​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.
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 
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

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


​​Belgian Airport Strike
Brussels Airport Strike
​August 29, 2017 Baggage issue still not resolved at Brussels Airport. You should also know that Liege, Brussels, Ostend and Antwerp airports are all working with unions on new wage contracts. Negotiations must be completed by the December 31, 2017.

Colombian air traffic control, refuse to do overtime, in sympathy of Aviance pilots. Stay in close contact with your airline.

Avianca Pilot Strike
Star Alliance member, do not book over the Christmas and New Year holiday.  Choose another carrier ie Wingo or Latam or private bus.
National Airline Avianca
Avianca Airline Pilot Strike's 
Update:-12 October 2017 Colombian general strike today. 
Update:-Monday 9 October, 2017 Management urge pilot's back to work, no repercussions, although company will not put this in writing.
Update:-Sunday 8 October, 2017 Pilot's angry regarding foreign pilots and will continue strike action. 
Update:-Friday 6 October 2017 Colombian judge calls pilot strike illegal this evening and issue will go to the Labour Chamber of the Supreme Court Justice who may not have a decision till after new year.
Update:-3 October 2017 Avianca can now bring in foreign pilots to help out the thousands of tourists that have been stranded. This help will only last 90 days.

Update:-29 September, 2017 Government will convene special arbitration court. Airline start selling tickets again.
Update:-Thursday 28 September, 2017 Meetings yesterday fruitless. Pilot's still hanging on for 60% pay raise. As you can see the non-union 600 pilot's who are working are pulling weight. Bogota airport shows numerous Avianca cancellations and delays. Only a matter of time before they get to legal number of flight hours. 
Update:-Wednesday 20 September 2017 Avianca pilots, 700 of the 1,300 went on strike today starting 4am. More meetings to take place today. Update Meeting was fruitless. Today 18,000 passengers effected, 123 flights out of 388 flew. Airline will have a contingency in place for you along with passengers effected by Mexican earthquake, Hurricane Maria and Jose.

Avianca pilot's have given notice for strike action starting September 20 - 27th 2017. Date is not defined. Meetings to take place Monday 18th. Late Monday Avianca Airlines suspend ticket sales September 20 - 22, scheduled flights not cancelled. Threats are made, strike could last 60 days! Yes it's legal
(Twitter notice - Sunday 9/17 passengers board plane to Santa Marta, pilot's no show) Very busy airline, codeshares with some big names, long-hauls United, Lufthansa, Air Canada, Iberia, Eva Air to name a few. 

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"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?"
How to reassure a passenger if the fuel runs out?
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....
Do you have a particular app that you can't live without?
​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
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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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!
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Air India
Air Malta
Air Zimbabwe
American Airlines
Arik Air
British Airways
Austrian Airlines
Czech Airlines
Iberia Airlines
Kenya Airways
Kuwait Airways  
Liat Airlines
Lot Polish Airlines
Lufthansa Airlines
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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22 October 2017 Australian government announced airports will up security at airports nationwide as from now. Give yourself extra time to get through customs and security.

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

Italian strikes
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.

Before you leave/book. Know which other airlines are going your way.

Wear as many clothes as possible and pack just hand luggage.
(If an airport security strike is going on, less stuff you have in hand luggage the better. You want to get through security as fast as possible. You will be stressed by the queue and it's possible your flight will leave without you)

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! Expect more costs for your luggage.

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.

Tube strikes
Put together by a real human 
Penny Ciocchi.
Not a news aggregator, with the same old, same old. Although I do control my real feelings! (most of the time)

I Only link to articles that will be of interest to you. Travel issues that I know you are worried about.

Tube strikes
16 October, 2017 Weather flight delays today due to Hurricane Ophelia .

Dublin Airport Negotiations
Sunday 11 June 2017 Here's the latest from union boss
The Independant

30 April, 2017 Pay attention workers at Dublin Airport reject wage offer.

​Northern Ireland
Belfast City Airport
Update:-29 September, 2017 Heads up Swissport baggage handlers will strike October 5th. Airport will have a contingency plan in place.

Swissport workers (baggage handlers, ramp workers) threaten strike action October. Unite union workers ballots will be in September 27, 2017. Union steward was dismissed. Hopefully issue will be resolved.
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

​Ben Gurion Airport Strike
16 October 2017 - 200 temporary workers have been let go. Airport understaffed, airport workers strike started last night and is still causing flight delays today.
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?

