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Seems that Air France had an operational meltdown this past Monday that lead pilots to exceed their duty hours and land at Manchester airport instead of Paris on a flight from New York.

Express Passengers delayed for more than SEVEN hours at Manchester Airport 'so pilot could rest'

The plane had to wait four hours in New York to be de-iced that lead to the cockpit crew timing out during the flight. What followed the diversion is entirely Air France’s fault, however. [click to continue…]

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Air France pilot strike over the expansion of Transavia has ended after 14 days and the operations are expected to gradually return normal midweek after crews and place are back in place.

Air France Strike FT

The Air France pilots were demanding that the flight crews on Transavia would receive the same benefits (pay, flight hours etc.) as they do. [click to continue…]