What is the likelihood that the Brussels' Air traffic Controllers will go on Strike on Wednesday, June 12th?
"Unions in more than a half-dozen other countries, including Belgium, Hungary, Italy and Portugal, were likely to join in work-to-rule and other more symbolic actions on Wednesday, said Koen Reynaerts, a spokesman for the European Transport Workers’ Federation in Brussels, which represents more than 25,000 workers involved in managing air traffic across the region. Those actions were likely to provoke more limited delays, he said."
Our flight to CDG in Paris was cancelled a few hours ago. United rebooked us to Brussels, but it seems that there may be a strike there as well. Would it be wise
to rebook to another airport such as Frankfurt or Madrid. We need to be in Bordeaux
by Thursday night, July 13th.
A great site for checking on strikes is this: http://www.easytravelreport.com/#anchor_1783
Not the prettiest site, a bit hard to navigate but seems to be on the ball most of the time.
They make no mention of a strike in Brussels. (there was one on May 15th).
Air France is operating at 50% capacity to regional airports, keep trying, hopefully you'll be one of the lucky ones to get straight into Bordeaux.
If you're going to make alternative arrangements, make sure you check with your travel insurer. Most (but not all - depends on which policy you chose) cover delay and cancellation, and they will help with re-scheduling.... but there are usually conditions. So call them before you pay for any extra tickets.
Phil at the safety hub. almost 4 years ago
latest news: Belgian air traffic controllers are not striking BUT they will "work to rule" - so expect delays (but hopefully not too many cancellations).
Note though that French trains (SNCF) will be affected by a strike between 7pm Wednesday and 8am Friday.
http://www.deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.english/news/130611_airrail almost 4 years ago