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Pilots’ Union Calls for Two-Day Strike at Lufthansa’s Germanwings Unit

Pilots’ Union Calls for Two-Day Strike at Lufthansa’s Germanwings Unit

Travelers in Germany are facing what will be the second strike in that country this month as the union representing pilots at Lufthansa’s discount airline Germanwings threatened a two-day job action.
Vereinigung Cockpit said Tuesday that it is calling for a 48-hour strike starting midnight Thursday local time.  All Germanwings flights in Germany will be impacted.  The union said that the job action was due to a failure of talks this …

Security Worker Strike Set for Monday at German Airports

Security Worker Strike Set for Monday at German Airports

Security screeners at three German airports will hold a one-day strike on Monday.
Workers who staff security checkpoints at Hamburg, Hannover, and Stuttgart airports plan to walk off the job early Monday morning.  The move by ver.di, one of the world’s largest unions with 2.1 million members, follows its demand for a €2.50 per hour wage increase for airport security staff.
The job action will impact over 40,000 passengers in Hamburg alone.  Meanwhile, …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: December 6, 2014

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The first weekend in December is upon us, which means that it’s a great time to catch up on key Frequent Business Traveler news and features from this past week. Here are five stories that should be of interest to you.
1.) Jonathan Spira reviews Delta’s business-class service flying from New York to Moscow. In part thanks to a Pan Am purser (Pan Am was the first U.S. airline to fly to Russia, back …

Lufthansa Strike Strands Over 150,000 Passengers

Lufthansa Strike Strands Over 150,000 Passengers

A two-day strike by Lufthansa pilots forced the airline to cancel nearly half of its flights and left tens of thousands of passengers stranded.
The German flag carrier cancelled 1,350 flights on the first day of the strike, which will run through Tuesday.  It is the pilots’ ninth strike this year.
The strike began noon local time on Monday and impacts all short- and medium-haul flights out of Germany for that period …

Lufthansa Pilots Plan New Round of Strikes Starting Monday

Lufthansa Pilots Plan New Round of Strikes Starting Monday

Lufthansa pilots announced plans to go on strike Monday and Tuesday following a breakdown in talks between the airline and its pilots union last week.
The move will ground Lufthansa passenger flights on Monday, December 1, from noon local time until Tuesday, December 2 at 11:59 p.m.  The strike will impact all short- and medium-haul flights out of Germany for that period as well as all long-haul flights and cargo flights …

ANA to Expand Partnership with TAM Airlines

ANA to Expand Partnership with TAM Airlines

All Nippon Airways announced that it plans to expand its codeshare agreement with Brazilian carrier TAM Airlines later this month.
Beginning October 26, ANA will be allowed to place its code on TAM-operated flights to São Paulo from both Paris and Frankfurt.  Along with the transatlantic routes, the carrier will also put its code on five additional TAM routes from São Paulo.
The airline currently offers codeshare flights with TAM between London …

Lufthansa Cargo Pilots Strike

Lufthansa Cargo Pilots Strike

Lufthansa pilots said Monday that they will go on strike this week, as an ongoing dispute about retirement benefits continues.
Vereinigung Cockpit, the union that represents the pilots, said that the strike, which will impact the airline’s cargo flights, will take place from 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday through 10:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Lufthansa pilots last planned a strike in mid-September, which was cancelled at the last minute.
Passenger flights will not be impacted …