Saturday, November 14, 2015

French police officers check vehicles leaving France at the border crossing
between France and Spain in Biriatou, as southwestern France, Saturday.
(AP
Photo/Bob Edme)
President François Hollande declared a state of
emergency Friday night after gunmen opened fire at the Bataclan concert hall
and set off explosives at the French national stadium the Stade de France.The
state of emergency should include stopping flights at the country"s airports
and trains.
Yet, according to Sky News, the French Foreign Ministry says that
airports are to remain open and flights and trains will continue.As of late
Friday evening in Paris, Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport –the city"s
largest airport–remains open, but some carriers have delayed flights
into the city.Related: What to Do if You Are a Tourist in Paris Right
Now"American Airlines continues to monitor the tragic situation in
Paris.
Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG) is open, and we
anticipate operating our remaining departures this evening to Paris, the
airline said in a statement to FoxNews.com.
""However, we have canceled
Flight 48 this evening from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to Charles
de Gaulle International Airport, and we are working to re-accommodate those
passengers." Other American Airlines flights to Paris will continue to operate
on Friday, the statement said.
Customers who wanted to change their travel
plans will be accommodated.
Related: President Hollande Calls Attacks an Act
of WarAccording to the flight tracking website, FlightAware, flight paths are
being redirected around France in the wake of the attack.United spokesman
Charles Hobert said that the carrier is actively monitoring the situation.
"As
of now we are operating our schedule as planned, though that may change
depending on the developing situation," he said.Only flights at Orly
International airport in Paris, the smaller of the city"s two airports, have
reportedly been suspended apparently due to a breakdown of a computer program
that provides weather and visibility updates to pilots.
Related: All Suicide
Bombers in Paris Wore Identical VestsConcerned consumers have been scrambling
to find out more information.
So far, flights on the country"s national flag
carrier, Air France, appear to be running as normal.A Eurostar spokesman has
said trains will run on Saturday but a free exchange will be offered to those
who don"t wish to travel after the attacks.
"Customers should expect delays
amid heightened security.
The Belgium government said it is stepping up spot
checks on passengers arriving from France.Related: Paris Wakes to a State of
EmergencyTravelers are encouraged to check with their provider before leaving
home and get updates through social media sites, such as Facebook and
Twitter.Yet, according to Sky News, the French Foreign Ministry says that
airports are to remain open and flights and trains will continue.
As of late
Friday evening in Paris, Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport –the city's
largest airport–remains open, but some carriers have delayed flights into
the city..Yet, according to Sky News, the French Foreign Ministry says that
airports are to remain open and flights and trains will continue.
As of late
Friday evening in Paris, Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport –the city's
largest airport–remains open, but some carriers have delayed flights into
the city.

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