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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?"
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How to reassure a passenger if the fuel runs out?
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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
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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
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?

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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.
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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
A​ustralia

26 February 2017 Melbourne Airport taxi drivers on the war path again abc.news.au


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

Portugal

Anyone?? Information on this strike?
TAP Strike
TAP Pilot Strike
National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel has given strike notice from 18th March to 18th of April. More news to come.







Slovenia 
Adria Airways Strike
Star Alliance member, codeshares with TAP, Lot Polish Airlines, Lufthansa and Air France, KLM
Adria Strike
Adria Airways Pilot Strike
Bases Pristina International, Tirana International and Lodz Wladyslaw Reymont Airport.
Hub Lubljana Joze Pucnik Airport

Adria pilot strike is planned for Wednesday 22 March and Thursday 23, March 2017
Adria site has a list of flight cancellations







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
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.

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.






www.easytravelreport.com
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.

Israel
Tube strikes
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. 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!


ALITALIA STRIKE
Heads up! Alitalia strike is planned for Wednesday April 5, 2017. 00:01 - 23:59. Expect your flight to be brought forward, delayed or worse cancelled. Several thousand Alitalia workers to be let go. More information out closer to the date.




​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

​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.


USA
​Mesa Airlines
Mesa Airlines Strike
Tuesday 28 February 2017 Mesa flight attendants threaten strike action. and 44o who work aboard United Express flights started voting whether or not to strike.
Five years of negotiations, two years in mediation see Houston Chronicle

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


​Airbnb
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 represents 670 pilots
Update:-27 March 2017 Hawaiian pilots accept new wage deal. 63 month contract worth 42% starts April 1 Staradvertiser.com
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.


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​Ireland
Eireann Bus Strike
27 March 2017 Strike may extend into next week, check your plans to your Irish Airport Irish Times
26 March 2017 Bus Eireann strike, day four rte.ie




​Germany
Good news if traveling to and from Germany in 2017. Wage deals have been made with national carrier Lufthansa as well as two thousand ground staff out of Berlin Tegel, Schonefeld and Stuttgart airports.

Berlin Airport Strikes
28 March 2017 Deal made. Union and managements make 14% wage increase over three years for two thousand ground workers. Hallelujah.
Two thousand Ground Handlers Strike
Tegel Airport  and Schonefeld Airport strike notice up
Air Berlin Lufthansa


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)
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Lufthansa Pilot Strike
Hallelujah!
Update:-Wednesday, March 15, 2017 German airline pilot’s for Lufthansa have made a deal with management. Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and low cost pilot’s for Germanwings will get over May 2012 - June 2022 11.4% pay raise. Pilot union accept gradual increase in retirement age.

Ufo flight attendant union

Lufthansa Airlines 
Lufthansa pilot union
Cockpit union



Booking.com
England/Scotland/Wales
Keep in mind engineering works TFL

RMT

                              British Airways Strike 2017
Update:-22 March 2017 British Airways management offer end of year 400.00 pound bonus and free round trip ticket to cabin crews. 

British Airways Heathrow Airport 


Gatwick Express

National Rail Strike
On Grand National Day - Aintree
Mersey Rail, Southern and Arriva Trains North Strike is on for
April 8, 2017. Only good thing this has going it’s on a Saturday
Dailymail.com

Northern Rail
Southern Rail 

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

​Night Tube
Update:-Night Tube drivers have notified us of two strikes. April 8 and 29th 2017.





Finland
Finnair   Finnavia Helsinki Vantaa





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.


​Barcelona Taxi Strike?

Mallorca Taxi Strike
Mallorca taxi drivers threaten strike action over Easter 2017
Easter Friday April 14, Easter Monday April 17, 2017

Alicante Airport Strike 
for Ryanair flights. Baggage handler strike
Ryanair ground workers will strike 22, 25 and 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
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Renfe 

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Madrid Metro
TRACK REPAIRS
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.
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Madrid Metro 
Metro de Madrid

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          TAP
Greece 
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



Guyana
Indefinite General strike
Strike started Sunday 26 March 2017.
Air France flight from Guyana Cayenne Felix Eboue Airport cancelled Tuesday, 28 March 2017 due to lack of security. Here's a link to FlightRadar
Other Airlines that might get hit by strike action Air Caraibes, Air Guyane, Azul Brazilian Airlines and Surinam Airways.
Easter Rail Strike
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

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


France
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...
Yet another new Air France subsidiary is being planned “Boost”

CGT  Union

French Rail Strike
SNCF Strike NATIONWIDE
EASTER SUNDAY 16TH
Trade union involved FGAAC-CFDT
French rail union CGT workers are planning mass walkout, nationwide strike, starting, Friday 14th April, 4pm till Tuesday 18th April 8am.
More information 24 - 48 hours prior to strike date on SNCF site
By law minimal service must be offered.
Services:-TGV, Eurostar, Thayls, Lyria could be affected by this strike.
Previous strikes has seen SNCF giving refunds for round trips.


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Guyana
General strike
Air France flight from Guyana cancelled Tuesday, 28 March 2017.


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
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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.



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