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User currently offlineAlitalia777 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 494 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5568 times:

Hey everyone,

I hope that this is the most appropriate forum. I am scheduled to fly from STR-CDG with Lufthansa Cityline on August 7th, and I am wondering if anyone has any idea how long these strikes might last. Should I worry about making my flight? Is there anything I can do now, such as trying to get it rescheduled? The remainder of my flights are on other Star Alliance carriers, but since that is my first flight, if I don't make it, I don't make the others  Smile It's a very early morning flight, perhaps the first to Paris that morning, if that makes any difference. Thanks!


Alitalia777

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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5553 times:



Quoting Alitalia777 (Thread starter):
I am scheduled to fly from STR-CDG with Lufthansa Cityline on August 7th, and I am wondering if anyone has any idea how long these strikes might last. Should I worry about making my flight? Is there anything I can do now, such as trying to get it rescheduled? The remainder of my flights are on other Star Alliance carriers, but since that is my first flight, if I don't make it, I don't make the others  

It can be suspected, that LH will not touch your reservation right now before the first day of strike has been there and the real effects have become clear.
I can only be speculated how severe the disruptions will be.
There still are a number of days left in which the situation can be followed and analyzed.
If the strike becomes a solid one, I would try to get into contact with LH (if they have issued the ticket) about one week in advance and see if there are options to reschedule/reroute you or even to rebook you on another carrier (either for the first flight to CDG only or all the way to your final destination).
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BTW, I am in a similar situation being booked on LH oneway HAJ to MUC on Friday, 08-AUG. This is the first flight (on a LH CRJ200) within a series of 4 flights on that day on 3 different PNRs, with ZRH the ultimate destination. Going to attend the ZRH-A.net-Meeting the day after I am flying HAJ-MUC-CDG-GVA-ZRH and returning ZRH-GVA-CDG-HAJ on Sunday.

While I still could book a nonstop to ZRH, I would have to let go the other 2 tickets I currently hold on AF and LX in case I cannot make it to MUC in time.
At present; I am considering to play absolutely safe and book a fullyrefundable ticket on AB from HAJ to MUC the evening before followed by a night in a hotel near MUC (both are objects that can be cancelled without fees resp. for 10€ fee only). I will wait until Tuesday/Wednesday coming week and see what effects the strike has and then I will take the first steps for a backup-plan for my travelling to MUC:
-HT



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User currently offlineAlitalia777 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5544 times:

The ticket is a reward ticket using my United Mileage Plus miles. The trip includes Lufthansa to Paris, and then Air Canada/Air Canada Jazz for the remainder. Therefore, I'm assuming that United has issued my ticket. Am I out of luck, or will they move me around so that I can fly out on that day if indeed my flight has been canceled? What is more likely, them putting me on Air France from STR-CDG where I can then catch the remainder of my flights, or would I be moved to something like LX via ZRH? (...if they move me at all)

I really hope that this strike doesn't cause too many problems, it's been 8 months and I really want to get home!


Alitalia777


User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (6 years 16 hours ago) and read 5528 times:



Quoting Alitalia777 (Reply 2):
Lufthansa to Paris, and then Air Canada/Air Canada Jazz for the remainder.

If they need and can reschedule/rebook you, alternative could be to take the train to FRA and then use a AC-flight from there.
However, this will be up for LH if they do so ... (one cannot say for sure, but upon those few instances where LH ahd cancelled my flights they were helpful, but with a strike the pax-to-PSA-ration is quite high and it might take quite long before you get served (and 'til then seats might have been taken up already ...))
-HT



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User currently offlineSkyman From Germany, joined May 2006, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 15 hours ago) and read 5526 times:

If they do strike you can convert your ticket into a trainticket with the DB. You should be there in about 3 hours and ride on the ICE 3 or TGV. But personally I don´t think that the strike will last that long.

User currently offlineAlitalia777 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 15 hours ago) and read 5524 times:



Quoting Skyman (Reply 4):
If they do strike you can convert your ticket into a trainticket with the DB. You should be there in about 3 hours and ride on the ICE 3 or TGV.

This is not technically a domestic trip, so would DB still honor it? The flight out of CDG is at 10:00am, so I would most likely have to stay with my friend in Paris the night before and then go to the airport that morning.

Quoting Skyman (Reply 4):
But personally I don´t think that the strike will last that long.

Is it a risk to wait around and assume that the strike will be over, or is it possible to call Lufthansa and try to have a "Plan B" in case the flight is canceled?

Do I need to be talking to United, or Lufthansa?

Any higher likeliness of the flight still being affected by a strike since it's operated by CityLine and not mainline Lufthansa?


User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 hours ago) and read 5511 times:



Quoting Alitalia777 (Reply 5):
Do I need to be talking to United, or Lufthansa?

f you show up at the airport and there is a need to reschedule you, it is LH to turn to.

If you want to do something upfront, have a look onto your ticket, find the ticket number and look onto the first three digits.
According to airlinecodes.co.uk:
014 Air Canada
020 Lufthansa
025 United
Then you will know who issued your ticket and whom to turn to well before the day of departure (this came to my mind throughout the course of the day only).

Quoting Alitalia777 (Reply 5):
Any higher likeliness of the flight still being affected by a strike since it's operated by CityLine and not mainline Lufthansa?

Potentially "Yes", as then not only "Ground staff" and "Cabin crew" can be the cause but also "Pilots" (who are not organized in ver.di but represented by Vereinigung Cockpit) who have their own dispute with LH (this is pilots at LH Cityline and Eurowings).
-HT



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User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 12 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5480 times:

I would not be worried about your flight. Even if it would be a long strike it would not be 2 weeks IMHO.

Quoting HT (Reply 6):
020 Lufthansa

That's Lufthansa Cargo AWB prefix - DLH pax ticket prefix is 220  Smile



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (5 years 12 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5478 times:



Quoting DABZF (Reply 7):
That's Lufthansa Cargo AWB prefix - DLH pax ticket prefix is 220

Thanks for clearing this up.
I already was a bit confused by the "020" listed by airlinecodes.co.uk while my tickets at home do show 220 ...
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
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