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Old Aug 12, 17, 11:36 am   #1
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Security personnel strike at BCN--any reports on conditions

I have just arrived in Barcelona to learn from my hotel that there is a partial work stoppage by security personnel at BCN. Wondering if anyone has experienced the situation since the stoppage started a few days ago. I am booked to fly BCN-IAD on August 15.
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Old Aug 12, 17, 12:32 pm   #2
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Old Aug 13, 17, 5:06 am   #3
  
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20-30 min max waits
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I have just arrived in Barcelona to learn from my hotel that there is a partial work stoppage by security personnel at BCN. Wondering if anyone has experienced the situation since the stoppage started a few days ago. I am booked to fly BCN-IAD on August 15.
Keep an eye on local media. The strike may not go ahead. If it does, I would recommend being at the airport three hours before departure.
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Keep an eye on local media. The strike may not go ahead. If it does, I would recommend being at the airport three hours before departure.
They're already on strike without a definitive end date.
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The Spanish civil guard are now manning the security checkpoints.
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They're already on strike without a definitive end date.
Central government plans to stop the strike by legal means. In the meantime, the Spanish police are working the security channels and queues have been minimal the last few days. It seems like things are returning to normal from a passenger perspective.
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They're already on strike without a definitive end date.
They voted on Sunday to continue their strike.
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Flew out of BCN to the US with the family on Sun 8/6, which was a security strike day. The strikes were scheduled ahead of time with specific hours. The schedule looked something like:

7.30AM - 8.30AM (strike)
10 AM - 11AM (strike)
2PM - 3PM (strike)

In between the strikes, there was a work slowdown. The premium and "with small child" lines were never on strike, but they were slow. Going through the premium line took ~45 minutes, and the screeners were REALLY slow about looking at electronics, etc, so I'd say you're safe leaving an hour extra cushion.

The lines were boring, and it was hot in the airport, but wasn't too bad.
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