FRANKFURT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT                         STRIKE 2014
Germany, airline flights delayed again.
Strike ridden airport, book flights into this airport at your own risk.

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​ Lufthansa Pilot Strike 2014
Update:-Tuesday 2 December 2014 Lufthansa pilots will strike Thursday, 4 December 2014. Will effect long-hauls 3am to midnight.

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Lufthansa Airlines Strike
Sunday 30 November 2014 Strike dates are in:-
Tomorrow unfortunately, you will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward, call them NOW.
Good news, Germanwings and all other subsidiaries will not be affected.

Starts Noon Monday 1 December 2014 (Domestic and medium hauls)
Ends Tuesday 2 December 2014 midnight.
Long Hauls
Tuesday 2 December, 2014 early 3 am to midnight.
Lufthansa Cargo will strike same time as long hauls. 
(No coincidence, same day as London rail strike and national airline of Portugal, TAP Airlines strike, Belgian rail strikes and German railway DB in strike talks. This is the worst we've seen of European strike action on a single day in several years. German politicians must speed up future new strike laws. German airlines will be forced to give more notice to passengers. This strike notice given on a Sunday, when press and airlines are sleeping and innocent passengers have started their journey has to go)
Easy Travel Report Lufthansa strike page
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Friday, 28 November 2014 Negotiations failed between cockpit pilot union and Lufthansa management. Strike threat hanging over Lufthansa Airline and Germanwings passengers again. 
Lufthansa site. You should also know German rail unions are in talks. Stay in touch. Follow along with us at Lufthansa strike page.

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Nov/December Cathay Pacific pilot strike action
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  German Rail Strike
DB Rail Strike
Union GDL workers will strike from:-
2 am Thursday, 6 November 2014 
till
4 am Monday, 10 November, 2014
Millions of passengers will be hit hard. Longest rail strike ever. Long distant trains will be delayed.
Free helpline will be busy 08000 99 66 33

Update:- On Lufthansa pilot's will not strike while negotiations are going on.


Old strikes
National public holiday's - Day of German Unity 
Friday, 31 October - Long weekend - Reformation Day

29 October 2014 Nothing on Lufthansa pilots. Just still disgruntled. No strike action planned, yet.

General strike in Morocco this Wednesday, 29 October, 2014. Call your airline if traveling to Morocco. A French general strike is planned for Tuesday, 4 November, 2014. ETR

​Friday October 2014 Arrivals light delays today, due to weather.

​​​​          Lufthansa Pilot Strike 2014
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Update Monday, 20 October 2014 
Frankfurt:-Long queues today at 
terminal 1 Hall B
Passengers transferring formed long queues. 90,000 passengers informed by text and emails. 1,450 flights cancelled. Hotline over loaded. Passengers offered water, snacks, refund or alternative flight. Thousands of hotels were booked and camp beds brought in Local paper Frankfurter


Announced today Sunday 19 October 2014 pilot's will strike tomorrow, long one:-
1 pm Monday 20 October, 2014 till
midnight Tuesday 21 October 2014 (local time)
Short-hauls. If you are flying on a A320, Boeing 737 or Embraer fleet you will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. 
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Other strikes planned that might effect flights from Frankfurt International Airport

October, November and December 2014 TAP Airlines strike
October:-Moroccan general strike
November:-Several Italian aviation strikes planned 14 November, 2014.
December:- Belgium general strike 15 December 2014 Follow along on our front page Easy Travel Report


             German Rail Strike
DB Rail Strike
Has been extended into the holiday week-end.
18 October 2014 Strike started at 2am local time. Only a third of trains running. 30% of region and city lines. Hit hard long distant passenger services.
Strike will end 4am Monday. It will take long distant trains several hours to get back to normal.
Helpline 08000 99 66 33
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DB Rail Strike
Wednesday 15 October 2014 starting 2pm and ending 4am Thursday morning. Local times
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12 September 2014 German train drivers (GDL Union) are planning to strike on Thursday 
2, October, 2014.

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​         Lufthansa German Pilot Strike
Monday 29 September 2014 Lufthansa pilot strike tomorrow from 8am to 11pm. Strike based out of Frankfurt International. Strike will effect all long-hual flights, estimation of 70 - 80 flights.

Most importantly not effected, long- hauls from Munich and Dusseldorf. Chances are your Frankfurt flight will be redirected to/from Munich or Dusseldorf.
Check your ticket if you are flying on an B747, A330, A340 or A380 you will face a change of plans.
Also not effected by industrial action, domestic and European flights. Subsidiaries Brussels Airline, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Swiss Airlines and German Wings.
Lufthansa Airlines
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​              Lufthansa Pilot Strike
New Strike Information
25 September 2014 Pilot's not happy with negotiations. No strike dates set - yet.

