Two days of strikes forced it to cancel 1,500 flights, disrupting the travel plans of 200,000 customers.

Germany’s largest airline said in a statement Friday that flight operations will resume “as far as possible” on Saturday, but that there could still be cancellations or delays. A strike by flight attendants on Thursday and Friday was worse than anticipated, affecting 200 more flights and 20,000 more passengers than Lufthansa (DLAKF) had initially predicted.

The airline was forced to operate a “special flight plan” during the strike, with only 4,500 of the 6,000 planned flights taking off. Frankfurt Airport’s departure board showed that flights to the United States, India and Canada were among those canceled. Customers can rebook on the airline for free within 10 days, Lufthansa said. Domestic travelers have the option to exchange their flight for a train ticket.

Lufthansa has roughly 135,000 employees and a fleet of more than 350 aircraft. It operates out of airport hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich and Vienna.

This is an unfortunate occurrence that has messed with many holidaymakers plans… one of the many reasons why purchasing travel insurance is important for holidaymakers… cover yourself before you leave for your next holiday!

Did you know you should purchase travel insurance once you have bought your airline and hotel tickets? AIG can reimburse you for the loss of irrecoverable travel deposits or travel fares paid in advance, due to a Major Travel Event that happens after you insured yourself, which prevents You from travelling to your main destination(s) as outlined in your trip prior to trip commencement because of Strike resulting in cancellation of scheduled Common Carrier services?

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