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​German Bank Holiday's 2014
3 October 2014 
26 October Day light savings.
Christmas Day is on a Thursday this year
*German air traffic controllers dispute.   Flight attendants to strike
The object of this page is to collect information on Lufthansa airlines see below. Such as staffing issues, pilots, go slow, routes, layoffs, safety concerns, financial health, on time record. Will they strike or go bankrupt after I've bought my ticket and leave me stranded at the airport?  In other words is this airline reliable? Lufthansa second largest airline in Europe and when they strike it causes massive disruptions in delays and cancellations across the country, Europe and internationally. Lufthansa is based out Frankfurt, Europe's third biggest airport. If Lufthansa Airlines pilot ever strike. Naturally airlines hub at Frankfurt Airport takes the brunt of the industrial action.

Vereingung Cockpit union represents 4,500 pilots. 
Lufthansa airlines owns or has shares in Germanwings, BMI, Eurowings, Lufthansa Cityline, Sun Express, Swiss Int. Airlines.  These airlines maybe effected by a Lufthansa pilot strike.?
Serving 7 destinations in India 
Delhi 14, Mumbai 11, Chennai and Bangalore 7, 3 Kolkata, Pune 6, and 5 Hyderabad.
Codeshares (or shares in) with Jetblue, Air Canada, Air India, Tap Portugal, United Airlines, BMI, Singapore Airlines to name a few.

Questions from viewer:- "How long is flight from Boston to Frankfurt?"
Cologne/Bonn airport departures
Frankfort airport departures
Munich airport departures
GermanWings schedule
Cityline departures
Lufthansa Airline site.
German Air Traffic Controller strike
German airline federal court decision  

​ German Rail Strike
12 September 2014 German train drivers (GDL Union) are planning to strike on Thursday 2, October, 2014.

New Strike Information
15 September, 2014 Announced late today strike cancelled, that was planned for tomorrow.
            Lufthansa Pilot Strike
15 September, 2014 Lufthansa pilot strike tomorrow, Tuesday, 9 am - 5 pm local time. This time it's long hauls to suffer. No long hauls will leave from or to Frankfurt International. Planes involved A380, B747, Airbus types A330 and A340
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Lufthansa comment
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last strike
Update 10 September, 2014 Some pilot's did not strike today, saved a few long-hauls from being cancelled. Passengers from Munich were transferred from Munich airport to Frankfurt on a 400 seater 747-400. Other airlines picked up unexpected passenger windfall. 140 domestic and European flights cancelled. 15,300 exhausted passengers affected.
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Back again
                Lufthansa Pilot Strike
Lufthansa comment and list of cancelled flights.
Announced 9 September, 2014 Lufthansa pilots will strike tomorrow, 8 hours, between 10 am and 6pm, local time. Strike will have a focus this time from Munich Airport, no Lufthansa flights will take off from Munich Airport. With regrets from Lufthansa pilot's Cockpit notice
Cost to German tax payers for this strike estimates of 2 - 4 million euros - 110 flights from Munich cancelled.
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German Rail Strike
Saturday, 6 September 2014, DB Rail, GBL union workers will strike from 6 and 9 am CET. See front page
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           Lufthansa Pilot Strike
Announced 4 September 2014 (after 5pm) Union www.CVockpit.de will strike tomorrow, Friday, 5 September 2014 from Frankfurt International Airport.
Lufthansa Airlines pilot's will strike from 5 pm - 11 pm affecting short and medium haul flights. Mayhem, 25,000 passengers to be disrupted. 
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Old industrial actions for 2014
Thursday, 28 August 2014 Meeting at undisclosed location didn't go well, as expected. 
Germanwings to take brunt of first strike action. All Germanwings flights will be cancelled Friday between 6 am and Noon, local time. Re-book free of charge, over 150 Germanwings flights to be cancelled.
Frankfurt flights will not be affected, Eurowings, AUA, Lufthansa flights as normal. Lufthansa press release
Germanwings  
Nothing out regarding train strike, so far today.
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Monday, 25 August 2014, Announced late today. DB rail, German railway company threaten parallel strike action. 

Monday, 25 August 2014 Lufthansa management calling unions to come back for talks. Your flight will be brought forward, cancelled or severely delayed. Last Lufthansa pilot strike earlier this year cost German tax payers 60 million euro's. Reminder Air France pilots are also threatening strike action and Argentina, general strike this Thursday.

Friday, 22 August 2014 Late today Lufthansa pilots state strike action is imminent and will give passengers plenty of notice. Peak holiday season.
See pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit site.

22 July 2014 Lufthansa stops flying to Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel for 24 hours, perhaps longer Ben Gurion Airport strike page

Thursday 10 July 2014 Issue back in the news today. Baggage handlers in warning strike today. Berliner Management stepping in with a contingency plan.

Friday 27 June, 2014 A baggage handlers strike is due to end today at 6pm. Strike started yesterday 10am. Schoenfeld and Tegel airports effected. Go early to get through checkin. Make sure your luggage is clearly marked. Here's the only article i've found. BerlinerZeitung

26 June 2014 French air traffic control strike ended officially today at 
1100 UTC time. Lufthansa state flights are back to normal.

11 June 2014 Heads up Lufthansa passengers flying to France. French air traffic control strike is being planned for 24 to 29 June, 2014. Follow along with us at French air traffic control strike 

​Old strikes 2014
10 June 2014 Berlin - Taxi strike tomorrow, expect disruptions around your airport or train station. Leave early, don't miss your flight. Same thing in London, Paris, Brussels, Marseille and Rome

April 6, 2014 Halleluya, German politicians will draw up legislation so strike action by a few can't cause such reckless financial and personal devastation to passengers by the end of this year.


May 2014 Strike last month cost airline $62 million. Good news, Moody's upgrades rating from stable to positive.

Old industrial actions for 2014
Strike Starts midnight Wednesday April 2nd and will end Friday, midnight the 4th of April. Local time.

Friday, 4 April 2014 
NO MORE STRIKES TILL AFTER EASTER.
Flights will be back to normal by Saturday.
10% of flights leave. 500 flights went by subsidiaries Eurowings:-Condor, Austrian Airlines. Austrian airlines alone took on extra 5,000 passengers. 20,000 domestic passengers take the train a total of 425,000 disrupted total. 
Lufthansa employees find hotels for passengers.
Passengers also offered places to sleep at the airport, along with food and drink. Thursday 700 flights alone cancelled out of Frankfurt Airport.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014  Tomorrow, you can find, Lufthansa/Germanwings pilots demonstrating - rally at Gate 21, Frankfurt airport. 

Monday, 31 March, 2014 Lufthansa site has information up today. Easily 3,800 flights or more will have to be cancelled. Are you on the list of cancelled flights? This issue is not going to go away. Management is adamant and airline is broke. Airline will not answer customer service questions over it's Facebook page.
Subsidiaries exempt :-Eurowings, Air Dolomiti, Swiss, Austrian Airlines fly's to - route.
​We will be monitoring Deutsche Bahn to see if they decide to become sympathetic. (Sorry, we are just paranoid!)
Germanwings information. 

(Also came in on the week-end Lebanese air traffic control strike Tuesday from 10 - Noon)

Friday, 28 March, 2014 German pilots Lufthansa, Germanwings. (Air Dolomiti and Austrian Airlines?) announce strike dates. Starts midnight Wednesday April 2nd and will end Friday, midnight the 4th of April. Local time.

Lufthansa Germanwings Pilot Strike
Update:-21 March 2014 As expected Lufthansa pilots vote for strike action after two years of negotiations. Lufthansa pilots promise to give 48 hours notice of strike action. Shocking yes, but they don't have to. Make sure you have a plan B. In the past it's been hard to find a hotel room or car rental and not just in Germany. Make sure you have a German visa so you can leave international arrivals for a hotel, rather than sleep on a cot in arrivals. Perhaps book a hotel at both ends of your trip and cancel on the day. We will be updating as the news comes.
Expect Ryanair, Air Berlin, Air France, Swissair,EasyJet and British Airways and Tuifly to put on extra planes to catch windfall of new passengers. German railways Deutsche Bahn will also put on extra rail cars if given enough warning. 

P.S Issues below have not been resolved. Airport security and baggage handlers. 
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​Tuesday, 2 April, 2014 Are you flying to Beirut, Lebanon? Lebanese air traffic controller strike from 10am to Noon.

Strike from last week
27 March List cancelled flights Lufthansa

Update:-25 March 2014 Email sent out by Verdi union at 7:30am today. Civil Servants strike, 53,000 workers. Airport workers strike has now spread to Munich Airport, Cologne/Bonn Airport, Dusseldorf Airport, Hamburg Airport, Stuttgart and Hannover Airports. Strike is Thursday, 27 March, 2014. 
Strike will start early am and go till 2pm. Call your airline. Despicable. Germany has to change these laws.
​Air traffic will not be back to normal till Friday afternoon. (Will Lufthansa pilots call strike for this week-end? Pulling a double whammy?) Public transport workers across the country are also joining in. Frankfurt Airport 

March 24 It's day 6 of a cargo strike out of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Aviapartner. Workers threaten it may carry over to passenger service.


​​23 March 2014 Frankfurt airport workers to strike this Thursday, March 27th. Expect severe delays. Can you change your flight? Involves baggage handlers, airport security and bus drivers who drive you to the aircraft.
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            Frankfurt International Security Strike
Update:-22 February 2014 Flights back to normal today, security strike over with. Lufthansa has information up as to how to find your luggage! 

Update:-21 February Lufthansa offer rail voucher The Local
​and see The Courant article. We've learned Lufthansa bringing cots out for passengers to sleep on. See Hr-online

Friday 21 February 2014 1am to 11pm. (more meetings to take place March 5th) 
20 February 2014 Here's what Frankfurt International has to say. Travel Advisory: Strike action planned by security staff
Due to strike action planned by security staff for Friday, February 21, flight disruptions and cancellations are likely to occur at Frankfurt Airport. Passengers are advised to check their airline’s website and the traffic reports (e.g., on the radio or teletext) before traveling to the airport and allow extra time for their journey.
Flight information is available on the website of the respective airline or by calling 01806-FRAINFO (01806-3724636 – flat landline rate of €0.20 euro cents per call within Germany) as well as at www.frankfurt-airport.com or via the Frankfurt Airport app.
​Here's what Lufthansa has to say. Long hauls Air Canada hit with by this.

19 February 2014 Frankfurt - Hann Airport 2,500 passengers daily, airport security strike today, to last 18 hours. Airport will have a contingency plan in place.
More meetings to take place March 5.
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12 February, 2014 Are you flying with Lufthansa to Dusseldorf airport tomorrow. Call them Aviapartner baggage handlers wildcat strike. See Dusseldorf Airport Strike page.
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5 February, 2014 Germanwings and Lufthansa, 5,400 pilots voting whether to strike or not. Votes due in 21 March, 2013. Check back with us. April might see strike action.
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29 January 2014 Lufthansa cancels 42 flights.

24 January 2014 German air traffic controllers will not strike on the 29th. Might make your trip slightly better that day.

