Service Disruption Affects Flights From Frankfurt, Dusseldorf
Flight attendants with German national airline Lufthansa have gone on strike, affecting flights from now through Saturday, November 7. According to the airline, the affected flights are:
- Friday, November 6: All flights to and from Frankfurt, Dusseldorf scheduled to either depart or arrive between 14:00L and 23:00L.
- Saturday, November 7: All flights to and from Dusseldorf; and all flights to and from Frankfurt operated by Airbus A319, A320, and A321 aircraft; and all Boeing 737 service to and from Frankfurt. These are all narrow-body jets that primarily make flights throughout Europe.
Lufthansa recommends that customers check their flight status on the Lufthansa website, and notes that customers with intra-German flights that have been cancelled can have their unused plane ticket converted into a pass good for rail travel on Deutsche Bahn trains.
Earlier this week, we wrote that cabin crew had warned the airline that this strike could last up until next Friday, November 13. If that is the case, it would be the longest strike in the carrier’s history. Numerous strikes by pilots this year have already cost the airline an estimated 130 million Euros.
Flights operated by Lufthansa Star Alliance codeshare partners, as well as flights operated by Lufthansa Group airlines Lufthansa Cityline, Eurowings, Germanwings, Austrian Airlines, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Air Dolomiti are unaffected.
More information will be posted here as it becomes available. River cruisers with affected flights should contact Lufthansa and their cruise line and/or travel agent as soon as possible.