Category - Travel Alerts

20
Jan

Melbourne: Pedestrians mowed down by car, driver arrested

Four dead, including a 10-year-old child, after driver deliberately mows down pedestrians in famous shopping area; 29 people injured – 6 critically including a three-month-old baby who is in surgery; Driver has been arrested after being shot in the arm by officers – he has a history of mental health and drug issues and is …

19
Jan

Italy: avalanche: Central Abruzzo

Italy earthquake: ‘Many dead’ in avalanche-hit hotel Bodies were found inside the hotel in the central Abruzzo region, media reports say. Several people have died after a ski hotel was buried by an avalanche in earthquake-hit central Italy, according to Italian media.   “There are many dead,” Antonio Crocetta, the head of a group of …

18
Jan

South Africa: Western Cape: fires

Spate of fires in Western Cape are ‘suspicious’ Cape Town – It was suspicious that so many fires were breaking out in the city and its surrounds, the City of Cape Town said on Tuesday, as firefighters battled blazes from the CBD to Paarl. Mayoral committee member for social services and security JP Smith said …

18
Jan

France: rail strike threatened for Feb 2

After the long conflict of last spring on the redesign of social rules in the rail sector, the CGT is again ready to do battle at the SNCF. On its website, the first Union of the public Group announces he will call ‘ railway workers to act massively by the strike on February 2, 2017 …

18
Jan

Italy: earthquakes

Three strong earthquakes have been felt in central Italy in the space of an hour, with people in Rome saying they experienced the tremors.   The first quake at around 10.30am local time on Wednesday measured a magnitude of 5.4 and hit the region north of Amatrice, around 62 miles north of Rome, the European-Mediterranean …

17
Jan

Air Canada having technical issues with online booking system

Air Canada is currently experiencing a technical issue with their online booking system. Contact Air Canada reservations to complete bookings. UPDATE – The Air Canada system outage is also affecting airport, online and mobile check-in. Some flights may be delayed due to this issue Aircanada.com  

13
Jan

Paris: Jan 16: Uber strike–they might block roads

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Paris (France), Demonstrations in Paris on January 16 Transportation Security; Riots/Civil Unrest Europe > France > Paris 1/13/2017 The U.S. Embassy in France informs U.S. citizens that drivers from the VTC Network Companies (such as Uber and other “mini cab” services) have announced the intent to strike on Monday, January …

12
Jan

Heathrow Airport: arctic weather disrupts flights today, Jan 12

Arctic weather warning prompts dozens of flight cancellations More than 80 flights grounded to and from Heathrow during Thursday afternoon and evening Dozens of flights to and from Heathrow have been cancelled ahead of the Arctic weather expected in the UK on Thursday. The air-traffic service, NATS, is expected to restrict flight arrivals from 3pm …

6
Jan

London: Flights cancelled: Strike by British Airways cabin crew Jan. 10-11

Ahead of next week’s cabin crew strike, British Airways has cancelled 48 flights – including some long-haul departures, with four flights to and from California axed. Members of the Unite union working for BA’s Mixed Fleet operation at Heathrow are walking out on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 January in a dispute over what the union claims …

5
Jan

Thailand: Flooding: Resort island of Samui

Flooding in southern Thailand has killed at least five people, disrupted transportation and spoiled tourists’ holidays at one of the country’s most popular resort islands. An Interior Ministry report said eight southern provinces have been flooded by heavy rains that began Sunday. It said three people had died, and the state broadcaster MCOT reported that …

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