18 January 2013 German air traffic controllers will strike for one hour only on the Wednesday, 29th, 7 to 8 am.
Fraport

17 January 2014 New European air traffic control strike being planned. German air traffic control will join in, on the Thursday, 30th, no times given yet. See our front page. Not a good week to travel around to or from Europe. Change your flight now before everyone else does.
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Saturday, 4 January 2014 Lufthansa strike at CDG this weekend has been cancelled early. Officially ended 4:45 am this morning.
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2013 industrial actions
26 December 2013 Lufthansa Airlines flights on Paris, Charles de Gaulle route from Germany have seen flights delayed in the last few months because of Lufthansa airline workers causing wildcat strikes. Today, no workers at check in desk. Workers feel ill and have called in sick.  Choose another airline, perhaps Air France.
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June 28, 2013 Lufthansa passengers look out for the self check in now at Frankfurt and Munich airports. Scan your boarding pass, fix sticker on your luggage. Put luggage on treadmill and don't forget your receipt.
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June 9, 2013 Oh boy, your travel plans are up the creek if you are flying into/around Europe this week. June 12, likely to be the worst day for travel. European air traffic controllers strike radiating from France. Other countries are joining in follow along with us European air traffic control strike
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May 28, 2013 Tomorrow Air Dolomiti strike noon - 4PM, flights from Italy only.  Milan's Malpensa and Linate airports 24 hour strike tomorrow.
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May 13, 2013 Lufthansa management made an offer to Lufthansa pilots today. No details made public.
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May 1, 2013 Lufthansa and unions make a deal. Members will vote on it, results out May 14/5. 

Lufthansa codeshares with Croatia airlines, follow along with us on our Croatia Airline strike, Star Alliance Member.  
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More Negotiations to take place 29 and 30 April. If no agreement made, expect another strike any time from 
April 30 on.
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Saturday, April 20 Lufthansa bringing in lawyers, to get strike deemed illegal.  Here's what Lufthansa has to say "Expect massive cancellations and delays" Germanwings will not be effected and check status of your Lufthansa flight See Lufthansa press release
Lufthansa recommending passengers to stick to hand luggage only. Fights from Ireland expected to be hit hard.
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Friday, 19 April 2013 Lufthansa airline strike, 24 hours, Monday, 22 April, 2013. Long-hauls should leave, will effect domestic and European flights.Airline will announce cancellations on Saturday evening. Involves Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Hannover, Dusseldorf and Cologne/Bonn Airports. Berlin Airport will strike in the morning till 2:30pm. Website will also be closed. Your flight might be bought forward or delayed till late Tuesday, April 23.

Thursday, April 18 Meeting last night with management found parties miles apart.

Monday, 25 March Today Lufthansa in the news. Management lost a lawsuit for compensation (9.2 million euros) against ramp workers union who caused havoc last year. Majour hit for Air Berlin, Lufthansa and Fraport (Frankfurt airport owner) as they wanted to crush the union financially. Next Ver.di union state they will strike before next meeting planned for April 19. They will not strike at Easter. Do keep an eye on airport security strikes.
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Wednesday, March 20:- Lufthansa strike, starts Thursday, March 21, 5am - Noon (local time). 500 flights cancelled, effecting all German airports. Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Cologne/Bonn Hamburg etc. Long-hauls not effected, domestic and short-hauls take the brunt of cancellations. This is a "warning strike" by baggage handlers for once and not German airport security for a change which has almost become livable with. 
Star Alliance member.
Subsidiaries and cargo flights:-Cityline, Germanwings, AeroLogic, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Swiss Airlines, Lufthansa Cargo.
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March 14 Here we go again. German airport security strike again starting tomorrow Cologne/Bonn airport and at Dusseldorf airport. Will last all day, expect hundreds of flights to be cancelled. More flier aggravation
next week, Tunisian airports will be closed due to strike. TAP Airline strike 21, 22 and 23 March. Possible UK customs strike.
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Monday March, 11 Dusseldorf Airport security strike
Later in the week 13 and 14 European Day of Action
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March 8 Cologne Bonn security strike again today, started at 4am, some 50 flights cancelled. German police step in as security agents. Likely to go on till late at night.
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Friday, February 22, German airport security workers walked off the job again yesterday at Dusseldorf and Cologne Bonn airports. Strikes started at 3:30 am and went till 10am, in that short time, Cologne Bonn cancelled some 13 flights and 8 arrivals were cancelled. Dusseldorf 72 flights were cancelled, 136,000 passengers. 
Hopefully week-end won't be interrupted. Perhaps it's time to sue the union
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Friday, February 15 Unexpected today at 4 am Cologne - Bonn security workers never showed up for work. Strike likely to go on all day. Added to this the confusion of flight delays from yesterdays's strike. You, as planned by Verdi union are perhaps stranded for a second day. Possibly even another day by the time Cologne airport finishes back up of flights on Saturday. Whose to say what antics union pulls for Saturday morning.
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February 13 Back again German airport security strike starting tomorrow 3 am, will last all day. Will hit Dusseldorf and Hamburg airports. So far nothing up on airport websites. Here's what happended last time. See Hamburg Airport press release Call airline before you leave home, perhaps make a reservation at your airport hotel. Here's what Lufthansa has to say

Old industrial actions
January, 24 Don't you just love this late notice. Dusseldorf and Bonn/Cologne airport security strike again today.  Call ahead if possible.  Be prepared for flight to be cancelled or delayed.  Will ripple around the network.  Lufthansa expected to be hit hard.
If caught in international transit terminal and you don/t have a German visa, expect to sleep on a cot tonight in the airport, other passengers will have to be put up in hotels.
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18 January Airport security issue back in the news today. Airport security workers never showed up for shifts today at Hamburg Airport. Only one of the 20 security isles working. Airport telling passengers to be prepared to miss flight or have it cancelled. A foot of snow has also caused cancellations across Germany today adding to the mix. Security earn 11.80 euros ($15.73) and want a raise to 14.50 euros. Call airport before you leave the house.  Lufthansa flights hit especially bad, strike will last from 4am to 11pm Follow along here at our Hamburg Airport page. Lufthansa website was down earlier today
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Keep an eye on Current Travel Information and Flight Disruptions
German Flight Attendants Union UFO
Fraport Communications Toll 01 805 372 46 36
 from abroad +49-1805-372 46 36
Lufthansa 01 805-805 805 .14 euro from a landline and from your mobile .42 euro.
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Last years 2012 industrial actions
Monday December 10, Wildcat strike today at German airports. Passengers didn't know what hit them!  Strike was announced late last night. Strike was roughly from 6 - 9 AM. Rippled around the network, Lufthansa cancelled some 90 flights.  Strike was by 1,000 airport security workers. Talks had stalled with management, next meeting planned for January.

