Lufthansa pilot strike from Wednesday to Thursday (7 and 8 September 2022)

Lufthansa Pilot Union, Vereinigung Cockpit (VC), representing more than 5,000 pilots, announced on Tuesday that the strikes started last week would continue on Wednesday and Thursday (7-8 September 2022).

Deutsche Lufthansa pilots are scheduled to strike from 12:01 a.m. on September 7 to 11:59 p.m. on September 8, 2022. Lufthansa Cargo pilots are on strike for three days from September 7 to 9.

You can access Lufthansa here.

There is no review of this latest strike on Lufthansa’s website, but the one-day strike last week canceled more than 800 flights, almost all at its Munich and Frankfurt hubs, hampering 130 000 passengers.

There will already be flight cancellations today and later in the week to long-haul destinations when planes and crews are out of their usual rotations.

Flights operated by Eurowings and Eurowings Discover are not affected by this strike.


Lufthansa is likely trying to rebook affected passengers on other airlines, but good luck contacting the airline if the rebooking bot cannot find acceptable alternatives.

Domestic tickets for flights within Germany can be converted to train tickets as in the past.

EC 261/2004

Lufthansa is obliged to provide due diligence to affected passengers, but no cash compensation is due. Duty of care means providing hotel accommodation, meals and phone cards in the event of a delayed/cancelled flight.

Passengers can also cancel their non-operated flights and opt for a refund instead.


Europe’s summer of chaos continues with these Lufthansa strikes.

It is unlikely that all affected passengers can be booked on other airlines, so there will be delays of several days for some passengers who are on one of Lufthansa’s long-haul destinations.

I hope that Lufthansa and its cockpit union can find an amicable solution so that both parties end these strikes.

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