Spanish public holidays 2016
Wednesday 12 October 2016 Hispanic Day
Tuesday 1 November 2016 All Saints Day 
Tuesday 6 December 2016 Constitution Day
Thursday December 2016 Immaculate Conception

Canary Islands
Lanzarote Airport Strike - Arrecife Airport - Las Palmas
Lanzarote Baggage Handling Strike
Very busy airport, popular with English and German tourists.
Swissport baggage handlers Strike Monday 22 August 2016. Call your airline.

Spanish Air Traffic Control
6/6/2016 Just a warning that talks are going on regarding Spanish air traffic control towers 
​Issue over privatization of towers.
Two unions CCOO and UGT
13 towers involved, run by Saerco Ferronats cross bred of Ferrovial and British NATS.
Alicante, Valencia, Sabadell, Ibiza, Jerez, Vigo, Sevilla, La Coruna, Melilla and Cuatro Vientos.
In the Canaries this will effect Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and La Palma.

18 July 2016 Spanish air traffic control USCA complain of over work. Keep an eye open, check website, makes one nervous. Spanish controllers may have a point. Spanish tourism surges, up 13% compared to last year. Tourists shun Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia Reuters

Spanish national railway RENFE and ADIF 
​Renfe communication notices

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 Mallorca 19 July day four of rubbish bin strike
Malaga Airport Strikes

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

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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?

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I just came across this site - - 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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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 France
Air India
Air Malta
Air Namibia
Air Zimbabwe
American Airlines
British Airways
Austrian Airlines
Czech Airlines
Estonia Airline
Iberia Airlines
Kuwait Airways  
Liat Airlines
Lot Polish Airlines
Lufthansa Airlines
Spirit Airlines
TAP Air Portugal

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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.
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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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


30 July 2016 Schiphol Airport security beefed up, Level 4, due to security threats. Checks on cars going into the airport causing LONG traffic trams. Measures stay in effect till further notice.
Schiphol Airport engineering works planned ProRail Nederlandse Spoorwegen

EasyJet Pilot Strikes
Monday 22 August 2016 Dutch EasyJet pilot’s back on strike today 4am - noon, again this was announced late Sunday.
11 August 2016 Thursday Another strike pilot strike today, 5am - 10am  See list of cancellations at flightaware
1 August 2016 Wildcat pilot strike today 6am - 10am
22 July 2016 EasyJet pilots threaten strike action again. EasyJet will use foreign pilot's to fill in. Last strike was cancelled and the one before was barely noticed. Still you could get caught up in some delays. No strikes are planned for the next two days.
KLM Royal dutch Airlines - Baggage Handler Strike Threat
Update:-11 August 2016 Thousands of summer travelers sigh of relief. Judge announced today, no baggage handler strike before 4 September 2016 due to terror threats and the busy holiday season.
3 August Baggage Handling Strikes has been cancelled for 8 days
Update:-Wednesday 3 August 2016 KLM ground crews and baggage handling will strike this evening between 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Short time but enough to cause severe disarray with this busy airline. Management goes to court for an injunction against striking workers to get it cancelled.

Thursday 28 July 2016 9am - 1pm.
Passengers not affected - yet. Be ready you know it’s only a matter of time
Union FNV GROUND will not load cargo but will unload cargo. KLM management reject union ultimatum.

Australian Border Force and Customs Immigration Strikes
Be aware 150,000 public servants without contract for three years. Strike times are in.
Thursday, 11 August 2016 Perth International 9:15pm - midnight. Contingency plan will be in effect with the help of managers and volunteers.
Friday 12 August 2016 Nationwide, 24 hour strike, 00:01 - 23:59hrs
Saturday 13 August 2016 Brisbane and Cairns International airports midnight to 4:30am
Melbourne midnight - 1a
Possibility of Christmas strikes is high. 

2 August 2016 Department of Immigration and Border Protection workers will walk off the job for 24 hours starting midnight Friday, 12 August 2016.

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....

