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Lufthansa pilots strikes continues this week. The two day strike will begin at 1PM on Monday affecting Airbus A320, Boeing 737 and Embraer flights. On Tuesday, the intercontinental flights will be included as well.

Lufthansa Strike October 20 & 21 2014

Lufthansa hasn’t updated its website regarding the flight cancellations for Tuesday yet. The airline will likely be able to operate some of the intercontinental flights despite the pilot strike as it did few weeks ago. [click to continue...]

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Bloomberg BusinessWeek has interesting article up on its website (access here) about the current short-haul restructuring that is going on in Europe among the big carriers such as British Airways, Lufthansa and Air France.

BloombergBusinessWeek Europe’s Big Airlines No Longer Want to Fly in Europe

Lufthansa has already transferred all the short-haul flying that doesn’t touch its Munich and Franfurt hubs to its low cost Germanwings unit and Air France plans to transfer part of its short-haul flying to Transavia (airline owned by KLM). [click to continue...]

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Yesterday, I wrote about the Iberia Plus offer that Economist magazine has going on (read more here) and they do have similar promotion for Lufthansa Miles&More members as well.

The Economist Miles&More 10,000 Bonus Miles Fall 2014

You can get 10,000 Lufthansa Miles&More miles by subscribing to the Economist magazine for 12 months. The subscription comes with the magazine, audio and digital editions. [click to continue...]

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Lufthansa pilots and the airline are in disagreement over continuance of early retirement plan that allows pilots to retire at the age of 55 and receive 60% of their salary until the states pension system kicks in.

Lufthansa Germanwings Strikes

Lufthansa argues that there is no need for it as the pilots can now work until they are 65 and continuing rise in life expectancy. Also, this hinders Lufthansa’s competitiveness against Gulf and Asian carriers. [click to continue...]

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Wyndham Rewards has launched double airline miles promotion for Airberlin, Czech, Lufthansa, Qatar, Turkish & Saudia frequent flier stays between May 20 and September 5, 2014.

Wyndham Double Airline Miles Promo Summer 2014

You can earn double airline miles for you 2nd, 3rd and 4th stay during the promotional period. You can earn the bonus for maximum of 3 rooms at a time. [click to continue...]

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Hilton HHonors has a new bonus offer for Lufthansa Miles&More members that can earn up to quadruple miles between April 1 and June 30, 2014.

Hilton HHonors Lufthansa Miles&More Up To Quadruple Miles April 1 June 30 2014

You earn regular miles for your first stay, double miles for your second stay, triple miles for your third stay and quadruple miles for your fourth and subsequent stay during the offer period. [click to continue...]

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German public services union had a morning strike this morning (Thursday) that lead to cancellation of 600 mainly German and European flights. The strike is now over and the operations should resume.

DW Lufthansa Cancellations

Note that if you were affected this action, Lufthansa is not required to provide cash compensation due to delay per EC 261/2004, but they are required to provide care such as rebooking you to final destination on other airline or provide hotel accommodation due to delays. [click to continue...]