Lufthansa pilots strike commences from Monday, significant disruptions expected

Update 1 – 21 February

Lufthansa is reporting the pilots have suspended their strike pending negotiations with the airline. The provisional schedule will remain for 22 and 23 February. Please check the airline website for more details.

Original post

With 93% of its pilots voting to strike work for four days starting from Monday, significant flight disruptions are expected at Lufthansa, the world’s second largest international airline.

Bangalore Aviation has reported on the procedures the airline has in place to minimise disruptions and how passengers can cope with the strike.

The German carrier has already re-jigged almost two-thirds of its fight schedules and there are media reports of passengers’ itineraries being thrown out of gear. Passengers are requested to visit the Lufthansa website immediately.

As reported by CNN, Monday is also the day that crews of British Airways announces the results of a strike vote.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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