24 April 2016 Strikes put on hold by the Australian government for the next three months.

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

Air Malta Pilot Strike
10 August 2016 You are good to go, at least till next meeting which is planned 31 August, 2016.

4 August 2016 Airline fails to get an injunction against Air Malta pilot's striking. You better have a plan B.

Airline might be purchased by Alitalia, causing pilot's into strike action mode.

Portuguese Airport Security Strike
​Porto, Funchal - Madeira, Porto Santo,
Domestic Airport strike
26 August 2016 Workers will be on strike Saturday, 27 August, 2016 for 24 hours. Security workers overtime strike is likely to go on till the new year. 
24 August 2016 Airport security workers start overtime ban.
15 August 2016 Strike called off, company will fulfill obligations.
13 August 2016 Portuguese domestic airport security strike. 
Workers will strike 27 August 2016 for 24 hours. You might also find ATM’s empty.

South Korea
Korean Air

Korean Air Pilot Strike 2016
Update:-Saturday May 6, 2016 Pilot's now suing chairman 
for more on this hoo-ha and  pilot go slow Korean Air pilot strike 

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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.

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.
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.

Tube strikes
Keep in mind engineering works TFL

Eurostar Strike
12 August 2016 Eurostar strike cancelled till further talks.
Are you traveling in August with Eurostar see BBC for strike dates and  
Brighton and Hove Bus Strike
and subsidiary
Metrobus Crawley strike
Saturday 6 August 2016 Brighton bus drivers and subsidiary Metrobus drivers in Crawley have voted for 24 hour strike action along with bus mechanics.
Brighton and Hove commuters will have to find another source of transport.
Union Unite must by law give 7 days advanced notice.
Thomas Cook
Update:-25 May 2016 Votes in, crews vote for strike action. Meetings planned this week. More news to come end of June.
7 May 2016 Thomas Cook air crews belonging to Unite union are being balloted for strike action. Ballots due in Wednesday May 25. If industrial action is called for it will likely happen during half term, school holidays 30 May - June 3, 2016. By law union will give management 7 days notice of any strike action.
"New" Southern Rail Strike
23 August 2016 Southern Rail strike, 48 hours, Wednesday, Thursday 7 and 8 September, 2016. 
6 August 2016 Telegraph has a detailed article up, strike started today.
28 July 2016 Southern rail strike announced by union RMT. This time strike will start 12:01 Monday 8 August and  end Friday midnight.last 5 days. Gatwick Express modified schedule and will be crowded.

26 July 2016 Beleaguered passengers on Southern Rail now have a new problem to deal with. Ticket office staff are now being balloted for strike action. When will it ever end?

Typical Southern Rail aftermath from Daily Mail Don't rely on bus service in isolated areas.
Southern Rail 

CityJet Strike
CityJet pilot Strike - No date set.
10 August 2016 Irish airline, based in London City Airport. CityJet pilot strike action by union Independent Pilots Association (IPA). Broken down:-19 of the 50 pilots belong to IPA pilot union, 14 of which voted for strike action. CityJet will open base in Amsterdam’s national airport Schiphol. This may cause some pilots to loose night premiums.

Scotrail Strike threat has gone away. Scotrail  management give, new trains will now  conductor have a conductor on board.
28 July 2016 Announced today new industrial action to take place Sunday 7 August 2016 for 24 hours
and Thursday 11 August 24 hours
yet more strike action Saturday and Sunday 13, 14 August Scotrail
British Airways Strike Threat
17 August 2016 Vote is in and as expected cabin crew vote for strike action, no date set. Union must give passengers seven day's notice by law.
18 July 2016 British Airways cabin crew, 8,800 will vote on whether to strike or not.
British Airlines Stewards and Stewardesses Association (BASSA) ballot will close 17 August, 2016.

