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Chicago O'Hare Airport Strike
Thursday November 19, 2015 Chicago O'Hare security workers strike today. Not TSA workers. Airport has a contingency plan in place. Will update if Thanksgiving travel is going to be affected ChicagoCBSLocal

1 September 2015 NetJet pilots picketing New York Post

October 16, 2015 Latest on Allegiant

JetBlue to offer direct flights to Cuba from New York - JFK, Friday's starting July 3. Also Baja Ferries will offer the first ferry between US and Cuba, no baggage weight to deal with.

Banned - "Selfie Sticks" in NYC and DC museums.

San Antonio International
July 2015 Airport parking nightmare till 2018
Spanish Bank Holiday's:- October 12, November 1, December 6 and 8. Of course Christmas Day which is on a Friday in 2015.

​Spanish Rail Strike
Spanish national railway Renfe and Adif.
Strike is planned for 23 hours on December 18, 2015

Heads up, Spain is still on level four alert Spanish News Today

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

Spain between January 2015 and July 2015 took in 37 billion euros in tourist money.

Tunisia - Tourism all but dried up

5 August 2015 Flight delays from Turkey have been getting longer and longer over the last few weeks. Airlines being told/recommended not to fly near the Turkish Iraq border. 
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"What to Do if an Airline Strike Cancels Your Flight"

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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?"

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Industrial Action Strike Guide for 2016

Came across this website this week.
Perfect match for viewers of Easy Travel Report

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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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​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?

Penny Ciocchi @ Easy Travel Report
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**Warning, Travel Alert, Travel Advisory 
for 2016**
 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 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

Don't ruin your vacation! 

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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 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

This issue with Australian Border Force is not going away. Workers face heavy wage cuts. Be prepared for missing connecting flights.
​Update:- Border Force will strike again today 11 November, 24 hours. Contingency plans in effect. Conflicting news at Sydney International varying from pandemonium to 15 minutes delay's.

Saturday November 7, 2015 - 10,000 Australian Border Force threaten 24 hour strike action again this Monday. International travelers urged to get to your airport (or seaport) Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney International early and go right to security. Your airport will have a contingency plan in place....

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

​Italian Public Holiday's for 2015 - Nationwide
Tuesday 8 December 2015 Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Italian air traffic control strike 
Update Monday 23 November 2015 Strike by air traffic control has been cancelled. Except, if you are flying to and from Venice, Verona, Treviso and Bologna.  Padua is the home of one of the four Italian control centres. These controllers will strike from 12 noon to 4pm.
Strike is planned for November 24, 2015 between the hours of 1pm and 5pm local time (just in time for American Thanksgiving travel plans, Thursday the 26th) 
By law a certain percentage of flights must leave. Italian government will tell airlines the percentage of flights to come and go.
Your flight will be delayed, canceled or brought forward. Call your airline. It's not just air traffic control, other aviation unions across the country will strike that day. Bad day over all Italian airports. (Remember, Italian strikes are notorious for canceling strikes at the day before)

Puglia Region
Bari and Brindisi Airports ground workers will strike from 11am - 3pm

Aviapartner Baggage Handlers
Rome's Ciampino and Fiumicino Airports will walk out between the hours of 1pm and 5pm.

Venice Airport
Marco Polo Airport Aviapartner  baggage handlers will walk out from 1pm - 5pm.


Jubilee Year of Mercy
Celebrations start December 8, 2015 ends  November 20, 2016. Over the year Rome expects 33 million pilgrims Breitbart

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

17 November 2015 Kenyan aviation workers threaten strike action, down tools if management doesn't address their grievances.
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.

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

El Al has a 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. 
This airport closes at night. Airlines must leave and arrive on time.
​Update:Thursday Dockers will be back to work 6am Friday.
Tuesday November 3, 2015 Greek seamen have been on strike this Monday and today. Strike has now been extended to Wednesday and Thursday. Ferries have been tied to ports.

Greek General Strike
Will involve public and private service workers.
Strike is planned for Thursday, 12 November 2015 and will last for 24 hours. Midnight Wednesday to midnight Thursday.
So far air traffic control is not joining in. You could incur some flight delays, stay in touch with your airline and get to your Greek airport early. Greek regional airports will be affected. 
Panhellenic Seamen Federation will be out for 24 hours - ferries will be tied to port. Book a hotel you don't want to be sleeping on the docks in Piraeus!
Public transportation will be striking. Take a taxi to and from your airport. Greek taxi drivers have decided not to strike. 
You will find museums and archaeological sites closed.
Aegean Airlines and Olympic Airways might get delayed, cancelled or brought forward.
Update:-Aegean and Olympic several cancellations over the next two days.
Media blackout as journalists will be on strike.

