Belgium
The Independent Union of train drivers (SOHC) lift strike actions that were planned throughout this summer. Union does however state to expect a 5 day strike action this September.
SNCB had a strong contingency plan ready and waiting.

Bolivia
July 18, 2015 Tourist trapped The Costa Rican Star

Brazil
Olympics start 5 August 2016


​Florida
Stay away from Armadillo's - Leprosy increase in humans Sun Sentinal

Spirit Airlines Strike - Go Slow?
20 June 2015 Just what went on? The Inquisitor has some information.
Press release from Spirit
18 June 2015 Cancellations on flightware You  can refresh this page, somethings going on. USA Weather today.

17 June 2015 Cancellations today from Dallas Fort Worth. Was this weather related? Internet rumours that pilot's are on strike. Crews calling in sick. Complaint - no comments made till right before flight leaves at the gate.

Viewer complaint:-Just terrible. Are the.pilots on strike!?!? Our direct flight to Cancun was cancelled yesterday for "weather". That's a lie. It may have been delayed, but no reason to cancel. They couldn't get us on a flight until Friday, completely screwing up our family vacation we have planned for two years. Every other direct flight took off.


Now there are more cancellations today out of DFW and I saw a tweet stating that a pilot walked off of a loaded plane and they had to take all the passengers off and gave them back their wet luggage.

 We are already out $800 on a condo that we cannot cancel. If our flight takes off for Mexico on Friday (by some miracle) could we be stuck in Mexico?

16 June 2015 Something is going on over at Spirit Airlines. Twitter is full of long delays and an absense of employees at check in desks?
Looking for more information - email us. Contact@easytravelreport.com
Las Vegas delays see Foxfivevegas.com
​McCarran Airport
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Runway Repairs
JFK
Are you flying in and out of JFK? Runway work to take place, spring, summer till September 2015, your flight likely to be delayed panynj.gov

​LAX also has runway repairs going on this summer.
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JetBlue to offer direct flights to Cuba from New York - JFK, Friday's starting July 3. In the not to distant future Baja Ferries wil offer the first ferry between US and Cuba.
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Delta 
12 July 2015 Delta pilots reject new contract proposal News Tribune
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Allegiant Airline Pilot Strike
Update:-2 May 2015 Latest on Allegiant Air and management. Next talks planned for 18 May  Las Vegas Review Journal

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 Mynews3.com

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

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Flights from Key West to Cuba start mid march Miami Herald
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American Airlines
AA Mechanics take American Airline to court Forbes
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Banned - "Selfie Sticks" in NYC and DC museums.
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Sun CountryAirlines
Pilot's have voted for strike action, no date set mprnews.org
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Southwest Airlines Pilots' and Flight Attendants
Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) funding a strike committee to educate pilots over strike rules and regulations. In November 2014 pilot union began talks with a federal mediator.

Southwest Flight Attendants
13 July 2015 Flight attendants still being balloted for strike action bizjournals

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San Antonio International
July 2015 Airport parking nightmare till 2018 woai.com
​Germany
Next national bank holiday 3 October, 2015 Day of German Unity

German air traffic control
Update:-21 May, 2015 European air traffic controllers decide not to strike economicTimes
European unions will continue to review the situation monthly.

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Lufthansa Strikes
Lufthansa Flight Attendants
Update:-12 July 2015 Flight attendants meet with management this week.
Update:-30 June, 2015 Talks going better than expected, strike threat postponed till mid July.
Update:-Monday 29 June 2015 Waiting for news today.
Update-Monday 22 June 2015 No deal by June 30, strikes are planned for the first of July (24 hours) then further 24 hour strikes till 16 September, 2015  yahoonews

Update:-Sunday 21 June 2015 Tomorrow UFO union for flight attendants expected to announce strike dates.
13 June 2015 Lufthansa flight attendants threaten strike action, all 19,000. Latest wage offer falls flat. More news out June 20, 2015. Possible legal first strike date June, 23 or 24.
UFO flight attendants union

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Lufthansa Pilots
Update:-Monday July 6, 2015 pilot union announce talks have failed. Agreement to hold off strikes till the end of July now off the table. Be ready with your plan B.

