Lufthansa Announces Strike Schedule

As the “Vereinigung Cockpit” trade union went on strike on Monday, about 800 Lufthansa flights have been grounded. A spokesperson for the airline said that further cancelations could be announced later today.

To help travelers cope with the effects of the strike, Lufthansa is making corresponding adjustments to its flight schedule from Monday to Thursday, February 22-25. About two-thirds of the affected Lufthansa-operated flights will have to be canceled. However, Lufthansa regional partners such as Lufthansa CityLine will operate their flights according to schedule.
 
The special flight schedule for the period of the strike can now be accessed at www.lufthansa.com and lists all flights which should be operating according to the current planning. Depending upon the actual operating conditions during the days of the strike, further changes could be made to the special flight schedule.
 
Customers who have purchased a Lufthansa ticket for a flight which is operated by a partner airline (codeshare) will not find the LH flight number known to them in the special flight schedule. Since the partner airlines are not affected by the strike, these flights will operate as planned (flight numbers LH1400-2629 and LH5050-6999).
 
Passengers already booked on a Lufthansa flight during the period from February 22 to 25 can rebook once free of charge on another Lufthansa flight, if they wish to change their travel plans—provided their ticket was issued before February 18, the new travel date is before May 31 and their arrival and departure destinations remain the same.
 
Should a flight be canceled, and the purpose of the journey no longer applies, passengers can cancel their booking free of charge. Travelers can to regularly check the status of their flight at www.lufthansa.com under the heading “My bookings.” A cancellation of the flight and the booking will be shown there. If a rebooking has been made, the travel alternatives will be shown there as well.
 
Passengers on domestic German flights whose flights have been canceled, can independently purchase a rail ticket for the identical route in the same travel class and later, together with proof of the flight ticket purchased from Lufthansa, claim a refund. They can access the passenger receipt of their etix online at www.lufthansa.com under Information & Service > Check-in > Passenger Receipt.
 
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
 

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