Lufthansa Cancels Hundreds Of Flights Amid Labor Action

Hundreds of Lufthansa flights have been canceled as a result of a 27-hour labor strike at five airports in Germany.

The strike, initiated by ground personnel, commenced at 4 a.m. local time on February 7 and was scheduled to conclude at 7:10 a.m. local time on February 8, according to The Points Guy.

Over five hundred flights were forced to be canceled due to the labor strike. It is anticipated that the airline will operate between 10 and 20 percent of its regularly scheduled flights during the course of the incident. 

Berlin and Hamburg are the airports hardest affected, with Lufthansa being forced to cancel every departure on February 7.

Passengers who have been affected may, nevertheless, rebook their flights without incurring any additional fees or convert their airline tickets into rail permits valid for domestic travel.

Due to the warning strike called by the trade union Verdi on Wednesday and Thursday... significant flight program disruptions are anticipated during this period.

At approximately 4:00 p.m. today, affected guests will receive preliminary information via email or the application.

Facing inflation, the union is advocating for a compensation hike of approximately 12.5 percent. Additionally, it is seeking increased overtime pay and incentives, according to The Points Guy.

Labor disruptions have had a recurrent negative impact on Lufthansa throughout the previous year. During March 2023, a strike occurred at the airline, resulting in significant disruptions to travel and flight cancellations.

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