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Air France strikes
Easter Bullies CGT Union
Update:-18 April 2014 We've learned today that CGT union strike by baggage handlers will effect 13 airports in France today and tomorrow. 
Airports involved:- Ajaccio, Bastia, Montpellier , Nantes, Nice, Basel Mulhouse, Paris Orly, Strasbourg, 
Toulon and Toulouse, Bordeaux , Lyon and Marseille.
Corsican airports hire temporary workers for the weekend - minimal delays. This is the same issue as last November and December last year. Happy Easter by the way.

Thursday, 17 April, 2014 Late notice as usual. Air France workers in Corsica threaten strike action starting midnight tonight at Bastia and Ajaccio Airports. Strike will last 48 hours. Strike will have far reaches Orly - Hop, Spain, Marseille, Charles de Gaulle - Call them. That's all we know. Perhaps it won't be a complete shutdown. We will update. Send us information people.

Old industrial actions for 2014
23 March 2014 Air France flights to Frankfurt Airport from Charles de Gaulle airport will be delayed on Thursday 27th March, 2014 due to civil servant strike. Follow along with us 
Frankfurt Airport Strike
   French Airport Strike Thursday 20th March
French airport workers , CGT union members, (are back) including baggage handlers, to hold a 24 hour strike. Thursday, March 20th. Ajaccio , Basel - Mulhouse , Bastia , Bordeaux , Lyon , Marseille , Montpellier , Nantes , Nice, Paris - Orly , Strasbourg , Toulon and Toulouse . You will be delayed. More information to come out. Check French Airport Strike

​Air France flights to Ireland will be delayed due to Irish airport strike Friday March 14.
Dublin Airport Strike

      French Air Traffic Control Strike
Update:-17 March 2014 Airlines asked to reduce flights to and from France by as much as 30% tomorrow. Chances are your flight will be brought forward, delayed or perhaps cancelled starting as early as tonight. Call your airline, confirm that precious seat. Bring a book. Flights will be back to normal by noon on Wednesday
Also see DGAC blog
No disruptions to French railways expected.
5 March 2014 Came across this article today by France's largest air traffic control union SNCTA. SNCTA have called a strike for Tuesday, March 18th. (Sorry, it's all we've got for now) More information due out Monday.
         Air France pilot strike
9 February 2014 Air France strike. Announced today pilot union SNPL have submitted strike action from Saturday, May 3 to Friday, May 30th! 
We will update as news comes in. 
Air France site. Other recent problems affiliates Stay as far away as possible from Air France, choose another airline. 
(Not Lufthansa/Germanwings)

Transavia Strike Threat
2 February 2014 ​ France (Air France subsidiary) Crews threaten 6 day strike before 31 March. 

22 February 2014 This is what strike action we found taking place today. Air France counters disappeared today at Bastia-Poretta and Calvi-Sainte Catherine. article on

13 February 2014 Air France pilot strike starting Saturday 22 February to Tuesday February 25th. 
Pilot union SPAF is considered a minor union, not a lot of Air France pilots belong to this union.  Still it's a French long week-end, the kids are on school holiday.  Call them. Air France
​French Weather

13 February 2014 Taking a flight to Dusseldorf today? Chances are your flight will be delayed due to airport workers on strike. Dusseldorf airport strike

29 January Here we go for Thursday flight info

28 January, 2014 Update:-Strike times are in. Wednesday, 29th 6pm - Friday, 5am 31st.

24 January 2014 Good news French air traffic control strike has been cancelled except for one day, the 30th. Time to be announced on Tuesday.

Air France Ground Workers Strike
21 January, 2014 Air France ground workers strike. Friday, 24th of January, for two hours. 
Airports involved:- Ajaccio, Bastia, Montpellier , Nantes, Nice, Basel Mulhouse, Paris Orly, Strasbourg, 
Toulon and Toulouse, Bordeaux , Lyon and Marseille.
Call your airline you flight could be brought forward, delayed or cancelled.
Plus you could be hit coming back with the French ATC strike.

