French national public holiday July 14
Euro Football June 10 - July 10, 2016
French Air Traffic Controllers Strike AGAIN
French Airport Strike
Several unions involved, high participation of workers expected.
Friday 3 June 2016 6am local time
Saturday 4 June 2016
Sunday 5 June, 2016
strike ends Monday 6 June 2016 6am.
Can you change your flight before the world does? Meeting planned late Monday now Tuesday afternoon.
French General Strikes - June 15, 2016
Several unions have called for two new strike days and demonstrations Thursday 26 May and Tuesday June 14 seven unions involved in transport.
14 June will be a national strike and "Paris reinforced by a general strike day" (It's the first day the French senate debate the new labour laws)
French Fuel Strike
Update:-29 May 2016 Fuel distribution is starting to ease up.
Fuel depots have been blocked for several days, fuel shortages are imminent. Increased demand caused by panic closes stations. Expect fuel rationing. Update:-Tourists stranded Daily Mail Renting a car in France? We've seen this before. it's not uncommon for tourists to abandon rental cars on roads due to lack of petrol - don't be that guy.
French Air Traffic Control
Strike planned for Thursday May 26, 2016
Update:-24 May 2016 French air traffic controllers will strike
from 6am Thursday 26th May, 2016
6 am local time Friday morning the 27th of May.
Your likely to be delayed.
Paris Orly airlines asked to cut back flights by 15%. Your airline can work with this. Don’t delay call them. Air France takes the brunt of any strike action. Euro Airport, Marseille, Bordeaux, Lyon, Lille expect flight delays.
(Strike will be lifted early in some airports. Perhaps similar to last week, flights were delayed an hour or so. More rumblings in press regarding 14 June strike, nothing in stone yet, (tablet! I’ll shut up) and something horrendous is coming down for the 3-5 June, more on this coming 31 May 2016 see USAG-CGT First keep your eye's on NOP National Union of Air Traffic Controllers SNCTA (40% of controllers)
Regarding Air France
Air France Pilot Strike
Update:-31 May 2016 Pilot’s decide not to hold a six day strike before Euro2016. They will do a nasty go slow instead, which may effect your connecting flight. They will postpone random flights (multiple stoppages) for several hours, flights will not be canceled. SNPL union feels passengers are suffering enough with other strike actions ie. French air traffic controllers.
Now you know and can prepare, bring book, snacks, ant-acids and phone charger. Pilot union SNPL is trying to recruit cabin crew and ground workers to join them.
Contract agreement with stewards and hostesses expires this October. Just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas - New Year travel 2016.
Update:- Friday, May 13 Pilot's planning strikes over a 6 day period. More news to come out on April 30.
Sunday May 8, 2016 Air France pilot unions SNPL and SPAF threaten strike action starting Wednesday June 1, 2016 over wage cuts.
April 11, 2016 Air France management asked pilot’s in a draft agreement on Sunday, again to take wage cut and work 5-10% longer hours for free from 2017 to 2020.
French pilot unions SNPL and SPAF have until May 2 to respond. Management will hire another 600 pilot’s over the next three years. This way Air France will increase productivity and reduce costs.
Rennes–Saint-Jacques Airport will be closed June 1, 2016 due to firemen strike
Tours Airport closure in June 2016 Ryanair
French SNCF strike - French National Rail Strike
12 May 2016 French 48 hour rolling railway strikes.
“Unlimited renewable notice” Every Wednesday and Thursday CGT union members will down tools. Starting June 1st SNCF workers will also strike Tuesdays. SUD-rail union members will also strike daily as from Tuesday 17th May.
Strikes to start next week 18 and 19 May.
SNCF has a notice up. International trains expected to run "normal " Eurostar, TGV & ICE, Thalys, TGV.
National and TGV lines
RER train lines - watch out tourist being targeted by thieves.
French Polynesia - Air Tahiti
Update:-31 May 2016 Latest from RNZ Update:-26 May 2016 Latest from RNZ Peak travel season June. Air Tahiti passengers will get stuck on the outer islands making it difficult to catch your International flight from Papeete to Japan, USA, Australia and New Zealand. Pilots and crew threaten strike action.
May 9, 2016 A general strike has been averted but Air Tahiti have issued strike notice. Update:-16 May This strike is in full swing, island hopping flights canceled.
Update:-May 15, 2016 Strike this week-end postponed for negotiations.
Call airline 0810797997 or email email@example.com
Second largest airline in France.
Based in Orly Airport. Popular routes Algeria, France, Portugal, Switzerland.
Here's an article regarding waiver of baggage fees if you are coming from the US usatoday.com