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Strike at Berlin airports : airport delays and flight cancellations in Schönefeld and Tegel expected

Due to the announced strike of security personnel at Berlin's Tegel and Schönefeld airports will be cancelled on Monday, many flights. At least 40 in Tegel scheduled departures are cancelled, an airport spokesman on Sunday told the news Agency AFP. In Schönefeld, a minimum of five cancelled departures and 24 delayed flights are to be expected. These Figures could still rise. "We believe that, especially in the morning hours fail many flights because of it." Even after the end of the strike was to be expected with impact. The spokesman advised travellers to check before driving to the airport at the Airlines.

At Tegel airport must, for example, the Lufthansa on Monday morning, eight of the Connections fail. Four flights between Berlin-Tegel and Frankfurt as well as Berlin-Tegel and Munich, were affected in each case, the Airline announced on Sunday. The 850 affected passengers could use their Tickets to travel by train, it said. Because the passengers are likely to have "at this time probably no way to reach their booked flights".

trade Union calls for an hourly wage of 20 Euro

With the warning strike, starting on Monday at 5 PM and four hours to take, should be sent to "a first Signal" to the employer, a negotiation offer for the approximately 23,000 workers in the field of security at German airports to submit, said Verdi on Saturday. The Association of the aviation security companies have also submitted in the fourth round of Negotiations before Christmas "is a totally insufficient offer".

The Union is demanding an increase in the hourly wage in the area of passenger, cargo, personnel and goods control at 20 Euro. "Further labour disputes at other German airports are not excluded," said Verdi. The holiday time of the individual Federal States should be taken into account.

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order The passengers should be aware of when strikes:


the first point of contact for air passengers is always the airline, package tours, it is the tour operator. The airport provides on its website detailed information about current departure and arrival times. In the case of information from the Internet, it is advisable to print, in order to have later a receipt.


due to A strike, cancelled flight, the customer can cancel, he gets back his money. Who wants to fly anyway, you are entitled to a later flight. It may take a while until the strike is over - and even longer as a backwater. Is a replacement flight until the next day, or later, must, the Airline, accommodation and Transfers to Hotel. In the case of a package travel, the tour operator must provide alternative transport.


In the case of flights up to 1,500 kilometres, passengers will have two hours of delay claim to care and support services - i.e., telephone calls, beverages, meals and, where appropriate, an Overnight stay in a Hotel. In a range from 1500 to 3500 kilometres, there is support for three hours, after 3500 miles after four hours.


Also if you have a large foreseeable delay, passengers should always be to the original departure time at the airport. There is the risk that the airline can, in fact, used to be a replacement flight is otherwise, and travellers miss it then.


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In the event of cancellation, Overbooking or delay of over three hours, passengers have no "is according to the EU regulation are entitled to a compensation up to 600 Euro but only if exceptional" circumstance to blame for it. The airlines values strikes, but just as miserable weather as an exceptional circumstance. Compensation there is not therefore. Consumer advocates this view, however, of legal doubt. (With afp and Reuters)

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