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Lufthansa Pilots to Go on 3-Day Strike

Lufthansa Pilots to Go on 3-Day Strike

Lufthansa said Monday that its pilots will be staging a strike between April 2 and 4, causing most of its flights between those dates to be canceled.  An estimated 425,000 passengers and thousands of flights will be affected.
“Due to planned strike actions of the pilots union ‘Vereinigung Cockpit’ from 02.04.2014 to 04.04.2014 Lufthansa flight operations will be heavily affected,” Lufthansa said in a statement on its website.
The German flag carrier …

Lufthansa Munich-Chicago Business Class Flight 434 – Review

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MUNICH — Chicago O’Hare International Airport, named after Edward O’Hare, the U.S. Navy’s first flying ace, is one out of seven destinations with a direct connection from Munich International Airport offered by the German flag carrier Lufthansa. (The other direct connections are Boston, New York, Newark, Charlotte, San Francisco and Los Angeles.) The Munich-Chicago route has been in service by Lufthansa since March 1995 and Lufthansa uses mainly Airbus A330 …

Vote for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

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Voting for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has started, and with it, your opportunity to give credit where credit is due.  Scroll down to place your vote.
Last year, over 105,000 votes were cast.  This year’s stellar field of nominees includes over 100 airlines and alliances, hotels and resorts, and car rental agencies.  We’ve also added three new categories, namely Best Travel Tools and Apps, Best General Travel Blogs, …

Making Connections in the Sky: 4 Apps That Make Flights More Social

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The very nature of an aircraft’s confined environment puts frequent flyers in close quarters with one another on a regular basis.  While some passengers may be worthy subjects of air travel pet peeves, there may be a few that one might not object to conversing with.
Airlines and tech companies have caught on to this notion, and set out to create apps and tools to bridge connections between passengers, whether for …

Opening of New Berlin Airport Delayed (Again)

Opening of New Berlin Airport Delayed (Again)

BERLIN —The opening of Germany’s Berlin Brandenburg International Airport has been once again delayed. As reported today by the German news channel N-TV and several German newspapers, the opening of the German capital’s new international airport will take place at the earliest in March 2016. The opening of the airport was initially scheduled for October 2011 but has been delayed several times due to issues with the construction planning  and …

Frankfurt Airport Security Staff Strike Causes Hundreds of Delays, Cancellations

Frankfurt Airport Security Staff Strike Causes Hundreds of Delays, Cancellations

The Friday strike by security staff at Germany’s largest airport has resulted in hundreds of delays and cancellations.
Workers who staff security checkpoints at Frankfurt International Airport walked off the job early Friday morning.  The move by ver.di, one of the world’s largest unions with 2.1 million members, follows a wage dispute with the federation of security firms, BDSW, or Bundesverband der Sicherheitswirtschaft.  The union said the job action would last …

Frankfurt Airport Security Staff Plans Strike for Friday

Frankfurt Airport Security Staff Plans Strike for Friday

Workers who man the security checkpoints at Frankfurt International Airport announced plans for a strike that will take place on Friday, February 21.  The move by ver.di, one of the world’s largest unions with 2.1 million members, follows a wage dispute with the federation of security firms, BDSW, or Bundesverband der Sicherheitswirtschaft.
Ver.di is trying to negotiate a higher collective wage agreement for the 7,000 security employees in Hessen, Rhineland-Palatinate, and …