The problems with the Lufthansa Group and its employee unions continue. This time the pilots of Eurowings Germany will strike on October 6, 2022, canceling most flights for the day.
Flights operated by Eurowings Europe, based in Austria, are not affected by this strike action.
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Announcement from Eurowings:
Strike by German pilots’ union VC on 6 October – Eurowings to operate half of its flight programme
The pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) has called on its members at Eurowings Germany to strike on Thursday, 6 October 2022, between 00:01 and 23:59.
Eurowings consists of two flight operations. Only flights operated by Eurowings Germany are affected by the strike call, not those operated by Eurowings Europe.
Eurowings is doing everything possible to minimise the impact of the strike action on passengers. The airline expects to be able to operate around half of its normal flight programme. In addition to Eurowings Europe, the airline can also rely on partners of the Lufthansa Group.
Passengers are asked to keep themselves informed about the status of their flight. Passengers whose flight will not take place due to the strike should be informed about alternative transportation by early afternoon, Wednesday, October 5, at the latest.
Eurowings is required by law (EC 261/2004) not only to rely on flights by the Lufthansa Group (Lufthansa, Swiss & Austrian) but also on flights by other airlines.
Passengers affected have the right to be rebooked to their final destination at the earliest opportunity. If the flight is canceled, the passenger also has the right to a full refund.
In case of long delays, the airline must provide accommodation, meals, and phone cards.
It has been a rough year for Lufthansa regarding issues with its labor unions and lack of employees by airport operators.
I would imagine that most affected passengers by this strike can be rebooked by other services by group airlines, but remember that they can also rebook you on airlines such as British Airways, KLM, Air France, and Finnair. However, they may not offer these without “encouraging” them to explore other rebooking options.