The Pilots union called off the strike "in the interest of passengers and the company". The 2-week disruption caused a huge financial loss for Air France and displaced tens of thousands of passengers that due to limited availability were stranded.
The Pilots feel that they are entitled to legacy gold plated benefits and pay even if Air France is trying to expand it's low cost carrier alternative. They want the same unrealistic pay and benefits for the low cost operation, essentially defeating the purpose of low cost and making it uncompetitive with the ultra efficient Ryan Air, Easyjet and the dozens of other options that are taking away market share from Air France. www.premieretravel.com