Air France

Air France May Have Served Sandwiches Contaminated with the Deadly Listeria Bacteria

Air France has issued an urgent warning after the potentially deadly Listeria bacteria was discovered in a sandwich served onboard flights to several international destinations.  Routine quality checks revealed that tuna sandwiches which were available from a self-serve buffet in…

Air France Could Be Hit By Cabin Crew Strikes Within Weeks Over Proposed Pension Reform

Trade unions representing cabin crew groups across Air France have threatened to call strike action within weeks unless airline bosses press the French government not to go ahead with proposed pension reforms.  At present, cabin crew are able to retire…

Air France Offers Free Transport for Anyone Involved in Reconstruction of Notre Dame

The Air France-KLM airline group has said it will provide free transport for all official partners involved in the reconstruction of Notre-Dame in Paris.  The decision follows a devastating fire that ravaged the 850-year old cathedral, toppling its world-famous spire…

The Dispute Between KLM and Air France is Heating Up Again: The Latest Updates

The relatively new head of the Air France-KLM Group has certainly got his work cut out.  As a quick recap, Benjamin Smith became the first non-French chief executive of the Franco-Dutch airline group in September 2018 – his appointment came…

This Passenger Thought it Was Acceptable to Wear Just Boxer Shorts… Right or Wrong?

When you’re about to embark on a near 12-hour long-haul flight from Europe to the West Coast of the United States you definitely want to be comfortable – but maybe it’s possible to be just a little too comfortable.  At…

Lufthansa Comes Number One in 2018 With Most Passengers Carried by a European Airline

The European airline industry is controlled by three main players – there’s the Lufthansa Group which not only owns the namesake airline but also SWISS, Austrian, Brussels Airlines and the low-cost carrier Eurowings.  Then, there’s the Anglo-Spanish IAG Group that…

CONFIRMED: Joon to Close and Flight Attendants to Move to Better Contracts at Air France

In September 2017, Air France officially launched a new airline brand called Joon – it was marketed as the airline for millennials and operated with a hybrid model somewhere between low-cost and full-service.  A little over a year later and…

NEW ALLEGATIONS: “Cosy Joon” Not So Cosy for Cabin Crew Say Staffers On French Television

Air France’s often derided subsidiary Joon is facing fresh criticism after French television station, France 2 aired anonymous interviews with several members of Joon cabin crew on Sunday night.  Joon, which is barely 12-months old, was marketed as a new…

AT LONG LAST: Air France Finally Reaches Agreement With Unions Over New Pay Deal

There has finally been a breakthrough in talks between Air France and trade unions who represent over 75% of staff at the French flag carrier in a long-running and very bitter dispute over pay and conditions.  The dispute is said…

LEAKED: Could This New Offer Finally End the Air France Pay Dispute?

Details of a secret meeting between the new head of Air France and a coalition of unions has leaked to the media despite efforts by chief executive, Benjamin Smith to keep the talks under wraps.  The marathon 9-hour negotiating session…

FIRST LOOK: Air France Unveils New Look Economy, Premium Economy Cabins and Amenities

Air France has unveiled a new design for its Economy and Premium Economy cabins which will be rolled out across the airline’s 15 Airbus A330 long-haul aircraft starting in January 2019.  Along with a new colour scheme which features cool…

Do Cabin Crew at Joon Have Any Right to be Upset Over Pay and Conditions?

Joon is a rooftop bar.  Joon is a personal assistant, an entertainment channel and fashion designer.  Joon is the new generation travel experience designed to meet travellers’ new expectations.  Okay, Joon actually isn’t any of these things – despite what…

The Air France-KLM Group is Facing Strikes in Both France and the Netherlands: What’s Happening?

After months of turmoil, Air France has finally found a new chief executive in Benjamin Smith – an aviation veteran and long-serving Air Canada executive who has been credited with transforming the Candian flag-carrier over the last two decades.  The appointment…

Unions Reject “Immediate and Concrete Measures” by Air France Management to End Strikes

Air France has laid out “immediate and concrete measures” to improve the daily lives of workers at the airline.  Anne-Marie Couderc, who is temporarily leading the carrier said the measures were in response to concerns raised by employees during a…

Unions Announce Four More Days of Strike Action at Air France – Walkout from 23rd to 26th June

Air France could once again face yet more crippling strikes – walkouts at the airline have already cost the airline in excess of €600 million this year alone. Yesterday evening a coalition of unions which represent various staff groups including…

We Love This New Running App from Air France – Win Flights and Race Entry

A long-haul flight can have a big impact on your body, so getting in a good run or gym session on arrival is a good way to get over some of the nasty after effects of crossing multiple time zones…

Unions Call For More Negotiations to Break Deadlock at Air France – But Will Either Side Budge?

