Italian air traffic control strikes are planned
Update:-Friday 17 April 2015 Great news today. Enav call off Italian air traffic control strike for 21 April, 2015.

Friday, 20 March, 2015 from 10 am - 6 pm 
(Italian air traffic control strike)
Tuesday, 21 April, 2015 from 1pm - 5pm

Italian strikes are notorious for changing strike plans 24 hours before hand. If strike goes ahead, long hauls, short hauls and domestic flights will be affected. Keep in touch with your airline, phones charged and check your email. All airlines will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. Flights will likely be back to normal by following morning.

ENAV Italian air traffic controllers. Controllers dealing with single European air space, job losses, closeure of towers and Italian Government selling 49% of the organization to the highest bidder.
Rome Airport Fiumicino
Milan Airport Malpensa
Another Alitalia pilot strike is planned for May 7th - 24 hours.

April 21st will see a new wave of strike action.

Tuesday April 14, 2015 ATM Public Transport Strike
Underground railway, bus, tram and trolley strike 8:45am to 3pm. 
Connects with Trenord.
Malpensa Express not effected.

Saremar Ferry Strike
Sardinia Corsica
April 16 and 17
Minimal service has to be in effect by law.
Smaller islands to take brunt of the strike action i.e.
S. Teresa di Gallura and Bonifacio
La Maddalena and Palau
Carisle and Calasetta
Carlisle and Portovesme

Beirut Airport Strike
Beirut Air Traffic Control Strike Tuesday, 31 March, 2015. Sit in to start 1pm. 
Another strike is being planned for April 23 2015 by public workers.
Middle East Airlines
Beirut Airport

16 April, 2015 Nigerian air traffic control workers went on a wildcat 6 hour strike today. Union want's the Government to feel a small amount of pain before the real deal next week.
Air traffic control strike Monday April, 20, 2015. Nigeria has 30 Airports. Likely to be havok on the day. Your airline should be in the know.
​14 April 2015 Civil Servants 45,000 will strike in the Hesse region on Monday, 20 April, 2015. Just check your airport.

Regarding Lufthansa Airline Pilot Strike Actions
All parties have to re-group after the devastating heart breaking recent incident.

List of cancelled flights
Pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC)  
Stuttgart and Hannover Airports.

Hamburg International Airport
​Lufthansa Travel Information

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

Air Europa - SkyTeam Alliance member
3 February 2014 Air Europa's owners Globalia "might" buy Portuguese airline "TAP". If so airlines have similar bases. Needless to say the unions are apoplectic. Between the two airlines that's a lot of job loss. Air Europa operates some flights for Thomas Cook.

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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
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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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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

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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!

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

Australian airport threat AFR

Italian Air Traffic Control Strike(s) and Alitalia strike.
Air passengers will face major flight disruptions at all Italian airports, nationwide in Italy including Sardinia.
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.
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​Calicut Airport
Getting ready for shut down - sit in The Hindu

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

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.
French Air Traffic Control Strike
​April 17, 2015 Update:-SNCTA lift strike action planned for 
April 29 - May 2, 2015. Good news, have a nice and safe trip.

Update:-You got lucky. French air traffic control strike planed April 16-18, 2015 has been cancelled. Now before you go getting all crazy, strike April 29 - 2 May is still on. We will update.
April 16 - 18th and April 29th - May 2.
(Italian air traffic controller strike Tuesday, 21 April, 2015) 

Last strike Wednesday April 8 started 04:00 and end Friday, 10th 04:00.  
Airlines were asked to cut back flights to and from French air space by as much as 50%, causing thousands of passengers delays. Airlines are not given the information till a day or two before the strike. Smaller French airports don't know who will show up for work till the day of the strike. Causes you the passenger to get the raw end of the stick. Added to the confusion airlines choose which flights are to fly for some lucky passengers.
French airports were up and running efficiently the following day.
If you can stomach/afford paying a flight change fee now's a good time. 
The likely hood of strikes being cancelled are slim. 
Too bad - double whammy, if you are leaving around the 16th for a two week holiday.

Updates for Air France Strike 2015
National Union of Air Traffic Controllers SNCTA
Paris Orly Airport
Watch DGAC blog
Air France 
Charles de Gaulle Airport 

Marseille Bus / Tram Strike
12 January 2015 Marseille bus company RTM has announced a 5 month bus strike/go slow starting tomorrow at peak times. Workers will walk out every day 7 am to 8:30 am and again in the evenings from 5 to 6pm.  RTM is a popular bus to and from Marseille Airport. Strike will not effect subway. Extra traffic on roads, taxi shortages. Strike ends June 30th.
Marseille Airport

Toulouse Metro Strike
Seven month strike announced. Strike will end September 30, 2015.
Strike is over extension of hours on Friday and Saturday’s till 3am and security concerns.
Strike time will be on the extended hours. This is a continuation of the same strike which ended January 31, 2015 which caused random chaos for commuters in am. Meeting to take place March 11. Metro does not go to Toulouse Airport.

Yearly event - March/April Paris and Normandy on smog alert, bring your inhaler.

RER train lines watch out tourist being targeted by thieves.
April 2015 Greek air traffic controllers re-iterate the need for a new upgraded air traffic control system is desperately needed along with more staff. It's not unusual for controllers to bring airline landings in by eyesight only.

Informative sites
Living in Greece

United States 
Are you flying in and out of JFK? Runway work to take place, spring, summer, September 2015, your flight likely to be delayed
​LAX also has runway repairs going on this summer.

1 April 2015 Very civil notice today, strike planned for Tax Day, April 15. Mentions airport baggage handlers (JFK perhaps?)

Seattle to LA dumb ass baggage handler freaked out the passengers, fell asleep in the cargo hold Dailymail

Allegiant Airline Pilot Strike
Update:-11 April 2015 talks still at an impasse. All parties get together Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
Update:-April 4, 2015 Government sets date for next talk April 10.
Update- Judge rules for Allegiant, pilots stand down, strike cancelled.
Update:- 1 April, 2015 Knee jerk reaction from pilot union. Allegiant pilots will strike 3 a.m Thursday morning, 2 April 2015. Allegiant management in court trying to get strike deemed illegal

Update:- 1 April, 2015 After two and half years of negotiations situation gets worse as Allegiant will sue pilot union Bloomberg Nice working enviroment..

Update:-Friday, 13th February, 2015 Contingency plans being made. Allegiant will bring in substitute pilot's if needed. Allegiant has little competition for it's routes - not good for you.

Allegiant Airlines pilots vote for strike action. No date set. Issue at National Mediation Board where it can drag on for months and months. 
Here a great article with what's what

​Based in Las Vegas McCarran International Airport
Teamsters Local 1224
Allegiant Airlines

Flights from Key West to Cuba start mid march Miami Herald

American Airlines
AA Mechanics take American Airline to court Forbes

Banned - "Selfie Sticks" in NYC and DC museums.
Beauvais Airport
Train into Paris has been on strike for several months. Modified schedule is in place.
Beauvais Airport
Air Canada
Update:-31 March, 2015 No strike vote has taken place - yet. Talks have broken off.
Update:-February 26, 2015 Air Canada applied for federal concilation. If no deal made earliest possible strike action May 11th.
Update:-This is why the issue is quiet - lockout The Star
February 19, 2015 Air Canada workers suspend talks with management. 
Unifor union for customer sales and service agents cancel negotiations over shift issues.
Same day as Air Canada named leading airline for customer loyalty.
Lastly CP rail unions and management have made a deal.
Hamilton - transit union
​​                                   Belgium National Strike
Update:-Tuesday, 14 April, 2015 Not much out in the media regarding this strike action. However we did come across the world's largest seafood event/expo is to take place 21-23 April, 2015
Update:-Friday, 27 March 2015 Belgian rail strike 31 March - April 1 has been cancelled. Talks going well. DHNet
​14 March 2015 A Belgian national strike is being planned for Wednesday, 
22 April, 2015. Early yet, nothing out about aviation unions. Your international trains Thalys, Eurostar, TGV and ICE trains will be delayed/cancelled. Entire country is to be involved. General strikes are not to be taken lightly. You don't want to be anywhere near an airport or train station on the 22nd. The chances it will be cancelled is slim.

Antwerp Central Station will be empty Expatica
                                        South African Airways 
15 March 2015 South African Airways - financial cuts. Unions left in the air not knowing which employees will be given the heave ho. Expect a go slow.
Lisbon Metro Strikes
Several strikes so far this year. Have a plan B.