Yes French air traffic control strike dates are announced and it's not good. 
French air traffic controllers strike (SNCTA)
5 days of strike action. 
Starting 5pm Monday, 27th January, 2014 till 5am on the 31st January. Friday. We will be updating. Also see our front page for updates.

15 January, 2014 French Cityjet pilots are still on strike, no shift from management.

14 January Update for the French taxi strike Dailymail
French taxi strike, nationwide tomorrow, Monday, 13 January, 2014. Leave early for the airport, it's possible airport highway ramps might be blocked. Be prepared to hoof it. No fun if traveling with the elderly or children.

Saturday January 4th Update CDG strike ended 4:45 am today. Early.

January 1, 2014 Two issues still not resolved are back in the news 
Cityjet Pilot Strike
French pilots for Irish subsidiary of Air France will strike 
00:01, Thursday, January 2, 2014 till??
Lufthansa flights at Roissy Airport are back in trouble again. Lufthansa employees employed in Roissy Airport will strike from  4:30 am Friday 3, January 2014 till 4:30 Monday 6th January. Nice for unions to give warning. 
​Old news
23 December 2013 Subsidiary Cityjet pilot strike 00:01 Christmas Eve to midnight Christmas Day.
French Airport Strike
by Air France employees.
Saturday, December 21.
10 French airports to be hit by ground worker strike. CGT union expect 80% of workers to join in. 
Paris-Orly, Bastia, Bordeaux, Marseille, Montpellier, Mullhouse, Nantes, Nice, Strasbourg and *Toulouse. Check CGT union page for your airport strike times.
Air France state strike effect won't be felt.
*Toulouse striking Friday evening as well.
Gatwick Express closed Dec 25 - Jan 2, repairs.
Old industrial actions
December, 7, 2013 French public service workers strike from 6 pm Sunday, December 8, 2013 to 5 am Saturday 14th December. Brest and Bordeaux will not be involved in strike action. Brest possible delays Monday night. Toulouse Tuesday evening, Wednesday and Thursday possible problems.
We will be updating at Easy Travel Report Delays are expected to be low if any.

Old info
28 November 2013 Air France unions agree to layoffs China Post
NOP state:-A public servants strike in France 26th of November.
Starting time 25 November 18:00, ending 27 November 05:00. Expect 45 mins delay.
Participation of ATC personnel is expected to be low.
21 November See our front page for Air France strike this week. Zagreb airport is closed till Friday midnight. 

October 14, 2013 French civil servants strike starting Monday evening 17:00 UTC October 14, 2013. French air traffic controllers will strike and it's up to which controllers show up for work. Tuesday possible minimum service in effect. Controllers strike will end 04:00 Wednesday morning. Flights from and to southern France, Marseille, Bordeaux, Brest and Reims.
If flying with Air France, call and confirm.
DGAC has not asked airlines to cut back flights.
Air France site, nothing reported yet.

Earlier industrial actions for this year, left up for insurance companies.
   French Air Traffic Control Strike
Update:-10 October Air France flights to southern flights Marseille, Lyon and Nice hurt badly see NOP for latest information. 
Air France Paris Airports Flights not likely to be back to normal till Friday afternoon.

September 3, 2013 French air traffic control strike, Tuesday, September, 10th.

Some airports will be closed depending on which workers show up for work. Chances are your flight will be brought up, delayed or possible cancelled. Keep in close contact with your airline.
By law a minimal service has to be in effect ie:- 1 in 4 flights. Situation becomes difficult/competitive if flying from a French island - Corsica perhaps even as far away as New Caledonia.
Air France likely to be hit hard and perhaps subsidiaries, Hop, CityJet, Britair and Transavia
Old stuff left up for insurance companies
Air France low cost subsidiaries Britair, Hop and Airlinair minor unions SNPNC-FO and Southern Air denounce austerity measures and will strike till September 7. Air France state you won't notice. (true, expect minimal disruptions)

Unions planning strike for September 10, 2013, will keep you updated.
September 6, 2013 Tahiti is planning a general strike September 10. Keep in touch with Air France.

