Will Tomorrow’s Lufthansa Strike Affect Pet Travel?
Update: The planned pilots' strike for 9/16 has been cancelled. Lufthansa flights should be operating smoothly tomorrow.
Lufthansa pilots are planning an eight hour strike on Tuesday, Sept. 16, however the airline has announced that no cancellations are anticipated and pet flights will still take place. Some intercontinental flights will run earlier or later than originally scheduled, but Lufthansa aims to keep delays and irregularities to a minimum.
The strike is set to run from 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. CST, and long-haul flights departing from Frankfurt (Lufthansa's primary hub), will be affected.
Pets flying internationally are often routed through Frankfurt, where they can take advantage of Lufthansa's Animal Lounge. Whenever a delay occurs (due to a strike, weather or other reason), the staff on hand is trained and ready to take good care of pets until they are cleared to move forward to their next destination.
If you or your pet will be flying with Lufthansa tomorrow be sure to check the current schedule carefully, and please contact us if you have any questions.
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