Neither of these things are big news but they have a combination of factors to make them quintessentially French:
AF 747 Retirement
Air France retired the 747 from its fleet a couple weeks ago, threw a big party in Paris for a farewell flight and everything. And, for the final flight the French Air Force showed up to help celebrate:
— Armée de l'air (@Armee_de_lair) January 27, 2016
Who’s on Strike? Everyone!
Imagine the frustration of being late to the airport because taxi drivers are on strike. And then the relief of discovering that you didn’t miss your flight because everything is delayed due to Air Traffic Controllers also being on strike. Because that happened today for this guy:
En retard à Roissy à cause de la grève des taxis mais sauvé par le retard de son avion grâce à la grève des contrôleurs aériens #LaFrance
— Gillbien (@Gillbien) January 26, 2016
So, yeah, a bit of France to enjoy this evening.
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