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07 nov. 2019 | 23h59 UTC

Germany: Lufthansa cancels 1300 flights due to strike November 7-8 /update 4

Germany Alerte de sécurité

Lufthansa cancels 1300 flights due to cabin crew strike November 7-8; confirm flight reservations

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/11/2019, 12h00 until 10/11/2019, 11h59 (Europe/Berlin). COUNTRY/REGION Germany

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Event

Lufthansa canceled 700 flights on Thursday, November 7, and 600 flights on Friday, November 8, due to a 48-hour strike launched by cabin crew members. Around 180,000 passengers are expected to be affected by the cancelations. However, Lufthansa said that its other airlines, including Eurowings, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, and Brussels Airlines will not be impacted by the strike. Passengers are being allowed transfer to other flights free of charge. Further information can be found on the Lufthansa website here.

Flight disruptions, including delays and cancelations, and a higher demand for alternative flights are expected on Friday and into Saturday, November 9.

Context

A similar strike was held on October 20, led to the cancelation of at least 100 flights. Union leaders claim that that Lufthansa has refused to negotiate over better pay and conditions for cabin crew members.

Advice

Individuals flying to or from Germany are advised to monitor the situation, confirm their flight status, maintain flexible itineraries, and to contact their airline for additional information.

 

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