LUFTHANSA Planning SPECIAL A350 Promo Flight With Special Events In Hamburg & Munich

LUFTHANSA Planning SPECIAL A350 Promo Flight With Special Events In Hamburg & Munich

Put this in your calendar!

Lufthansa is planning a special 1-off flight for their new A350 that will take lucky passengers from Munich to Hamburg and back.  The day will be full of special events surrounding the addition of the A350 to the fleet.

The flight is tentatively scheduled for February 9 (however Lufthansa has not yet confirmed the exact details).   From what I understand the flight will depart  Munich at 10:35am and return from Hamburg at 5:00p and will cost only €179 roundtrip.

The flight was available for booking earlier today, but I think a glitch has caused the flight info to be removed from Lufthansa’s timetable.  Keep checking as it should be returned fairly soon.   Once the flight is full, the booking will close.

The flight numbers are predictable!  The outbound flight will be LH350 and the return flight will be LH359, a quiet tribute to the aircraft model.

Passengers on this flight will have a few nice things to experience in Munich ahead of the flight, and once in Hamburg they will enjoy additional Lufthansa hospitality at their Technik facility.

Again, this is tentative and plans like this can change with little notice so take this post as an ‘FYI’ and pay attention to various outlets like ‘VFT’ or FlyerTalk’s Lufthansa Forum.

H/T:  FlyerTalk’s Oliver2002

Threat Of Imminent Strikes At Eurowings

Threat Of Imminent Strikes At Eurowings

Add more to the pile of woes at Eurowings……

Ver.di, the union that represents Eurowings’ ground crew and staff as well as airport personnel,  is threatening to strike at short notice after recent  labor negotiations fell apart.   According to the union, 4 negotiation sessions with Lufthansa’s LCC management failed to yield any progress.

At the center of the labor issue is the union’s contention that employees have not seen a raise in 8 years.   According to the union, the average Eurowings ground crew / staff employee earns only €131 more than Germany’s minimum wage requirement.

According to the union, it appears they are prepared to call a 4 hour strike with little to no notice between now and the next negotiation session which is slated for September 26.     Nearly 500 employees can walk off the job at Eurowings bases in Hamburg and Dusseldorf should a strike be called.

The Union is seeking a 7 percent pay raise while Eurowings has countered with only a 1.3% raise for 2017 and 2018.   So it doesn’t take a calculator to see that a major chasm exists between the 2 sides.   The current contract expires on September 30 at which point things could really get ugly.