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Two More Lufthansa Strikes Planned for this Week

Two More Lufthansa Strikes Planned for this Week

Lufthansa announced that Vereinigung Cockpit, the union representing the airline’s 5,400 pilots, will stage strikes this week on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 29 and 30. The move follows two strikes that the union staged last week, during which thousands of flights, both short-haul and long, were cancelled.
The union said that Tuesday’s strike will affect all short-haul flights from 12:01 a.m. through 11:59 p.m. local time, while Wednesday’s strike will last …

Lufthansa Pilot Strike to Continue Into Thursday

Lufthansa Pilot Strike to Continue Into Thursday

Lufthansa announced that Vereinigung Cockpit, the union representing the airline’s 5,400 pilots, will stage another strike Thursday. The strike, which will last from 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., is a continuation of a strike that will be carried out by the union on Wednesday over wage disputes.
Lufthansa said that it cancelled 912 flights, including 82 intercontinental ones, for Thursday. The carrier said that the additional cancellations will affect approximately 115,000 …

Lufthansa to Cancel Nearly 900 Flights Wednesday

Lufthansa to Cancel Nearly 900 Flights Wednesday

MUNICH—Lufthansa said Tuesday that it will cancel 876 of 3,000 scheduled flights Wednesday due to a strike by its pilots.
The move follows a call by Vereinigung Cockpit, the union representing the airline’s 5,400 pilots, for a 24-hour strike in a continuing dispute over wages.
The German flag carrier has cancelled 51 intercontinental flights including seven to the United States as well as hundreds of short-haul flights. Customers will be given the …

Lufthansa to Increase Summer Destination Offerings

Lufthansa to Increase Summer Destination Offerings

Lufthansa announced that it plans to add new destinations from Frankfurt and Munich to its summer schedule for the coming year.
From Frankfurt Airport, the carrier will offer thrice-weekly service to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, beginning March 27, 2017. This will be followed by twice-weekly service to Bordeaux, France, on April 2.
Beginning April 15, the carrier will offer flights to Heringsdorf, a German town on the Baltic Sea, and on April …

Lufthansa Launches New Chatbot

Lufthansa Launches New Chatbot

Lufthansa announced the beta of a new chatbot that travelers can access via Facebook Messenger. Named Mildred, the chatbot will help users search for a flight up to nine months out.
Lufthansa describes Mildred as a “friendly lady with glasses and pink hair.”
Once in a chat session with Mildred, a traveler can provide dates and destinations using city names, full airport names, as well as airport codes.  Mildred will then narrow …

Lufthansa Operates Last 737 Flight, Retires Fleet

Lufthansa Operates Last 737 Flight, Retires Fleet

Lufthansa announced that it officially retired its fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft on Monday. The last flight of the carrier’s plane, a 737-300, traveled from Frankfurt to Hamburg, where a special ceremony commemorating the aircraft’s 48-year presence in the airline’s fleet took place.
The airline’s remaining six 737-300s will be transferred to Florida and sold in the next couple of weeks.
Lufthansa became the first airline to purchase the Boeing 737 (now …

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines to Offer Portugal, Italy, Cuba Flights

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines to Offer Portugal, Italy, Cuba Flights

Lufthansa Group airlines Lufthansa, Austrian, Brussels, and Eurowings announced plans to offer new service to a variety of destinations this fall and winter.
Lufthansa will offer new flights from Frankfurt to Funchal, Portugal on October 29, as well as to Cape Town, South Africa on December 2. On October 30, the carrier will begin service from Munich to Marrakesh, Morocco.
Austrian Airlines plans to launch new service to Havana, Cuba from Vienna …