Regarding Lufthansa Airline pilot strike actions, parties are talking with mediator, no strikes atleast not till the end of July per pilot's.

List of cancelled flights
Pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC)  
Verdi union
​Lufthansa Travel Information

Hamburg Airport
Road works. The most important north-south connectors - construction of the A7 Bordesholm - South of Hamburg Airport delays.
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Spain
Spanish bank holiday's:- August 15, 2015, October 12, November 1, December 6 and 8. Of course Christmas Day which is on a Friday in 2015.

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

14 July 2015 Ryanair has a thing or two to say about these baggage handler strikes Daily Mail
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                       Spanish Baggage Handlers Strike
Update;-23 July No agreement made today, strike is on for the week-end. More information out tomorrow from NOP

3,500 workers who work for Globalia who own Groundforce baggage handling company will strike starting from July 4, 2015.
Passengers flying on these airlines will be effected:-Aeroflot, Aerolineas, Argentinias, Aeromexico, Etihad Airways, Korean Air, Saudia, Air France - KLM, Alitalia, Lot, and Lufthansa.
Which airport are you flying into? These airports will be effected.
Local times
Barcelona El Prat:-Every Friday 8am - 10am and 7pm - 9pm
Bilbao:- Every Monday 11am - 1pm and 5pm - 7pm
Madrid:-Every Sunday Noon- 2pm and 8pm - 10pm
Seville:- Every Thursday Noon - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm

Canary Islands 
Las Palmas:- Every Wednesday 9am - 11am and 4pm - 6pm
North Tenerife:- Every Monday 1pm - 5pm
South Tenerife:- Every Friday 10am - Noon and 4pm - 6pm

Ryanair has a baggage handlers strike going on right now at Madrid Airport. Although Ryanair announce that workers are now back to work, airline is still on alert. Ryanair adjusted to this strike by giving passengers a choice of landing in another airport, change flight to a different day or fly with no luggage. Perhaps your airline will follow a similar routine or use managers as handlers or bring in scabs.
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            Spanish air traffic controllers will strike
Update:-Wednesday July 22, 2015 All parties to meet tomorrow, Thursday.
Update:- Sunday July 18, 2015 2,155 flights expect to be affected by the strike this Saturday (25th) and 1,014 on Sunday (26th). Call your airline.. Make a plan B for just in case
Update:-8 July 2015 80% of flights by law must leave during these strike hours.
Update:-7 July 2015 Meeting to take place tomorrow (Wednesday) decision to be made over minimum service. At the moment 80% of controllers must attend work.
29 June 2015 New Spanish air traffic control dates are in. Local times.
Saturday 11 July 2015 10am - 1pm
Sunday   12 July 2015  5pm - 8pm
Saturday 25 July 2015 10am - 1pm
Sunday   26 July 2015  5pm - 8pm

​17 June 2015 If dreams could come true usatoday
​​​15 June Spanish air traffic control strike done with. Several delays across Spain today due to weather. Controllers will meet this week to decide what to do next.

9 June 2015 Co-inkydink! Departure board at Madrid airport goes down at T4. Iberia asking passengers over loud speaker to go directly to gates from Iberia Twitter feed.

Train ticket sales up 27% across France during June’s air traffic control strike.

Update:-3 June, Spanish government step in and insist 70% of flights by law will have to leave, that's a great help. Now it's up to your airline, call them asap.

Union of Air Traffic Controllers (USCA)
Announced today, Wednesday 27 May, 2015 
Times 10 am - Noon and 6 - 8 pm (local times)
Monday 8 June 2014 
Wednesday 10 June 2014
Friday 12 June and Sunday 14 June.
Strike is over the punishment of 61 controllers who went on strike in 2010.
(This union's last strike was 26 years ago, represent 90% of controllers)
Will be updating here also Spanish air traffic controllers strike 2015
​Ourairports
Madrid Airport
Barcelona El Prat Airport
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Canary Islands - Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura Tourist Board Is ready for you. Island has available 1,300 hotel beds in 14 hotels to accommodate passengers displaced by Spanish air traffic control strike.
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Ryanair Baggage Handlers Strike 
(25 June strike is still going on)
Madrid Airport Strike. 
Baggage handler strike will start Saturday May 30. No end date given.
20 -30% of workers to be given the heave ho. This is a very busy hub for Ryanair - over 40 destinations. You know the routine, just bring hand luggage. Perhaps Ryanair will bring in outside workers. Passengers who are already on holiday in Spain must be @!*&^#!! 
Ryanair is offering passengers free of charge - flights to a different Spanish airport and departure date. Airline is in court trying to deem strike illegal.
Ryanair Destinations map

