​23 March, 2015 80,000 civil servants across the country looking to make a wage deal this week. 

Regarding Lufthansa Airline Pilot Strike
Update:-Sunday night. Nothing in the news for this coming week. Flights back to normal. Let's keep fingers crossed for Easter.

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

Hamburg International Airport
Verdi
​Lufthansa Travel Information
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Lufthansa Flight Attendants
Update:-Friday 13th February Flight attendant union agrees to more time for negotiations over the next few months.
Update:-2, February 2015 Good sign, all parties still talking.
19 January 2015 Lufthansa flight attendants union UFO have agreed to mediation and are balloting union members for strike action.
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Hamburg Airport
Road works. The most important north-south connectors - construction of the A7 Bordesholm - South of Hamburg Airport delays.
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DB Railway
​15 March 2015 German railway union has 16 new demands. Highly likely to strike over Easter. More talks March 25th.

Hannover 
Local bus strike Monday, 22 March, 2015

Potsdam
Sunday, March 22, 2015 Bus and Tram strikes likely for 80,000 passengers this week.
​Swissport baggage handlers strikes are cancelled.


Barcelona El Prat Airport Strike
Cleaners for very busy Terminal 2 will strike:-
February 5th and 6th
March 5th, 6th and 31st and April 1, 2015 
Toilets will be cesspool, bring TP, hand sanitizer you name it.

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Air Europa - Heads up, watch out, don't get caught.
3 February 2014 Air Europa's owners Globalia "might" buy Portuguese airline "TAP". If so airlines have similar bases. Needless to say the unions are apoplectic. Between the two airlines that's a lot of job loss. 



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I am an international traveler for business on average one international trip a week, all year long.(maybe more lately).

I have been extremely inconvenienced like yourselves. I have slept on the floor in Narita airport, I have been treated as an animal in a mob of passengers at Milan Malpensa, and scrambled for an emergency place to
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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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**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
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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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!

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

Australian airport threat AFR

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

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

ENAV Italian air traffic controllers. Controllers dealing with single European air space, job losses, closeure of towers and Italian Government selling 49% of the organization to the highest bidder.
Rome Airport Fiumicino
Milan Airport Malpensa
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Alitalia Strikes
Alitalia strike by pilot's and flight attendants is planned for 20 March, 2015
from 10 am - 6pm same time as air traffic controllers. 
Another pilot strike is planned for May 7th - 24 hours.

Ancona airport - Ryanair, Alitalia, Lufthansa and Vueling flights will be delayed March 20 from 1-5pm. 

Italian airline Meridiana Fly workers will not strike on the 20th, will let the ATC do it for them!
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15 January 2015 Rome - Second tax hike in four months for luxury 5 star hotels. Hoteliers threaten strike action.

Sicily - Rail strike is planned Wednesday March 25, 2015. Time 9am - 5pm local time.
Protesting local ferry that is more convenient - faster.


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


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




Morocco
The Moroccan Labour Union (UMT) have called for a nationwide strike. Thursday, April 2, 2015. Who know's what you will fly into?
Italy
Italy
Italian Air Traffic Control Strike(s) and Alitalia strike.
Air passengers will face major flight disruptions at all Italian airports, nationwide in Italy including Sardinia.
Easy Travel Report.Com  "Priceless Travel Information" a travel guide!
Transportation strikes for 2015. We just want to give you the "Heads Up" of a potential travel disruption, disaster! Find out whose ripe for industrial action. Check here first, even before you've bought your airline ticket. Be prepared for next trip. 2015 shaping up to be contentious between shareholders, unions and employees.
India
Indira Gandhi Airport Swine Flu scanning causing flight delays
E Turbo News

​Calicut Airport
Getting ready for shut down - sit in The Hindu
Israel

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

Pilot shortage. Sunday night flight leaving Ben Gurion to NYC gets delayed often due to no pilot scheduled. Management scramble for a pilot to do overtime.

French Airport Strike
Update:-French air traffic control strike is cancelled, till a more suitable time and date.
French air traffic control strike Wednesday to Friday 25 - 27 March, 2015
More information to be released tomorrow Tuesday 24th.
Union SNCTA calling for the strike action.


