Lufthansa passenger misery

By Doug Newhouse |

Lufthansa passengers, DF&TR shops and airports across Germany are all suffering today due to a 24-hour national strike called by Lufthansa cabin crew.


More than 1,000 flights are said to have been cancelled out of the normal circa 1,800 Lufthansa services that operate normally each day, including those serving international and domestic route sectors.


Action is being taken by 19,000 Lufthansa cabin crew members impacting on the airports of Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf, Berlin, Hamburg and Stuttgart and the airline is now offering passengers the opportunity to rebook tickets for those customers who had been hoping to get away this weekend.


The cabin crew union UFO is said to be seeking a 5% rise for cabin crew across the board and reassurance on job levels, although management has so far offered 3.5% and no offers on the job front. There were some reports earlier today that relations might be thawing however, although these have not been confirmed.


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