August 1, 2013 Phase two, Air France cut backs coming next October. Unions will meet this September 12 with management.

July 11, 2013 Tahiti Airport Strike effecting Air France, Tahiti Nui, LAN and Air New Zealand flights being delayed or brought forward.

French Air Traffic Control Strike
France -
What a mess. Good news, strike is now to end Thursday 6am. (despicable play by unions)
Still the airlines had planned for Friday 6am strike and canceled accordingly. It will take a while for flights to get back to normal. Call your airline if flying on Friday.
PS French train strike going on. Eurostar and Thayles no delays.
For 11 June All Air Air France long haul flights will go. Short and medium hauls will be the problem and likely to be cancelled. Do research before you leave -  Air France
French aviation strike 
Might start (more information to be released by unions)
04:30 UTC Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
ending Friday June 14, 2013 ending 04:30 UTC
We will monitor strike French air traffic control strike page. Last strike was a flop. Expect the worst for Air France flights. If you are flying to Canada, confirm your flight as airline seats in Canada will be at a premium. Same time Canada's Via Rail Strike

We have learned it will not just be French atc workers but Hungry, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Portugal, Austria and Belgium. UK and Ireland will not be involved, certainly flights to these countries will be delayed See European Air traffic control strike
DGCA has asked all airlines to cut back flights this week  by 50%. Call your airline, last thing you need is to be sleeping at the airport. All French airports to be hit.

These are they unions  involved
European Transport Workers Federation 
May 14 Announced today CityJet pilot strike follow along with us
May 9 Air France strike out of Ajaccio Airport, Corsica this Saturday has been cancelled.
April 9 So far no delays today.
Announced:-Sunday, April 7 French Civil Service Union strike Monday, April 8, 2013 5PM till Wednesday, April 10, 5AM. Not sure how this will effect flights or not.
March 19, 2013 Air France pilots ticked about concessions made to cabin crew union deal earlier this week.

March 14 Here we go again. French airports expect flights to Germany to be delayed again, German airport security strike again starting tomorrow Cologne/Bonn airport and at Dusseldorf airport. Will last all day, expect hundreds of flights to be cancelled. More flier aggravation
next week, Tunisian airports will be closed due to strike. TAP Airline strike 21, 22 and 23 March. Possible UK customs strike.Monday March 11 German airport security strike, Dusseldorf Airport  and European Day of Action
March 16 Air France union SNPNC, Unac, Unsa, PNC, cabin crews all sign new contract with management.
French union CGT calling for a day of action.
Transport Strike
Update February 26 :- Unfortunately French air traffic controllers are joining in this strike. Minimum service will be guaranteed. Follow along with us on our French air traffic controllers strike page.
February 12:- Two unions CGT and Force have called for a strike on Tuesday, March 5. Will effect air travel, urban transport, roads, highways, cleaners and taxis. Other unions may join in. We will be updating as the news comes in. (Same week as planned Iberia Airline strike)
Flight attendants issue
Update:-February 28 Air France flight attendants unions CGT and South Air have called for a strike from  Wednesday February 27 to Sunday March 3. Not sure how this is effecting flights. Let us know.

22 February 2013 Air France flight attendants from three unions SNPNC, UNAC AND UNSA have made a tentative agreement with management. Will bring proposal to union members for a vote in the near future. AF reports yearly loss of 1.2 billion.

29 January, 2013 Air France flights likely to be hit by French civil servants strike.  French air traffic controllers are included in this bunch. They will start striking anytime between tomorrow, Wednesday, 1800 UTC till Friday, February 1, 0500 UTC. Likely to effect all French airports, not sure of individual airports yet, it really depends on who shows up work. Minimal air service will be guaranteed.  International flights likely to go a head.

18 January  2013 French airports due to the Algeria/Mali mess are all on high security alert. Come early to your airport, as much as three hours has been recommended, particularly if you are flying from/to USA or Israel.
New threat not just Air France flights, but most of the French general public. Tomorrow, Thursday, January 10,  nationwide taxi strike from 7am to 5PM. Roads and highways to your airport will be blocked.

