Negotiations with flight attendants union and pilot union are going nowhere. I'd be worrying if I had a booking with Lufthansa over the Christmas and New Year season. Change to another airline, incur any penalties. You just don't want to deal with this stress over the holiday's. Whatever you do, don't choose Air France or Portuguese national airline Sata! Sata is prone to strike action over the holidays. Airline is under new management.
Three hours notice is all they have to give. By that time you have already left home and coming through security!
As a precaution Lufthansa has booked some 2,500 hotel rooms in Frankfurt.
Passengers who have booked via a travel agent likely to get help, otherwise your own your own. Make sure your phone is charged.
Update:-Good news, late notice, strikes are cancelled.
Lufthansa strike, by flight attendants - again.
Thursday 26 November 2015
Friday 27 November 2015
Monday 30 November 2015.
Call Lufthansa they have a notice up. Flights will be delayed, canceled or brought forward. Ufo flight attendant union also has a notice up. "Union would like to refrain from strikes on 1 Advent weekend in December"
Thursday 12 November 2015 Lufthansa two legal battles fail to get strike stopped.
Tuesday 10 November 2015 UFO Union step up strike action, painful. Flight attendants will strike from 4am Wednesday till Friday midnight, all flights will be grounded. Lufthansa management working frantically to get strike deemed illegal. New wage offer expected this afternoon.
Later today - Dusseldorf Airport - court deems strike at Dusseldorf Airport by UFO Union for flight attendants illegal - union was not clear with it’s demands and aims.
Monday 9 November 2015, Effected flights tomorrow will be long-haul’s to Munich, Frankfurt. Dusseldorf long-hauls and domestic flights to be hit. Talks today were fruitless.
Sunday 8 November 2015 Strike details are out for tomorrow. All day walkout at Frankfurt and Dusseldorf Airports from 4:30am to 11pm and Munich 4:30am to midnight. Lufthansa management to make an "announcement" 5pm Monday.
Saturday 7 November 2015 520 flights cancelled, 58,000 passengers displaced. Domestic and European flights cancelled. Long hauls went except for Dusseldorf - New York. 1,600 hotel rooms mainly in Frankfurt. No information out regarding Monday's flights yet.
Friday 6 November List of cancelled flights. Flight attendant union announced today strike will take place between the hours of 2pm and 11pm (local time) today. Flights to and from Frankfurt and Dusseldorf only will be involved.
Flights to Munich will not be affected. Lufthansa website states 290 flights will be cancelled.
For Saturday the 7th November flight attendants will strike from 6am to 11pm and will involve domestic and European flights and long-haul fliers. Again flights to and from Frankfurt and Dusseldorf will only be involved see UFO. Still, that's 10,000 displaced passengers. You can of course change your flight for free with Lufthansa.
Sunday no strike action to take place.
At present Lufthansa is the only European airline on strike. British Airways, Air France (!) Iberia all employees are so called happy.
Let's hope flight attendants get a big blow back from this and change this obnoxious late notifications or Lufthansa lawyers get the strike deemed illegal.
Thursday 5 November Strike will not start till 13:00 GMT tomorrow. More information to be announced Friday morning. All we know it will last for eight days. Euro Wings, German Wings, AUA and Swiss will not be affected.
Monday 2, November 2015 UFO Lufthansa flight attendant union announce today strike details.
19,000 Flight attendants will strike this Friday 6, November. Strike will end a week later the 13th. This will ground the airline. Negotiations broke down Saturday. Still time for this strike to be cancelled. Flight attendants state Thursday 5pm the deadline for an agreement. Fingers crossed. Best get informed of your flier rights. Pure speculation - You could be transferred to Eurowings or Austrian Airlines.
1, November 2015 Flight attendant union to make an announcement tomorrow regarding strike action. We will be updating.
21 October, 2015 Flight attendant union UFO state talks have failed. 19,000 flight attendants threaten strike action. Agreement should be made by
Lufthansa Pilot Strike
Road works. The most important north-south connectors - construction of the A7 Bordesholm - South of Hamburg Airport delays.