An impending strike could wreak havoc on Thursday's flight schedule.

By Aric Jenkins
February 21, 2018
Robert Alexander / Contributor

If you're scheduled to fly with Air France on Thursday, you may want to make sure your flight is still scheduled to take off.

The airline is poised for at least a day of limbo as striking workers could cause at least a quarter of the airline’s flights to be canceled Thursday. The disruption is due to pilots, cabin crew and airport staff unsatisfied with the rejection of their unions’ demand for a 6% pay raise, according to Reuters.

In a statement issued Wednesday, Air France said it would only operate half of its long-haul flights from Paris, 75% of its medium-range flights to and from the city’s primary airport, Charles de Gaulle, and 85% of its short-haul flights.

“Air France regrets this situation and is making every effort to minimize the inconvenience this strike action may cause to its customers,” the airline said in a statement.

Air France says its flight schedule will be updated 24 hours in advance, but urged customers with Thursday flights to cancel or postpone their trips for no additional cost. The airline is extending both options to all customers, regardless of ticket type.

Any customers who opts to outright cancel their trip scheduled for Feb. 22 will get a full refund, Air France says.

Passengers can either reschedule their trips to after the impending Feb. 22 strike anytime until Feb. 27 (as long as seats are available). Travelers can also opt to receive a year-long voucher for flights after Feb. 27.

To do the latter, head to airfrance.com or the “Review / modify your reservations” section on the Air France app. Customers can also tweet at the airline using #AirFrance or contact the carrier via Facebook or a toll free number. Full directions are found here.

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