--- Great news this strike has been cancelled. January 4, 2013 French Pau - Pyrenees Airport possible strike Friday, January 11, 24 hours. 
As far as we know Air France flight attendants strike is still on the the 8th and 9th. Waiting for an email back from union.
Heads up:- Possible French unions calling for a general strike on Wednesday 8 January 2013. 
January 2, 2013 Air France is to close bases in Toulouse, Nice and Marseille in September. They've only been open a year.
Last years 2012 industrial actions

In the mean time. On 28 November Air France strike announced by cabin crew, strike, Union UNAC announce strike for Tuesday, Wednesday 8, 9 January 2013.
10 November 2012 Strike next week by various air traffic controllers across Europe.  Expect to be delayed or cancelled.  European Day of Action


Update today 23 October AF (and other airlines) flights being cancelled left right and center today due to the air traffic controllers strike.  Seems to be hitting Toulouse, Nice, Marseille and Lyon.  Strike action on and off till 0430 UTC Wednesday. Added to this is bad weather in UK.

French Rail Strike
Announced today 17 October, SNCF French Railway, unions planning a strike for Thursday 25 October. Trains will be running expect some cancellations on a few routes.
Update:-Air France baggage handlers strike, went by with very little disruption.
Air France 32,000 baggage handlers to strike Friday,
26 October. (Just in time for French school holiday's) Air France bringing in 6,500 workers to pick up the slack. AF will not cancel flights. Make sure they have your contact information. Get to the airport earlier than usual. Register online for your flight. Here's what Air France has to say 
19 October 2012 CFMU is reporting that French air traffic controllers will strike next week.
The strike will take place between:
1730 UTC Monday 22/10/12 
Tuesday 10-1300
0430 UTC Wednesday 24/10/12.
Marseille departures  Nantes Lyon Departures
Be aware Lyon Airport has a notice up about train travel to and from the French airport by coach.
Air France may loose LA - Tahiti route.  Not profitable for airline. If route is suspended Air Tahiti Nui will pick up the slack. Air Tahit Nui has had its fair share of industrial action lately. See Easy Travell Report
10 August 2012 If you are flying to Tahiti, flights have been delayed. We've been following along Air Tahiti Nui airline strike 

24 July Air France not expecting any disruptions this week.  On Friday management will give information on the 5,122 job cuts. 2 billion savings by 2013.

22 July 2012 Air France strike by pilots from a minor union according to Air France and to expect minor delays. If I'm flying this week with them, I don't consider my pilot minor at all in my travel plans. Strike is to start Wednesday - Sunday July 25 to 29. Call them, make sure they have your email and cell phone number.
17 July Air France subsidiary Regional is to strike 21-23 July 2012.  Expect this to ripple around network, call them for rescheduling. We will follow along here at 
Easy Travel Report Regional Strike.
12 July 2012 Several unions have joined in the "Transform 2012" campaign. Pilots and flight attendants have not yet decided. 3 ground unions have signed on.
28 June 2012 Plans for "Transform 2015" are made public today. No union has signed off on the deals. Coming to grips with the 5,000 or more staff threatened with layoffs. 6 July ground personnel to sign off on the deal, air crews end of July. Hopefully they will hold things together and not strike this summer.
Update:-21 June No strike.
Update from PNC union today state that South Air, union and unrepresentative
Here's another article if you can translate it, comments are good
June 21 Meetings to take place. Perhaps cooler heads will prevail. If not...
Air France union "Air South" state they will strike Thursday, June 21-24. 
Strike is by national union called SUD Air, all ground staff and cabin crew to strike. All personal and crew are called to strike. Here's what the union has to say
If you are flying with any of the French subsidiaries of Air France ie:- Airlinair  Regional  Britair  Transavia  call to confirm. Paris airports Roissy Charles de Gaulle CDG Airport and Orly expected to be hit hard. 
Strike is over cut backs, job security, 5,000 employees to go. 

