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.
Industrial actions planned for:-
Madrid Airport, Madrid Metro,
Barcelona Metro, Taxi
Madrid Airport Strike
Airport security strike by The Autonomous Union of Workers of Security Companies (ATES). For security company Prosegur. To get through airport security, limit your hand luggage. Be prepared for flight delays.
No doubt it will be a real mess.
Next three week-ends including Monday’s.
July 14. 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 24, 28, 29, 30th and 31st
5:30 am to 6:30am
10:30 am to 11:30 am
2pm to 3pm and 7pm - 8pm.
10 July 2017 400 Metro Madrid security workers on lines 1, 3 and 6 will strike indefinitely starting Wednesday, 19 July 2017. (Not sure if this will have any effect on you)
29 May 2017 Madrid Metro Line 5 will be closed 3 July, till beginning of September 2017
Palma Airport Security Strike
Update:-10 July 2017 TRABLISA STRIKE CALLED OFF! NEGOTIATIONS ON GOING.
Airport security company Trablisa workers will strike every Tuesday and Saturday in July 2017. Will also strike in August if working conditions don't improve. (No times given, most likely during busiest time at the airport 8am - noon) If any updates come in Palma Airport Strike
Costa del Sol
Malaga Airport Strike
Wednesday 21 June 2017 Malaga Airport security strike, 10am - noon every Thursday and Friday. Strike starts tomorrow. If you are leaving from Malaga, make sure you get to the airport early 3 hours minimum before your flight is to leave. Keep hand luggage to a minimum. Stay in close contact with your airline. If you are landing in Malaga be ready for a long wait to get through airport security and customs. Updates Malaga Airport strike
Spanish Taxi Strike
Strike date brought up
Barcelona will be at a standstill
Update:-Barcelona taxi strike is now planned for Thursday 27 July 2017 instead of the 29th and 31st as previously planned. Strike will last for 24 hours.
The plan is a “slow march” which will collapse the infrastructure around the Barcelona el Prat airport and Port of Barcelona interfering with cruise passengers.
March will concentrate around Prat Airport, Metropolitan area, Ministry of Works Fomento and Port of Barcelona.
Two more taxi driver protests are planned Saturday, July 29th and Monday the 31st (possible Metro strike same day) of July and from then on an indefinite strike is planned. Strike will be nationwide, so make travel plans accordingly.
Barcelona El Prat and Madrid Barjas Airport
10 May 2017 AENA announce extra staff, National Police, will be added to passport control during the summer, Madrid Barajas Airport and Barcelona El Prat. You should also find 350 extra more automatic reading machines.
Schengen changes in rules and regulations co-insides with tourist season. Due to new anti-terrorist measures passengers show ID at exit and entry to Schengen area.
Barcelona El Prat
23 April, 2017 Not sure if it's a "go slow" or custom workers are over worked at busy Barcelona el Prat Airport by passenger load.
Passengers complaining of two hour wait time to get through customs. Several flights departed late today.
Barcelona Metro Strike
Barcelona Metropolitan Transportation (TMB)
Update:-Sunday 9, July 2017 Yes, Barcelona Metro workers will strike tomorrow again. This is the 10th Monday in a row.
Update:- Thursday 8 June 2017 Barcelona Metro workers today confirmed that the indefinite strike for every Monday will continue.
Update:-Sunday May 28, 2017 Yes strike is on, same times
Update:-Sunday May 7, 2017 Strike is on for tomorrow, same times.
Update:-1 May, 2017 Strike in full swing this morning El Periodico
Monday 3 April, 2917 Workers will strike for two hours before each shift every Monday till further notice.
Strikes will commence Monday 24 April, 2017
Strike times 7am - 9am, 4pm - 6pm and 8:30pm - 10:30pm.
Ibiza Airport Security Strike
Ibiza Prosegur Security workers strike indefinitely from
00:01 hours 18 July, 2017. Skeleton service will be in effect.
Call your airline it may not use Prosegur workers. If leaving from Ibiza get to the airport minimum of three hours early to get through airport security. Keep hand luggage to bare minimum, then be prepared for a flight delay.
Spanish Port Strike dock strike
1 June 2017 Update:-Spanish port workers cancelled strike dates except for next week June 5th, 7th and 9th.
18 May 2017 New Spanish port strikes.
Mondays, Wednesday and Friday’s per week.
So far the dates are:-May 24, 26 and 29th
June 2, 5, 7and 9th.
This might effect you getting on and off your cruise ship. Last strike shipping companies diverted to Marseilles and Tangiers.
Spanish air traffic control quiet - July 2017
Spanish air traffic control USCA
If anything comes in regarding these individual airports we will
update on :-