Old Mar 30, 18, 4:49 am
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Hong Kong
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It might not be "scary", but it is certainly stressful and inconvenient even for frequent flyers.

When AF cancels a rather full 77W (as they did for Hong Kong on 23 and 30 March), they offer inconvenient one-stop alternatives with very different timing. For example the KL flight departs from HKG at noon rather than 11pm for the AF flight, meaning a lost day of work/holiday and/or an extra hotel night.
And having the free option to change a longhaul flight date is seldom an attractive options a few days before that date.
Sure, it is not the end of the world and some countries are used to strikes. But saying that it is just routine and that AF is used to reroute does not cut it for me; it is a major inconvenience for many pax, especially those choosing AF for its nonstop benefit.
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