30 March 2012 Air France back in the news today.
Baggage handlers will strike starting 4 AM Monday 
2 April till 4 AM Wednesday. Pilots and cabin crews are not involved this time. Management state limited problems expected, although they don't state that they have a contingency plan in place. May start earlier, Sunday 6 PM. Plus air traffic controllers at minor airports

27 February 2012 We have a European day of action which may possible effect some French airports on 29 February 2012.

15 February 2012 Beginning of the French school holiday. Air France flights are running as normal. Sud Rail is on strike over the next two weekends. Other than that your good to go. Except if flying into Germany tomorrow...

First Air France strike for 2012 Pilots and personnel will strike for three days starting Tuesday, 6, 7 and 8 February. Here's what Air France has to say.

February Air France strike, flights going to Brazilian airports, Galeão International Airport (GIG) in Rio de Janeiro and Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) in São Paulo.from Charles de Gaulle airport Rio Times  
Friday 10 February Weathers not helping but flights getting back to normal. Pilots and management will meet today. Meeting interupted by protestors. Management reps left meeting. Deadlock. Lesechos

9 Feb. Thursday Update:-Strike is due to end tonight, all parties will meet again tomorrow. High chance issue will not be resolved as French government is not going to back down. 

Update for Wednesday 8 February Paris Charles de Gaulle 6 flights cancelled at last minute today. Going to take a while for these flights to get back to normal. Even if flying on Friday, call them.
7 February Update today Tuesday:- Air France say tomorrow Wednesday more flights will leave than today. Unions stating today that the strike is a huge success and that 60% of pilots have joined in the strike. A pilot who cancels a long haul flight to a strike may loose up to a 1/4 of his monthly salary. This is causing internal union unrest as lower unions don't have such a financial loss. 3,000 people turned up at airports today and had their flights canceled. We have learned that the strike will go on till Thursday night. Send us an email, tell us what's going on at your airport.  Here's what the pilots  union SNPL has to say.

Another update for today, Monday:-Oh dear, tomorrow only 50% of long-hauls will leave and 70% of its short and medium hauls.
Update today 6 February from
23 December announced today Air France strike by pilots and airline personnel starting Monday, 1 am 6 February though 9 February 2012. (No other public transportation to join in.)
Update:-1 February, Air France cabin crews to join in and ground crews. Additional news French unions mulling another strike/demonstrations date Wednesday 29 February. 
Air France stated tonight (Friday 3 February) that on Monday it plans to fly over 80% of its short and medium flights. Longhauls 85% of them. You've called them, right!! They do not rule out on the spot cancellations. Britair will likely be joining in the industrial action. Ground handlers, refueling and baggage handlers may also join in. Passengers should call 39 50 or abroad 33 1 70 36 39 50. Do you have a smartphone? If so download Ap "My Airport"

Here's what Air France has to say.Trains, public transportation are running fine.  Back to front page. Do email us with anything no matter how trivial other passengers may benefit. 
Here's an article by USA Today Italy dealing with snow storms causing more delays in the system.

So last year
12/12/11 JUST ANNOUNCED late tonight, ALL FRENCH AIRPORT SECURITY EMPLOYEES TO STRIKE FRIDAY 16 DECEMBER. Will post more info as it becomes available to us. Expect severe delays or even flight cancellations.

31 October Update:- More long hauls cancelling today see Air France flight attendants page. Thanks.

10 October 2011 So much is going on in France this and coming weeks. Check our front page. Air France flight attendants are to strike 29 October to  2 November follow along. Decided to give Air France flight attendants own page

7 Sep. Air France-KLM will possible layoff 5,000 to 10,000 jobs.1/6th of the workforce. Check your favorite route it maybe eliminated.

Update:- 26 July correction Air France pilot strike is still on for next month, dates below. Flight attendants only have made a deal.
Update:-24 July It has been announced strike by flight attendants and pilots has been cancelled.
19 July A couple of things are going on with Air France that you should know about this month. 
First French pilots gave strike notice. Traditionally long-hauls fly. Short-hauls ie. travel between European cities maybe cancelled or severely delayed. Same for domestic travel.
Air France pilots strike Friday - Monday,
5 August to 8 August 2011. Do keep an eye on our front page.

