At least I am traveling inbound before the planned strike. If this comes true, could be a disaster getting out.
Any comments on what i could potentially expect as I am leaving the 14th around noon. I imagine the airlines will do their best and will shift us around flights as needed?
Kind of ironic that they are basing the strike on the penalties imposed over the 2010 wildcat strike.
May 27, 2015 — 9:30am
MADRID — Spanish air traffic controllers have called partial strikes over four days in June as the summer holiday season kicks off, triggering memories of the traffic chaos they caused in 2010.
The USCA controllers' labors union called the strike Wednesday to protest fines and suspensions against 61 members for their part in the strike in 2010 that wreaked havoc for travelers across Europe.
The union plans two-hour morning and evening stoppages June 8, 10, 12 and 14.
Spain placed the country's airspace under military management in December 2010 after controllers staged a 24-hour wildcat strike over work conditions that closed Spain's airports and left 600,000 travelers stranded ahead of a national holiday.
It was the first time Spain implemented a "state of alarm" since the country returned to democracy in 1978.