XYZ
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Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 5:34 am

AIRFRANCE flight AF609 from RUH to CDG was just cancelled! Oh, are they always like that? I mean this is really bad, the latest I heared from them was that they might bring a plane 18H from now!!
 
Ironminds
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RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 5:47 am

That sucks!

Here's my advice: try speaking sharply to them with a German accent. It seems to get the French to do whatever needs doing, with a smile.
 
SK A340
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RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 5:50 am


Last time I wrote my opinion about AF, I got almost the whole forum against me and therefore i won't say what I think about that airline but its not very good thoughts.
 
OO-VEG
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RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 6:00 am

Don't just blame Air France, it is not good they did it but every airline cancels flights like these causing people to suffer from delays.
 
Guest

RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 6:01 am


What's so bad about it ? Of course it's bad for you now, but hey just because they cancelled a single flight ????????
C'mon, you probably don't even know the reason why they did so.
A flight gets cancelled for some reasons every once in a while.

B737-700
 
Ironminds
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RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 6:03 am

Way to be sympathetic, B737 -- the man says he may have to wait 18 hours for a replacement craft! That's not a routine delay - it's ridiculous.

Xyz, any reason for the delay given?
 
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RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 6:07 am


Ironman, why is this ridiculous ??
First of all AF has to find an aircraft that they can use for all the PAX and second they have to fly it probably from CDG to RUH which takes quite a while.
Maybe the plane they wanna use to transfer to RUH is not even in CDG yet.
 
Ironminds
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RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 6:12 am

Well, 737, it's Ironminds, not Ironman, but I'll take it as a complement.

Anyway, here's why it's ridiculous: the man is stuck now in the Riyadh airport without so much as a cocktail lounge for 18 hours, probably hasn't been told the reason for the delay (don't tell me it's because the crew was spending extra time at the hotel bathing!), and it sounds like they're not doing anything to put people on other carriers or anything. I'd be pretty bent out of shape about this state of affairs, too!
 
XYZ
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RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 6:12 am

well ,the plane is in AUH now,no reasons .
 
acvitale
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RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 6:14 am

Skyteam,

Working hard to piss off the customers.

Delta and Air France Quality from the ground down

Because our customers asked us to improve service by treating them like crap

Yup typical Skyteam. Your lucky it is only 18 Hours!

Next time fly a real airline!
 
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RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 6:15 am


Sorry for the typo Ironminds.
Maybe they can't rebook the PAX because the RUH - CDG route is not served by too many other carriers ?
 
Ironminds
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RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 6:22 am

Quite alright, 737, doesn't bother me.

All I'm saying is that they oculd be doing a lot more to provide info, etc, and being trapped in Riyadh on your way to Paris is a lot worse than the other way around!
 
TWFirst
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RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 6:25 am

They could put him on TWA from RUH to JFK and then on to CDG, and he'd still probably be there quicker than 18 hours!
An unexamined life isn't worth living.
 
XYZ
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RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 6:32 am

I live in riyadh ,i am at my home now.
I just called them,there is a SV flight after 2hs but it is full.Tey said the new time will be 4pm local time which is 15 hs from now
 
acvitale
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RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 6:34 am

Anything to FRA or LHR and back down to CDG?
 
XYZ
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RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 6:49 am

I think there is a filght to LHR after 7 hours ,but I do not think that I am going to take it,what do u think?
do I have to call the hotel?will they charge me for the night that I have booked ?
 
ScottB
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RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 7:34 am

I'm not sure I see how this is surprising! Big grin
 
zsx81
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RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 7:39 am

Its not that bad, would u rather have an engine failure in the middle of the RUH and CDG??
zsx
 
Cyril B
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RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 7:45 am

Every airlines sometimes cancels flights... It's a part of the buisness, even if it's unbearable for the passengers.
It's not a question of flying with a "froggy" airline or not  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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Xyz

Fri Jul 20, 2001 8:30 am

This can be a pain huh? Anyway, you are lucky because you live in Riyadh. What about foreign passengers. Were they sent to the airport hotel or sth?
 
Tan Flyr
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RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 9:03 am

yes, callyour Hotel in Paris...otherwise you might lose your room as a no-show.
 
Ironminds
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RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 9:05 am

Yes! CAll your hotel immediately, otherwise you may wind up being charged as a no-show.
 
jrlander
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RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 9:07 am

Airlines sometimes have to cancel flights. As was said earlier, it is part of the business. Unfortunately, Air France flies into Riyadh only 3 days of the week, and this is heavy travel season out of RUH, so all the flights are busy. They'll get you where you are going. I know it sucks now, but life will go on...
 
v jet
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RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 2:11 pm

For &^%$# sake! I would hate to see some of your reactions if something really bad happened to you in this life. From some of the responses I would assume you would rather the airline,whoever it may be fly the aircraft with a technical fault. People are not sitting around at AF ops thinking oh goody lets see which one we can cancel to piss off the pax. If is done for a good reason, the most important of which is pax safety.
 
jwenting
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RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 3:14 pm

At least you heard of it before the planned departure time...
I spent a night in the departure are on LHR once waiting for a KLM flight that was cancelled. KLM told us that 3 hours after it was planned to fly.
We arrived 12 hours late on a 1 hour flight...
I wish I were flying
 
Alpha 1
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RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 10:12 pm

All these responses, over one cancelled flight?? You've got to be kidding? Good grief!!
 
Joona
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RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 10:19 pm

Alpha 1, precisely. Flights are cancelled all over the world every single day. What's the big deal?

Joona
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Joona
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RE: Airfrance! They Just Canclled My Flight!

Fri Jul 20, 2001 10:21 pm

Forgot to add,

I bet the original poster does not like Air France and is just trying to make it look bad.

Joona
1740 days idle. Beat that.