Heads up if you are flying with Alitalia it has gone/going bankrupt. 
Airline looking for government funding. Airline is in dire straits, don't book with them. Airline is pushing, tempting us with some really cheap flights if you dare. If you have the stomach and have extra room on your credit card for emergencies you can get some great deals. 2,000 baggage handlers to be let go.

Call in Italy 800.65.00.55
Out of the country 39.06.65649 or your travel agent.
(24 April, 2017 Union members vote no to a new cost cutting deal, nail in the coffin)

MeridianaFly  Phone 892 928 and from abroad 44 2038681778   

Rome Friday 13 October Public transportation strike, buses, rail, metro etc. Minimum service will be in effect.

​         ***Media strike 26 and 27th October, 2017***

Italian General Strike
12 October 2017 General strike is planned for Friday, 27 October, 2017. Travel will be difficult in Italy. Rail strike  - Trenitalia strike will start night before at 9pm and end 9pm Friday. It's possible your train will be stopped at the Italian border. All major cities will be involved. Plan accordingly. Local transport subways, metro, buses and trains all will have limited service. Public transportation will be working in the morning and evening so local commuters can get to and form work.

Your going to have some flight delays. Italian air traffic control personnel will strike between 1 and 5pm - communication (boards, over head announcement, all manour of mischief)

Airports in Lombardy region:-Malpensa, Linate and Bergamo airports workers will be striking and you will have a time getting to and from your  airport. Taxi's will

Ryanair Strike
Ryanair strike by Italian crews. Ryanair workers will strike Friday, 27 October, 2017 between the hours of 2pm - 6pm.  

Taxi's hard to find, extra traffic on roads leading to traffic jams.

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

​Pisa Airport and Florence Airport aviation workers will strike Tuesday,  November 21, 2017 for four hours 1pm - 5pm local time.

February 2, 2016 New smoking rules for Italy. Smoking in a car with children or pregnant women 500 euro fine. Drop a cigarette butt outside and it will cost you 300 euros and don't even think about putting your feet up on a train seat.

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

Are you flying with Air Malta? Management asking pilot's to fly more hours. Airline is in dire straights Malta today

Airline Strike, Airport Strike, Air Traffic Control Strike, Airport Security, Strike Action, Industrial Action

Transportation Strikes at  
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British Airways
Thomas Cook
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.

​Catalonia - Barcelona
Barcelona el Prat International Airport
Tense situation over independence. Real security threat, Barcelona El Prat Airport air traffic control tower being over taken over by? Spanish army or national guard is waiting on the out skirts of the city.

Tuesday 10 October, 2017 Union Intersindical-CSC cancels all scheduled strike action up to the 16th. Strike declared illegal by courts. Another general strike is planned between 17 - 20 October by Union Intersindical Alternative de Catalunya (IAC)

Private security sector in various Galican districts. Airport security? Meetings with union members till October 16, 2017 to decide on strike action. Aproser withdraw from negotiations October 2.
Gallican district Airports - Santiago de Compostela, A Coruna Airport, also a cruise port and Alvedro and Vigo-Peinador Airports.

Madrid - Western Sierra
Irubus Bus Strike
Outskirts of Madrid 15,000 passengers daily. Extra traffic on roads, taxi's busy,
Local transport strike every Monday and Tuesday in October, November and December. Minimal service will be in effect.
Update:-Sunday 22 October, 2017 strike is still going on.

Take of photo of yourself with queue and airport clock in the same photo when you arrive, for any claims.  

Our Barcelona El Prat airport strike page

Spanish National Rail Renfe 

Spanish air traffic control USCA 

Spanish national railway RENFE and ADIF 
​Renfe communication notices

Heads up, Spain is on maximum level of security

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

May 2017 Travel + Leisure Latest on avoiding baggage fees at Delta Airlines

American Airlines flight attendants loose wage dispute Dallas News

November 2016 New York stiffest fines in the country, $7,500 against Airbnb renters who rent out longer than 30 days Times Union

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.
South Africa  
South African Airline Strike
6 October 2017 All parties strike a deal. This airline has financial problems, use another air carrier next trip.  Update strike is over.
4 October, 2017 South African Transport and Allied Workers Union wanting 15% pay raise, airline offers 3%. Union goes back to members with the offer. We wait. If union decides on strike action, airline will be grounded.

