Lufthansa to cancel almost all flights on 2 September 2022 due to pilots’ strike

The pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) strike call for Lufthansa pilots on Friday, 2 September 2022 from 00:01 to 23:59 hours (CET) will have a massive impact on flight operations.

As a result Lufthansa will have to cancel 800 flights at its Frankfurt and Munich hubs for Friday. Please note that selected flights departing today will also be cancelled. Lufthansa is working at full speed to return flight operations to normal as quickly as possible. Nevertheless, the effects of the strike may still lead to individual flight cancellations or delays on Saturday and Sunday.

Passengers affected by cancellations will be informed promptly and rebooked on alternative flights if possible.

Travelers are asked to check the status of their flight before setting out on their journey.

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Train ticket for cancelled German domestic flights

If a German domestic flight is cancelled, passengers can exchange their ticket into a Deutsche Bahn ticket free of charge. Exception: All journeys with additionally cancelled international connecting flight from Frankfurt or Munich.

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Lufthansa Group rules for rebooking/reissue/refund for cancelled flights

Customers affected by a flight cancellation can rebook once free of charge or have their ticket refunded. You are welcome to make rebookings/reissues/refunds for cancelled flights on Austrian Airlines/Brussels Airlines/Lufthansa/SWISS tickets yourself in accordance with the Schedule Change/Irregularity Policy for Travel Agents (OS/SN/LH/LX).

Please note: The Schedule Change/Irregularity Policy only applies to flights which have already been cancelled.

Important notes regarding short-term flight cancellations

As already communicated, in case of short-term flight cancellations within 48 hours before departure, no (immediate) UN will be set in the PNR in all cases. In this case, you can do the rebooking/reissue without having to request a waiver.

To the Factsheet „Notes regarding short-term flight cancellations“

Flights operated by all other Lufthansa Group airlines not affected

Flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, SWISS, Air Dolomiti, Edelweiss Eurowings Discover or Lufthansa CityLine will not be affected by the strike.

Lufthansa regrets the inconvenience caused to passengers and will do its utmost to minimize the impact.

01.09.2022 09:14  CET