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Travel Alerts

A planned national strike in Belgium may affect public transportation including air travel Feb. 13.

Trade unions are protesting wage negotiations. The rail unions plan to strike though some trains will run on Feb. 13 as the SNCB is now legally bound to offer a minimum level of service. In other sectors, unions have called on their members in the ports, air traffic control and ground crew at airports to join in the action.

Some airlines are offering flexible rebooking options and some are proactively cancelling some flights as follows:

Air Canada and United issued waivers for customers traveling to Brussels Feb. 12-13. 

American, Delta, KLM, Iberia and SAS are offering flexible rebooking for travel to Brussels Feb. 13

Brussels Airlines has proactively cancelled most flights ahead of the strike action with the exception of all Brussels Airlines operated flights departing from the African and North-American continent on February 13th, with a scheduled arrival at Brussels Airport on Thursday, February 14th, these flights will be operated. Additional details can be found at https://www.brusselsairlines.com/en-be/misc/AlertMessageDetail.aspx

British Airways, Emirates, Etihad and SAS have announced specific cancellations due to the strike.

Lufthansa reminds customers that as an alternative for cancelled flights they can exchange their ticket for use on Deutsche Bahn trains. For more information please visit https://www.lufthansa.com/de/en/good-for-train.

Other airports could be impacted and other airlines may offer flexible rebooking.  Check with your airline or your Adelman travel consultant for specific rebooking or cancelation options.

Travelers are advised to not only monitor airline flight status along with rail service status but other ground transportation arrangements should also be reconfirmed as other public transportation could also be impacted.  

Please contact your Adelman travel consultant for additional information.  

 

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