Lufthansa cabin crew is on strike

11/6/2015

The German airline Lufthansa has once again been affected by a strike. This time the cabin crew is behind the action, after negotiations with the company management have broken down.

Your rights at flight strikes

Air passengers' rights are governed by an EU regulation. It applies to the entire EU as well as Norway, Iceland and Switzerland. When a strike is the reason that the flight did not go according to schedule, the same rules apply as for cancelled and delayed flights.

Anyone affected by a cancellation due to strike has mainly these rights:

  • Right to re-routing or reimbursement of the ticket.
  • Right to food and drinks.
  • The right to hotel accommodation.
  • You may also be entitled to reimbursement for expenses or compensation.

At a flight strike you always have the right to assistance. Keep in mind that if you choose a refund of the ticket, the airline no longer has any obligation to pay for accommodation and meals.

More information for those afflicted is available on Lufthansa's website and in the following of our articles: