Wednesday, April 30, 2014

C'est la saison

To celebrate May Day, France's pilots decide to take the month off;
In an attempt to gain leverage in its negotiations with the government, leading pilot union SNPL France Alpa has announced a devastating month-long strike which it says will hit every day from 5.45am to 7.45am, and from 12.45pm to 3.45pm, from 3rd to 30th May.
The first period is planned to affect the first wave of medium haul flights, while the second period could hit during the busiest time of the day. The two time slots maximise disruptions to air traffic schedules throughout the day and may prevent passengers from getting their connecting flights, according to an Air France statement on 29th April.
Considering that Air France's problem is competition from more efficient air carriers, and May is the beginning of the holiday travel season....

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