​Portugal Rail Strike
CP Rail
CP and Refer rail strike, Thursday, 16 April, 2015 minimal service will be in effect.

Portuguese Airport Workers
16 April, 2015 Sure enough announced today TAP Air Portugal pilot strike
May 1, 2015 - May 10, 2015. Shortly after announcement Portugalia (PGA) pilots will strike the same time.

11 April 2015 You should also know if flying with TAP Airlines. Pilots and administration talks at an impasse.
It's not just pilot's, flight attendants and airport workers threaten strike action.
Airline is up for sale.

South Africa
Update:-15 April, 2015 Union for Lan Express reject new offer from management. Workers still on strike.
​Update:-8 April, 2015 Lan Express strike, Thursday April 9, 2015 00.00 -23:59. Based in Santiago Lantam
Update:-2 April, 2015 Latam management ask for government mediator. Strike threat has now been pushed back to April 11th/12th.
​Possible airport strike in the near future. Unions are meetings  at Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport and voting 30 and 31 March. Possible strike April 6, 2015. Lan Express a subsidiary of Latam and Latam threaten strikes. Potential to hit flights in Ecuador, Miami, Colombia, Argentina and Chile
Monday, 30 March 2015 National Bardo Museum opened today.


Irish Public Transportation Strike
14 April 2015 Unions choose May 1st to strike. (Appropriate communist holiday)
12 April 2015 Votes are in. Bus Eireann and Dublin Bus have voted for strike action.
Union NBRU votes will be in next week.

National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU)30 March 2015 Dublin Bus, Bus Eireann and Irish Rail workers all being balloted for future strike action. Balloting begins April 6th.  
Scottish airport strike is on
Prospect Union

Penzance Train Station
Cornish Railway workers will strike from 4am Friday 27th - to Saturday 4am.Easter Sunday from 6am to 6am Tuesday morning.
You will likely be transfered to buses. Great Western

Edinburgh Virgin - East Coast Rail strike suspended that was planned for Easter Friday.

M56 Bridge closing, between Junction six at Hale and junction five at Manchester Airport. Area will be closed between 10pm on Friday, February 27 and 5am on Monday, March 2 Highways Agency Gov.UK

UK Air Traffic Control - First Class First Landing
Airlines with more first class passengers will cut the line and land earlier than an aircraft without first class passengers DailyMail
British Airway looking to buy Irish national airline Aer Lingus.
London National Gallery
Sunday February 22, 2015 PCS union members threaten new 5 day walkout - You might find some exhibitions closed.

UK Ports
UK exit visa checks may cause further delays - rail and ferries Telegraph

Finnish Airport Strike
15 April, 2015 Norwegian Air has cancelled all flights to Finland. Helsinki Airport announce today several baggage handlers to be given the heave ho. Passengers will pay likely all summer long. See if you can just take hand luggage till this bitter fight passes.
14 April, 2015 All's going well, few cancellations on Norwegian Air Shuttle.
13 April 2015 Passengers asked to bring hand luggage only
Helsinki and Oulu Airport 
Ground handling strike is planned for
Tuesday and Wednesday, 14, 15 April, 2015 
Between the hours of 6am to 6pm Helsinki Vantaa
Oulu 6am - noon.
Other airports in Finland will see strikes between the hours of noon - 6pm.

Here is a notice from Finnavia.

Airlines not involved:-(hard to believe)
Finnair, Flybe and Blue1 will not be disrupted.
Striking in sympathy with Airpro Luggage and Cargo will be handlers Aviator, Swissport and RTG.
Chances are your airline is trying to get you to change your flight - delayed or cancelled.

A plug for Germfalcon Kickstarter 

Easter? Bahamas Air traffic control strike threat Tribune242
Martinique airport likely to join in the French air traffic control strike.
Liat Airlines - Easter Strike Threat
20 March 2015 Liat airline pilot union LIALPA tell passengers to expect strike action. Flights likely to be disrupted all summer, this includes Easter.
Management eliminating meal breaks and company lacks pilots. Airline will do everything they can do to minimize delays over Easter.

General strike is possible, all parties meet April 17, 2015.