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Travel Alert May 21 2019: Strike in Italy Disrupts Air Travel

A national air transport sector strike for Tuesday, May 21, 2019 has been issued by some of the trade unions in Italy — which has been adversely affecting air travel in that country, as hundreds of flights have already been canceled due to disputes over pay and working conditions. The airports which serve the greater Milan and Rome metropolitan areas are being affected the most, as members of the staff of airports and air traffic control strike.

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Travel Alert: Ride Share Drivers Strike on May 8 2019

If you are intending to use a ride share service — such as Uber or Lyft — on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, consider changing your plans, as drivers in major cities throughout the United States, United Kingdom and other countries have announced that they will protest the companies for whom they work prior to the initial public offering of shares of Uber stock.

The strike is expected to last…

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Travel Alert: Strike by Pilots of SAS April 2019 Continues to Cause Disruptions

The operations of Scandinavian Airlines System — which is more popularly known as SAS — have been substantially disrupted by a strike of its pilots in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, which has led to hundreds of cancellations of flights and thousands of delays; and directly affecting tens of thousands of passengers.

The strike started yesterday, Friday, April 26, 2019 and is expected to continue until the end of the day on Monday, April 29, 2019 — resulting in thousands of passengers being inconvenienced, as greater than 70 percent of the entire schedule of flights of the airline has reportedly been canceled.

Flights which are…

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Travel Alert February 13, 2019: Industrial Actions in Belgium

If Belgium is in your travel plans for Wednesday, February 13, 2019, you may want to consider delaying your travel due to labor issues which have already caused hundreds of flights to be canceled, delayed or rerouted — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the industrial actions.

Unions which represent many workers in Belgium are demanding increases in wages, improved pensions and a better balance of life between work and leisure. These industrial actions are expected to adversely affect…

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Travel Alert June 2018: National Strike in Argentina

A national call for labor strikes for Monday, June 25, 2018 has been issued by the Confederación General del Trabajo — or the General Confederation of Labor as translated in English, which is a major labor-union federation in Argentina — which will adversely affect air travel, public transportation, taxis, banking, education and other sectors for the day.

This means that all flights scheduled for Monday, June 25, 2018…

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Travel Alert May 2018: National Strike of Air Traffic Controllers in France

Here we go again.

A national call for labor strikes has been issued by several unions of air traffic controllers in France for Tuesday, May 22, 2018; and although Air France is now offering options to rebook your flights at no extra cost no matter which fare you purchased, the possible impacts of this industrial action is still too soon to evaluate.

According to this notice which…

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Travel Alert: Busiest Air Route in the World — and Others — To Be Impacted by Christmas 2016 Strikes

Inclement weather is not the only potential impediment to your travel plans this holiday season, as labor disputes during Christmas threaten to disrupt the itineraries of many passengers aboard airplanes operated by at least two different airlines.

If you recall this article from yesterday, the most in-demand flight on this planet is what is considered the busiest air route in the world…

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Strike Causes 1,798 Lufthansa Flights to Be Canceled; More Disruptions On the Way

“The idiots that run the union have absolutely lost their minds”, according to this article written by Dennis of Lufthansa Flyer. “In their infinite stupidity and unprofessionalism, they’ve extended their strike yet again to include all of Friday, November 25.”

At least 1,798 flights have already been canceled as a result of the strike, which have affected greater than 215,000 passengers and have cost Lufthansa as much as nine million dollars per day, according to multiple sources. The pilots are attempting to pressure management of Lufthansa to concede to their demands in an ongoing dispute over pay.

The good news — so to speak — is that…

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