How can you prepare for this British Airways Daily Mail
London National Gallery
Union workers are on an indefinite strike. Chances are you will find several exhibits closed.
Heathrow Express
Stoppages and delay's, you will want to know HeathrowExpress

Southern Rail
Gatwick Express don't rely on it being on time or running. 
Tidbit for you. Make sure you get your foreign currency before going to your airport
Indian strikes

Belgian Rail Strike
24 hour rail strikes
Will effect Thalys and Eurostar, ICE trains, TGV. Trains start powering down early, 5pm the night before? Then you will deal with knock on-effect. Expect traffic jams, severe road congestion.

Update:-22 June 2016 Turns out general strike is still on for Friday. reporting transportation will be disrupted. Just give yourself extra time to get to your airport expect taxi shortages, traffic jams..
Much of the country is expected to be paralyzed. Trains will stop working 10pm, tomorrow, Thursday. SNCB advising passengers to “provide for other transportation alternatives and not just rely on trains to get around”
Use website, the SNCB app, twitter accounts and Facebook @SNCB and the Contact Center (02 / 528.28.28). “ More information to come out tomorrow/tonight

Friday June 24, 2016
Saturday September 24, 2016
Friday October 7, 2016

January 2016 Stephanie Tunnel will be closed for a year. Expect random road tunnel closings across Brussels.
Update:14 February 2016 Another tunnel closed, Pacheco tunnel, falling concrete.

​Belgium Air Traffic Control Strike
May 2016 Controllers still calling in sick, on off. Effecting flights to and from Charleroi and Brussels Airport. They've hired subs/floaters to fill in when controllers have days off/appointments. 

Charleroi Airport
NOP for the latest

Brussels Airport  Belgian National Rail 

Flights get cancelled from Paphos and Larnaca airports when Greek air traffic controllers strike Hermes Airports
​Workers at Larnaca Airport stop work on the drop of a hat. Passengers rarely given enough warning consequently missing international connecting flights from Greece.
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.

What will the weather be?

Aviation Industrial Action 
Next day for aviation strike action is planned for Tuesday, 6 September 2016. 
(As usual time for this to change and embarrass me)

Italian air traffic control strike ENAV nationwide 1pm - 5pm 
other aviation workers nationwide 10am - 6pm.
Rome - Fiumicino Airport and Ciampino Airport 10am - 2pm
Milan - Malpensa Airport and Linate airport baggage handling 00:01 - 23:59hrs
Venice - Marco Polo Airport Baggage handling 00:01 - 23:59hrs
Cityliner airline (subsidiary to Alitalia for short-hauls) nationwide 10am - 6pm and
CityLiner flight attendants from Nationwide 00:01 - 23:59hrs
MeridianaFly Nationwide 00:01 - 23:59hrs

Italian Air Traffic Control Strike is planned for 11 October 2016
Trains out of service between
Bologna - Rimini
Bologna - Ravenna 
Saturday and Sunday September 24 and 25
Railway service will be suspended between Bologna Central and Castel San Pietro Terme
FS News


Malpensa Express
Italylogue is a very helpfull site regarding Italian Rail
Alitalia Strikes
Italian Air Traffic control

​​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.

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

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

22 August 2016 You should know Swissport baggage handlers at Jersey Airport are being balloted for strike action

23 March 2016 Prime Minister Habib Essid extends for three months the state of emergency. This gives the government emergency powers to forbid strikes and large gatherings.
Ben Guerdene curfew in effect 10pm - 5am.
Update:-23 July 22, 2016  Relax, powers that be have miraculously made a deal
Philadelphia Airport Strike
Sometime during Democratic convention 25 - 28 July
Union SIEU 32BJ state 1,000 at Philadelphia Airport could strike.
Security workers, Baggage handlers, Airplane cleaners, wheelchair attendants.
Some delegates state they will by pass strike action and fly into other airports.
Cab drivers may also join in the strike action.
American Airlines don’t anticipate any problems.

Hawaiian Air
Alpa pilot union
Update:-27 August 2016 Hawaiian Airlines will open a strike operations center in Honolulu September 14. 2016
Update:-23 July 2016 Pilots still picketing
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
​Hawaiian Tribune has some warnings for locals.

