A call for labor strikes has been issued by several staff unions of Air France for Thursday, May 3; Friday, May 4; Monday, May 7; and Tuesday, May 8, 2018 — and although Air France is now offering options to rebook your flights at no extra cost no matter which fare you purchased, the possible impacts of this industrial action is still too soon to evaluate.
Travel Alert May 2018: Air France Strikes
According to this notice which was posted at the official Internet web site of Air France, “As soon as we have a more accurate estimate of the number of employees on strike and the impact on our operations, our flight schedule will be changed accordingly and also made public the day before your departure.”
The impacted travel dates are Thursday, May 3, 2018 through Wednesday, May 9, 2018; and Sunday, May 27, 2018 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
This is a tough couple of weeks for passengers of the SkyTeam alliance, as in addition to the Air France labor strikes, another power outage affected Amsterdam Airport Schiphol yesterday, which is a major hub airport of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and resulted in the delays and cancellations of flights.