Another problem for January 2013 is  European airlines pilot and cabin crew strike 


Old strike information
Keep an eye on Current Travel Information and Flight Disruptions
German Flight Attendants Union UFO
Fraport Communications Toll 01 805 372 46 36
from abroad +49-1805-372 46 36
Lufthansa 01 805-805 805 .14 euro from a landline and from your mobile .42 euro.

European Day of Strike Action 14 November 2012 14N
First look we don't see anything on Lufthansa site for Spains general strike tomorrow, 14 N. You will be delayed or cancelled.


13 November 2012  Deal made with cabin crew. Union UFO had asked for a 5% raise, management offered 3.6%, eventually parties compromised on 4.6%. No flight attendant redundancies till December 2014. In the mean time 3,500 pen pushers will go, but it's not enough. Ultimate cost to airline 33 million euros yearly.

Yes. all's well for this airline for a bit. Stockholders are happy.  Lufthansa still has to find cuts and will go ahead with a opening a new low cost airline. 

Star Alliance member. If perhaps at the end of next year you
are thinking of buying a pricey round the world ticket for the for the following year, choose another airline. Codeshares with Air India, Air Malta, JetBlue, Luxair and Turkish Airlines.
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Wednesday 19 September 2012 New low cost airline to begining next year. Do yourself a favour don't book with this carrier till after new subsidiary is up and running.
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Sunday 9 September 2012 Mediation will go on till mid October. Flights on normal schedule.

Saturday 8 September 2012 Flights back to normal today. One major concession has been made by Lufthansa airlines.  Company has agreed to not  hire outside contracts/temporary, workers out of Berlin airport. Parties will meet Tuesday. Another new gripe,  employees do not want to be transferred to a low cost airline.

Friday 7 September 2012 Union:-No more strikes for the time being. Arbitrator called in.
Other airlines on strike today, Corsair International out of France and Egyptair grounds international flights due to air crew strike.  Frankfurt airport relatively quiet due to airline giving passengers a reasonable heads up on Friday's action. Some Lufthansa flights are actually flying today.
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Thursday 6 September. Yes flights are cancelled left right and center. If you have information/pictures that others can use pass it on. 
contact@easytravelreport.com  We and others want to know what's going on at your airport. DB German rail company adding more trains and carriages, some 100,000 passengers up the creek.

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Wednesday, 5 September, Flight attendants strike this Thursday, 
6 September starting 10PM (midnight local time) ending 10PM Friday night. Network still suffering repercussions today. Thousands of passengers will be disrupted.
(Lufthansa saves money by having fleet grounded)

What's going on over Newark, NJ departures   Ottawa departures  
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Tuesday 4 September Strike spread in the night. Industrial action has now started at Frankfurt airport 6AM and Munich Airport will start at 1PM till midnight along with Berlin Tegel airport 5AM. 350 flights cancelled today, some 26,000 passengers stranded. Long-hauls to
LA, Chicago, Houston, Mexico City and Beijing cancelled.
All but crippled airline. When do negotiations start? UFO union  had declined talks last Friday. Lufthansa now plans a new low cost subsidiary.
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Update:- STRIKE IS TUESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 5AM TO 1PM LUNCH TIME AGAIN. This time it is out of Berlin airport.
Excluded from this are regional flight attendants strike call with foreign Homebase (Delhi, Bangkok). We will follow along our Berlin Airport strike page.

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Tuesday 4 September Devastating strike has escalated today to not only Berlin airport but also back to Frankfurt airport starting 6AM and Munich airport starting 1PM till midnight. 
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Update:-Monday 3 September strike is on for tomorrow 5am-1PM. This time it's out of Berlin Airport.
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Monday 3 September Union have announced they will strike tomorrow, Tuesday, no times given yet. Just that you will be given six hours notice again. 
Gossip:-German magazine Der Spiegel has reported, without saying where it obtained the information, that Lufthansa plans to start negotiating with the union on Sept. 10. A spokesman declined to comment on the date. This came from Vancouver Star

1 September 2012 We've learned today that some 350 travelers got stranded at Frankfurt airport transit lounge and had to sleep on cots because they had no visa and did not expect to need one. They were given hot food and drinks. Another 18 flights were cancelled today. UFO union has not yet released information as to where the next strike will hit.
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31 August Endless lines at Lufthansa desks around all German airports today. Passengers given peanuts and water. Union call strike a great success and to expect more strike action this week-end. Berlin Tegel faired well, with only 8 flights cancelled to Frankfurt. Bremen 3. Frankfurt airport for a time was full for incoming carriers. No where to put all the Lufthansa jets. 
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30 August Update today. Yes, warm up. It's announced and the unlucky passengers are passengers in and out of Frankfurt airport tomorrow, Friday. From 5am - 1pm lunch time. 

