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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.
You can also get updates with Flash flight operation news in real-time on Air France flights.[/infobox]

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.

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4 responses to “Air France to strike: All Saint’s holidays put on hold

  1. Hey Ranni,

    Thanks for the compliments on our posts! Always nice to hear that our readers are enjoying them!

    As fas as your problem goes, I’d get in touch with Air France immediately to see if you are eligible for a refund and for how much.

    Hope this helps! All the best!

  2. Hey, Nice post…
    I have a question you may know how to help me with,
    You see… I´m Brazilian and was in France on the 29th, getting ready to head back to London (where I was stationed) when the strike actually happened and I couldn´t be be directed by any employee to another company… they´ve told me of the metro system which I took.)
    MY question is, if you know how do I go about getting a refund for those costs? since I´m Back home, in Brazil.

    Ps: thanks for reading this far, I´m aware you may not know much on this subject but I thought it was worth a shot. And if nothing else… LOVED you posts. Compact and complete 😀

  3. Hi Katie, thanks for this helpful info. Its been hard to find more than the air france press release info on line. Do you know – are they going to keep negotiating during the strike? is there much chance of resolution? I’m trying to figure out if I act now to change my transatlantic Air France flight on Wednesday to a much less convenient one, or wait until Monday to see what’s happening. Thanks for any help you can give!
    Kevin

    1. Hey Kevin,
      Thanks for your comment! At this point, I’d get in touch with Air France directly and see what’s possible and what their plans are for passengers next week. If your flight is cancelled you are entitled to a refund or re-rounting so you’re covered but of course, that could really mess up any other plans you’ve made abroad. Let us know how it goes!

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