We are going to Malaga next week and booked the trip to avoid the rail strike. Then they changed days !! So, we have had to book an hotel at Gatwick as we get back rather late.I don't expect to get reimbursed from Southern Rail ! The train tickets were booked too but we were told that they will be O.K. for the next day - hope so. I feel really sorry to people trying to get to work or worse, have an important hospital appointment.