If Greek air traffic control strike you may have trouble catching your international flight, particularly if you are coming from the Greek Isles or Cyprus.

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.
The Greek Air Traffic Controllers Association (GATCA)

25 million tourist have come to Greece this year naturally airport's are over capacity and under funded. 

ourairports Thessaloniki 
Athens airport
​Athens flights delayed today? see ourairports

Informative sites
Living in Greece

United States 
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 more expensive and scarce.

October 2015 Ottawa taxi drivers have been causing problems/delays at Ottawa International airport and will amp up protests.

Cyprus has a shortage of air traffic controllers, causing constant flight delays. If you are flying to Athens to catch a long-haul flight you can get caught up in a Greek aviation strike. 

Ryanair taking over Paphos to Athens route due to Aegean pulling out.

Dominican Republic
Dominican air traffic control, day of protest
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.

Nizhny Novgorod (400 km east of Moscow) preparing for World Cup 2018
​Nizhny Novgorod International Airport - No Ryanair, BA or Air France at the moment.

French Ferry Strike
National Society Corse Méditerranée (SNCM)
Popular car and passenger ferry to Corsica, Algeria, 
Update:-Tuesday 24 November 2015, strike is still going on today. Ships will still be tied to ports tomorrow.
11 November 2015 SNCM union workers back on strike Saturday 21 November 2015. 500 - 600 jobs to go. Strike is to last 24 hours. Call them.

Air France site 
CGT union.
Update:-November 4, 2015 Transavia strike has been cancelled.
Air France - Subsidiary Transavia Strike
Transavia flight attendants will strike this week-end
Saturday 7 November, 2015 and 
Sunday 8 November, 2015
Transavia flight attendant union that striking is SNPNC-FO which only has 30% of votes - no impact expected. Union meeting to take place Tuesday November 3, which might drag other majority flight attendant union SNPNAC into the situation.

Air France
15 November 2015 Protest planned for this Thursday by 13 Air France unions has been cancelled. Gatherings have been discouraged. No strikes or protests for the next 12 days. Unions will meet Monday, tomorrow 1:30 regarding new position. 

Not cancelled baggage handlers strike Thursday 19 November 2015 "in some areas" (vague on purpose)

French Air Traffic Control
Reims air traffic control strike
From 5am, 23 November till 28 November 2015 5am.
Expect delays and re-routing. 
Keep an eye on this blog
(We’ve never seen this type of strike action, new to us.)
Air traffic control strike cancelled for Saturday 16 November, 2015 from 5:30am to 8:30am and
"Faced with the authority of the tragedy that has struck Paris and its region, SNCTA, majority trade union of air traffic controllers, suspend
strike notice on 17 November and subsequent days"

Police arrest Air France workers after kerfuffle Globe and Mail

Air France Pilots
Pilots will not strike summer 2015
​Update:-20 September, 2015 AF threaten cutting long-haul routes by 10% unless pilot's accept more productivity ie:- longer shifts without extra wages. Every route cut back effects 300 jobs.

French air traffic control
Update:- Wednesday July 1, 2015 Good news air traffic control strike is cancelled.
National Union of Air Traffic Controllers SNCTA (40% of controllers)
Paris Orly Airport
Watch DGAC blog
Air France 
Charles de Gaulle Airport 

RER train lines - watch out tourist being targeted by thieves.


​Heathrow Express
Stoppages and delay's you will want to know HeathrowExpress

Tube Strike
21 October 2015 Piccadilly Line train drivers have voted overwhelmingly for strike action. No date set. Piccadilly Line goes to Heathrow and carries 600,000 passengers daily.
General Strike Threat
New strike rules and regulations to come into effect. Unions planning general strike.
National Gallery
Union workers are on an indefinite strike. Chances are you will find several exhibits closed.

Air Traffic control
Arik Air Lagos, Nigeria
November 15, 2015 Nigerian airline Arik Air under new strike threat this time from pilots and engineers. Unions threaten strike action in three weeks. Flights to JFK, Heathrow, OR Tambo, Abuja... 
Just in time for December's Christmas holiday's.

Tuesday, 3 November, 2015 Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Pilots threaten strike action again. PIA pilot's already had a strike in October which cancelled flights and left stranded some 5,000 passengers. 