Today Tuesday 3 October, 2017 Unions have given airline notice of strike action. More meetings to take place Wednesday morning. Issue over wages. It is possible strike action could effect your flight this week-end. Keep in close contact with SAA. Pay attention to the news, these characters love wildcat strikes. Book an airport hotel at beginning and end of trip. You just never know.
Mango Airline Strike
England, Scotland and Wales

Keep in mind engineering works TFL​
Alternative to rail headaches - coach National Express

HeathrowExpress stoppages and delay's, you will want to know 

First Christmas strikes announced Standard.com

Gatwick Airport Strike
Red Handling higher OmniServ for baggage handling at Norwegian airline.
Bit confusing. OmniServ union workers are being balloted for strike action.  Ballots due in Friday 13 October, 201. Red Handling offer (wait for it) company bbq. Union want bucks not bbq.

British Airways Strike
Update:-Tuesday 22 August, 2017 Union Unite calls a truce. Gearing up for Christmas and New Year.

Northern Rail strike action

Thomas Cook Pilot Strike
Strike action, management offering 1.5% pay raise Follow Thomas Cook Strike

Irish airline, Ryanair
Sunday October 22, 2017 Here's the latest Ryanair pilots reject deal Bloomberg.com

Pilots' offered bonuses to work Monday's. Possibility of strike action is quiet high. Change to another airline.  Thousands of flights cancelled. Excuses - under estimation of pilot vacation time, air traffic control strikes and weather Ryanair

British Airways Strike
Update:-Union Unite calls a truce. No strikes are planned after August 30, 2017.

Monarch Airlines
October 2, 2017 No surprise, bankrupt this week. Airline sites terrorism. Airline has been on the brink of bankruptcy for years, over extended. Thousands left stranded. EasyJet will pick up business. SkyNews article regarding getting help

Air Austral
Launching new route Saint-Denis to Marseille October 2017. Pilot’s will hold a referendum for indefinite strike action that may start at the end of June.
Update:-12 October 2017 The Common Front of Public Administration Unions state strike is still on. How/will this effect travelers?

Portuguese trade union CGPT - A national strike of public function.
October 27, 2017. Common Front of Public Administrations Union (not familiar with this union or organization and connection to CGPT)
Come back for updates.
Avianca  & ATC
If you are flying to Fiji for your once in a life time holiday, pay attention to this Fiji Times

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

French National Rail Strike
French national rail strike (SNCF) is planned for Thursday, 19 October, 2017 by CGT union. (Not much in the news, likely to be 24 hours, starting midnight Wednesday. Will confirm) Not all rail unions joining in.

French Air Traffic Control Strike
Monday 10 October strike is still on. Call your airline if they havent contacted you yet.
7 October 2017 Sunday Evening. Several protests, demonstrations are planned on Tuesday. It's possible your road to the airport or train station might be blocked, extra traffic on the roads and traffic jams. Taxi's hard to find. Could be little to do about nothing.

6 October, 2017 Late Friday evening announcement after all airline personnel have gone home for the week-end. Lovely.

The General Directorate of Civil Aviation has asked airlines to cut back flights by 30% to and from France starting this Monday evening, 9 October, 2017 and ending Wednesday Morning 11th of October.
You will be caught up in this strike. Your flight could well be brought forward, deleted or delayed. Airlines likely to combine flight into larger aircraft. All airports will be involved, Charles de Gaulle, Orly, Lyon, Beauvais, Marseille, Nice, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Nantes. 
Police and Railway workers are being urged to strike along with civil servants. Call your airline, stay in touch with them, be prepared to wait.. In general these strikes will get back to normal quickly. Air France will likely be hit hard.
Rail workers will announce strike plans Sunday evening. 

Update:- For Sunday evening regarding rail. Tuesday the 10th no disruptions to TGV, Transilien, TER, Eurostar and Thayls. SNCF no disruptions expected. Tuesday, SUD-RAIL workers might not be working. The above strike really is for civil servants ie kindergarten, libraries, gyms, hospitals, Post Offices. 

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

Lufthansa Airlines
Update:-11 October 2017 Hallelujah, deal has been struck with pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC). Agreement is good till 2022. Touchy issues over pilot retirement age, pension benefits, new highers is now off the table. Airline now benefits from Ryanair debacle, Air Berlin bankruptcy and low jet fuel costs. Pilot's are happy, not sure about flight attendants or baggage handlers.

Air Berlin cease to exist after October 28, 2017.

Air Traffic Control
Petrol tanker strike that was planned for October 12, 13 and 14 has been postponed to 26, 27 and 28th October. Meetings to take place 20th.
Greek Strikes
​Strike actions down this year, 2017, noticeably. If your flight is delayed leaving Greece it's because of over capacity. Great summer for tourism industry. Enjoy.

Olympic and Aegean list  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

General Strike