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  • Do German unions have too much power?

    10/21/2014 11:07:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies ^ | 21 Oct 2014 15:29 GMT+02:00 | Sabine Devins
    Germany’s pilots and train drivers are taking it in turns to bring the country to a standstill with strikes that have cost the economy tens of millions of euros in the last two weeks. Are unions abusing their power or standing up for their rights? After a 50-hour strike by the train drivers unions, GDL, Deutsche Bahn said the loss of the weekend’s services cost the company “tens of millions of euros”. One analyst said that the latest strike in escalating industrial action by pilots union Cockpit will cost Lufthansa €30 million. But all parties accuse the other of the...
  • Lufthansa cancels another day of Tel Aviv flights

    07/23/2014 6:54:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2014 8:29 AM EDT
    Germany’s largest airline, Lufthansa, says it is canceling all flights to Tel Aviv for at least another 24 hours because of ongoing safety concerns. […] The European Aviation Safety Agency on Tuesday strongly recommended that airlines not fly to Tel Aviv after a Hamas rocket exploded near the Ben Gurion airport. …
  • Bird Strike: Backlash Stirs Against Lufthansa Pilots

    04/11/2014 12:16:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | April 11, 2014 – 11:07 AM | Dinah Deckstein
    Last week’s three-day strike at Lufthansa drew attention to structural problems at a company that is critical to Germany’s globalized economy. The flag carrier is losing ground against competitors, but its pilots are remaining firm. […] (Vereinigung Cockpit)’s slogan for the strike, “Stop the profit greed” […] ended up backfiring on the pilots’ union. In the public and the press, on television and in many Internet forums, discussions of the pilots’ strike, instead of triggering debates over greedy fund managers, were focused on the pilots themselves. People across Germany were talking about whether the strike was justified or excessive. The...
  • Germany seeks to curb union power over strikes

    04/07/2014 10:35:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies ^ | 06 Apr 2014 09:04 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    A pilots’ strike in Germany last week has highlighted the power comparatively small groups of employees have to lay low key areas of the economy in pursuit of their own interests. And the German government is looking to draw up legislation later this year to prevent this from happening again. “One company, one wage agreement” is the motto behind a proposed “Tarifeinheit” or unified wage-bargaining mechanism masterminded by Labour Minister Andrea Nahles. Over three days last week, the cockpit pilots’ union effectively grounded the country’s biggest airline Lufthansa in a dispute over pay and early retirement entitlements. …
  • Lufthansa pilots vote for imminent strike

    03/23/2014 9:59:18 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 1 replies
    The Local (Germany) ^ | 21 Mar 2014 15:58 GMT+01:00
    An overwhelming majority of Lufthansa pilots voted on Friday to go on strike over pay and conditions. No date has yet been set for the action. Of the airline's 5,400 pilots, 99.1 percent voted to take industrial action on Friday. The as-yet unscheduled strike could hit Europe's biggest airline any time in the coming weeks. Flights operated by Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and Germanwings will be affected. Pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) said it would give 48 hours' notice before any strike, in order to minimise inconvenience to passengers. Pilots would also avoid the busy period over the Easter break from...
  • 5 men taken into custody as suspects in 1978 Lufthansa heist

    01/23/2014 5:59:25 AM PST · by Doogle · 36 replies
    foxnews ^ | 01/23/14 | FOXNEWS
    Five men have been taken into custody as suspects in the 1978 Lufthansa heist at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport, an FBI spokeswoman says, according to Reuters. More than $5 million in cash and $1 million in jewels were netted in the heist, which took place on Dec. 11, 1978 and was made famous in the 1990 film “Goodfellas.”
  • German court bans night flights at Frankfurt

    10/11/2011 4:20:58 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 5 replies
    Air Transpor World ^ | October 12, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    A German court in Hessen ruled Tuesday that night flights will be banned at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) when the fourth runway opens Oct. 21 (ATW Daily News, Oct. 5). The ban, which runs from 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., will affect 17 movements of mainly cargo flights. Lufthansa Cargo, which operates 11 scheduled nighttime slots, is expecting considerable financial damage from the night ban as it must now reschedule or cancel several flights beginning with the winter schedule. Resident complaints of aircraft noise from nearby Russelsheim and Offenbach were the reason for the court ruling. During the summer season, FRA...
  • Jumbo jet forced to make screeching halt at JFK to avoid Egypt Air plane

