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Tue Jul 26, 2022, 06:45 AM

German strike forces Lufthansa to cancel hundreds of flights

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Associated Press

Published: July 26, 2022 at 6:38 AM

German strike forces Lufthansa to cancel hundreds of flights

BERLIN
– Lufthansa says it will have to cancel almost all flights at its main Frankfurt and Munich hubs on Wednesday because of a strike by its German ground staff, affecting tens of thousands of passengers in the latest travel turmoil to hit Europe.

The airline said Tuesday that the strike will force the cancellation of 678 flights at Frankfurt, 32 of them on Tuesday and the rest on Wednesday. It also is canceling 345 flights at Munich, including 15 on Tuesday.

Lufthansa said that 92,000 passengers will be affected by the Frankfurt cancellations and 42,000 by the Munich disruption. It said those affected will be contacted Tuesday and rebooked on alternative flights where possible but warned that “the capacities available for this are very limited.”

The company said the strike may still lead to “individual flight cancellations or delays” on Thursday and Friday.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Jul 26, 2022, 07:18 AM

1. This will be a nightmare as FRA and MUC are two of the most important LH hubs

Lots of passengers transit at these two airports for flights on Lufthansa around the world.

I hope the EU laws and regs on canceled and delayed flights apply here. Sometimes they don't if a strike is EXTERNAL to the carrier, but this sounds like it is internal to Lufthansa.

Please make sure you are aware of your rights.

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Tue Jul 26, 2022, 09:42 AM

2. Hope it's over by mid-September for my trip to Germany.

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