30 August 2012 Evil flight attendants union state strike will start tomorrow, Friday. At various airports and you will be given only 6 hours notice. 
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29 August 2012 UFO Union has announced strike will start Thursday, no date and time officially given yet. Only clue we have is that it will last for several hours. (We will be up dating) Union has given out some good news however.  If they strike in the morning you will be told the night before. Make sure airline has all your contact information. Workers at foreign airports will not strike. Eurowings, CityLine and Germanwings will not be on strike. Austrian Airlines will use larger aircraft. Lufthansa codeshares with Air Malta.  Air Malta pilots are also threatening industrial action this week, they've rejected a new contract offer. 
Airline has relationships with:- 
Adria Airways, Aegean, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Austrian Airlines, Avianca, Blue1, Brussels Airlines, Copa, Croatia, Edelweiss Air,  Egypt, Ethiopian, JetBlue, Lauda Air, Lot,  Luxair, Scandinavian, Singapore, South African, Swiss Airlines, TACA, TAM, TAP, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines,Turkey SunExpress, Tyrolean Airways/Austrian Arrows, United Airlines and US Airways  
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28 August 2012 Talks have failed between cabin crew UFO labour union and Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Carrier will not give in on it's restructuring programme. 120,000 jobs are to be cut and 3,500 will be flight attendants.

18,000 flight attendants can strike legally anytime. You will be lucky today to get by with your travel plans. Lufthansa will not make contingency plans public till union gives strike times and dates. We do know that long-hauls will take priority. Company will want expensive airlines back in home bases. Cabin crews do not want to be abandoned in a hotel abroad incurring hotel fees. Union will only pay for X number of days of accommodation. Cabin crews will be informed of details via text and emails.

Lufthansa will be knocking on judges doors to get the open ended strike deemed illegal today.

Reminder other airlines will be jumping for joy. Watch the ticket prices, car rentals will be hard to find. Lufthansa will book every hotel they can get. Perhaps German train company will add extra cars and trains.
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24 August Flight attendants talks will continue till Tuesday, August 28. If no compromise expect a strike. Do you have a plan B?
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23 August 2012 Update:-Flight attendants in more talks, last day of negotiations is Tuesday, 28 August and most probable date for strike action.
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17 August 2012 Talks still on going, UFO union flight attendants delay decision till next week. Reminder this is a volatile situation and a strike can happen anytime. Be prepared somehow!! If you have a lay over in a German airport, get a German visa that way you can get out of the terminal for another form of transportation.
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8 August 2012 Lufthansa's 12,000 flight attendants have voted for strike action, new meeting with management 16 August.
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23 April 2012 Announced today, no surprise, Lufthansa is going to make some severe cut backs. No more first class, no new planes and cancellations of routes. Will let go 3,500 flight attendants.
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26 March 2012 German baggage handlers back at it again tomorrow. They will strike from 3 AM to Noon tomorrow. Flights have been cancelled by Air Berlin and Lufthansa. 
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4 March 2012 Lufthansa announced that they will increase the fuel surcharge from February 28 due to rising oil prices. 4 to 35 Euro's per flight.

German airport strike.
Update:-Strike by air traffic controllers tomorrow deemed illegal. So you got lucky!
February 28 Tuesday Frankfurt airport strike is heating up today. GdF is calling on German air traffic controllers to join in with the strike from tomorrow Wednesday 5 AM - 11 AM. Check back for another update.

February, 27 Monday Frankfurt airport running smoothly today mainly because of the 148 flight cancellations.

26 February 2012 Negotiations failed between GdF and Fraport management. Strike back on starting tonight Sunday 8 PM till Thursday 1 March 4 AM. Call your carrier or agent.






(I am going out on a limb here.  GdF union will eventually get annoyed at paying the 200 or so workers salary (on the other foot for a change). Yes this is a wealthy union but you know this will irritate them sooner than later. I suspect they will then recruit other airports to join in as management is not going to budge)

Wednesday 22 February Strike will end with tonight's night shift.
Fraport management and union start negotiations Thursday AM. You got lucky for a change!

Tuesday 21 February Sorry to tell you Frankfurt airport strike is to go on till 10 PM Friday 24 February. Today Lufthansa cancelled less than two hundred flights today. Still nothing up on Lufthansa web site. You should be updates via text.

19 February Frankfurt airport workers back on strike tomorrow Monday 20 February for 24 hours.  Expect to be re-routed or even cancelled, call your travel agent or airline ASAP.

15 February 2012 First major strike in Germany this year 2012. Frankfurt airport will be on strike tomorrow from 2 PM - 9 PM GMT. Suspect it will drag on later than 9 PM as the tarmac workers are out till 11 PM. Your flight will be delayed. Call the airline or your travel agent. Frankfurt airport has given a number to call Fraport Communication Center at the number 0 18 05/3 72 46 36 or +49 1805-372 4636. Do you have a round the world ticket with Star Alliance? Lufthansa is in the Star Alliance Group. Lufthansa fourth largest airline, code-shares with 
Air India, Air Malta, Avianca, JetBlue, Luxair and TACA Airlines.



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So last year
Oct 24 2011 Lufthansa Cargo to strike for 90 mins tomorrow reuters.

Sunday 9 October From Lufthansa site today. Flight disruption to be expected tomorrow, Monday afternoon in Germany. Due to employee meetings at several German airports flight disruption are expected on Monday afternoon.
Old Stuff
8/8/2011 Strike has been CANCELLED AGAIN FOR tomorrow. Parties agree to talks that will last approximately four weeks.
Another Update for today by Reuters issue back in court
Update:- Monday 8 August. German air traffic controllers strike is set for tomorrow, Tuesday 4am-10am all German air space will be closed, call Lufthansa, you could well be delayed till back up of flights is gotten down till tomorrow. Here's what Lufthansa has to say.

Update:- 3 August. Judge deemed German air traffic controllers strike illegal. Strike is cancelled.

3 August Judge to decide today if strike will be legal. Last time Lufthansa went on strike hired cars across Europe became hard to come by.
2 August German air traffic controllers may strike this Thursday 4 August 2011 for six hours 0400 GMT until 1000 GMT. Will effect all airlines and know doubt take a day to get back to normal. Call your airline.
Check with us you never know perhaps it will be cancelled.


