Baggage handlers to strike in August


The holidays of a million tourists could be severely affected by a planned baggage handlers strike on the island of Mallorca.

The handlers are upset by unfulfilled promises made to them affecting wages and hours. They are threatening to  strike on nine days during the busy tourism month of August on the sunny island.

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The affected dates proposed are the 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17th of the month. If it goes ahead it is expected to cause long delays at Son Sant Joan airport.  Talks are set to be held in order to resolve the situation. 


  1. I was wondering, if the strike DOES happen, will it affect only those passengers who have checked bags? So would it be better if I travel all carry-on? I am interested in learning how this may specifically cause long delays at the airport, as I have a flight into Mallorca on August 15th. Thanks! (Hoping they will resolve this before then!!)

  2. Hi Debbie, it would be worth contacting your airline to find out if they have the information on how it could affect your trip and what is the best option for you to do as a traveller.

  3. I don`t care, Me and my wife has been on Mallorca for the last time. There is so much kriminals on the island ( Arenal and Magaluf. Arenal is slum as we see it.


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