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.

Airfare of the Day: Delta / Air France / KLM BUSINESS CLASS Amsterdam (AMS), The Netherlands to Montreal (YUL), Canada from 1422 € Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to the SkyTeam Transatlantic Partners Delta, Air France and KLM and their low/off-peak season business class excursion round trip fares between Amsterdam and Montreal.

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Airfare of the Day: Air France / KLM BUSINESS CLASS London (LHR), United Kingdom to Hong Kong SAR (HKG), PRC from £1429 Round Trip

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

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More Air France Strikes In May & CEO Threatens To Resign

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Air France has already had nine days of strikes this year and two more are scheduled for next week on Monday and Tuesday (read more here).

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The airline has offered employees raises that has been rejected by the unions. The airline CEO threatens to step down if an agreement is not reached with striking employees that have already cost the airline more than 200 million. The union has told that it will announce May strike dates on April 26.

Airfare of the Day: Delta/Air France/KLM BUSINESS CLASS Milan (MXP), Italy to New York NY (JFK/EWR), United States from 1798 € Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to the SkyTeam transatlantic partners and their basic season business class excursion round trip fares between Milan and New York.

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Air France Four Strike Days & Rebooking Guidelines For April 17, 18, 23 & 24, 2018

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.

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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. 

Air France Four Additional Strike Days On April 17, 18, 23 & 24 (2018) & Rebooking Info Released For April 10 & 11

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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.

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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. 

RANT: I Should Have Known Better Before Booking a Joon Flight on April Fools’

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On November last year, Air France published a press release announcing the new destinations (both short and long haul) that would be served by their new brand Joon, their take on a low cost carrier marketed for millenials. Among the new destinations and dates announced, the press release included Cairo and Teheran as first medium-haul destinations, and added Cape Town as the first long haul destination with “3 weekly flights from April 1st 2018 starting at €279 including tax”. On December 12, 2017 the airline updated their schedule, filing additional routes to be operated by Joon, inclunding CDG-CPT, starting April 1st, 2018.

Last week, based on this information (which had not been updated since), John and I decided I should try their new economy class product on their first CPT-CDG flight, scheduled for April 1st. I went all the way there and not really to my surprise, this flight never happened.

Air France Two Additional Strike Days On April 10 & 11, 2018 (April 3 & 7) & Rebooking Info Released For April 7

Air France has been facing strikes this Spring on February 22, March 23 and 30. There are two strikes days this week on April 3 (read more here) and 7. Air France just released rebooking info (you can find it below) for the Saturday strike.

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Now, a reader sent me a link to Le Figaro article that states that pilots have decided strike for two additional days next week on April 10 and 11.

Air France Strike On April 3, 2018 (Another One April 7)

Number of Air France unions have already had three strikes this year on February 22nd, March 23rd and March 30th.There are two additional strikes scheduled for this coming week on April 3 and 7.

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Previous strikes have lead to cancellation 20% to 40% of the long-haul flights plus smaller percentage of short and medium haul ones. The expected strike will likely lead to similar cancellation percentage.

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