Lufthansa is facing a one-day ‘warning’ strike by one of its unions on Monday.
As a result they have cancelled the bulk of their schedule for Monday, including all intra-European flying. They’ve also cancelled the bulk of their US departures for Europe tomorrow as well. And there are a handful of Tuesday flights affected.
Lufthansa’s list of cancelled flights is online.
Usually when strikes occur they’ll be scrambling for replacement staff, and those aren’t always fully up to speed on their roles. As a result even limited schedules can be a struggle to operate let alone operate on time, so expect delays even if your flight remains on the schedule.
Fortunately, which the exception of Europe-bound flights departing the US, most flights are affected only for a day (most but not all US flights will be cancelled for two days).
The union that’s striking is ver.di, or United Services Union, and represents 33,000 ground staff at Lufthansa.
I’ve been really fortunate in avoiding airline strikes, and flew through only one in the past four years — the British Airways cabin crew strike. I booked a double miles award on United as a backup to get home London – Washington Dulles, and when my flight ultimately departed I cancelled that award. (I’ve never actually flown on a double miles award but I’ve booked them on more than one occasion as a backup.)