Two of three air steward unions working for Air France have launched a campaign to strike against the airline beginning Saturday, October 29th, 2011 until Wednesday, November 2nd. Let’s take a look at the latest news for updates.
Day to day Air France will release its traffic predictions should the strike go ahead. As fas as travellers and the air industry should be concerned, the disruptions could be major, causing significant delays and cancellations during All Saint’s celebrations in France and Brits returning from half-term holidays abroad.[infobox]Are you scheduled to fly with Air France this weekend?
Stay up-to-date by checking back on this article. We’ll update it as news comes in regarding the strike.
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Do you remember when Air France’s air stewards and stewardesses went on strike in 2007? It caused major disruptions for 5 days, resulting in thousands of cancelled and delayed flights. Let’s hope this isn’t a repeat.
What’s this strike all about? The unions are protesting against the downsizing of cabin crew on long haul flights from 4 to 3 members per flight on the Airbus A319. During this busy time of the year, it’s obvious the unions chose their dates carefully. Hopefully though, everything will go as planned (strike averted) and travellers won’t experience the least bit of delay.