Air France Employee Strike June 23 – 26, 2018

Air France’s various unions have already been on strike for 15 days this year causing huge economic pain (more than 400 million euros) for the airline and forcing the CEO out in May.

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Now, the employees have decided to strike for four additional days in June unless an agreement with the management regarding pay raise is reached. Previous strikes this year have canceled roughly 15% of the scheduled flights for the days in question.

Accor’s Next Acquisition Target is Air France-KLM?

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French press reported over the weekend that Accor was showing interest in buying French state’s stake in the the troubled Air France-KLM.

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The airline group has been in deep trouble this year after the Air France pilots have staged strikes spanning 15 days that forced the head of the airline out. The French state owns 14.3 stake in the airline giving it 23% voting rights.

Air France-KLM Flying Blue June Promo Awards For August 1 – September 30, 2018

Air France-KLM Flying Blue has just released their June promotional awards for July 1 – August 31, 2018-travel.

Air France-KLM Flying Blue Promo Awards May 2018

The discount is usually from 20% to 50% off the usual number of miles required (although sometimes the discount is capped at 25%).

Air France-KLM Flying Blue Buy Miles 75% Bonus Through July 1, 2018

Air France-KLM Flying Blue has launched new promotion for buying miles at up to 75% bonus through July 1, 2018. There is separate offer that is valid until January 31, 2019 (read more here).

Air France - KLM Flying Blue Buy Miles Summer 2018

Non-elite members can buy up to 75,000 miles per calendar year (no limit for elites). Elite members can purchase up to 100,000 miles before any bonus under this promotion.

Airfare of the Day: Air France / KLM BUSINESS CLASS NEW London (LHR), United Kingdom to Hong Kong SAR, PRC from £1,504/1,718 €/HK$15810 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Air France/KLM and their business class excursion round trip fares between London and Hong Kong.

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French National Strike Tuesday May 22, 2018 (Air Traffic Controllers Will Participate)

France is facing another national strike on Tuesday this coming week (May 22, 2018) that will have French Air Traffic Controllers participating as well.

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This will have an affect also on flights that use French airspace such as BA’s to Spain and Air France has reduced flight activity on Paris – Orly, Marseilles and Lyon airports.

“Reinvented” Air France-KLM Flying Blue Unable To Process Retro Claims?

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Air France-KLM launched “reinvented” Flying Blue back in April that seems to be work in progress still in late May based on an email that I received from a reader.

Air France-KLM Flying Blue

According to the messages that Flying Blue has sent to the reader, it seems that it is currently impossible to claim missing miles due to the program change.

Air France-KLM Takes 31% Stake In Virgin Atlantic

Air France-KLM that is currently is in search for permanent CEO (third one in two years) yesterday announced that it would take 31% stake in Virgin Atlantic and pay 220 million GBP to Virgin Group for the share.

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Delta owns 49% of Virgin Atlantic which it purchased from Singapore Airlines back in 2012 (read more here).

Airfare of the Day: Delta/Air France/KLM BUSINESS CLASS Prague (PRG), Czech Republic to New York NY (JFK), United States from 1361 €/$1618/Kč 34746 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Delta/Air France/KLM and their high season business class advanced purchase round trip fares between Prague and New York.

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Air France Strikes Off For Now After May 7 & 8, 2018

Air France employees have been striking for total for 15 days this year after today’s and tomorrow’s actions are counted in. The CEO of the airline decided to resign last week after the consultation with the employees didn’t result in the vote that he had looked for.

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The airline had to cancel roughly 15% of its flights today and I would assume they are facing same cancellation rate tomorrow. The employees don’t have any additional strike dates announced for now. The French government that still owns 14.3% of Air France-KLM has been very clear that they would not provide any support and the airline needs to be competitive to survive.

Air France – KLM CEO Resigns

Air France – KLM CEO today announced in a press conference in Paris that he would tender his resignation at a board meeting on May 9 after employees had voted against the wage rise proposal on an online poll.

Air France - KLM CEO Resigns

Air France pilots have been striking already on 13 days this year and there are two further days of strikes next week. 55% of the employees voted against the proposal that the management had put forward. The employees demand 5.1% pay rise in 2018 alone.

UPDATE: Air France Pilots To Strike On May 3, 4, 7 And 8, 2018

Air France pilots today announced new strike dates for early May after striking for eleven days in February, March and April. The airline already issued rebooking options for affected passengers and has now extended the dates through May 27.

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Pilots will strike on May 3, 4, 7 and 8, 2018, unless airline is able to reach an agreement with and the action is called off.

Air France-KLM Flying Blue May Promo Awards For July 1 – August 31, 2018

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Air France-KLM Flying Blue has just released their May promotional awards for July 1 – August 31, 2018-travel.

Air France-KLM Flying Blue Promo Awards May 2018

The discount is usually from 20% to 50% off the usual number of miles required (although sometimes the discount is capped at 25%).

Air France Pilots To Strike On May 3, 4, 7 And 8, 2018

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Air France pilots today announced new strike dates for early May after striking for eleven days in February, March and April. The airline already issued rebooking options for affected passengers.

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Pilots will strike on May 3, 4, 7 and 8, 2018, unless airline is able to reach an agreement with and the action is called off.

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