15 September, 2014 Announced late today strike cancelled, that was planned for tomorrow, Lufthansa long hauls.


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 Pilot Strike
Update:-Announced today, 9 September, 2014 New pilots strike between 10 am and 6pm, 8 hours. Strike will be based out off Munich Airport tomorrow, no departing Lufthansa flights. Munich International Airport Strike

Announced 4 September 2014 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.

Tough if flying into Frankfurt International with a long - haul looking for a connecting flight. You will need a hotel.
Frankfurt likely to be a shambles tomorrow.
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Old Strikes 2014
Thursday, 28 August 2014 First round of strikes are in and Germanwings to take brunt of first strike action. 150 Germanwings flights will be cancelled Friday between 6 am and Noon, local time. Re-book free of charge.
Frankfurt flights will not be affected and Eurowings, AUA, Lufthansa flights as normal. So far nothing in the news regarding a rail strike.

26 August 2014 Lufthansa pilots threaten strike 
action again in September. DB Railway will hold
a parallel strike. Lufthansa Strike page

Old industrial actions for 2014
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.

30 March 2014 Air traffic control strike in Lebanon, Beirut airport this Tuesday from 10 am to noon. Issue likely to get worse.
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​28 MARCH 2014 ANNOUNCED TODAY GERMAN PILOT STRIKE 2 - 4 APRIL FOLLOW ALONG WITH US. LUFTHANSA AND GERMANWINGS STRIKE

GERMAN AIRPORT SECURITY ISSUE HAS NOT BEEN SETTLED YET.
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March 26th, 2014 Lufthansa cancel 600 flights, Condor has a notice up as does GermanwingsHamburg international flights will be going.  Frankfurt Airport says

March 25, 2014 Frankfurt International Airport strike has spread to Munich, Cologne/Bonn, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover and Stuttgart airports. Will start early am this Thursday, 27 March 2014 till 2pm. Expect flights to be back to normal by noon Friday. see Fraport (Refresh) 53,000 public civil servant workers are striking. Public transport will also be hit.

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 will strike this Thursday, March 27th. Expect severe delays. Can you change your flight? Workers on strike are baggage handlers, airport security and bus drivers who take to the aircraft.
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11 March Heads up if you are flying Frankfurt - Dublin. Irish airport workers to strike on Friday, 14 March 2014 5am - 9am. Knock on effect will delay you. Call your airline. Dublin airport strike

4 March 2014 Ghana air traffic control strike today. Domestic flights only effected. See Ghana Review

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Security Issue still not resolved
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 2014 Lufthansa offer rail voucher The Local
​and see The Courant article. Thank your lucky stars you are not at the airport. We've learned Lufthansa bringing cots out for passengers to sleep on. See Hr-online


  Frankfurt International Airport Security Strike
Friday 21 February 2014 1am to 10 pm. (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.

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

4 February 2014 Lufthansa/Germanwings 5,400 pilots being balloted for strike action, ballots due in March 21st.

Old issues
28th January 2014 German air traffic controllers are not striking, but other countries will be. Follow along with us Easy Travel Report

24 January 2014 Update today:- German air traffic controllers will not strike. French have also cancelled industrial actions next week except for the 30th. 

24 January Lufthansa looking for a court injunction to cancel German ATC strike. 

19 January, 2014 Update:- Good news. Controllers will strike for one hour only, Wednesday, 29 January 0700-0800 UTC 

18 January 2014 European air traffic controllers have ganged up for strike action in January. Portugal, Slovakia, Hungary, France see 
Easy Travel Report 
German air traffic control strike
Will strike on the Thursday, 30th, no times given yet. More details to come.

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Old industrial action for 2014
1 January 2014 Are you flying with Lufthansa Airline to Roissy Airport, Paris? Lufthansa Airline should have given you notice of strike action by employees. (Again) Strike is from Friday, 3, January, 2014 4:30 am till Monday January 6th. 
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December 26, 2013 Bad news if you are flying from Frankfurt to Paris, CDG today. Wildcat strike (again, next time choose a different airline) in French airport. All workers in Lufthansa terminal call in sick. No workers at check in desk. 11 flights cancelled over all today.
Also industrial action taking place with SATA Airlines, two hour flight delays till January 6, 2014.
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Old industrial actions
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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May 12, 2013 Frankfurt International Airport to be hit by Tuesday Croatian Airline Strike and Wednesday Turkish Airline strike this week
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Old industrial Actions
Germany March 20, 2013 Tomorrow German airline Lufthansa baggage handlers will strike, will effect all German airports from 5am - Noon local time. Follow along with us at Lufthansa Strike page.
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Germany, January, February and March 2013 You should know German airports have been dogged by German airport security strikes. Check for updates.
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Last year 2012 industrial actions
10 September Strike now over, flights back to normal.  All parties involved in negotiations till mid October.

