All Lufthansa flights starting in Germany will be affected by a Lufthansa cabin crew strike. The German flight attendants’ union UFO (pun not intended) has called for a 2-day strike at Lufthansa. Although the strike will last no longer than 48 hours, it will disturb many passengers' travel plans.
Cabin crew strike
The strike will start on November 7 at 00:00 am and end on November 8 at 24:00 pm. Lufthansa will publish today a special flight plan for Thursday and Friday. Miles & More members will automatically be informed about the changes of their bookings. Passengers can also check Lufthansa’s website here.
Travelers booked on a domestic Lufthansa flight can exchange their flight ticket for a train ticket for free. Did you book an international flight and are you flexible as to the travel dates? Then you can rebook at no cost for the same route and in the same class a new date up to and including 15 November.
Check alternative flights
If that is no option for you, Lufthansa will offer you an alternative flight. Note that Lufthansa must rebook you to your final destinations at the earliest opportunity. This may require rebooking you on another carrier.
Insist on booking your best alternative…
Lufthansa will prefer to book you on another Lufthansa Group carrier or another Star Alliance carrier outside the Lufthansa group. But the earliest opportunity may be on another airline, for example Air France-KLM, British Airways or any other carrier. You can insist that Lufthansa books you on that carrier.
…even if it is a non-Star Alliance airline
Lufthansa is probably not keen on doing so. Therefore, you should check the alternatives. If you find a suitable flight on one of those airlines you should insist that Lufthansa will book you on that flight.
Related: “Flight cancelations at KLM”
Tags: Lufthansa, strike, rebooking