Lufthansa forced to cancel 800 flights April 10Back to Forum
Breaking: Because of a strike by the Verdi trade union Lufthansa is obliged to cancel 800 flights tomorrow April 10.
Affected airports likely to be Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne and Bremen.
Lufthansa statement [DE]9 Apr 2018
More information here from English language thelocal.de
And @HandelsblattGE has tweeted to say that Lufthansa has been forced to cancel more than half its flights and this will affect 90,000 passengers.9 Apr 2018
I’m glad I’m travelling today and on Swiss. Sorry for the people who chose Lufthansa who are normally more reliable than this. I hope you manage to get reasonable rebooking.9 Apr 2018
Very selfish of them. The inconvenience for passengers goes beyond just the flight booking. Many have booked onward flights, car hire, hotels etc. And in order to get the best prices many of these are non refundable. However clicking on from Alex’s link is an interesting case highlighting this problem.10 Apr 2018
I was due to fly LH from VNO to MLA today via FRA. Having not been advised of any changes, I arrived at the airport a little after 4am for 6.10am departure, only to be told I’ll be flying TK via IST leaving at 11.55 . .10 Apr 2018
I can understand the normal reasons such as weather, unforeseen problems that EU261 compensation is not paid. But why do airlines get away with paying EU261 when strikes occur? If airlines had to pay strikes compensation I am sure airline industrial disputes would seldom happen!!10 Apr 2018
As far as I know, if the airline’s own staff strike, it is deemed to be within their control and EU261 is applicable.
Where it becomes somewhat less clear is where strikes of connected third parties, e.g. contractors, occur.10 Apr 2018
I was at FRA on Sunday, for a BA flight from E2. The gate was sharing an Emirates flight to Dubai. It took 30 minutes to go through security. The staff were slow, arrogant and unhelpful. No one chased the BA flight which was closing. The CSD had had complaints,from passengers, so he’d warned off the flight deck, so they were waiting.
I spoke with a manager, who was totally uninterested, could not give a fig.
These staff, should do another job if they dont like it.
Time has come for it to be made illegal to strike in certain situations, as the public are the ones that suffer.10 Apr 2018
Anyone booked on an LH flight during this strike should click on the following link.
It seems that LH is as efficient as AF at dealing with this kind of disruption (apart early notification !).10 Apr 2018
What difference do you make between weather and strike when strike doesn’t involve the airline’s staff but ground service’s staff ? I can’t see any.
As far as I know LH crew are not on strike which means that LH should not responsible for the cancellations/delays.
Would you ask BA for a compensation because your AMS/LHR flight has been delayed because of a Dutch Air traffic controller’s strike ?10 Apr 2018
A friend of mine had to rebook but when he did so was told the only fare on his alternative date was a higher booking class and he’d have to pay more! Incredible. I’ll let you know how it pans out.10 Apr 2018