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EASYJET strikes are taking place in Spain this week, with three airports set to be affected.

Cabin crew staff are expected to walk out from Friday, July 29 until Sunday, July 31.

Around 450 workers expected to take part in the walkout, in a dispute over pay.

It will affect flights at Barcelona's El Prat airport, as well as Malaga and Palma de Mallorca.

Earlier strike action took place on the first and third weekends of the month.

General secretary of USO, the union representing the cabin crew members, Miguel Galan said of the walkouts: "The conclusion is very clear; at easyJet there is money for everything except for Spain."

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EasyJet has said that it plans to run all of its flights regardless of the strike, but admitted some journeys could be affected.

Earlier this month, a spokesperson said: “There could be some disruption to our flying programme to and from Malaga, Palma and Barcelona during the strike period but at this stage, easyJet plans to operate its full schedule and we would like to reassure customers that we will do everything possible to minimise any disruption.”

With Ryanair cabin crew in Spain also on strike this month, the UK Government issued new travel advice for anyone heading to the country.

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The Foreign Office travel advice states: "Planned strike action in July may cause some disruption to EasyJet and Ryanair flights to and from Spain.

"If you think your travel plans may be affected, you should consult your airline for the latest travel updates."

Meanwhile, Ryanair flight attendants at 10 airports in Spain will be on strike this week, until Thursday, July 28.

The walkouts will affect airports in Madrid, Malaga, Barcelona, Alicante, Sevilla, Palma, Valencia, Girona, Santiago de Compostela and Ibiza.

A Ryanair spokesperson said the action was "poorly supported" and called by unions representing "tiny numbers" of staff.

They also said they expected "minimal disruptions" during the walkouts.

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British Airways were set to add to the travel chaos with a strike of their own, but that was called off after staff accepted a new pay rise offer.

And thousands of easyJet customers could be owed compensation because of cancelled flights this summer.

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