Border Force

Adria Airways Pilot Strike
11 November 2015 Slovenia pilot's for Adria Airways announce strike action on Monday, 30 November 2015, 5am to midnight. Flights from Ljubljana, Pristina, Maribor, Lodz Poland and Tirana Romania.
Codeshares with to name a few, troubled Lufthansa, Air Serbia, Aeroflot, Air India, Turkish Airlines, Swiss International Airlines.
Stay in touch with Adria, strike maybe cancelled last minute.
Pristina Airport
Star Alliance member
Negotiations with flight attendants union and pilot union are going nowhere. I'd be worrying if I had a booking with Lufthansa over the Christmas and New Year season. Change to another airline, incur any penalties. You just don't want to deal with this stress over the holiday's. Whatever you do, don't choose Air France or Portuguese national airline Sata! Sata is prone to strike action over the holidays. Airline is under new management.

Three hours notice is all they have to give. By that time you have already left home and coming through security!
As a precaution Lufthansa has booked some 2,500 hotel rooms in Frankfurt.
Passengers who have booked via a travel agent likely to get help, otherwise your own your own. Make sure your phone is charged.

Lufthansa Strike
Lufthansa strike, by flight attendants - again.
Thursday 26 November 2015
Friday 27 November 2015
Monday 30 November 2015.

Call Lufthansa they have a notice up. Flights will be delayed, canceled or brought forward.
Ufo flight attendant union also has a notice up. "Union would like to refrain from strikes on 1 Advent weekend in December"

Last strike
Thursday 12 November 2015 Lufthansa two legal battles fail to get strike stopped.

Tuesday 10 November 2015 UFO Union step up strike action, painful. Flight attendants will strike from 4am Wednesday till Friday midnight, all flights will be grounded. Lufthansa management working frantically to get strike deemed illegal. New wage offer expected this afternoon.
Later today - Dusseldorf Airport - court deems strike at Dusseldorf Airport by UFO Union for flight attendants illegal - union was not clear with it’s demands and aims.

Monday 9 November 2015, Effected flights tomorrow will be long-haul’s to Munich, Frankfurt. Dusseldorf long-hauls and domestic flights to be hit. Talks today were fruitless.

Sunday 8 November 2015 Strike details are out for tomorrow. All day walkout at Frankfurt and Dusseldorf Airports from 4:30am to 11pm and Munich 4:30am to midnight. Lufthansa management to make an "announcement" 5pm Monday.

Saturday 7 November 2015 520 flights cancelled, 58,000 passengers displaced. Domestic and European flights cancelled. Long hauls went except for Dusseldorf - New York. 1,600 hotel rooms mainly in Frankfurt. No information out regarding Monday's flights yet.

Friday 6 November  List of cancelled flights. Flight attendant union announced today strike will take place between the hours of 2pm and 11pm (local time) today. Flights to and from Frankfurt and Dusseldorf only will be involved. 
Flights to Munich will not be affected. Lufthansa website states 290 flights will be cancelled. 
For Saturday the 7th November flight attendants will strike from 6am to 11pm and will involve domestic and European flights and long-haul fliers. Again flights to and from Frankfurt and Dusseldorf will only be involved see UFO. Still, that's 10,000 displaced passengers. You can of course change your flight for free with Lufthansa.
Sunday no strike action to take place. 

At present Lufthansa is the only European airline on strike. British Airways, Air France (!) Iberia all employees are so called happy.

Let's hope flight attendants get a big blow back from this and change this obnoxious late notifications or Lufthansa lawyers get the strike deemed illegal.

Thursday 5 November Strike will not start till 13:00 GMT tomorrow. More information to be announced Friday morning. All we know it will last for eight days. Euro Wings, German Wings, AUA and Swiss will not be affected.

Monday 2, November 2015 UFO Lufthansa flight attendant union announce today strike details.
19,000 Flight attendants will strike this Friday 6, November. Strike will end a week later the 13th. This will ground the airline. Negotiations broke down Saturday. Still time for this strike to be cancelled. Flight attendants state Thursday 5pm the deadline for an agreement. Fingers crossed. Best get informed of your flier rights. Pure speculation - You could be transferred to Eurowings or Austrian Airlines.

Lufthansa Airlines urges passengers check site for updates. 

1, November 2015 Flight attendant union to make an announcement tomorrow regarding strike action. We will be updating.

21 October, 2015 Flight attendant union UFO state talks have failed. 19,000 flight attendants threaten strike action. Agreement should be made by 
November 1, 2015... Lufthansa Strike for updates

Lufthansa Pilot Strike
Cockpit union

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