    06/22/2011 7:32:06 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | June 22, 2011
    A Jumbo jet, with 286 passengers on board, had a terrifying near miss when it was forced to screech to a halt to avoid colliding with another plane that had turned into its path. The Lufthansa Boeing 747 was accelerating along a runway as it prepared to take off at Kennedy Airport, New York, when it narrowly avoided slamming into an EgyptAir Boeing 777.
  • Lufthansa cargo plane crashes in Saudi Arabia

    07/27/2010 9:57:35 PM PDT · by csvset · 1 replies · 1+ views
    The Local ^ | July 27, 2010 | AFP
    A cargo plane owned by Lufthansa crashed in Riyadh on Tuesday injuring the two-man crew, the German airline said, confirming earlier statements by a Saudi official The Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 flying 80 tonnes of freight from Frankfurt to the Saudi capital crashed at 11:38 am (0838 GMT), Lufthansa Cargo said. Both pilots suffered minor injuries and were immediately hospitalised. "The captain and the co-pilot are in good health; they only had minor injuries," Khalid al-Khaibri, a spokesman for the Saudi civil aviation authority told AFP. The German airline said "it is not yet known exactly what type of freight it...
  • Lufthansa flight blocked as Japanese group falls ill

    03/21/2010 2:40:10 AM PDT · by Cindy · 21 replies · 784+ views
    (AFP) via TIMES OF INDIA ^ | AFP, Mar 21, 2010, 08.12am IST | n/a
    SNIPPET: "BERLIN: The take-off of a German flight to Tokyo was delayed after two dozen Japanese tourists on board fell ill with violent stomach cramps, German police said. Shortly before take-off on Saturday afternoon, the Airbus A340 carrying some 300 passengers returned to the airport terminal in Berlin after the tourists complained of stomach pains and nausea, said a police statement." SNIPPET: "The victims also complained of vertigo, vomiting and circulation problems, according to doctors, though their lives were not thought to be in danger, said the police statement. Doctors were still trying to ascertain what had caused the sickness,...
  • Suspicious Bags Found on Lufthansa Flight from Iceland

    12/26/2009 10:59:42 AM PST · by kcvl · 26 replies · 3,081+ views
    Per Fox News... The person who owned the bags stayed behind.
  • Lufthansa Flying Airbus A380 to U.S.

    03/18/2007 11:15:23 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 37 replies · 1,215+ views
    Breitbart/AP ^ | 3-18-07
    It may trail the historic impact of Charles Lindbergh's 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic, but the Spirit of St. Louis also did not have a wingspan wider than a football field or space for more than 500 passengers. For plane builder Airbus and German airline Lufthansa AG, the A380's first flight to North America on Monday is a chance to show off the superjumbo to potential U.S. buyers and to the airports they hope will be flight bases for the double-decker jet. "We're talking about an airplane that is representing aviation in the 21st century in terms of efficiency,"...
  • Lufthansa Airbus 380 VIP Sweepstakes

    03/08/2007 11:37:46 AM PST · by Politics4Fun · 3 replies · 398+ views
    I saw this contest on the Lufthansa website and thought it might be of interest to fellow aviation buffs. Lufthansa, always on the forefront of aviation innovation, has placed one of the first orders for the Airbus 380, the largest and newest passenger plane on earth. The US debut of this aircraft is set for March 19th at JFK Airport in NYC. To commemorate this auspicious occasion, Lufthansa is holding a sweepstakes! One lucky winner plus a guest will be selected on March 13 to attend an exclusive reception and VIP tour on board the A380. Enter here!
  • Boeing, Lufthansa Announce Order for 747-8 Intercontinental

