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Leaving for France, North Africa and the Mediterranean on AirFrance next week and now BBC is reporting an unexpected strike by the crew.

I believe other airlines will accept my tickets either for free or for an additional fee of 100 USD.

-Any travellers on this have experienced such an event and what did they do to get tickets transfered to other airlines?
-What options do I have?
-Can i transfer for free without paying any additional charges.

Never been in this situation so any help would be greatly appreciated.

I am leaving from US and traveling for 11 days
London, Brussels, Basel, Paris, London
Requesting help with Transport, Itinerary, Sights
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I believe other airlines will accept my tickets either for free or for an additional fee of 100 USD.

That’s a myth! Other airlines are under no obligation to do that. As a courtesy Air France may transfer your ticket or another airline also as a courtesy may accept you, but neither has to do that.

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-Any travellers on this have experienced such an event and what did they do to get tickets transferred to other airlines?
-What options do I have?
-Can i transfer for free without paying any additional charges.


Well, I’ve seen how (when UA went on strike) passengers with LH tickets were re-booked on LH own flight, while passengers with UA tickets were told to go home.

Your best strategy is to be calm and proactive.

Given that there will be too many other passengers in your situation don’t expect much help from the airport ground crew in a situation like this. Call Air France now and ask what options would you have if the crews go on strike. If that happens, have a contingency plan, know what alternatives are there that will be acceptable to you. If you just sit and wait then you’d only get on AF flights after a strike is over, behind those who have booked tickets on those flights as well as those who acted faster.

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Thanks a bunch for your response and advice,
will do it now.
Let me call them now.

I am leaving from US and traveling for 11 days
London, Brussels, Basel, Paris, London
Requesting help with Transport, Itinerary, Sights