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Groundforce old strike this year that failed
Madrid - Adolfo Suárez Airport 
Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas 
Spanish baggage handlers strikes
Groundforce baggage handler strike have caused minimal disruptions - if any
​Groundforce (UGT union) Baggage Handler Strike - indefinitely.
Starts Saturday 16, May 2015 between the hours (local times)
Noon - 2 pm
8 pm - 10 pm.
Expect flight delays and delivery of luggage. Call your airline. 


and
Watch your bags, thieves target holidaymakers Spanish News Today


Tunisia
Tourism all but dried up BBC
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We can't answer this one "Have kids ever gone on strike?"
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and
We don't know "Where to buy Lucky Strikes in Tunisia?"

Easy Travel Report 
Industrial Action Strike Guide for 2015

Came across this website this week.
Perfect match for viewers of Easy Travel Report
Flight-Delayed.co.uk

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?

Penny Ciocchi @ Easy Travel Report
contact@easytravelreport.com
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**Warning, Travel Alert, Travel Advisory 
for 2015**
 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
Alitalia
American Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Czech Airlines
EgyptAir
Estonia Airline
Gulfair
Iberia Airlines
Kuwait Airways  
Liat Airlines
Lot Polish Airlines
Lufthansa Airlines
along with Germanwings
PIA
Qantas
SATA
Spirit Airlines
TAP Air Portugal

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


July 16, 2015 Border Force still causing havock at Canberra Airport today
Canberra Times
Italy
Alitalia Strike
Update:-Thursday 23 July 2015 Long hauls not effected ie North America, South America and Far East. 15% of domestic and European flights will be effected.

Alitalia pilot's and flight crews will strike for 24 hours on Friday, July 24, 2015,  00.01 - 24.00. Stike will be nationwide. Will not include flights to Bologna and Venice. Call them a certain percentage by law will have to leave. Your flight will likely be brought forward, cancelled or delayed till following day. 
Alitalia
​Avio News state a thousand pilot's to be given the heave ho.

Alitalia flights go on sale in September, turning into a low cost airline. Don't get suckered into these flights, other airlines offering competitive prices who are not going to strike at the drop of hat are available. Pay attention if you have a Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year booking with this airline.

Alitalia subsidiary Cityliner Strike
Nationwide - Cityliner flight crews will strike Friday, July 24, 2015 for 24 hours 00.01 - 24:00
excluding Cityliner flights to and from Bologna and Venice
Cityliner 

Italy - Rome Fiumicino Airport
July 2015 Due to terminal 3 fire last May and the configeration of the airport, expect delays. Stay in touch with your airline.


Italy Trenitalia strike?

National rail company Trenitalia will strike in the Tuscany region, (Florence, Pisa ) between 10 am and 2 pm (local time) on July 24, 2015.

Italian Public Holiday's for 2015 - Nationwide
Saturday 15 August 2015 Assumption of Mary
Sunday  1 November 2015 All Saints Day
Tuesday 8 December 2015 Feast of the Immaculate Conception






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.
India
Godavari Pushkaralu
40 million pilgrims coming to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana over ten days.
14 July 2015 - 25 July, 2015
14 July 2015 Stampede first day, 29 people died dnaindia

July 20, 2015 Complete shut downof fuel in Haryana Financial Express
(no airports in Haryana)

July 20, 2015 Electric power workers threaten strike action  
The Economic Times

26 May 2015 General strike being planned Wednesday 2 September 2015

Indira Gandhi Airport Swine Flu scanning causing flight delays
E Turbo News


New Delhi
May 2015 Summer sickness, typhoid, gastroenteritis, food poisoning have gone up significantly Times of India
Israel

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

​19 July 2015 For the latest on the general strike and mischief at Ben Gurion Updates on Ben Gurion Airport strike

7 July 2015 Union Histadrut announce today, general strike is planned for Wednesday, 22 July 2015. (Might effect Ben Gurion Airport security, baggage handlers?)


