Massive nation-wide transportation strike will paralyze Belgium next week

Airlines: Traveling to Belgium next week? Cancel travel plans altogether!

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Belgium’s Christian, socialist and liberal trade unions have called for a nation-wide general strike on Wednesday, February 13, over wage disputes.

Belgian authorities warning travelers to expect massive delays when traveling by plane, train and bus.

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The three unions’ planned work-stoppage is expected to “seriously disrupt” travel across the country, with 150 of the day’s 222 scheduled flights having already been canceled, affecting 11,288 passengers.

Long delays and cancellations at the airport are likely to dramatically increase vehicle-traffic which could bring motorways across the country to a crawl. On top of that, demonstrations planned for Brussel’s city center will drastically increase travel times in the capital.

British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, and Swiss International Airline flights in and out of the UK may also be affected by the strike. The Airlines are warning passengers to leave home extra early for flights, only bring carry-on luggage and, if possible, cancel travel plans altogether.