French air transport strikes

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If you are flying to France this coming week be aware of a four day strike.

From Monday till Thursday (February 6-9), striking pilots, cabin crew and ground staff will be protesting about a bill the French government has introduced which would mean unions would have to give greater notice of strike action. It is just possible the strike may be extended.
If you are flying with Air France, then you can rebook your flights free of charge subject to certain restrictions. Click here for further details. They hope to be able to continue a majority of their flights but haven’t listed timetables for next week yet.
If you are flying on any other airline into or out of France, do check their websites because there may be some delays and possible cancellations due to either ground handlers or the fact that the flight crew could be members of one of the unions. easyJet don’t expect major disruptions, Ryanair, flybe and British Airways make no comment on their websites as yet.
Because the unions haven’t given the nature of the strike, disruption could be minimal or more damaging for passengers. Once again, we probably won’t find out the true extent of how we might be until Monday morning.

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