MWC) planned for February 27 - March 2, 2017. It's that time of year again and Barcelona Metro threaten strike action again. This time Barcelona taxi drivers threaten to strike and demonstrate at the same time.
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.

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

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

Spanish air traffic control USCA 

Spanish national railway RENFE and ADIF 
​Renfe communication notices

Heads up, Spain is on maximum level of security
Update:-1 November 2016 According to the Moroccan newspaper, the threats, which were reported to Morocco and Spain by foreign intelligence, included attacking strategic targets inside both cities in the run up to Christmas Middle East Monitor

If anything comes in regarding these individual airports we will 
update on :-
Alicante Airport strikes
Madrid Airport Strikes
Barcelona El Prat
Palma de Mallorca 
Malaga Airport Strikes

Alitalia Strike
Greek Strikes

Olympic and Aegean  for cancellations
See NOP to see if Greek air traffic controllers join in.

Do you need help in Thessaloniki? See Nikos Mitrou

National airlines:-Olympic and Aegean  

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

British Airways strike - Tube
Air France Strike