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British Airways Strike Looms; Air France, Too?

On the eve of British Airways' cabin crew's planned strike, Air France's cabin crew union, which is also unhappy with working conditions, has announced a concurrent "solidarity strike."

The BBC reports that "a three-day strike by Air France cabin crew over working conditions has been planned for 28 March to coincide with Unite's action. A spokesman for six French unions told the Daily Telegraph they would do anything they could to support BA's staff."

This comes as Unite, British Airways' cabin crew union, is in desperate, last-ditch talks with the airline to avoid any labor action. Despite these efforts, however, a strike seems inevitable, and people have been rebooking in droves. The strike is planned for two phases: Three days, beginning tomorrow (March 20); and four days, beginning March 27.

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If you're traveling on British Airways during the strike periods and haven't already contacted the airline to inquire about your flight, I'd suggest doing so. British Airways has posted updates and contact information to its website.

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