It’s time for another strike today, as Vereinigung Cockpit is going after the Lufthansa, with another strike announced for today (5th September 2014).
The full list of cancellations can be found at http://www.lufthansa.com/online/portal/lh/de/flight_services/cancelled_flights?nodeid=1410039030&l=en&cid=18002, with 211 flights being scrapped from the schedule on the 5th September 2014, between 17:00 and 23:00 CET.
The flights affected by the Lufthansa strike include short haul and medium haul destinations (German Domestic, Europe, Russia). Long haul destinations appear to unaffected, but it is worth checking your flight before you depart.
For those affected, check your flights – you may already be rebooked already.
German domesitc passengers can choose to switch to train services operated by Deutsche Bahn.
For those going though Frankfurt on the 5th September, rebooking is available according to Luftuansa:
In case your flight is not affected and you are holding a Lufthansa/SWISS/Austrian Airlines/Brussels Airlines ticket for flights on September 5th, 2014 from/to/via Frankfurt/Main you can rebook your ticket free of charge once at My Bookings. The following conditions must be met:
-Rebooking within the original fare
-Tickets must be issued on/before September 4th, 2014
-The new date of travel must be on/before December 5th, 2014
-Origin/Destination and compartment must remain the same
-All other fare conditions but be observed.
Passengers who are unable to use the self-service facilities can contact our Service Center on 0800 850 60 70* or
via one of our local phone numbers.
The strike continues to arguments Vereinigung Cockpit and Lufthansa management have been having over retirement age and benefits.
However – as usual – the consumer is caught in the middle.