Union Calls For Strike At Frankfurt Airport

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    Thanks for posting, uggboy! There have been a number of labor disputes affecting the airlines in Germany in the recent past, and also at Lufthansa Airlines.

    The most recent was a call for an airline pilots strike:
    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304626804579362484104379634

    FWIW, I experienced one of the Verdi union's one-day strikes first-hand while in Istanbul last year. All the Lufthansa check-in terminals at IST were closed that day, and the sole LH window open handed me a Turkish Airlines ticket to return back to the states.

    The "silver lining" from this flight was that it was direct from IST to IAD. A bear of a long flight in coach seating, but it was also nice to not have the 7-hour wait or so between flights in FRA. The Turkish Airlines flight attendants were superb - and I also learned that even the coach passengers on THY receive an amenities kit, choice of free drinks, and plenty of smiles! :)
     
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    Thanks for sharing your first hand experience here on MP with us. Glad everything worked out for your at the time. :)
     
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