FRANKFURT AIRPORT STRIKE 2014
Germany, airline flights delayed again.
Frankfurt Airport Strike
German Flight Attendants Union UFO 4 March 2014 Ghana air traffic control strike today. Domestic flights only effected. See Ghana Review
Security Issue still not resolved
Update:-22 February 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. 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 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.
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.
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
German air traffic control strike
Will strike on the Thursday, 30th, no times given yet. More details to come.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 February German aircraft parking employees and German air traffic controllers threaten strike at Frankfurt Airport next week.