The trouble between the UFO Union and Lufthansa deepens with an estimated 1200 flights now up for the chop in the current wave of industrial action.
With 80% of cabin crew now striking, this is putting Lufthansa in a position where it has to rely on codeshares, regional partners and its sister airlines to support it (Austrian, Swiss and to a point – Brussels Airlines).
The current strike is for 24 hours and kicked off at 00:00 CET (07/09/2012), with a cancellation list as long as your arm – see http://www.lufthansa.com/online/portal/lh/de/info_and_services/irregularities/canceled_flights?nodeid=3494927&l=en&cid=18002
The cancellations run into the entirety of Friday, with a knock-on into Saturday already listed
As usual, rebooking has already opened as well as refunds or a switch to DB if you’re travelling domesticly in Germany – see http://www.lufthansa.com/de/en/Travel-information
It goes without saying – if you’re booked on a Lufthansa operated flight, check before you travel.
As to a sign of this ending…. Don’t hold you breath. UFO wanted to send a message to Lufthansa management, whilst management thinks the action is disproportionate whilst the airline not anticipated a movement of this scale.
Hopefully this will be enough to bash both heads together… but I have my doubts.