Old stuff
21 Feb. 2011 Nationwide train strike Monday, leave early for airport, perhaps the day before

3 Jan, 2011 Looking for a job? Things looking up for Lufthansa. Creation of 4,000 new jobs, under new boss Christoph Franz, includes,  900 new ground staff, 270 student pilots, 300 apprentices. Larger aircraft, bigger seats. Keep an eye on subsidiary Austrian airlines, they threaten strike in January, 2011.

22, Sept. 2010 Lufthansa has a new CEO Christoph Franz goes on a $4.7 billion buying spree. businessweek.com

Lufthansa Airline passengers and subsidiaries will be flying in some brand new aircraft 20 A320 family jets, and 3 A330-300s. Swiss International Air Lines will get an A320 and five 330-300s and Germanwings 8 new A319s.

16, August, 2010 Air Berlin threaten strike this week.

9, July, 2010 Lufthansa Airlines, 50,000 employees have agreed to a 22 month pay freeze, so your good to go.

12, April, 2010 German air traffic controllers will meet today. Couple of things you should know.  German ATC's only have to give 24 hours notice and by law 25% of air traffic must fly. New page folks.  German air traffic controllers strike, move along with us

8. April, 2010 I almost feel bad in telling you this, but German air traffic controllers are threatening strike.  We will watch it like a hawk.

7, April, 2010 News came out today that the union has canceled the up and coming strike and will concentrate on talks with the mediator.  Good news all around. You can slip by unhindered.

Update:-Tuesday, 6, April, 2010 No talks between union and airline are scheduled.
Update:- Monday, 5, April, 2010, Lufthansa pilots strike is still on, so far no deal made with unions.

1. April,2010 Union representing Deutsche Lufthansa AG pilots is prepared to take a dispute with Germany's biggest airline to arbitration, a move that could avert a four-day strike planned for mid-April. Strike has not been cancelled.

3/31/2010 Lufthansa management looking to bargain with pilots and threaten to seek damages from union if four day strike goes ahead.

3/22 Lufthansa pilots union announced 4 day strike from from Tuesday, April 13 through Friday, 16. Better call them to reschedule, ASAP.
3/19/10 Eurowings pilots have unanimously voted to strike.  

Cologne/Bonn airport departures
Frankfort airport departures
Munich airport departures
GermanWings schedule
Cityline departures

Update:- Monday, 8 March.  Negotiations still on going. Union say's talks are "extremely difficult." No new walk out's due this week.
Update:-Lufthansa Airline Strike 
Codeshares with Jetblue. 

(Lufthansa rejects name Stalingrad for new jet.  Dailymail.co.uk)

6 March, 2010 Update:-Good news of sorts.  German pilots union say they will not strike whilst talks continue after March, 9. "Negotiations remain constructive, there is no reason to strike." See you will sneak by, another satisfied customer. 

5 March, 10, Update:-Lufthansa airline pilots union is deep in conversation with management and don't see reason to strike on March, 9 while negotiations are on going so well.  Relax you will be able to fly, congratulations you've snuck by!!  Even so, don't go all rosie on me and book with them again any time soon..

4, March, 10 Update on Air Berlin, strikes off, agreed to more talks.

3/3/10 Air Berlin threaten a three hour strike. "Will be in the coming days"?  Perhaps you can squeeze by.

Last strike threat..
2/24/10 Lufthansa flights just getting back to normal.

Update:- Monday, 22 Feb. 2010 Lufthansa pilots
have agreed to suspend the walkout until March 9 
4,000 pilots will return to work. German court ruled against the union. Sorry to break it to you after you've fought for a train ticket, borrowed or rented a car, paid extra for competing air ticket and tipped the hotel clerk.. Hurry, re-book your flight while your can.

German airline Lufthansa is asking a court to halt a strike by more than 4,000 of its pilots. Decision within the next 24 hours. Long-haul flights to the U.S., New York and Denver, were canceled. Some South America  and Asia flights on schedule. Passengers arriving at Munich airport are being reimbursed. Twitter reports Frankfort airport  is "orderly". Copenhagen, "Chaos on Kastrup airport", Keep checking back. 

Passengers scramble for car rentals, hotel rooms and other airlines up their prices.

Customers can continue to obtain information about their bookings, as well as about the rebooking options and cancellations, at 800-645-3880 in the U.S. and 800-563-5954 in Canada.

According to the special flight schedule, the following flights to/from North America are scheduled to take place during the period from February 22-25:

February 22

LH 412 Munich - Newark
LH 413 Newark - Munich
LH 430 Frankfurt - Chicago
LH 431 Chicago - Frankfurt
LH 434 Munich - Chicago
LH 435 Chicago - Munich
LH 438 Frankfurt - Dallas Ft Worth
LH 439 Dallas Ft Worth - Frankfurt
LH 492 Frankfurt - Vancouver
LH 493 Vancouver - Frankfurt
LH 498 Frankfurt - Mexico City
LH 499 Mexico City - Frankfurt

February 23  
LH 412 Munich - Newark
LH 413 Newark - Munich
LH 492 Frankfurt - Vancouver
LH 493 Vancouver - Frankfurt

February 24
LH 412 Munich - Newark
LH 413 Newark - Munich
LH 434 Munich - Chicago
LH 435 Chicago - Munich
LH 442 Frankfurt - Detroit
LH 443 Detroit - Frankfurt
LH 492 Frankfurt - Vancouver
LH 493 Vancouver - Frankfurt
LH 498 Frankfurt - Mexico City
LH 499 Mexico - City Frankfurt

February 25
LH 412 Munich - Newark
LH 413 Newark - Munich
LH 434 Munich - Chicago
LH 435 Chicago - Munich
LH 490 Frankfurt - Seattle
LH 491 Seattle - Frankfurt
LH 492 Frankfurt - Vancouver
LH 493 Vancouver - Frankfurt

Update:- Sunday, 21 Feb.Airline offers pilots a deal, pilots have not received any deals? I don't get it either..
 Long hauls to UAE and Nigeria hope you've called. Airline cancelled its Lagos to Frankfurt flights of Monday and Thursday.  

