Flight distress for Brits travelling to France subsequent weekend

As we speak, French Air Visitors Controllers have confirmed that they are going to be occurring strike on the weekend March 20th-22nd. The dangerous information is that travellers received’t be capable to declare compensation. There is no such thing as a excellent news.

Passengers planning getaways throughout Easter faculty holidays would be the first to endure, as strike motion by French Air Visitors Controllers is ready to throw airports throughout the Channel into meltdown from Sunday to Tuesday.

Tjitze Noordehaven, the Chief Working Officer at EUclaim predicts issues may get even worse for British holidaymakers:

“If the French unions observe their strike patterns of 2014, we’re more likely to see additional motion in Could and June, spoiling summer season holidays.”

Sadly, British travellers received’t be capable to declare any compensation if delays or cancellations are attributable to a French Air Visitors Management strike, as a result of strike motion is just not thought of “extraordinary”.

Learn additionally: Are you Entitled to Airline Compensation?

Over the course of simply two days in June 2014, there have been 1,030 delays or cancellations attributable to French Air Visitors Management Strikes.

Previously, strike motion deliberate for a Sunday (double pay day) has been cancelled by the French to keep away from lacking out on double pay.

When Easter final fell in March in 2013, the worst offender for flight delays and cancellations was Manchester Airport which noticed 30 flights delayed for greater than three hours and a whopping 17 cancellations, in contrast with simply 9 delays and solely 4 cancellations over the April Easter weekend in 2014.

London airports reveal the identical March Easter patterns, significantly Heathrow and Gatwick. Heathrow noticed 12 cancelled flights in 2013, dropping considerably to five for the 2014 Easter weekend.

This shot again as much as 16 with the early April vacation final 12 months. Gatwick is not any much less at fault with 15 cancellations in 2013, in comparison with three in 2014 and rising to 11 final 12 months.

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