Air France has been facing strikes this spring on February 22, March 23 and 30, April 3, 10 and 11.There are four additional strike days this month April 17, 18, 23 and 24, and the airline has now released rebooking guidelines for affected passengers.
These strikes are timed to coincide with the rail strikes going on in France. 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 17, 17, 23 & 24:
If you have a valid Air France ticket, issued on or before 05 April, for a flight operated by Air France or Joon on 17, 18, 23 or 24 April, you can postpone your trip between 15 and 30 April 2018.
* We recommend you to avoid a rebook on another day impacted by the strike.
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.
A voucher valid for one year on Air France, Joon, KLM or HOP flights! will be given to you if you prefer to postpone your trip beyond 30 April 2018, change destination or departure city, or cancel your trip. This voucher is not 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 17, 18, 23, 24 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