After arriving in Tunis, an Air France plane turns back for Paris

Arrivé à Tunis, un avion Air France fait demi-tour sans atterrir

Due to political unrest in Tunis, this Air France flight returned to Paris on 31 January without approaching the terminal. All passengers and crew remained on board.  The French airline had suspended flights on 14 and 15 January because of Tunisia’s political situation, but resumed schedules without interruption since 16 January 2011.


In lieu of the long since vanished image, here is a collection of Air France and Tunisia related content, and a nice video. Pro-tip: Do not hot link to images!

Air France plane on runway in Paris

Air France flight 8969 on Christmas Eve 1994

Travel log Tunisia via Tunisair by way of Mulhouse Lyon Marseille

The video was inspired by this delightful post about Air France. I concur with JetFlyBoy:

Let’s think about the idea of hammocks in-flight. They’re unaffected (for the most part) by turbulence. You can fit more people in. [They cost less than a lie-flat business class seat… hygienic; Super light and efficient. Which airline will be bringing hammock class into the 21st century?

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  1. woah Is there a reason the language is different?

    • I messed up and meant to translate it from French, but it looked so dramatic that way. Plus the source was French. And I speak French. But then you speak lots of languages, more than I do, and don’t show them all off!

      Thanks for pointing it out. Translation by non-Google in progress. Plus a fresh post as this one is getting old. Thanks Benny!

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