Continental Airlines Informative - CDG baggage strike - French strike
ON Dec 24, 2010, Flying from CDG Paris to EWK, NJ, The French decided to go on strike at the peril of passengers and Continental airlines. Upon loading the baggage, the workers illegally affixed their equipment to the wheels of the aircraft and took a strike break. They did this simultaneously to the flight going to Houston and also it was stated to take place the prior day.
If the left wing strikes, do this outside the airport, not at the mercy of those waiting on a plane, or at the peril of others safety. Those involved should have been arrested. A strike is a different procedure.
It is a disgrace to France for the procedure to be allowed without consequence.
All passengers waited on a full flight for over 6 hours. Food and beverage is not permitted to be served during the wait. After the first 2 hours, nonsense negotiations started, then the airline was permitted to have the staff from the front desk practice loading luggage donning their ties. We left 7 hours late and then the flight was only 7 hours in the air. France must get it together, but they seem to find this a standard.
It was pathetic; it is the third world, whom can only dream of washing the cathedrals of yesteryear.