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.

Travel Alert June 2018: National Strike in Argentina

This means that all flights scheduled for Monday, June 25, 2018 have been canceled — as is the case with Aerolineas Argentinas, whose flights for later this evening, Sunday, June 24, 2018 between 8:00 and 11:59 have been postponed.

Aerolineas Argentinas requests that passengers do not go to any of the airports during the day of the strike. Those passengers who wish to return their tickets may do so through the same channel used for the purchase. In addition, passengers who wish to reschedule their flight may do so within 15 days of the strike event without restrictions; and according to the availability of seats.

Additionally, American Airlines has issued a travel alert for Buenos Aires for Friday, June 22, 2018 through Monday, June 25, 2018; and Friday, June 29, 2018 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin. Delta Air Lines and United Airlines have yet to issue any travel alerts for the day.

As for driving, roads and streets in Buenos Aires and other areas of the country will be blocked — and therefore cut off access — by protesters who will be demanding for better wages as the main priority. Trains and buses are not expected to be operating for the day.

Summary

Expect other airlines which serve Argentina to issue travel alerts — and travel waivers — for tomorrow, Monday, June 25, 2018 as a result of the national strike.

If you have travel plans to, from or within Argentina tomorrow, change them as soon as possible — and expect residual effects from the national strike to cause a domino effect for the remainder of the week.

Photograph ©2005 by Brian Cohen.

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