Lufthansa Pilot Strike Extended Through Wednesday

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    Yesterday I wrote about how Lufthansa pilots are going on strike today (Tuesday), which will cause nearly half of all longhaul Lufthansa flights to be cancelled. Fortunately Lufthansa was still able to operate about 90 of their scheduled longhaul flights for today, which isn't terrible given the circumstances. This is the 13th time Lufthansa's pilots are striking since April 2014. The seemingly never-ending negotiations between Lufthansa's pilots and management are centered around raising the age at which Lufthansa pilots can take early retirement, as well as new pay grades for Germanwings pilots, which is Lufthansa's low cost carrier. Well, it seems like one day of striking wasn't enough, because Lufthansa pilots have decided to extend their strike through Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Between 12:01AM and 11:59PM on Wednesday, short and medium haul flights to/from Germany will be impacted by labor action from The Vereinigung Cockpit, Lufthansa's pilot union. Lufthansa has began publishing their short and medium haul schedule for Wednesday, and it looks grim. The post Lufthansa Pilot Strike Extended Through Wednesday appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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