Lufthansa has said it will cancel 1,200 flights of the 1,800 daily services 
Update:-Lufthansa Airline Strike is on, four days, starting this Monday night at midnight, 22, Feb, 2010. Best call them. Check you don't codeshare with Lufthansa Airlines.


Update:-20, Feb. 2010.  Union offering to talk to management before strike.  So far no meeting is planned. Lufthansa Cityline will operate their flights according to schedule. 

Feb. 18, 2010 Lufthansa Airlines management now questioning legality of strike.  Estimated loss for airline to be EUR 25 million a day. Are you flying on Austrian Airlines?  Austrian Airlines has set up a hotline for customers wishing to obtain information about their booking (rebookings/cancellation): +43 51766-1000. Germanwings information on re-booking tickets can be obtained from Germanwings' information centre in Sofia by calling 02/491 7413.



Update:-Confirmed, Lufthansa pilots will strike, will effect Germanwings and Cargo AG. Four-day strike starting on Monday, midnight 22, Feb. 2010. Ending midnight Thursday 25 Feb. Call 800 850-6070, Lufthansa will publish tomorrow (Friday) a special flight schedule during the strike period. Experienced Lufthansa flight captains earn between $150,000 to $340,000 per year.
See what Lufthansa Airlines has to say. We will keep you informed. Lufthansa codeshares with

Feb 17, 2010 Results due in today, Lufthansa gearing up for strike,  drawing up an emergency plan involving putting customers from several flights onto larger aircraft, booking passengers onto other airlines and providing train tickets.

16, January, 2010 Lufthansa, Lufthansa cargo and Germanwings  pilots will make the decision whether or not to strike Wednesday, February, 17. Pilots concerned jobs will be shifted to subsidiaries such as Brussels Airlines or Austrian Airlines, where pilots are paid significantly less. Union will need  70 percent of the vote for industrial action.




9/09 JetBlue Airways and Lufthansa have signed a codeshare agreement 

7/24/09 Vereinigung Cockpit union, is asking for a 6.4% pay increase for its 4,500 pilots over the next year or a 9.6% rise over the next 18 months, plus bonuses

3/29/09 A Profit posted at €599 million; last year's figure had been €1.66 billion!

10 March, 2009 Tuesday Lufthansa agreed to pay cabin crews a wage increase of 4.2 percent, deal will avoid strikes. Deal is retroactive beginning Jan 1, it also provides for a one time payment based on 2008 profits an the employee;s salary level.

10 March, 2009 Departures for  today seem to be on time.  

9 March, 09  The UFO union, which represents some 16,000 cabin attendants, said it planned to hold strikes for several hours at short notice, but not for long periods.
Nice, so comforting to passengers. Much harder to monitor. I imagine it depends which way the wind blows, did they wake up on the right side of the bed, who knows? 

9 March, 2009 Cabin crew balloting ends today.  Still in negotiations, have voted over whelmingly to strike.  Will keep you informed.

20 February, 2009 Lufhansa employees start balloting Monday.  Will finish March 9, 09. 75 percent of union members have to vote for union action.  In the mean time warning strikes will continue.

17 February, 2009 Cancellations and delays maybe in the future for Lufthansa again.  Deutsche Lufthansa, Union UFO have not made Lufthansa cabin crew happy, wage talks failed today.  Perhaps they will ballot for industrial action.  Lufthansa is offering, profit sharing, increase of 10 percent and better working conditions.  Fourth quarter had yielded stronger results than expected, aided by lower airline fuel.

February, 09 Closes sales offices in India, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Hyderabad.  Thomas Cook Group plans to buy Lufthansa's 24.9% stake in Condor airlines for 77 millon euros ($100.4 million) in cash. Thomas Cook is controlled by German retailer Arcandor which is in the businesses of mail order and Internet shopping, department stores, and tourism services. Established 1999

1/27/09  tomorrow, 28 January, 2009 Wednesday flight attendants on strike 6am-noon.

1/26/09  Lufthansa cabin crew may go on strike again today or in coming days.  A three hour flight last Friday involved cutting half it's 90 flights.

1/23/09 Lufthansa, flight attendants wildcat strike today for three hours, caused 14 cancellations and numerous delays.  Talks broke down last Friday.

1/22/09 Lufthansa has new lounge at JFK.  Behind security check points in Terminal One, First class top floor, second floor, bistro and showers and bath tubs!

1/21/09  Pilot strike today by affiliate airline Con-tact Air,

10/2/08  Air Canada pilots together with the Continental and United pilots, Sign Protocol Agreement in Response to Airlines Joint Venture  .marketwatch.com

8/22/08 German pilots' union Cockpit has threatened Deutsche Lufthansa AG with more strikes should the airline not meet the union's demands for better wages, forbes.com

8/15/08  ``Some airlines are struggling to survive,'' Ehrhardt said. ``That's not something Lufthansa is facing.'' bloomberg.com

8/8/08 Friday's cancelations followed the scrapping of some 360 flights on Thursday. CityLine operates on domestic German and European routes.businessweek.com

8/7/08 The German pilot union Cockpit called Thursday, Aug. 7, for more than 700 pilots employed by Lufthansa subsidiary Cityline to observe a 36-hour strike in support of increased pay..dw-world.de

8/4/08  Lufthansa, As vice president of the airline's supervisory board, Bsirske is entitled to free tickets. As a result, he left on vacation with his wife for the US city, from where he continued on to a South Pacific island destination.Bsirske had demonstrated "a basic political lack of judgement." afp.google.com

8/3/08  Lufthansa pilots will have a three hour strike this week to demand their own work council. Expects to cancel around 130 flights on Monday and will not resume its full flight schedule for two weeks after a strike last week, a spokesman said.Checks to aircraft had backed up during the strike over pay,which trade union Verdi ended on Saturday after reaching a wage deal with the airline on Friday.

