Lufthansa Cancels 1,300 Flights Scheduled For Thursday & Friday (November 7 – 8, 2019)

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As we reported yesterday, Lufthansa’s flight attendants are striking for 48 hours, starting at midnight CET on November 7, bringing the airline’s flight activity to a halt.

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Lufthansa has now canceled 700 flights scheduled for Thursday and 600 for Friday after court rejected the airline’s injunction.

You can access Lufthansa’s page for strike information here (their website seems to be down at times).

Here’s an excerpt from DW (access their piece here):

A court ruled in favor of a union strike against German airline Lufthansa on Wednesday after dismissing an injunction brought forward by the air carrier.

Lufthansa have now cancelled 1,300 flights, 700 on Thursday and 600 on Friday. The industrial action will mostly affect flights leaving from Germany.

Lufthansa had made an urgent application to halt the strike but this was rejected as the judicial system said action was “not unlawful.”

Conclusion

Lufthansa may automatically rebook passengers, but if your itinerary has not been fixed, you should call the airline.

Remember that per EC 261/2004, Lufthansa is required by the law to rebook affected passengers to their final destinations at the earliest opportunity even when this means moving them to competing airlines such as British Airways, Air France, and Emirates.

Duty to Care also applies in case of long delays. Lufthansa is required to pay for accommodation, meals, and communication.

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