Then yesterday it was announced by French flight attendants will strike from Friday July 29 till Monday 1 August.
16 June 2011 Air France strike by mechanic still going on. Some rescheduling of some long-haul flights operating to Paris Charles de Gaulle in the night of June 16 to 17.  Here's what Air France has to say.
French airport strike Pau-Pyrnenees Airport and Lourdes Tarbes Airport Pyrnenees starting this week-end Saturday 21 May 6am till Sunday 22 May midnight. Some airlines to be effected, Ryanair, Air France, and BMI Baby.
Old stuff
April 28, 2011 New, first one of the year, French general strike. Not a lot of information out just yet. In the past all long hauls have gone as scheduled. front page 

March 2011 is shaping up to be just awful, check our front page  

Old stuff, so 2010
26 Oct.  Times are in for the new French air traffic controllers strikes. Starting 5pm,  Wednesday, 27, Oct to Friday, 5am, 29 Oct.  International flights should run as planned. As usual call your airline.

19, October Another new French general strike today. In short French air traffic controllers are going to continue to strike till 23, October.  Long hauls are supposingly not being effected. Call and confirm your flight.

24, September, NEW French general strike Tuesday 12, October, change your flight for earlier rather than later. Call your airline. Trains joining in. Do check are front page.

Air France joining in press release 10/10/10
French Civil Aviation Authorities have limited the number of flights for all airlines.

Therefore, on October 12, we plan to operate100 % of our long-haul flights, and have had to cancel some domestic and European flights.

We apologize for any inconvenience this situation may cause you.
Our commercial services will do their utmost to inform you of flight cancellations and offer you alternative solutions where applicable, either on a flight with Air France, with KLM through Amsterdam, or with one of the SkyTeam alliance partners.

Please check your flight status before you travel to the airport.

Air France - KLM will cancel some short and medium haul flights on September, 23. 100% of longhauls will fly. Airline passengers ie. Ryanair (200 flights cancelled) and Aer Lingus passengers you'd better call your airline. Last strike, Air France cleared back up off flights reasonable early the following day after the strike. 400 flights to and from UK will be cancelled. Thousands of air passengers delayed world wide as passengers had to be delayed or diverted. See I

France will have another general strike 23, September, follow along on front page

Air France - KLM press release
Tuesday 09/21/2010 09:35:35 TU
Some Air traffic controllers' trade unions will take part in the general strike launched in France on Thursday, September 23. As a result, French Civil Aviation Authorities have limited the number of flights of all airlines. 

Therefore, we plan to operate 100% of our long-haul flights. However, we will cancel some short and medium-haul flights.
Our flight schedule is currently being updated.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Our commercial services will do their utmost to inform you of flight cancellations and offer you alternatives where applicable, either on a flight with Air France, with KLM through Amsterdam or with one of the alliance partners.

Please check your flight status before you travel to the airport.
You may find updated information on departures and arrivals on the home page by clicking on "Flight and destination information".

You may also :
- Phone the Air france local call center or travel agent
- If you are in France, call Air France on 3654

Old stuff
Air France-KLM will strike, 1:00 to 24:00 Thursday, June 24, 2010  expect flight delays and disruptions out of Paris, Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports.

17, March, 2010 Air France flight attendants to strike Sunday, 28, March, 2010, to Wednedsay, 31, March, 2010. If no agreement is made expect disruptions on short hauls.

7 Feb. 2010 Here we go, first one of the new year. But a whole week-end! I hear you cry. Still time to change your flight, hurry up.

AIR FRANCE, two pilot unions UNPL and R'Way have given notice of a strike.  From Friday, 26 February to Monday, 1, March 2010. Air France assurances that passengers will not be affected

Obese passengers to be charged double to fly with Air France

1/12/10 Double whammy in France.  Air traffic controllers strike Wednesday till Friday am and weather is causing massive flight cancellations. Air France will not cancel long hauls, but domestic flights out of Orly and CDG will be cancelled. Check with airline asap and our front page.

