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Lufthansa's Strike Will Strand Some 113,000 Passengers Today

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 9/11/2015 Suzy Strutner
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BERLIN (AP) -- Lufthansa says some 113,000 passengers will be affected by 929 domestic and international flight cancellations Monday on the airline.

It's due to all-day walkouts at three German airports staged by a union-representing cabin crew. The union has called on all members to walk out in Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Munich today.

The flight cancellations started on Friday and are expected to continue for a week, rotating around different airports, though they took a break on Sunday. More than 500 flights were cancelled on Saturday, for example, in what could become the longest airline strike of all time.

 

The cancellations come as the union fights to secure early retirement benefits and pensions for its 19,000 members, as part of its contract dispute with Lufthansa, which is trying to cut costs.

The strikes don't affect Lufthansa subsidiaries such as Eurowings, Germanwings, Swiss and Austrian Airlines.

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