Up To 90% Of Lufthansa Flights Will Cancel On Wednesday Due To Strike

Lufthansa’s ground staff union will strike Wednesday and Thursday. The airline estimates that they will only be able to operate 10% – 20% of flights on Wednesday, and has not provided an estimate for Thursday.

The trade union Verdi has called on ground staff at Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Lufthansa Technik, Lufthansa Cargo and other companies to go on a 27-hour warning strike on Wednesday and Thursday (7-8 February 2024). Due to the strike, we currently assume that around 10 to 20 percent of the Lufthansa Airline programme will be possible on 7 February. Passengers affected by flight cancellations as a result of the Verdi strike will be informed by email or via the Lufthansa app. We regret the inconvenience for our guests.

I expect that Friday (at least) will be affected as well, even once the operation is back running.

The airline is warning,

  • Not to come to the airport unless you specifically have been told your flight isn’t cancelled.
  • That the people who’d rebooked you there are striking, so…

Rebooking can be done online or by phone (expect wait times) and domestic tickets for cancelled flights can be converted to rail vouchers online. Joint venture partners United and Air Canada both have travel waivers in effect.

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  1. Most unions are alright but the one’s that bring an entire company to its knees is ridiculous and wrong. Not only are they giving the finger to their employer but also to the customer. Not Good!

  2. Good for them. Quarterly profit of €1+ billion, lots of money to go around for your workers.

    Thankfully their unions are strong to counter corporate greed, unlike in the US.

  3. Folks need to stop bootlicking and applaud for a group of workers wise enough to collectively bargain based on their contributions to the company and the bottom line.

  4. There is a freedom to organize.

    But a strike means you’re biting your own hand. And who are they to deny their own customers’ flights?

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