12/20/09 Weather disruptions of French domestic flight programme and European flight programme are expected at Paris-Orly and at Paris-Charle de Gaulle airports.
However, Air France plans to operate all its long-haul flights at Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

October,7, 2009 Protests and General strike France 

8/14/09  Kenya Airways has been having industrial action see info

7/9/09 Air France may impose temporary lay-offs or part-time working as it faces a continued slump in traffic.  Not a word on the Internet about the pilot strike threat during the summer.  We have emailed union and Air France, no reply from both....

***Alert:-5/22/09 Air France pilots union SNPL will protest over union rules, has filed a notice for a national strike on each of the weekends from July 10 to August 3, 2009

Heads up, France strike, Tuesday, May 26 and  Saturday, June 13, 2009 French General strike nationwide. Change travel plans to earlier rather than later. 8 unions participating. 
13 June, 09 Train union was to join strike, train travel across country normal today. Air France only one cancellation in am. Protests nationwide, low turn out,

(Air France pilots battled for 15 minutes to save doomed flight AF 447

20 June, 09 Air France chief executive Phillipe Gourgeon told RTL radio that the airline plans to make an advance of about C17,500 ($24,400) for each of the 228 victims, with no strings attached.
3 June, 09 Intertropical Convergence Zone, a clash of weather systems stretching around the Earth's midsection. It's been compared to a slithering snake that runs several hundred miles wide and towers up to 60,000 feet. And its latest victim may have been Air France Flight
2 June 09 Plane
1 June 09 Air France passenger jet missing. Brazil to Paris, 228 passengers.  Article from AOL
Woman dies in car crash days after missing doomed Air France flight.
Two passengers on doomed Air France jet cleared of links to Islamic terrorism.

Indonesian escapes Air France crash Antara news

5/09 Air France/KLM Group announced a net operating loss of 814€ million for 2007/2008. The Group plans to reduce its payroll by around 3000.

2 May 09 Air France, Swine flu, baggage handlers refusing to unload planes from Mexico, causing delays and chaos.  Involved 1,000 passengers from Cancun and around a dozen flights from Spain. An Air France crew and several individual flight attendants have refused to board flights to Mexico since the outbreak of the swine flu crisis.  See what pilots union is saying SNPL

France General strike, nationwide, Friday, 1 May, 2009 

3/20/09  After the dust settled.  CDG, international and domestic flights departed on time.  Other airports across the country were hit badly.  

Here we go again!
8 Unions call for general strike  "les grèves," (the French word for strikes) again on 19 March, 2009

Due to the cancellation of TGV express trains on 19 March 2009, Air France has arranged bus service to operate between Brussels-Midi train station and Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, in both directions.

These busses are exclusively reserved to clients holding a reservation and an
Air France ticket on one of the cancelled TGV trains on 19 March 2009.

For more information on bus schedule, passengers concerned are kindly requested to contact Air France at nr 070 / 22 24 66 or their travel agent.

Air France sincerely regrets this situation and will do its utmost to inform and reroute all its customers.

Check Air France web site, they have a fantastic sale going on.  $149 one way to Europe!

16 February, 2009  Air France-KLM cancels deliveries of planes 6 airbus, Boeing 777-300 passenger planes and its first 777 freighter, by two to three years.

13 February, 09 AF to slash 2,000 jobs.

Last time
1/29/09 Not so black. Gridlock in cities.  For today's long haul flights to NY, 3 canceled this morning.  Seems like they are flying. All but 3 lines of Metro working.  Buses and trains as normal. Suburban trains lines into and around Paris were badly hit. 
The national state-owned railway SNCF said traffic was normal on trains from Paris to other European capitals such as London and Zurich. It said the national high-speed TGV trains were running normally in eastern France, with traffic at 50 percent to 80 percent of normal levels in other parts of the country. 

1/27/09 Under French law, 30% of french flights have to be guaranteed..Nothing on Air France web site. Yet.

