Strike when the weather is good

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A plane in cloudy weather in Fench air traffic control space. Does this only happen when the weather is inclement?

A plane in cloudy weather in Fench air traffic control space. Does this only happen when the weather is inclement?

Many readers will know that the French air traffic controllers began a two day strike today. Two more are planned before the end of the month. So far, there are have been over 400 flight cancellations affecting UK flyers with many more from other European countries.

Whilst passengers moan about sitting around and waiting, French air traffic controllers could be enjoying every minute of it. Why?

EUclaim, a company which assists air passengers file claims with airlines for compensation for delayed travel, suggests that these strikes always coincide with fine weather. Is this good weather forecasting on behalf of the union allowing members to enjoy days on the beach or bracing walks on sunny, clear days or just sheer good luck?

Would we better to plan outings coinciding with French air traffic control strikes rather than trust weather forecasters? Is it wrong to suggest that strikes will only occur when the weather is good? Would grotty weather cause the strikes never to happen as the controllers wouldn’t be able to take advantage of their non-working days? Should the traffic controllers union be hired to take over weather forecasting on the BBC, ITV, Sky and everywhere else? Are they better suited to weather forecasting than air traffic controlling? If the weather turns less clement for the remaining two strikes this month will the union call the strike off preferring to wait for better, sunnier days?

The research by EUclaim raises all sorts of interesting questions for the passenger to ponder. The one answer passengers want but to which they will not be given an answer is how inconvenienced will they be.

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