3 SEPTEMBER 2012
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A strike by Lufthansa cabin crew disrupted hundreds of flights on Friday (1 September), stranding thousands of passengers who faced further delays over a busy holiday travel weekend from a rolling series of stoppages about pay and cost cuts.
Frankfurt Airport operator Fraport said it had asked for no flights to depart to Frankfurt from European destinations, citing a lack of parking positions at Germany's busiest airport due to planes grounded by the strike.
Germany's biggest airline said it cancelled most of the 360 scheduled arrivals and departures at its Frankfurt hub during Friday's eight-hour strike, which followed the breakdown of 13 months of talks with trade union UFO.
The airline appears to have recovered over the weekend but passengers should take a careful note of web hosted departure information with aircraft and crews out of position. The cabin crew union, which represents around two-thirds of Lufthansa's 19,000 flight attendants, plans another strike tomorrow, Tuesday 4 September. www.lufthansa.com/de/en/Travel-information
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