1/16/09 Air France strike, employees 4,500 pilots, general transportation strike country wide, Black Thursday, expect arrival and departure delays on 29 January 2009, expect severe disruptions country wide on all forms of transportation, 8 Unions involved.1/15/09  Air France, strike 29 January, 2009 to coincide with industrial action planned throughout France.  8 unions have agreed to join the strike. Job security the issue. Expect delays to and from airports and long hauls.  Trains and buses limited or none at all.11/30/08 Air France KLM has no immediate plans to reduce fuel surcharge,

17 Tues Back to normal today and they will retire at 65.  Strike cost Air France 100 million euros ($126m).  French trains are striking on Friday!

16 Sunday, Only thing to add, French trains have added more cars.
 Pilot strike due to end on Monday at midnight.  

Spain has had Air France has canceled 20 out of its 46 flights scheduled for Spain today, affecting routes between Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Paris and Lyon.

15 Nov 08 Air France second day pilots strike.  30-35% long hauls canceled.United States were hardest hit. Flights to Chicago, Detroit, Houston, New York, Los Angeles and Seattle were all canceled. Overnight the SNPL pilots union said it would be consulting members at midday Saturday over the government's latest offer and could call off the strike, which is planned to last until midnight  Monday. AP

The pilots called their strike to protest new rules that would end the current requirement for them to retire at 60, forcing them to work until the age of 65. But the government has since offered to amend the reform so pilots would still be able to retire at 60 if they wished. 

11/3/08  Air France, Expect serious disruptions. France, Paris  Air France-KLM  delayed strike from this Tuesday to December 5-9. 8 Unions, cabin crews and French Pilots Union,a four day strike for all French carriers. From Nov 14 , expect half of long haul flights to be canceled. Starts at midnight (2300 GMT Thursday) and end Monday at midnight (2300 GMT), It may go on longer, if flight attendants join in after Monday.See Air France web site

8 Unions, cabin crews and French Pilots Union,a four day strike for all French carriers. From Nov 14. Flight departures are non existent.

10/31/08 Air France strike, French Pilots To Strike Over Retirement Age Proposal  Friday for a four-day strike across all French air carriers from Nov. 14 The SNPL union called for the walkout a day after eight unions at Air France-KLM (3112.FR) announced a five-day strike from Nov. 4-8 by pilots and attendants, which was backed Friday by another pilots' union at Air France, Alter.

10/5/08 AF looks to becoming the preferred European carrier for Indians, says the airline’s Senior Vice-President of International and The Netherlands Division, Jean-Louis Pinson.

3 July 08 American airline Continental and five individuals are to stand trial in France on manslaughter charges over the crash of an Air France Concorde near Paris in

Nov 08 Air France  has found themselves loosing 100 mln Euro's per day due to the 8 Unions now on strike.  Will be followed by more flight disruptions Dec 5-9 as flight attendants have also been told their retirement age has gone from 60-65 years of age. One minute you see yourself sitting on the beach with a mixed drink at 60 years and one day.   Only to be told, sorry!  Cocktail has to wait till you turn 65.  11/17/08 The French Senate approved the measure by a vote of 200 to 139 in a late night session to raise the pilot retirement age to 65. When Air France, strike, these airports get effected Paris Charles-de-Gaulle airport for Beirut, Belgrade, Bologna, Copenhagen and Zagreb as well as the French cities of Lyon, Nantes, Nice and Toulouse.  Longhaul flights to US cities, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, New York, Los Angeles and Seattle  Visa versa.

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Air France has a whopping 58,000 employees. 1,800 flights daily. French travel Guide, review for the French airline, Air France,  general strikes, pilots, unions, cabin crews, luggage handlers.  Just what's the use of cheap tickets, cheap flights when you have to pay extra for hotel, food and stress. First provincial hub opening in Marseille, by October 2011. Followed by Nice, Toulouse and Bordeaux, due by Spring 2012. Watch out Ryanair and Flybe. This airline has a tendancy for striking, just before a French school holiday. Skyteam alliance member.
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