Chris Robinson Travel News: Travel Disruption to France

You will likely need to plan ahead carefully if your travel plans include France any time in the next three months. Around 30% of Air France flights were cancelled last weekend as strikes over pay rises intensified. It’s the fifth Air France strike since February, and the number of cancelled flights is rising. Unions this week announced more strikes this month to coincide with national rail walkouts.

Yes, French rail services are being disrupted too, due to strikes over President Emmanuel Macron’s economic reforms. About a quarter of Eurostar trains to London were cancelled, and no trains ran at all to Switzerland, Spain or Italy last weekend. 80% of high speed trains and two-thirds of regional trains will be cancelled as unions stage during a two-day walkout. It’s part of three months of rolling train strikes that are planned to extend into early summer. So, you will need to plan around these if you are spending time in La Belle France this spring.