ORK discontinued?

Old Apr 25, 19, 4:13 am
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ORK discontinued?

It seems that ORK is discontinued from the end of the summer season. I've used this service quite a bit and have some reservations for the winter that haven't been cancelled yet, although the flight is no longer available.
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Old Apr 25, 19, 5:06 am
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as far as i know this route is only for summer time , and they started it last year = https://www.routesonline.com/news/38...from-may-2018/

if your booking is during winter , probably its a codeshare and maybe with a layover somewhere ,so you need to check the details

In case your flight is cancelled , AF will contact you with two offers = either refund your money or rebook you on another airline under the same conditions
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Old Apr 25, 19, 5:14 am
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It ran all last winter
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Old Apr 26, 19, 3:27 pm
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Originally Posted by fifty_two View Post
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as far as i know this route is only for summer time , and they started it last year = https://www.routesonline.com/news/38...from-may-2018/
In fact, they increased capacity on the route by 24% for the winter 2018/9 season: Air France increases capacity on Cork-Paris route

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if your booking is during winter , probably its a codeshare and maybe with a layover somewhere ,so you need to check the details
It's not a codeshare route; it's a HOP! route.

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In case your flight is cancelled , AF will contact you with two offers = either refund your money or rebook you on another airline under the same conditions
Given that the only other airline on the route is Aer Lingus, I think it is highly unlikely that AF would offer to rebook onto these services.
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Old Apr 26, 19, 3:35 pm
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For what it's worth, if they offer rebooking at all - and I suspect they won't - it will more likely be on the routings via AMS, which is the what they continue to sell on their website.

(I have flown AMS-CDG-ORK once!!!)

ORK-AMS is the only EI flight on which KL still codeshares.
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Old Apr 28, 19, 11:52 pm
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Schedule switch not loaded into booking engine? The AF timetable, though never accurate, is showing from Oct 27th onwards a switch back to the afternoon rotation instead of the current morning one. Also visible in the Matrix.
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Old Apr 29, 19, 4:48 am
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Schedule switch not loaded into booking engine? The AF timetable, though never accurate, is showing from Oct 27th onwards a switch back to the afternoon rotation instead of the current morning one. Also visible in the Matrix.
That is what I booked and when I went to book the same flight on another day it is no longer available. Now the flight that I booked is no longer available either but my reservation hasn't been cancelled.
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Old May 3, 19, 4:32 am
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AF confirmed that the flight is discontinued for the winter, coming back summer 2020. I was rerouted via AMS on the KL codeshare with EI, the AF CDG-ORK was a connecting flight with the first leg on AF.
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Old May 24, 19, 5:10 pm
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Suspension confirmed by AF in AgentConnect. I have just posted it in the new/axed routes thread.
Master thread : AF new and cancelled routes

Originally Posted by irishguy28 View Post
Given that the only other airline on the route is Aer Lingus, I think it is highly unlikely that AF would offer to rebook onto these services.
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For what it's worth, if they offer rebooking at all - and I suspect they won't - it will more likely be on the routings via AMS, which is the what they continue to sell on their website.
They do rebook on nonstop EI to CDG.

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AF confirmed that the flight is discontinued for the winter, coming back summer 2020.
At that stage, no confirmation that the route will be resumed next spring/summer.
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Old May 27, 19, 3:54 am
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Originally Posted by irishbcn View Post
AF confirmed that the flight is discontinued for the winter, coming back summer 2020. I was rerouted via AMS on the KL codeshare with EI,
Thanks for the confirmation. The news hasn't apparently seeped out into the local media yet.

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the AF CDG-ORK was a connecting flight with the first leg on AF.
That seems wrong - as it suggests you were connecting CDG-ORK-XXX and I really don't think AF partners with any operators in ORK!!!
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Originally Posted by irishguy28 View Post
That seems wrong - as it suggests you were connecting CDG-ORK-XXX and I really don't think AF partners with any operators in ORK!!!
I don't think so: the statement is just as compatible with XXX-CDG-ORK. A connecting flight can be either the inbound flight (first leg: XXX-CDG) or the outbound flight (CDG-XXX). It seems to me that Irishbcn's statement suggested that CDG-ORK was the outbound flight (= 2nd leg) , with the inbound flight (=first leg) being on AF. So, BCN-CDG-ORK, where BCN-ORK is flown on AF would have been compatible with the statement.

That's how I understood it anyway.
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Old May 27, 19, 2:58 pm
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Originally Posted by irishguy28 View Post
Thanks for the confirmation. The news hasn't apparently seeped out into the local media yet.



That seems wrong - as it suggests you were connecting CDG-ORK-XXX and I really don't think AF partners with any operators in ORK!!!
I interpret this as saying that the rebooking is a connection: AF CDG-AMS to EI AMS-ORK rather than the nonstop EI flight from Paris to Cork.
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Old May 28, 19, 3:30 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
I interpret this as saying that the rebooking is a connection: AF CDG-AMS to EI AMS-ORK rather than the nonstop EI flight from Paris to Cork.
No, I think NickB hit the nail on the head!

XXX-CDG-ORK has now been rebooked as XXX-CDG-AMS-ORK (depending on where XXX is, I'd have pushed for XXX-AMS-ORK!!)
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Old May 28, 19, 9:00 am
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I was flying XXX-CDG-ORK on AF on XXX-AMS-ORK on KL.
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Old May 28, 19, 6:26 pm
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...where XXX=BCN ;-)
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