Ryanair strike: Here’s how it affects your travel plans for the summer

As the Europe-wide strikes cancel many more journeys and flights, Brits are looking forward to a catastrophic summer this year.

As walkouts in England, Spain, Italy, France, Portugal and Belgium continue to be on a rise, thousands of holidays are in jeopardy. The strikes are going to hit families who have been wanting to go on a long-overdue vacation the most.

Disrupted holidays

As the staff from budget airline Ryanair goes on strike throughout several countries in Europe, dozens of flights are cancelled affecting summer travel plans. According to the Mirror, the strikes are taking place in Spain, Portugal and Belgium today as workers are protesting over their pay and work conditions.

Unions representing cabin staff have scheduled a three-day strike beginning on Friday in Belgium, Spain, and Portugal. Over the weekend, employees in France and Italy were anticipated to strike. This has led to longer check-in lines and cancelled and delayed flights amongst other inconveniences caused to the travellers heading to these locations in Europe.

Summer of horror

The Sun reports the strikes are scheduled all over the summer, making it challenging for travellers wanting to vacation in Europe. Here is the list of strikes scheduled for the future:

Belgium & Portugal – Ryanair employees to go on a strike from June 24 to June 26

France - Ryanair employees to go on a strike from June 25 to June26

Italy – Ryanair employees to go on a strike on June 25 and EasyJet, MaltAir, CrewLink, and Ryanair pilots to walk out on June 25.

Spain - Ryanair employees to go on a strike from June 24 to 26, and from June 30 to July 2. Meanwhile, EasyJet cabin crew strike in Spain from July 1-3, July 15-17 and July 29-31.

Norway, Sweden and Denmark – Pilots working for Scandinavian airline SAS to carry a coordinated strike on June 29

Germany - Lufthansa to cancel 1000 flights from Friday to Sunday through July.

UK- At Heathrow, hundreds of BA ground personnel and check-in agents have decided to strike in July or August. There may be delays because BA uses terminals 3 and 5 at the airport.

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