Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Striking Good Luck

Since we always make our own "air arrangements" when cruising (thus saving a lot of money), we plan to arrive in the port of departure no later than a day before the cruise.

This time, due to the availability of award tickets, we planned our trip to arrive two days before the beginning of our cruise.

Lo and behold, Spanish labor unions have planned a general strike for today. Lufthansa has already canceled Wednesday's flight from Frankfurt to Barcelona, the one we might have booked.

Worst case, we'll hang around close to our hotel today. Last night before going to bed at a very early hour (explaining why we're up at 1:00 a.m. local time) we wandered as far as a large shopping mall a couple of blocks away and we can easily spend our time wandering there some more, especially since rain is in the weather forecast.

We've experienced strikes in France and in Italy. Now we get to add Spain to that list.

1 comment:

Dennis Warner said...

Timing is everything and I'm glad that you arrived in Barcelona when you did!