Air France has been facing strikes this spring on February 22, March 23 and 30, and on April 3. There is a strike this week on April 7 that we have previously covered (read more here). Air France has now released the rebooking info for the two strike dates next week on April 10 – 11.
Air France is also facing four additional strike dates later this month on April 17, 18, 23 and 24. These are timed to coincide with the rail strikes going on with the country. Rail workers are striking two days for every five for the next three months.
You can access Air France’s page for strike information here.
Here’s Air France’s rebooking information for April 10 & 11:
Can I postpone my trip planned for 10 or 11 April?
If you have a valid Air France ticket, issued on or before 2 April, for a flight operated by Air France or Joon on 10 or 11 April, you can postpone your trip between 5 and 15 April 2018*.
* We invite you not to rebook on 7 April.
Save time by changing your booking directly online*, in the “Your reservations” section of the website or in the mobile app. You can change your booking at no extra cost for the same travel cabin.
You may also choose to postpone your flight to sometime after 15 April 2018, change your country of destination or origin or cancel your trip. In these cases, we will provide you with a voucher that will be valid for 1 year and can be used on AIR FRANCE, KLM or HOP! flights. This voucher will be non-refundable.
I would be very hesitant to book anything on Air France until the issue with the pilots and unions have been resolved (if it ever will be). These strikes will always affect travel day before/after for long-haul flights due to equipment/crew rotations.
If you are scheduled to fly on April 10 – 11 or day before/after on Air France, you should consider taking advantage of the rebooking options offered.
Remember that Air France is required by the EC 261/2004 legislation to provide duty to care for stranded passengers (accommodation, meals and calls) and rebook them to final destination at their (passengers) earliest convenience even on other airlines such as Emirates, Qatar Airways, and British Airways to name some