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    Spanish airport strikes

    Here are the dates they state they will strike on. I was wondering how likely they may change?

    Really worried our 1st family holiday abroad is going to end up in pieces!


    The document calls for strikes on
    April 20,21,24,25 and 30,
    May 2,14,15,19 and 20,
    June 13,23 and 30,
    July 1,2,3,4,15 and 21,
    and August 1, 15 and 31.



    Read more: typicallyspanish.com/new…tml

    23 Comments

    oh no im suppose fly out to malaga on 2nd may to take my little one to visit his nan and grandad!

    You're going end of May Beth?

    Original Poster

    onlyme23

    oh no im suppose fly out to malaga on 2nd may to take my little one to … oh no im suppose fly out to malaga on 2nd may to take my little one to visit his nan and grandad!



    its a nightmare time to strike for us wanting to go away, obviously they know they will get more a reaction if they strike during the busy times.

    We fly back on the 13th, but at 9pm, so I really hope the 14th date doesn't kick in early!
    Edited by: "beth3735" 9th Mar 2011

    Oh damn I think I'm flying from Alicante - London on the 14th May

    Original Poster

    DAMNOME

    You're going end of May Beth?



    Middle of may

    beth3735

    Middle of may



    I'm flying out of Spain on 13th June... looks like I'll book an extra day then lol

    Im sure they said on breakfast telly this morning that the spanish government were drawing up plans to bring the army in to keep the airports open as they cant afford any more damage to their tourism. I was only on my first cup of coffee so brain was a bit foggy but Im pretty sure they said this.

    Original Poster

    oh no, Just checked, we fly home on the 21st going on the 14th one strike day! ****
    Edited by: "beth3735" 9th Mar 2011

    beth3735

    oh no, Just checked, we fly home on the 21st going on the 14th Both … oh no, Just checked, we fly home on the 21st going on the 14th Both strike days! ****



    Just hire a car and drive lol

    Original Poster

    DAMNOME

    I'm flying out of Spain on 13th June... looks like I'll book an extra day … I'm flying out of Spain on 13th June... looks like I'll book an extra day then lol



    haha I dont blame you! I'm wondering if nearer the date the 14th is guranteed then they will let us pay to go day earlier! Would be a lot of hassle though

    Original Poster

    barky

    Im sure they said on breakfast telly this morning that the spanish … Im sure they said on breakfast telly this morning that the spanish government were drawing up plans to bring the army in to keep the airports open as they cant afford any more damage to their tourism. I was only on my first cup of coffee so brain was a bit foggy but Im pretty sure they said this.



    Hope you are right! Would seem a shame to all the families who have booked during easter holidays too.

    Original Poster

    DAMNOME

    Just hire a car and drive lol



    Nooo, I have a car and its boring enough driving to Manchester with 3 young kids in back let alone to spain

    beth3735

    Nooo, I have a car and its boring enough driving to Manchester with 3 … Nooo, I have a car and its boring enough driving to Manchester with 3 young kids in back let alone to spain



    Why are you not flying from Cardiff?

    Original Poster

    DAMNOME

    Why are you not flying from Cardiff?



    Oh I am then, I just have family in Manchester so visit often Are you local to Cardiff?

    beth3735

    Oh I am then, I just have family in Manchester so visit often Are you … Oh I am then, I just have family in Manchester so visit often Are you local to Cardiff?



    Yeah - Why... you wanna share a lift home?

    Original Poster

    DAMNOME

    Yeah - Why... you wanna share a lift home?



    haha no, just nosing

    Fingers crossed this doesn't affect many people on here and their plans.

    Banned

    Thanks for the post.

    wont be going to spain this summer thats for sure.

    Original Poster

    csiman

    Thanks for the post.wont be going to spain this summer thats for sure.



    Best bet really.

    I was telling hubby that they may be looking at pulling in the army to keep the airports running. He said well thats security gone out the window then! I really hope they manage to come to a conclusion quite soon to avoid most of these dates.

    I got hit by these strikes last year, I was stuck in Spain for an extra week, all flights for the following days were full.

    drive to Spain then

    Original Poster

    Inactive

    I got hit by these strikes last year, I was stuck in Spain for an extra … I got hit by these strikes last year, I was stuck in Spain for an extra week, all flights for the following days were full.



    Did you have to fund the extra week accomodation and another flight?
    My only fear is the car booked in the airport parking, how much that would end up at. Plus hubby would miss time off work too, Luckily we are due back on a sat, he doesnt have to be back to work till tues, kind of covers just incase.

    Alfonse

    drive to Spain then



    ooh not a chance with 3 bored kids in my car. Would rather deal with a days strike than ferry and driving

    beth3735

    Did you have to fund the extra week accomodation and another flight?



    No I have my own place in Spain, no extra charge for the new flight.

    I managed to get away without paying any additional parking charge at the ( UK ) car park.
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