BRITS heading to France next month could find their flights disrupted amid strike action from French pilots.

Pilot union SNPL has warned they could strike is a new transport law is introduced which would reduce their power.

The strike could take place from May 6 to May 11 affecting flights including easyJet and Air France.

The union fears that a transport law being discussed in parliament could group them with other larger trade unions in the sector in negotiations with legislators or employers, drowning out their voice particularly on issues that concern pilots, La Tribune newspaper reported on Thursday.

The newspaper said the union has sent a nationwide strike notice to Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne and Labour Minister Muriel Penicaud.

The strike could affect all airlines operating in France.

French customs strikes have already caused chaos for travellers as Eurostar passengers faced problems.

A pilot strike in Spain was called off at the last minute after fears of Easter weekend travel chaos, according to El Pais.

Despite a deal made between the pilot union Sepla and Air Nostrum, hundreds of flights were already cancelled ahead of the potential disruption.

Airport handlers also called off their strike in Spain with 60,000 workers decided not to strike.

Brits who are caught up in strike action could claim up to £530 in compensation, according to a previous study.

According to, airlines can not claim it as "extraordinary circumstance" and so passengers could claim under EU law for delays.

Sun Online revealed how to claim compensation by contacting the airline or the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Sun Online Travel has contacted SNPL, easyJet and Air France for comment.

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