Zut Alors! French strikes cause problems for airline passengers

18 October 2010

Bitterwallet - Franch strikes delay airlinesAfter a one day protest by air traffic controllers last week, the French are once more going all out to cause maximum airline misery over the next few days.

A general strike affecting aviation workers has been confirmed to begin this evening - and last until Friday. The strike action is likely to affect domestic flights and short-haul routes between France and European cities, as well as flights passing through French airspace.

Air France is attempting to operate a full service of long-haul flights throughout the action. British Airways' website hasn't bothered to add details of any disruption (and in fact don't even mention the strike is occurring), unlike Ryanair who are fully briefing their passengers.

80 per cent of easyJet flights pass through French airspace, and as a result the airline is expecting disruption and cancellations across the week:

We are working closely with the French Government to try to minimise the impact to our customers, unfortunately however we will have to cancel a number of our flights and have been advised that there is a high risk of additional disruption during the day. As soon as we know which flights are directly affected we will contact those customers affected.

If you happen to be flying to mainland European destinations or beyond this week, check in with your airline before heading off to the airport.

TOPICS:   Travel


  • Nobby
    Frog eating, garlic smelling, dog shagging bastards. Belgian Eurostar is affected by a strike too. Those chocolate eating, mayo-dipping chip eating bastards.
  • Whisky
    France Retirement age to raise from 60 to 62, all out strikes and rioting. England Retirement age to raise from 65 to 70 Mild profanities whilst reading the Sunday tabloid over breakfast. I like France.
  • Bazinga
    They don't do any work anyway?
  • Kevin
    Fuck them. Bring in the police to kick their heads in. Fire anyone that doesn't go back to work. Offer their jobs to the unemployed. Alternately get EVERYONE to sign a document saying they will pay double the current rate of tax in 10 years time if they want to stay as they are for now.

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