    12/06/2006 5:52:03 PM PST · by COEXERJ145 · 36 replies · 950+ views
    The Boeing Company ^ | December 6, 2006 | The Boeing Company
    SEATTLE, Dec. 06, 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and Deutsche Lufthansa AG today announced the carrier ordered 20 747-8 Intercontinental jetliners plus 20 purchase rights. Lufthansa is the first airline to place an order for the passenger version of the fuel-efficient airplane. The Lufthansa order, with a total average list-price value of $5.5 billion, is scheduled for delivery beginning in 2010. This order is a primary component of the airline's plan to modernize its fleet and increase environmental stewardship. "Lufthansa operates one of the youngest and most environmentally friendly fleets in the world," said Scott Carson, president and...
  • Traveller's agenda a mystery

    09/26/2001 11:24:25 AM PDT · by NatureGirl · 49 replies · 1,182+ views
    The Hamilton Spectator ^ | 9/26/01 | Susan Clairmont
    Nageeb Abdul Jabar Mohammed Al-Hadi -- if that's even his name -- is just one of nearly 750 people U.S. investigators want to know more about in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. He has at least four aliases and two different birth dates. He is a Yemeni, with a Michigan driver's licence and a Detroit wife. He was on a plane from Frankfurt, Germany headed for Chicago when it was diverted to Toronto. He was arrested at Pearson International Airport and may be extradited to the United States to face two charges related to false passports and fraudulent misuse ...
  • Al Qaeda`s Neo-Nazi Connections

    03/02/2004 5:42:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies · 13,200+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | 2/25/2004 | William Grim
    On the surface there would seem to be little to unite the Aryan racialists of the neo-Nazi movement with the terrorists of radical Islam. To the neo-Nazis, Muslims are almost all members of ``inferior`` races; and to the Islamic terrorists, the neo-Nazis are almost without exception either atheists or members of fringe quasi-Christian sects. But the reality is that there has been close cooperation between Muslim extremists and Fascists ever since the founding of the Nazi movement in the 1920`s. For all of their differences, Muslim extremists and Nazis have always been united by a common group of beliefs and...
  • Lufthansa Seals Swiss Intl Air Takeover

    03/22/2005 7:43:49 PM PST · by COEXERJ145 · 8 replies · 468+ views
    Reuters via ABC News ^ | March 22, 2005 | James Regan and Tom Armitage
    FRANKFURT/ZURICH (Reuters) - Germany's Deutsche Lufthansa has agreed to take over Swiss International Air Lines in a deal worth up to 310 million euros ($409 million), ending three years of independence for the loss-making Swiss carrier. The long-rumored agreement on Tuesday marks the start of Europe's biggest airline merger since Air France took over Dutch KLM last year to form the world's largest airline group by revenues. Under the terms of the agreement, Lufthansa will pay up to 265 million euros to the Swiss carrier's major shareholders — the Swiss government and big companies — and about 45 million euros...
  • Police End Standoff With Iranian Monarchists

    03/11/2005 3:52:38 AM PST · by bd476 · 2 replies · 295+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | March 11, 2005
    "BRUSSELS, Belgium — Police said Friday they had removed all unarmed Iranian pro-monarchists (search) without resistance from a Lufthansa (search) plane ending a 15-hour protest action by the group against the Iranian government. Police spokeswoman Els Cleemput said at least 90 officers were used to remove the 56 protesters from the aircraft which was moved away from the terminal at Brussels airport after negotiations failed to end the protest action at 0230 GMT. "The plane is now empty," Cleemput said, adding no handcuffs had to be used and there were "no major incidents". She said however some protesters had to...
  • Police enter Iran protest plane

    03/10/2005 8:09:02 PM PST · by jwalburg · 15 replies · 454+ views
    Police have entered a Lufthansa plane at Brussels airport, 13 hours after a group of Iranian monachists began a hunger strike and sit-in. The flight arrived on Thursday from Frankfurt, but 59 unarmed European citizens of Iranian origin refused to disembark at Brussels. They are demanding to speak to a member of the European Parliament. The plane has now been moved away from the terminal, but it is not clear if the protest is over. Earlier story shows that Iranian monarchists are demanding diplomats from EU, Russia, US sign a form promising not to help the Islamic regime in...
  • Anti-Tehran protesters hold up Brussels plane (Iranians demand EU stop appeasement!)

