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Last week, Air France's pilots unions gave notice of a strike from Saturday 11th June to Tuesday 14th June. Air France's flights are going to face mass disruptions during this period.
Since fewer pilots are going to be available, Air France will have to cancel some of its scheduled flights.
According to a French regulation called 'Loi Diard', striking employees have to inform their employer at least 48 hours before the strike. Consequently, Air France will only be able to determine how many pilots are planning to go on strike on June 9th. It is only from this date that the company will be able to inform passengers about cancelled flights. Additionally, for flights which are maintained, delays are likely to occur.
If your flight is cancelled, keep in mind that the European Regulation 261/2004 gives you several rights: - the right to obtain the reimbursement of your ticket or a rerouting to your final destination - the right to obtain compensation between 250 and 600 euros - a right to care (food, drinks, hotel)
To get more information on your rights in case of a cancelled flight, check our article here
Air France pilots' strike is an internal strike. Therefore, the company cannot refuse to pay you compensation on this ground. Indeed, an internal strike is not a ground for exemption of liability for the airline.
If your flight operated by Air France is cancelled between Saturday 11 June and Tuesday 14 June, start a claim !
If your flight is delayed, the European Regulation 261/2004 also gives you several rights, depending on how late your flight is.
To get more information on your rights in case of a delayed flight, check our article here
As for cancelled flights, Air France cannot refuse to pay you compensation by saying that an internal strike is a ground for exemption. If your flight is delayed, and particularly if the delay is superior to 3 hours, start a claim !
by Frédéric PELOUZE, Weclaim Founder & Director
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