Greetings fellow travelers,
Are you tired of your travels being plagued by those pesky strikes? Well, tough luck because the ongoing labor actions in European transit hubs are here to stay and they’re coming for your summer plans.
According to aviation analytics firm Cirium, flight cancellations have increased by a whopping 65 percent in Europe thanks to these strikes. It seems like workers across cities just can’t seem to agree on fair pay and decent working conditions. Oh, the audacity!
If you want any chance of making it to your destination without disrupting the flow of your chi (or travel itinerary), might we suggest checking if there’s a scheduled strike that coincides with your travel plan? Heathrow airport even keeps an updated calendar of planned disruptions! Although let’s be honest, is anything really reliable these days?
But wait! There’s more! France and Britain aren’t the only ones getting their strike on— Italy’s baggage handlers, pilots, and flight attendants have been striking regularly over pay issues. Seems like everyone wants an extra buck or two.
And Germany isn’t off the hook either folks; train strikes are causing widespread disruption too. Looks like you’ll have plenty of time to get cozy with other stranded passengers at train stations everywhere throughout Germany.
Don’t worry though; our dear friends at The U.S. State Department advise us all travellers out there seeking chaos should enroll in The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program—the ultimate guide for keeping up-to-date with potential disruptions around international locations.
Now we know this all sounds grueling but hear us out: budgeting a few extra days into your itinerary will save you from absolute disaster later on down that long narrow road known as life (a trip). Don’t forget now—you will need compensation ranging from $250 – $600 due to possible airline rescheduling after worker dissatisfaction occurs according “AirHelp,” which vows to make sure airlines reimburse travelers who suffer during labor actions.
So if you’re mad as hell and you’re not going to take it anymore—familiarize yourself with Europe’s passenger rights by reading through the European Union’s regulations and requirements for a refund or a replacement flight, which applies when your flight is canceled or delayed for more than three hours while traveling within Europe. If your cancellation comes less than two weeks before your trip, compensation of up to $660 can be expected.
But let us remind our esteemed audience: such rules only apply to workers directly employed by airlines like pilots, cabin crew members, engineers etc., so please direct all anger towards them and leave innocent individuals working in security personnel alone; thank you and good day!