4 September Frankfurt airport, Germany, more than half of Lufthansa flights cancelled today. Strike has spread to Berlin and Munich airports. 26,000 passengers stranded. 350 flights cancelled across the network. Flight attendants now threaten a 
24 hour strike this Friday 7 September.

3 September Flight attendants announce that they will strike tomorrow and will give six hours notice of where and time strike will take place.

1 September 2012 We've learned 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. 

31 August 2012 Germany, thousands of passengers stranded. Long lines at the desks. Passengers given peanuts and water on line. Strike resonated around all German airports. Union state strike was a great success and management should brace them selves for more strike action this week-end.

30 August Frankfurt strike starts tomorrow, Friday, at Frankfurt airport 5am to 1PM lunch time. Some 64 flights cancelled short-hauls and domestic flights.
Long-hauls are good to go.

29 August 2012 Find more information on Lufthansa Airline strike Lufthansa airline strike
German airline federal court decision

Germany 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.

Other airlines in for a bonanza of business. Christmas comes early and will jump for joy at the extra business.  Are probably planning to put on extra flights right now. Airline ticket prices may go up. German government will put on extra trains, rental cars will be hard to find. Hoteliers will be overwhelmed.  Book your hotel room at both ends of your trip now, you can always cancel.

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17 August 2012 10,500 Flight attendants threatening to strike at Lufthansa Airlines. Flight attendants have voted for industrial action. In meeting this week management to come out with a new proposal.

23 March 2012 Unions and management have made a deal. Your good to go all summer long.

6 March Frankfurt airport workers still at it. Today saw a brief baggage handlers strike from 4:30 AM to 8 AM.  so called warning strike. Strikes will continue Wednesday if negotiations fail at tomorrows meeting. No flights were cancelled, management stepped in.

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Update for Tuesday. You got lucky. Judge has deemed any strike by air traffic controllers tomorrow would be illegal!  Not all golden the airport workers are still on strike, causing delays and cancellations. What's the unions next plan we wonder.

28 Tuesday Frankfurt airport strike action 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.

27 Monday Frankfurt airport running smoothly today due to the 148 flight cancellations.

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

Update:-Saturday  25 Saturday Frankfurt airport strike back on starting 8 PM Sunday night, going on till 4 AM Thursday 1 March. Departures not expected to be effected.

Friday 24 February Union GdF walk out meeting with no deal made. You are not out of the woods yet. Union must by law give 24 hours notice of any industrial action.

Wednesday 22 February Strike to end with tonight's night shift. Negotiations to start on Thursday morning.

Tuesday 21 February Frankfurt Airport strike is to go on till 
10 PM Friday. GdF union has the money to pay it's 200 workers. Today Lufthansa cancelled just under 200 flights. 

Airport operator Fraport has been running 75% of it's flights. Not bad, although it's costing them a fortune, estimating a loss of 2 million Euro's per day.

Monday 20 February Frankfurt airport strike is to go till 5 AM Wednesday. Flights are arriving, departing with some delays today. Travelers actually finding luggage when landing.

Sunday 19 February Frankfurt airport tarmac workers back on 
strike tomorrow, Monday for 24 hours. Call your airline/travel agent may effect your flight, could possibly be cancelled or re-routed. 

Update:-16 February Airport personnel will continue this strike again tomorrow, Friday, from 7 AM to 9 PM UTC. Again delays. 
Wednesday Announced today 15 February German air traffic controllers are to strike 2PM - 9 PM GMT tomorrow. Frankfurt airport management state a contingency plan will be in place. Expect severe delays with arrivals and departures. Will take a while to get back to normal routine. Expect some airlines to cancel flights. With German air traffic controllers walking of the job and airport tarmac employees, you will be delayed, bring a book, call the airport before you go. Lufthansa help line the Fraport Communication Center at the number 0 18 05/3 72 46 36 or +49 1805-372 4636. 
Here's an article Bloomberg Business Week
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10 February German aircraft parking employees and German air traffic controllers threaten strike at Frankfurt Airport next week.    




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