Flights to and from France operating normally

While some travellers may be shaken by the tragic attack in Paris on Friday that left 129 people dead, most airlines are now operating in and out of the city as usual.

Most flights are operating normally in and out of France following terror attacks on Friday that left more than 100 people dead.

Most flights are operating normally in and out of France following terror attacks on Friday that left more than 100 people dead. Image by Mathieu Marquer / CC BY-SA 2.0

An information bulletin on the Air France website confirms that all of the carrier’s flights to and from France have been maintained after Friday’s events.

However, it notes that a “reinforcement of controls at the border is established by the authorities”. Travellers are advised to have a valid identification document for travel due to the ongoing state of emergency in the country.

According the British government’s website for foreign travel advice, systematic border checks have been implemented in France at all of the various entry points.

Air France notes it is standing with the authorities to ensure safety and security of customers and staff.

People with Air France flights booked on 16 November (today) to and from continental France, Paris and other domestic airports, can postpone their tickets until 22 November with no charge for the same cabin. Travellers wishing to postpone past 22 November, or cancel their journey or change their destination, can receive a non-refundable voucher with Air France, KLM or Hop, valid for one year.

For people with tickets booked between 17 November and 22 November, journeys can be postponed until 15 December at no extra cost in the same booking class.

On Saturday, an Air France flight, which was headed for Paris, was evacuated before its departure from Amsterdam following an anonymous threat on Twitter. According to media reports, the passengers were taken off the plane and their luggage was screened for a second time, and the plane was searched.

But as of Monday most airlines are operating flights to and from France as normal.

British Airways notes on its website that the company is continuing to monitor the situation in Paris. It notes that the French government has asked for more security checks at all airports in France, which could lead to delays.

American Airlines’ website notes that as of 15 November, they will for one-time waive a ticketing fee for those planning travel changes for Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Travellers will not be charge for changes if the original ticket was bought before 14 November and travellers are scheduled to fly between through 16 to 22 November and are flexible to reschedule their travel between 17 November and 15 December.

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