Air France Warns Flight Disruptions Are Possible Due to Strike

Feb 21, 2018

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Air France is warning customers flight disruptions are possible on Thursday, February 22, due to a staff strike.

The strike will only affect flights operated by Air France and its low-fares subsidiary Joon. Flights operated by other Air France subsidiaries, including KLM, will not be affected by the strike.

The airline expects to operate on a reduced flight schedule of 50% of its long-haul departures, 75% of medium-haul departures and 85% of short-haul departures. The company says it will notify customers whose flights are cancelled the day before departure by text message or e-mail.

Customers are also encouraged to check the status of Air France or Joon flights, as schedule changes are ongoing. The airline is also offering rebooking options at no extra cost.

Any customer with a valid Air France ticket issued on or before February 19 for a flight operated by Air France or Joon on February 22 can move the trip to February 21 or postpone to between February 23 and 27.

Customers can also postpone after February 27, change the country of origin or destination or cancel the trip. In that case, Air France will give a nonrefundable voucher valid for one year to be used on Air France, Joon, KLM or Hop! flights.

Refunds will be offered if a customer decides not to travel, or if a flight is cancelled or delayed for more than five hours.

The strike is the result of a dispute with several Air France staff unions over pay.

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