Air France Updates Flight Schedule for Today; Second Strike Ahead

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Air France and Joon are modifying their flight schedule today due to a strike. The two airlines also report that a second strike is now on tap for Tuesday, April 3.

According to the latest update from Air France, the airline plans to operate 76 percent of its total flight schedule today as several of its staff unions plan a strike. That includes 80 percent of its long-haul flights; 70 percent of its medium-haul flights to and from Paris – Charles de Gaulle; and 80 percent of its short-haul flights to and from Paris-Orly and the French provinces.

The airline also reports that its unions are planning a second strike on Tuesday, April 3. It is as yet too early to predict the potential impact of this second strike on Air France’s flight schedule. In both cases, Air France notes that flights operated by Hop!, KLM and Delta will remain unaffected.

For customers scheduled to fly on March 30, Air France is offering the chance to postpone their trip to between March 31 and April 5 at no extra cost, although the airline recommends not rebooking for April 3, the day of the second strike. Travelers can also postpone their flight to sometime after April 5, change their country of origin or cancel their trip, in which case they will receive a voucher that will be valid for one year and can be used on Air France, KLM or Hop! flights. The voucher will be nonrefundable.

Delta has likewise issued a change waiver for all Air France-, Hop!- and Joon-operated flights set to fly March 30. Customers can rebook for travel March 31 – April 5, with the new ticket to be reissued on or before April 5.

Travel waivers have not yet been issued for the strike scheduled for April 3. Travelers are advised to confirm the status of their flight before departing for the airport.

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