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Eurowings and Germanwings Strikes Mean Delays Across Germany

Thu, 10/27/2016
Germanwings and Eurowings have delayed flights today

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled today across Germany. The budget units of the German airline Lufthansa, Eurowings and Germanwings have had to delay many flights or reschedule until tomorrow due to the UFO (Unabhängige Flugbegleiter Organisation) calling a 24 hour strike. Members of the Union are striking over pay, pensions and working conditions.

Airports which will be hit by the strike include Berlin, Hannover, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Dortmund and Köln, but Munich and Frankfurt am Main remain unaffected.

As a strike is seen as an extraordinary circumstance under Article 5, Paragraph 3 of the EC Regulation 261/2004, passengers who are affected are not entitled to compensation. However, under this regulation of the European Union, the airline should provide welfare to these people.

Welfare includes basic services, food and refreshments during the time the passengers are forced to wait for their rescheduled flight. If these passengers are forced to wait overnight, they are entitled to a hotel room provided by the airline, as well as transportation between said accommodation and the airport. Meals and drinks should be provided also. The affected passengers should bear in mind to keep such expenses to a minimum and keep their receipts as proof.

You are entitled to welfare if your delayed, cancelled or rescheduled flight fits the following criteria:

A flight distance of up to 1500km that is delayed for more than 2 hours
A flight distance of between 1500-3500km that is delayed for more than 3 hours
A flight distance of more than 3500km that is delayed for more than 4 hours

If you are unsure of your flight distance, you can use our flight distance calculator on our website!

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