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.
Booking.com
Greece
Athens airport
​Flights delayed today? see ourairports

13 July 2015 Greek tour groups offering discount of 70%.

Bitcoin ATM installed Greek Reporter

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.

See ourairports for flight delays in Athens and ThessalonikiCrete

Informative sites
Newspaper:-Ekathimerini
Living in Greece

United States 
France
​England/Scotland


Next bank holiday August 31, 2015

​Scottish Ferry Strike
21 July 2015 Calmac talks fail TheNational.Scot

EasyJet Strike Threat
EasyJet
Unite Union
5 July 2015 EasyJet flight crews reject latest wage offer, 2%. Union Unite will ballot workers. Ballot due in on August 3, 2015.
Easyjet will have a contingency plan.

Rail Strikes
First Great Western
18 July 2015 Union reject latest wage offer.
Bristol Airport 

Northern Rail
5 July 2015 Greater Manchester Northern Rail workers being balloted
Northern Rail for Manchester Airport
RMT Union


New
London Tube Strike
Strike is planned for Wednesday, August 5, 2015 starting 9:30 pm lasting 24 hours. 
Confirm your travel plans to and from Gatwick, Heathrow, London Southend, London City airport. Gatwick and Heathrow Express will be packed with commuters. It will be a nightmare. Frustrated commuters will overflow onto other forms of transportation. Replacement buses will help. Taxi shortages and traffic jams. Otherwise, keep your head down and go down the local pub for dinner. Wimbledon fans, you can take the train.

Strike is planned for Wednesday, August 5, 2015 starting 9:30 pm lasting 24 hours. In reality you don't want to be anywhere near the Tube from noon on. 
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UK Ports
UK exit visa checks may cause further delays - rail and ferries Telegraph

May 2015 Eurostar opens new rail route, year round to Marseille only 6 1/2 hour trip. Eurostar is expensive minimum £340 return. Easyjet from Gatwick can land you £200 return. Even less if you plan properly.


Peru General Strike
1 May 2015 Unions announce today plans for 72 hour general strike starting, Thursday August 27, 2015
Beauvais Airport
Train into Paris has been on strike for several months. Modified schedule is in place.
ter.sncf.com/Picardie
Beauvais Airport
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.






Ireland
26 May 2015 Irish government accept Aer Lingus sale to International Airlines Group. Aer Lingus largest union group Siptu, not having it and will fight it tooth and nail.

​                    Aer Lingus Cabin Crews
6 May 2015 Aer Lingus cabin crews not happy with roster and Impact union balloting crew members for strike action. Voting results due in two weeks - 20 May. Crews will be legal to strike ten days after ballot results are in.



​Cyprus
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. 

​See ourairports.com Larnaca to see what we mean
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.

Russia
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.


South Korea
17, June 2015 50,000 tourist cancel trip to south Korea due to MERS 
Straightstimes.com
Calais
21 July Road to Eurotunnel closed see video France24.com 
Tuesday June 30, 2015 Port of Calais could be closed for day's SkyNews
and KL.FM

French Air Traffic Control Strike
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 


Air France Pilots
Pilots will not strike summer 2015


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.


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

Netherlands
25 June 2015 Posted this article because they mention - possible disruption of Tour de France and a reminder that civil servants negotiations have stalled Reuters 
Fed up with air traffic control strikes? Sign Ryanair petition 
Denmark
8 July 2015 Danish argument with Ryanair heating up The Local,dk
Ryanair closes base in Denmark but will still fly into Denmark.
Also Sweden boycotts TheLocal.se

Ecuador
Strikes and demonstrations planned August 13, 2015.
Portugal
Lisbon Airport - Lisbon Portela Airport
21 July 2015 Announced today Groundforce baggage handlers at Lisbon airport will strike Friday, 31 July 2015 between the hours of 9am to 2pm/3pm? (local time) Airport will have a contigency plan, minimal disruptions expected...
Handlers have not had a pay raise since 2008.