07 NOV 2019: Lufthansa is cancelling around 1,300 flights on Thursday and Friday because of a planned strike by a union representing cabin crew in Germany. Lufthansa said Wednesday it is putting together a special flight plan and passengers will be able to check their flight's status on its website .  

It said that it will be able to operate 2,300 of Thursday's 3,000 planned flights and 2,400 of those planned for Friday. Around 180,000 passengers will be affected by cancellations.

The UFO union has called members out on a 48-hour strike starting at midnight. It is part of a bitter dispute with Germany's biggest airline about pay and the union's legal status.

A Frankfurt court earlier Wednesday rejected an attempt by Lufthansa to block the strike. Lufthansa said it would appeal.

 

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