From Tuesday, some 40 flights a day would be cancelled, of which around 35 would be European flights, Lufthansa said.

Lufthansa usually runs about 2,000 flights per day. (Writing by Paul Carrel; editing by Sue Thomas) reuters.


8/1/08 Lufthansa reaches agreement with strike ground staff.telegraph.co.uk/  

8/1/08 Lufthansa strike begins to take toll .  Deutsche Lufthansa said it cancelled round trips to New York, Dallas, Chicago, Calgary, Calcutta and Dubai. The rest of the 82 flights cancelled were for destinations in Germany and Europe.  nzherald.co.nz

7/31/08  Lufthansa Strike Displays German Thoroughness, Expert Says dw-world.de

7/30/08 Lufthansa cuts 10 percent of Europe flights due to strike. uk.reuters.com

7/30/08  Lufthansa strike has no effect on UK services.  travelweekly.co.uk

7/30/08  Strike-hit Lufthansa cancels long-haul flights.  iht.com

7/29/08 Strike-hit Lufthansa posts weaker first half profit of 402 mln euros. afp.google.com

7/29/08 Lufthansa Cuts 70 Flights, Grounds 9 Planes in Strike bloomberg.com

7/28/08 Lufthansa.Workers at Germany's biggest airline, Lufthansa, on Monday began an indefinite strike at the height of the holiday season to press for higher pay, in the latest walkout to hit Europe's biggest economy. afpgoogle

Frankfurt and Hamburg airports will be the hardest hit on Monday when 52,000 employees of Lufthansa AG go on strike, a union official said 

7/27/08  Lufthansa.  Ground personnel and flight crews would stop working on Sunday at midnight (2200 GMT), the union said last week after workers it represented approved the action by an overwhelming majority of 90.7 percent. 

German Lufthansa votes for 1st strike in 13 years.  uk.reuters.com/

7/25/08  Lufthansa, the leading German airline, faces a major strike next week after members of the German trade union Verdi voted on Friday for a strike to press demands for higher wages.afp.google.com

7/24/08  Easyjet benefiting from Lufthansa problems. 

7/23/08 Strike at Lufthansa units cause widespread cancellations. The Local

7/22/08  Germany,12:00 p.m. today until midnight tomorrow, pilots at Eurowings and CityLine will be on strike. The strikes will affect all German cities where the two carriers operate, which include Frankfurt, Munich and Hamburg.
Warning, strikes ground nearly 1,000 Lufthansa flights afp.google.com

07/16/2008 PRICED OUT BY OIL
Cheap Airlines Are Losing Altitude
By Dinah Deckstein, Spiegelonlineinternationa

15 July 08 Lufthansa AG.'s grounds crew and cabin crew workers today started balloting on possible industrial action that may cripple flight operations during the busy summer travel season. 

11 July 08,  German union to stage ballot on Lufthansa strike, walkouts possible this month 

10/7/08  Lufthansa, spokesman said at midday that the talks had collapsed. monstersandcritics.com/news

9 July 08, Lufthansa demand compensation for heathrow debacle.  thisislondon.co.uk

7/7/08  Lufthansa pilots to strike on Monday over pay UK Reuters.com

Lufthansa subsidiary this week called a 24hr bitter strike and inconvienced several thousand people.

3 July 08 Lufthansa Workers Down Tools. 

July 1 (Reuters) - Germany's Deutsche Lufthansa  cut 40 flights on Tuesday and did not rule out further cancellations as workers carried out warning strikes to pressure the airline in a dispute over pay. 

6/27/08 Workers at Deutsche Lufthansa AG.'s ground crew in Munich continued warnings strikes this afternoon, with 70 aircraft mechanics and technicians halting work for two hours, works council head Manfred Hackl said. 

But a spokeswoman for Munich airport said there were no delays due to the strike.
6/26/08  Lufthansa says will meet profit target despite fuel costs  afp.google

6/23/08  FRANKFURT, Germany (AP): German airline Lufthansa AG ground crews staged a surprise four-hour strike early Monday in Duesseldorf, causing delays or cancellations of about 40 flights, the union ver.di said.
According to the union, about 1,500 passengers were affected. thestar.com.my

4 June, 08 Lufthansa Flight Training Purchases Five Flight Training Devices from Mechtronix

5/23/08  Beginning October 26th, Lufthansa Airlines will launch its popular all-business class service six times per week between Boston and Munich. The route will be served with an Airbus A319 Corporate Jet in a 48-seat, all-business class configuration. The new flight is a premium extension of Lufthansa's existing widebody summer service between Boston and Munich, which daily offers 221 seats in a three-class configuration. It also complements the existing daily service between Boston and Frankfurt and the daily SWISS flight between Boston and Zurich. 

5/21/08 Lufthansa Airline says 62 flights at its Cityline, Eurowing units canceled amid pilot strike  

March 4  Lufthansa Airline urges strike-hit passengers to take train  per reuters

29 January 2008 Lufthansa Airline , Pilots Reach Pay Agreement to Avoid Strike per Bloomberg.com

May 07,  German Airline, Lufthansa, economy class may get beds!  news.com.au

13 Dec 2006 Lufthansa Airlines buys stake in Jet Blue, 19%, $300 million
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