Air France KLM’s low-cost unit Transavia still hit by strike action

Air France KLM’s low-cost unit Transavia still hit by strike action

PARIS, July 15 (Reuters) - Air France KLM's low-cost unit Transavia, hit by cabin crew strike action since Wednesday, said it planned to operate around 70% of its French flights on Friday and Saturday and 75% of its capacity on Sunday, a company spokesperson said. "We offer those forecasts to give passengers some visibility over the week-end", the spokesperson said. Transavia's management cancelled a quarter of its flights on Thursday and 15% on Wednesday.  Dozens of cabin attendants, stewardesses and stewards have been on strike since Wednesday, asking for more pay and better working conditions. (Reporting by Caroline Palliez; Writing by Benoit Van…
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Airline Transavia to introduce cabin luggage fees

Airline Transavia to introduce cabin luggage fees

Dutch holiday airline Transavia will introduce fees for some cabin luggage services from the end of March, the Dutch newspaper Telegraaf reported on Wednesday. The paper says passengers who want to be sure their luggage remains in the cabin will have to pay a fee of between €10 and €30 for a return flight. ‘If passengers want to take larger pieces of luggage into the cabin, there is a large chance that they may end up in the hold because there is limited space,’ a spokeswoman was quoted as saying. Passengers who pay for cabin luggage will also have priority…
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Emergency landing after passengers felt sick from another passenger’s odour

Emergency landing after passengers felt sick from another passenger’s odour

A Transavia flight to Gran Canaria made an emergency landing in Portugal after passengers were reportedly sick from a "horror" smell coming from a man. He smelt so bad that other passengers started fainting and vomiting after the flight took off from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, Belgian broadcaster VRT reports. Staff on board the Transavia jet reportedly tried to quarantine him in a toilet before the pilot diverted the flight. The Boeing 737 is said to have landed in the city of Faro, in the Algarve region of southern Portugal, so the foul-smelling man could be removed from the flight. Once the…
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