Air France Hop! Pilot Strike July 13 – 18, 2017

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It is a long holiday weekend in France and good time for airline pilots to engage strike activity to maximize “damage” to the parent organization.

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Hop! is an Air France subsidiary operating regional flights.The strike doesn’t affect Hop! Airbus and Navette planes.

You can access Air France’s web page for strike information here.

Here’s information that Air France has up on its website:

STRIKE ACTION BY HOP! PILOTS FROM JULY 13 TO 18, 2017

Updated on July 13, 2017, 08h30 (Paris local time)

Further to a confirmed call for strike action issued by several HOP! pilots unions, for the period from July 13 to 18, 2017, our flight schedule operated by HOP! aircrafts will be disrupted on this period.

Our schedule for July 13th, 2017 is updated. We expect to operate 85% of our domestic and medium-haul flights for this day. The update of our schedule for July 14th, 2017 is ongoing. We also expect to operate 85% of our domestic and medium-haul flights.

Not affected by this strike: Long Haul flights, as well as Air France flights operated by Air France “Airbus” aircraft, or an aircraft of other airlines.

We offer you rebooking options at no extra cost, whatever the fare paid.

You can find details of our commercial measures in ‘Can I modify my trip?’

Conclusion

Remember that EC 261/2004 delay or cancellation compensation doesn’t apply in case of strikes. Duty of care does, however.

Air France is required to rebook the affected passengers to their final destinations on other airlines and provide hotel accommodation with meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner) in case of long delays.

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