It’s a dispute that has so far cost Air France over €300 million, as well as the head of its Chief Executive, Jean-Marc Janaillac – who was forced to step down from his post on Friday evening.  Janaillac said his…

Air France’s Chief Operating Officer Makes A Plea To Staff: “Let’s Stop The Mess”

In a bid to bring a bitter pay dispute to an end, Olivier Dulat, Air France’s chief operating officer has made an impassioned plea to the airline’s staff in an article in French language newspaper, Les Echos.  Dulat calls on…

Air France Gives Staff Until 4th May To Decide On Improved Pay Offer In Direct Appeal To End Strikes

Senior executives at Air France have launched a direct appeal to the airline’s staff in a last-ditch bid to end a series of crippling strikes that have affected hundreds of thousands of passengers.  Latest figures from the airline reveal that…

Air France Says Strike Action Has So Far Cost It €220 Million But New Offer Rejected By Unions

Air France says strike action by pilots, ground staff and cabin crew at the airline have so far cost the company an estimated €220 as staffers embark on the second day of a 48-hour walkout. Unions have demanded an across…

Air France Doubles Pay Offer In Bid To Avert More Strikes: Union Calls Airline “Dishonest”

The chief executive of Air France, Franck Terner has offered to double a proposed pay raise in a bid to avoid further strike action at the airline.  The offer was made in a company-wide email sent by Terner to the…

Strikes At Air France Have So Far Cost The Company €170 Million – And More Are Still To Come

Air France has today revealed that 5 days of strike action by its employees, including ground workers and cabin crew have so far cost the airline €170 million.  The figures were released in the Air France-KLM traffic statistics for the…

Air France Set For At Least Seven More Days Of Strike Action In April: Unions Call Negotiations A “Sham”

Air France workers including ground staff and flight attendants are set to walk for an additional seven days in April over a bitter dispute over how much the airline should raise wages.  Unions are demanding a 6% across the board…

CONFIRMED: Air France Workers to Strike On 23rd And 30th March – Even More May Be Planned

Passengers hoping to fly with Air France on 23rd and 30th March could well be in for a testing time as a coalition of 10 unions representing workers at the airline confirm their intentions to stage two 24-hour strikes.  Workers…

Air France Now Faces A 48-Hour Strike After Management Reject Demands Of Unions: 23rd March

Air France has set itself on a collision course with a broad collation of unions at the airline who are protesting a proposed pay rise of just 1 percent.  Employees at the carrier have already staged one 24-hour stoppage on…

#IWD: Air France Promotes Gender Equality With Updated Contracts But Still Faces Strike Action on March 23rd

As other airlines celebrated International Women’s Day on Thursday by operating ‘special’ female only operated flights, Air France instead announced a big change that marks more of a longterm change to greater gender equality.  A new collective agreement promises to…

Air France Cabin Crew Walk Out On Strike Over 1% Pay Increase Which “Showed Only Contempt”

There were chaotic scenes in Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport today as a coordinated strike by Air France workers saw thousands of passengers stranded when the airline was forced to cancel up to 50% of its long-haul schedule.  Several unions that…

Air France is Trialing New Virtual Reality Headsets to Re-imagine Inflight Entertainment

Cabin crew can struggle at the best of times to grab the attention of passengers who are otherwise engrossed watching the in-flight entertainment.  Even the simple task of serving tea and coffee can turn into a performance of charades.  So…

Air France May Finally Have Reached a Deal with its Cabin Crew

A long-running dispute between Air France cabin crew and their airline may finally be over.  The airline announced today that a new cabin crew collective agreement and a set of guarantees had been signed by two of three labour unions…

12 New Airlines Commit to Fight Illegal Animal Trafficking – Sign Up to ‘United for Wildlife’ Initiative

A few weeks ago, the great and the good of the aviation industry were meeting in Cancun, Mexico for the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) 73rd Annual General Meeting.  But unlike the glitz and glamour of the recent Paris Air…

Electronic Gadgets Banned on Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways flights to the U.S.

Late yesterday, Royal Jordanian Airlines gave passengers a heads-up of an impending ban on electronic devices for flights from Jordan to the USA.  In a since-deleted post on the company’s Twitter account, Royal Jordanian said “carrying any electronic or electrical…

News Roundup – 08th March 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

Virgin Australia has announced that it won’t be starting a service between Perth and Abu Dhabi as was originally planned.  Instead, the carrier intends to focus on international routes to North America and Asia.  But one flight to the USA…

News Roundup – 15th February 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

Does Emirates get an unfair advantage in state subsidies?  That’s the issue that has been raging again this week.  As three major U.S. airlines met President Trump to discuss the issue, Emirates claimed that it was the good guy who…

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