UPDATE 13:21GMT: It seems the Ver.di Union has chosen to extend its strike action through to Wednesday morning according to The Local and the AFP feed If you love Berlin and enjoy hanging around, enjoy the forced layover.
If you don’t, I would strongly recommend contacting your airline to rebook and proceeding to a non-strike affected airport.
After the strike last week that affected the International Travel Show in Berlin, it seems the Ver.di union is at it again – this time striking on the 13th March 2017.
Flughafen_Tegel_Tower_und_Hauptgebäude = By Hans Knips – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16721483
The strike affects both Tegel and Schoenfeld today, from Monday 04:00 CET (0300 GMT) to Wednesday 05:00 CET (0400 GMT),
Airlines are reacting to the news:
- Lufthansa has taken the action of cancelling all its flights between Munich and Berlin and Frankfurt and Berlin.
- Air Berlin are attempting to operate some services however those on domestic routes should swap their plane tickets with train tickets to ensure they can move. The airline states “
The strike will have a considerable impact on the air traffic to and from Berlin and, unfortunately, passengers should expect delays, flight cancellations and, in particular, significant disruptions in baggage handling.”
- Ryanair have already cancelled a number of flights
- EasyJet are advising of cancellations and delays
- British Airways has cancelled all its flights to Berlin Tegel.
If you are stuck in Berlin thanks to the strike – it might be time to up sticks and head to another German Airport where you can head out (such as Hamburg, Hannover, Dresden, Leipzig, etc, etc) in a chance to leave.
Otherwise, you’re getting a free extra night in Berlin… like it or not…
Welcome to Economy Class and Beyond – Your no-nonsense guide to network news, honest reviews, with in-depth coverage, unique research as well as the humour and madness as I only know how to deliver.