30 May 2016 Checkin lines getting better, chief resigned.
17 May 2016 It’s not even a public holiday and USA has long lines at airport security check in. Domestic flights expect three hour wait. Passengers missing flights.

Southwest Airlines
July Airline mechanics still no contract after four years DallasNews

Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Night time construction 8pm - 5am  The News Herald

Delta Airline Pilots
August 2016 Delta pilot's looking for 37% pay raise through 2019 and Delta opens a strike center in Atlanta ALPA

March 2016 Some 12,000 Delta Airline pilots contract expired December 2015. Compulsory 90 day contract talks end this Thursday, 31 March 2016. Delta has had record net profits, $4.5 billion last year. Next stop mediation board. Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) 

July 28, 2016 Allegiant pilots sign contract, all's good till 2021.
June 22, 2016 Allegiant pilots take tentative wage deal, will still have to be voted in by pilots. September 30th will see mitigation results.


El Al
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
Busiest time of the year at Ben Gurion Airport
5 August 2016 Good news. Workers cancel strike action
4 August 2016 Ben Gurion strike by workers from dusk Friday till dark Saturday night.
Shabbat laws in place, landings only will take place, no takeoffs.
Row over finance minister transfer of royalties from the airport

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 and new hires.
This airport closes at night. Airlines must leave and arrive on time.

Icelandic Air Traffic Control (ISAVIA)
accept wage deal today July 18, 2016 which is good till 2018

Nationwide strike is being planned for 2 September 2016.

Irish Rail Strike
Tuesday July 26, 2016 Irish Rail workers threaten industrial action. 
Talks on going.
Unions involved SIPTU and the National Bus and Rail Workers Union 

Greek Strikes
Greek airports are bursting with capacity expect delays through summer.

Greek Rail Strike
Greek rail strike has been extended till Tuesday 12 July 2016.
Hellenic Railways Organization strikes
Strike will effect the Doukissis Plakentias - Athens Airport see
​Will effect trains to and from Bulgaria

​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 Strikes
French national public holiday 
Monday August 15, 2016 
November Tuesday 1st and Friday 11th.
CGT  Union

Ferry Marseille to Sardinia explosion
​Flight reservations down 20% Manila Times

Air France Strike
Air France Flight Attendant Strike 
Air France Cabin Crew Strike
Wednesday 3 August 2016  Flight attendants back to work, flights now back to normal. Next talks 24 August, 2016, 90 million euro loss, 1,400 flights cancelled, 180,000 passengers disrupted over the week long strike.
Saturday 30 July 2016 Yesterday 139 long and medium hauls were scrapped. Rossy 9 out of ten long hauls and 3/4 of medium hauls left. Similar situation expected today.
By tomorrow 150,000 passengers would have been displaced.

Update:-28 July 2016 Slightly less flights leave today and tomorrow 80%. 20,000 passengers grounded yesterday. New 
Update:-26 July 2016 Air France announcement today. Reminder HOP, KLM and Delta are not effected by any strike action. 
For Wednesday July 27, 2016 they state - We plan to operate more than 90% of our long haul flights, 90% of our domestic flights, and more than 80% of our medium-haul flight to and from Paris - CDG. As strikes go with only two of the three flight attendant unions striking. Flight delays and cancellations are really minimal. Stay in touch with them.

Air France Flight Attendant Strike
Recent meetings were pointless. Your flight must  have by law one flight attendant for every 50 passengers.
Crews - flight attendants to strike from Wednesday 00:01 July 27 - Tuesday 2, August 2016 23:59 hrs Air France has a notice up
​Aigle Azur
Saturday July 30, 2016 Saturday and Sunday July 30 and August 1 20-25% of flights will be cancelled. Airline urging passengers to get in contact with them.

Update:-Thursday 29 July 2016 Aigle Azur strike has kept cancellations to a minimum. Reports earlier that strike had been cancelled is not true.
Tuesday July 26 Pilot’s for Aigle Azur will strike Thursday July 28 to Thursday August 4th. Last strike in May was cancelled and no agreement since then has been made. 
Another strike is planned for
Saturday 27 August 2016 to Saturday September 3, 2016
Call airline 0810797997
Aigle Azur
Second largest airline in France. 300 flights a week.
Based in Orly Airport. Popular routes Algeria, France, Portugal, Switzerland.

French General Strike
July 15, 2016 New nationwide French general strike is being planned for Thursday, September 15, 2016. You will be inconvenienced in some shape or form. 
Expect taxi, public transportation - trains, (perhaps international trains) metro, buses and maritime workers - ferries to strike along with airline and airport workers. Minimal services will be in effect. You will still be able to get around just don't expect to be on time. Expect traffic jams in Paris, Lyon. 
Regarding flights:-
Air France always takes the brunt of any strike action. Prepare for the worst, your airport exit may be blocked by taxi’s. If so, you will have to "hoof it" with your luggage, children, elderly. 
Will French air traffic controllers join in? Unfortunately this information will not be available till closer to the date. It’s customary for air traffic controllers to give 48 hours notice before any industrial action. They might ask airlines to cut back flights to and from France by 10 - 30% or not at all. 

​Regarding French General Strikes
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 gives you a good picture of flight delays - your airport

​Brittany Ferries for ferry cancellations

French SNCF strike - French National Rail Strike
SNCF Strike?

​Air France Pilot Strike
Update:-June 21, 2016 Yes, it's true. Air France pilot's cancel strike action for this week-end. Deal to be signed tomorrow. Next meetings November 1
Air France

31 July 2016 Stuttgart Airport closed till 4pm local time, jet on runway DailyMail
​Lufthansa Pilot Threat
Saturday 6 August 2016 Talks going well and have been extended into next week.
Lufthansa pilot union and management extend talks till 5 August 2016

German Airport Security Strike
15 July 2016 It’s that time of year again. Be aware, Verdi union looking for a 37% wage increase for it’s members.  
We will keep you informed. 
Berlin - Brandenburg airport security workers contract ends September. Others follow closely after. Last time airport checkin across the country was disrupted including the Fast Lane. Thousands of passengers disrupted.

​Lufthansa Flight Attendants
Friday 26 August 2016 Lufthansa cabin crew will have 1% raise October 2016 and 2% raise January 1, 2018. Retirement pension reconfigured and no flight attendants will be fired if company has to reduce workforce till after 2021.

Flight attendant union UFO accept three year contract 5 July. Union members will vote on this August 10, 2010.

Update:-June 30, 2016 Flight attendants accept deal today. Will be signed July 5, 2016.
Friday, 22 January 2016 Lufthansa has reached a truce with its flight attendants. Talks, mediation will go on till June 30.
Pilots on the other hand, no agreement yet, no truce.

Three hours notice is all workers have to give for strike action notice. Just enough time for you to leave home and go through airport security!

Passengers who booked via a travel agent got help, other customers complained that the phone lines were busy and Lufthansa website was slow.

Make sure you've given Lufthansa your up to date contact information and your phone is charged, room on your credit card and checked your route for other airlines. Take photo's of departure board.

Ufo flight attendant union
List of cancelled flights

Lufthansa Airlines 
Lufthansa pilot union
Cockpit union

Mandarin Airlines Strike

Mandarin Airlines Strike
12 July 2016 Mandarine Airlines - Another unhappy subsidiary of China Airlines (CAL) Workers looking for equal pay to China Airlines workers.

Workers, 590, will take a day off in on the Mid-Autumn Festival September 15 - 18, 2016. Workers want the right to strike on New Year’s Day next year 1 January, 2017.
More negotiations to take place end of this month.
Hubs Taipei Songshan Airport, Taichung Airport
Routes to and from Republic of China, Peoples Republic of China, Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines, South Korea, Vietnam, 
SkyTeam alliance
Codeshares with:-
China Eastern Airlines
China Southern airlines
Shanghai Airlines 
Xiamen Airlines
V Air will go out of business October 2016
Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA)
Railway workers threaten strike action during Mid-Autumn Festival.

Aigle Azur
Air Traffic Control 
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