General Strike in France Tuesday October 12: Flight Disruption Advisory

Strike will disrupt flights over French airspace, Ryanair and easyJet offering free booking changes or refunds

The French national general strike which will affect flights over the country’s airspace will definitely go ahead on Tuesday 12 October and is likely to cause high levels of disruption to passengers flying to and from France.

EasyJet is working closely with the French Government to try to minimise the impact to its customers although like its competitor Ryanair it will have to cancel a number of flights and both operators have been advised that there is a high risk of additional disruption during the day. Passengers travelling with other airlines should check before leaving for the airport.


EasyJet is offering its passengers the opportunity to change their flight date to an alternative one within five days, free of charge. Passengers should log into their “Manage Booking” account on and rebook as soon as possible. The website is already showing many flights to France as “cancelled”.

Passengers who plan to travel on October 12th should check the status of their flights before leaving for the airport and easyJet recommends where possible checking in online and travelling with hand baggage only.
To check flights visit:

Anyone who has not booked their flights through the easyJet website will need to have the flight rebooked at either the sales desk at their departure airport or via easyJet’s call centre:
EasyJet Customer Service Contact Number 0871 244 2366*

Opening Hours Mon-Sun (06:00 – 22:00)


Any passengers originally booked to travel on one of the cancelled flights can transfer to the next available flight free of charge or apply for a refund on their unused flight(s) at the airport ticket desk, online at, or by calling the airline’s reservation centre.

Customers are advised to rebook as soon as possible as seats are subject to availability and customers will be able to access the rebookings link until 15 October. If affected customers are unable to check-in online and print their boarding pass it will be issued free of charge at the airport.

Important: If the booking includes a flight which has not been cancelled customers will be unable to transfer the unaffected flight to a alternative date without a charge. To rebook the unaffected flight “leg” of the itinerary free of charge passengers will need to call Ryanair’s UK or Irish call centre and they will transfer the flight.

The call centre is open from 1000-1600 hrs Saturday and Sunday

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