Air France: Will strike affect flights to France? Strikes warning – travel mayhem

Air France will be affected by strikes, which are taking place across the country. Many of the country’s travel workers are on strike. Will your flights be affected?

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The FCO warned: “Strike action by Air France workers and air traffic controllers may also cause disruption to air travel.

“You should check services before travelling.”

On its own website Air France said: “If a strike occurs, either in your arrival or destination airport, you can find information that is updated in real time:

– on www.airfrance.com, section “Flight & destination information > All flight times > Flight time updates in real time,

– on our mobile.airfrance.com site or Air France application for BlackBerry, iPhone and Android,

– by contacting our call center. [sic]

“If flight schedules are disrupted, specific information ‘Operations news’ will be posted on the home page of our website.

“Our commercial team will do its utmost to reduce the inconvenience caused by this action and inform you as soon as possible.”

The company stated it expects to operate all long-hail flights, 85 per cent of medium-haul flights and almost 70 per cent of domestic slights.

However, it added: “Last-minute delays and cancelations cannot be excluded.”

It is recommended to check with any airline before you set out on your journey.”

What is happening in France?

Travel staff across the country are on strike.

They are protesting plans to overhaul the company’s retirement system, which unions say will mean workers will have to work longer for less money.

Travel staff are joined by school workers, police, lawyers and hospital and airport staff.

Eurostar, Air France, Easyjet, British Airways, Ryanair, Ferry services and Eurotunnel have all released statements on how they will handle the France travel strikes. 

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