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UFO FA Strike [at EW/4U/CL/SXD on 20OCT19, LH 7-8NOV19 & 4U 30DEC-1JAN20]

UFO FA Strike [at EW/4U/CL/SXD on 20OCT19, LH 7-8NOV19 & 4U 30DEC-1JAN20]

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Rebooking waiver issued November 5, 2019 for the strike to occur on November 7-8, 2019

LH advises you what do in case of irreg cancellations here: https://www.lufthansa.com/de/en/flight-disruptions

Information on the announced strike of UFO




UFO has called on its cabin crew members for a two-day strike on 7 and 8 November. Lufthansa condemns the UFO's call for a strike in the strongest possible terms and is considering legal steps to prevent the strike. We are currently working at full speed on a special flight plan for Thursday and Friday which will be published on Wednesday. We apologize for any inconvenience that may arise.

Please check this website regularly, leave your mobile number in your Miles & More profile or in your booking and you will automatically be informed about the latest changes.



Your flight has not yet been cancelled, but you still want to change to another day or the train?

In order to give you planning security, we now offer you a free rebooking in the following cases

  • You are booked on a Lufthansa Group flight to and from Frankfurt or Munich with departure on 7 or 8 November.
  • Your ticket was issued on and before 4 November.
You can rebook your flight for the same route to a new date up to and including 15 November. Availability in the same class provided.

If you are booked on a domestic Lufthansa flight, we offer you a free exchange of your flight route for a train ticket on this page.


If and when a particular strike begins and flights are actually beginning to be cancelled/automatically rebooked, you can call or use facebook messenger ( https://www.lufthansa.com/de/en/chatbot ) and ask for a rebooking/rerouting. If your ticket was issued by a travel agent or different airline, you are advised to contact the issuing office.

LH usually rebooks to other LH Group carriers, any star alliance carrier or other IATA airline it has an interline agreement with. The preference to do so is in the same order and done only if the preferred alternative doesn't have any free seats in the class of service (not booking class). Award bookings are treated the same way, although you may be requested to contact the issuing carrier for reissuing the ticket. LH issued tickets are usually reissued using the ATC irreg system. Because of the ATC in place, any travel agent who originally issued the tickets can rebook using the rules and reissue the tickets automatically without any intervention required by Lufthansa.

Details of the LH irreg invol rebooking policy is here: https://aviacenter.ru/en/news/2019/0...dule-changes)/

More details on irreg procedures here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/lufth...interview.html
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Old Nov 5, 19, 6:27 am
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Rumours are they are trying to operate the longhaul schedule as normal, cancel the domestic schedule completely where rail alternatives are available (MUC-NUE/STR/etc, FRA-DUS/STR/PAD/FMO/TXL/etc) and thin out European flights.
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Old Nov 5, 19, 6:53 am
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Originally Posted by chris63 View Post
Call the F hotline, how you paid to be in F isn’t material
Did I get a number (only my 3rd F leg) - notable difference to SEN hotline?
Also I am enroute (MRU-JNB) so calling might be difficult :-) But I've 6h or so in JNB so I'll just walk up to check-in and lounge agents to get updates.
As long as JNB-FRA goes and shortchecking is likely possible, I am good.

If they really cancel 2 days of JNB-FRA service, that will be a mess, and as "upgrade only" I already see me being put "back" into C and reimbursed eV?
But given latest rumors (via oliver), I remain in a positive mood for now
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Old Nov 5, 19, 6:56 am
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Originally Posted by PAX_fips View Post
Did I get a number (only my 3rd F leg) - notable difference to SEN hotline?
The F hotline for S. Africa is below. Getting to regular lines including SEN during a strike is tough.

Südafrika
0861 842538 (innerhalb Südafrikas)
+27 21 415 3747 (außerhalb Südafrikas)
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Old Nov 5, 19, 6:58 am
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Where are all the numbers posted?
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Old Nov 5, 19, 7:04 am
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Originally Posted by hugolover View Post
Where are all the numbers posted?

https://www.lufthansa.com/ae/en/first-class-booking
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Old Nov 5, 19, 7:06 am
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Originally Posted by hugolover View Post
Where are all the numbers posted?
On FT :-)

Was skimming through the original booking (paid F outbound) and "only" got a number in Germany.
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Old Nov 5, 19, 7:31 am
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They're rebooking to Star now in the same RBD only. In other words LO, SK, A3 etc are all in play.

WK is no issue, RBD not relevant.
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Old Nov 5, 19, 7:37 am
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Originally Posted by hugolover View Post
They're rebooking to Star now in the same RBD only. In other words LO, SK, A3 etc are all in play.
So despite being denied rebooking on the same date, November 8, twice earlier today, with the reason that my flights (LH839 + LH1242) were not cancelled yet, I should call again and REQUIRE a rebooking to SK+OS via CPH or SN via BRU? Or is it totally at the discretion of the CS agent?
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Old Nov 5, 19, 7:41 am
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mikkelhk: might be more information is available in 5h. Oh, and HUACA might help (or not)
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Old Nov 5, 19, 7:45 am
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Originally Posted by PAX_fips View Post
mikkelhk: might be more information is available in 5h. Oh, and HUACA might help (or not)
I'm waiting very restlessly until 8pm. Unfortunately, the Danish phone number closes at 8pm, so might have to wait until tomorrow with calling, or alternatively I could call the 24h German phone number.
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Old Nov 5, 19, 8:10 am
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It’s a virtual ban right now because most carriers won’t have the same RBD open. Guess what?! Thu and Fri are busy days when only Y is open at this late stage.

To be clear, right now you need same RBD (mapped for say LO and SK)
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Old Nov 5, 19, 8:18 am
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Originally Posted by mikkelhk View Post
I'm waiting very restlessly until 8pm. Unfortunately, the Danish phone number closes at 8pm, so might have to wait until tomorrow with calling, or alternatively I could call the 24h German phone number.

You can call any number.
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Old Nov 5, 19, 8:24 am
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Had today chat with 2 crews — both told that heard a
bout strike just from news and that they WILL NOT strike anyway.
Will see.
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Old Nov 5, 19, 9:39 am
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just called LH and they THINK the strike will effect only intramural Germany LH flights.
Any info on this?
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Old Nov 5, 19, 9:45 am
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Originally Posted by ente_09 View Post
just called LH and they THINK the strike will effect only intramural Germany LH flights.
Any info on this?
What does intramural mean?
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