    03/10/2005 6:41:24 PM PST · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 366+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3/10/05 | Art Moore
    About 50 Iranian activists are holding a protest on an airplane at the Brussels airport, seeking to convince heads of the European Union to stop accommodating Tehran's cleric-led Islamic regime. The activists, who refuse to disembark a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt, are in cell phone contact with an Iranian scholar and activist in London who runs a TV station out of his home, Frood Fouladvand. The protesters, according to Fouladvand, are chanting: "We are the messengers of peace. We are against global terrorism. We will remove the malignant terrorist regime of the Mullahs." The Boeing 737 arrived at Brussels' Zaventem...
  • Unarmed Iranians Stage Protest on Plane ~ In Brussels

    03/10/2005 8:54:06 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 41 replies · 710+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | March 10, 2005 at 8:44:06 PST | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) - A group of unarmed Iranians staged a protest aboard a Lufthansa jet at the Brussels airport Thursday, refusing to leave the plane and calling for the return of the monarchy in Iran, officials said. "This is not a hijacking," said police spokeswoman Astrid Kaisen.
  • Pics from Belgium - Unarmed Iranian stage a protest in a Belgian airport

    03/10/2005 5:08:17 PM PST · by Khashayar · 42 replies · 965+ views
    Various | Mar 10th, 05 | Self
    Several dozen passengers refused to disembark from a Lufthansa airliner when it arrived in Brussels in what appeared to be a protest against the European Union (news - web sites)'s conciliatory policies towards Iran (news - web sites), officials and reports said.(AFP-EPA/File/Frank May) A relative of an Iranian who is protesting against the government in Tehran aboard a Lufthansa aircraft on the tarmac at Brussels' Zaventem airport talks with a security guard, March 10, 2005. A group of passengers refused to leave the plane after it landed in Brussels earlier today and are demanding the European Union (news - web...
  • COURTING GAYS (Companies compete for "gay" market)

    11/05/2004 1:33:57 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 69 replies · 3,041+ views
    The New York Post ^ | November 5, 2004 | Paul Tharp
    Big companies are hoping to marry their brands to gays and lesbians this weekend — about 20,000 of them. In the first days after the presidential election — in which gay marriage proved to be a pivotal issue — the nation's biggest exposition on homosexual life is setting attendance records. Booths for exhibitors are also sold out for the first time at the Javits Center, which since 1999 has hosted Gay Life Expo, one of the center's liveliest trade shows. Companies ranging from Citigroup and American Express to Jet Blue and J.P. Morgan Chase are hawking their offerings to the...
  • Israelis force down Lufthansa jet

    10/05/2004 6:37:20 AM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 140 replies · 3,954+ views
    BBC ^ | 10/5/2004 | BBC
    Israeli jet fighters have forced an incoming Lufthansa airliner to land in Cyprus after a bomb alert that German officials had not considered serious. "We wanted to fly to Tel Aviv but the Israeli authorities forced us to land in Larnaca," said a Lufthansa official. The flight from Frankfurt landed safely and security staff are searching it. Three passenger jets - two from Greece to New York and one British Airways flight from Berlin - have been diverted after bomb hoaxes in the last 10 days. "We came to the conclusion with the German authorities that this alert was not...
  • Lufthansa Plans to Resume Baghdad Flights

    05/10/2003 1:39:01 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 1 replies · 285+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 10, 2003
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German airline Lufthansa said on Saturday it was seeking approval to resume flights to Baghdad as soon as possible. Deutsche Lufthansa AG said it needed the consent of the authorities in Iraq but hoped to take a decision in a few weeks after clarifying issues such as take-off and landing rights. ``With its oil refineries, Baghdad is the country's leading industrial center and is becoming an increasingly important destination for business travelers,'' it said in a statement. A spokeswoman said decisions on the frequency of flights and aircraft to be used would be taken once approval was...