It seems that things are still unsettled between Lufthansa and the UFO Union – who are calling out their membership to go strike.
The strike will run between 7 and 8 November over pay and conditions.
The airline is currently working out its strike timetable – with 1300 flights currently earmarked to be cancelled over the two days. According to the airline
- Thursday, 7 November, 2,300 of 3,000 planned Lufthansa Group flights will operate
- Friday, 8 November, 2,400 out of 3,000 planned Lufthansa Group flights will operate
Over 180,000 flights will be affected.
The strike will not affect flights operated by the following:
- Lufthansa Cityline
- Austrian Airlines
- Air Dolomiti
- Brussels Airlines
If your flight is not affected, you can still rebook in the following conditions:
- You are booked on a Lufthansa flight to and from Frankfurt or Munich with a departure on 7 or 8 November.
- Your ticket was issued on and before 4 November.
The airline is offering re-booking for new date up to and including 15 November (date of departure and subject to availability in the same class) If you’re on a Lufthansa Domestic flight on the 7th or 8th November, you can swap this to a train ticket at https://www.lufthansa.com/de/en/Good-For-Train
Whilst we wait for the emergency timetable to come out, it’s in your own interest to have backup plans as needed. With relations strained between the airline and the union, this could get rather messy… rather quickly.
As usual – check before you set out for travel. You might find your flight has been cancelled…
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