Paris Orly Airport
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French National Strike
Update:-30 March More unions joining in strike action on the 9th, CGT, FO, FSU and Solidaires. These include maritime workers.
Announced today, February 20th 2015 National strike is being planned for Thursday, April 9, 2015. 
Unions involved CGT, FO and Solidarity - private and public workers.
It's early for your airline to notice. Air France flights likely to take brunt of it. (General Confederation of Labour CGT is the largest union in France, recovering from scandal. Leader Thierry Lepaon resigned after using funds, 105,000 euro’s ($125,000) to renovate his suburban Paris apartment. Refused to resign for quiet some time, 1,000 euro toilet seat got him in the end (oops no pun intended)
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French Airport Strike
Over for now.
Watch DGAC blog

Air France 
15 March 2015 Air France, 10 unions refuse to go to planned meeting with management tomorrow.
Charles de Gaulle Airport 

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

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

March Paris and Normandy on smog alert, bring your inhaler.

RER train lines watch out tourist being targeted by thieves.
Germany
Spain
Booking.com
Greece
Informative sites
Newspaper:-Ekathimerini
Living in Greece

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

Allegiant Airlines
Update;-Friday, 13th February, 2015 Contingency plans being made. Allegiant will bring in substitute pilot's if needed.

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

Flights from Key West to Cuba start mid march Miami Herald

American Airlines
Mechanics take American Airline to court Forbes
Beauvais Airport
Train into Paris has been on strike for several months. Modified schedule is in place.
ter.sncf.com/Picardie
Beauvais Airport
Canada

Air Canada
Update:-February 26, 2015 Air Canada applied for federal concilation. If no deal made earliest possible strike action May 11th.
Update:-This is why the issue is quiet - lockout The Star
February 19, 2015 Air Canada workers suspend talks with management. 
Unifor union for customer sales and service agents cancel negotiations over shift issues.
Same day as Air Canada named leading airline for customer loyalty.
Lastly CP rail unions and management have made a deal.

France
Argentina

You will be flying into an Argentinian general transportation strike - Buenos Aires
Tuesday March 31st. Strike will effect trains, subways and buses for 24 hours. Commercial air transportation is expected to be involved in some shape or form. Taxi service will be reduced.  Banks will be closed, bring cash.
iDBUS SNCF-C6
Shetland Times has an article posted about possible Easter walkout by Sumburgh Airport workers. Management will have a contingency plan in place.
Flights that might be affected by airport workers strike action
 Flights to Fair Isle - Directflight
Flybe - Loganair to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Inverness, Kirkwall, Bergen, Knock.
Also cargo, Bergen Air Transport - Bergen

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

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

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

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

England/Scotland
​​                                   Belgium National Strike
Update:-Friday, 27 March 2015 Belgian rail strike 31 March - April 1 has been cancelled. Talks going well. DHNet
​14 March 2015 A Belgian national strike is being planned for Wednesday, 
22 April, 2015. Early yet, nothing out about aviation unions. Your international trains Thalys, Eurostar, TGV and ICE trains will be delayed/cancelled. Entire country is to be involved. General strikes are not to be taken lightly. You don't want to be anywhere near an airport or train station on the 22nd. The chances it will be cancelled is slim.

Antwerp Central Station will be empty Expatica
Belgium
When's Easter 2015?
Good Friday ​
6 April 2015

                                        South African Airways 
15 March 2015 South African Airways - financial cuts. Unions left in the air not knowing which employees will be given the heave ho. Expect a go slow.
Nepal
Unions threaten a three day national strike first week in April, 2015. Which might start April 9?  A group of 30 organizations threaten indefinite strike from April 17th.  Daily life comes to a screeching halt, markets close, vehicles stay off the road.

Toursim is down in general due to political situation. Nepal's only international airport was closed for four days after Turkish Airline jet crash landed on the runway.
           Lisbon Metro Strike
Lisbon Metro strike to take place:-
Friday, April 10, 2014 - duration 24 hours.


Reunion
Reunion Saint-Denis workers will join in the French general strike April 9, 2015 See above
South Africa
Carribean
Liat Airlines - Easter Strike Threat
20 March 2015 Liat airline pilot union LIALPA tell passengers to expect strike action. Flights likely to be disrupted all summer, this includes Easter.
Management eliminating meal breaks and company lacks pilots. Airline will do everything they can do to minimize delays over Easter.
Portugal
Chile
​Possible airport strike in the near future. Unions are meetings  at Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport and voting 30 and 31 March. Lan Express a subsidiary of  Latam.
Tunisia
Tunisair Airline Pilot Strike
Notice has been filed for April 5, 2015. 
Popular Tunisair airports Tunis-Carthage, Monastir, Djerba Enfidha.  Still has to be confirmed.
Ireland

30 March 2015 Dublin Bus, Bus Eireann and Irish Rail workers all being balloted for future strike action. Balloting begins April 6th.