Category - Travel Alerts

20
Apr

Paris, France: Champs-Elysées in Paris closed after shots fired

Champs-Elysées in Paris closed after shots fired, CNN affiliate says Gunshots were fired Thursday night on the Champs-Elysées in Paris, CNN affiliate BFMTV is reporting.   BFMTV reports two policemen were seriously injured. The area has been closed and authorities are telling people to avoid the area. French police tweeted, “Police intervention underway in the …

19
Apr

Scotland: Edinburgh Airport: construction on approaching road: Apr 19-23

Edinburgh Airport – Delays are likely at A8 Glasgow Road from 8 pm, April 19 until April 23. Passengers should allow some extra travel time to Edinburgh Airport. https://twitter.com/edintravel/status/854629744352088064  

19
Apr

Italy: cancelled: April 21 strike by ATC

ATC strike planned for Friday April 21 in Italy now cancelled https://twitter.com/eurocontrol/status/854668157528788993  

18
Apr

Egypt: Attack near St Catherine’s Monastery

At least one person is dead following an “attack” near Egypt’s famous St Catherine’s Monastery, it is reported. Four others are said to have been injured in the incident. Unconfirmed reports say gunmen opened fire at a checkpoint near the monastery, while other sources say there was an explosion. Some reports suggested the victims were police officers. …

18
Apr

Air Canada plane loses wheel en route from Montreal to London

Air Canada plane loses wheel en route from Montreal to London Passenger reports hearing ‘clunky’ noise; Air Canada says safe operation of flight never in jeopardy Simran Johal distinctly remembers hearing “a clunky noise” while aboard Air Canada Flight 864, as she headed back to London via Montreal on Sunday night after a holiday with …

18
Apr

Fiji: earthquake, no tsunami

6.1 magnitude earthquake rattles Fiji   A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has hit off the coast of Fiji this evening, the second strong shake to rattle the earth near the island nation this year.   Today’s quake’s epicentre was 152km south west of the city of Nadi, according to the United States Geological Survey. It struck …

17
Apr

Venezuela: huge protest on Wednesday April 19

Maduro orders Venezuela army into streets. (No sign of soldiers yet. Stay alerted)   Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the army into the streets as the volatile country braces for what his opponents vow will be the “mother of all protests” on Wednesday.   Maduro, who has faced violent protests over recent moves to …

17
Apr

Italy: strike updates for April 21

Italian Aviation Strikes Friday April 21, 2017 All Local times Your flight could be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. This will involve flights the day before and after, so call your airline.   Italian Air Traffic Control Strike Italian air traffic controllers will strike nationwide for 8 hours 10 am – 6pm. Call your airline …

12
Apr

Italy: Strike update: April 21 strikes planned

April 21, 2017 Some Alitalia personnel will be on strike for 8 hours, from 10:01 to 17:59. Please check with your ticket office whether this will affect your flight. April 21, 2017 Some EasyJet personnel will be on strike for 8 hours, from 10:00 to 18:00. Please check with your ticket office whether this will …

12
Apr

New Zealand: Rainstorm Cook

Flooding, damaging winds from Rainstorm Cook to batter New Zealand into Thursday night Flooding and damaging winds will lash the North Island and parts of the South Island of New Zealand into Thursday night as Tropical Rainstorm Cook barrels across the country. Flooding from former Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie caused significant damage last week and …

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