Published on Thursday, November 7, 2019

Lufthansa cancels hundreds of flights today and tomorrow

Lufthansa has been forced to cancel 700 flights today and a further 600 tomorrow, causing disruption for around 180,000 passengers.

A strike by flight attendant's union UFO started at midnight on Wednesday and will last until midnight on Friday, impacting all Lufthansa departures from German airports.

In Germany's busiest hubs at Frankfurt and Munich, a large proportion of planes have been grounded.

A large number of the airline's overseas flights have been cancelled.
Lufthansa said it would run an alternative flight schedule where possible, and that passengers could rebook their journeys for free or swap their flights for train tickets.

Passengers can find out that status of their flights on the airline's website.

Those who have provided the company with their contact details will be actively informed by SMS or e-mail. The contact details can be entered, viewed or changed at any time on the website under My bookings.

Passengers can also be informed automatically via Facebook or Twitter about changes in the status of their flight, Lufthansa said.

Last-minute efforts by the airline to prevent the strike failed after a court in Frankfurt on Wednesday confirmed that the walkout was legal.

"We regret the decision taken by the Frankfurt Labor Court and will file an appeal with the Hessian Regional Labor Court," the Lufthansa Group spokesperson told The Local.

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