Lufthansa is canceling around 1,300 flights on Thursday and Friday because of a planned strike by a union representing cabin crew. It is estimated that 180,000 passengers will be affected by the cancellations.
The Cabin Crew strike
The Independent Flight Attendants Organization has called for two full-day strikes on Thursday 7 November and Friday 8 November. Lufthansa had made an urgent application to the court to stop the strike, but the application was rejected as the court deemed the action was not unlawful. The union said that Lufthansa refused negotiations for months and that the strike is unavoidable.
- On Thursday, Lufthansa Group will operate 2,300 of 3,000 planned flights
- On Friday, Lufthansa Group will operate 2,400 of 3,000 planned flights
As for the passengers directly affected by the strike, Lufthansa had this to say on their website:
Regardless of whether or not their trip will be affected by a cancellation, all Lufthansa Group passengers with a booked flight to/from or via Frankfurt and Munich for Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8 can rebook their flight once free of charge, in exchange for an alternative Lufthansa Group flight within the next ten days. Passengers can use the Deutsche Bahn in exchange for flights on domestic routes, regardless of whether or not their flight has been cancelled.
The Independent Flight Attendants Organization is asking for higher pay for cabin crew, more benefits, easier routes, and better contracts. Lufthansa organized a sit-down with the union as a last hope effort but with no progress. The union already staged a one-day warning strike last month. They organized a walkout at Lufthansa subsidiary airlines, causing flight cancellations at Eurowings, Germanwings, SunExpress and Lufthansa CityLine.
However, Lufthansa claims that none of the subsidiary airlines will be affected by the strike, which we can only wait and see. All passengers can check the status of their flight on their website.
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