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Discover Airlines pilots to strike on December 23rd, grounding hundreds passengers right before the holidays

Friday, December 22, 2023

Why are Discover Airline pilots striking?

Pilots operating dozens of flights for the German holiday provider, Discover Airlines, announced a 5 hour strike on December 23rd that will impact hundreds of passengers trying to make it home for the holidays.

Promising to boom in popularity during the holiday season, the airline finds itself in a deadlock in salary negotiations with its pilots. Yesterday, the German pilots' union, Vereinigung Cockpit, announced a Discover Airlines pilots’ strike in response to this.

This strike is set to last 5 hours on December 23rd, between 8am and 1 pm. At least 16 flights were scheduled during the strike period, many of which were taking off from main hubs in Frankfurt and Munich, leaving hundreds of passengers in a very difficult situation right around the holidays.

Discover Airlines strike: Will it affect my flight?

The airline urges travellers to check their flight status prior to departure and in efforts to minimise the disturbances to its passengers, is rescheduling impacted travellers onto flights outside of the strike period or rebooking them into other Lufthansa aircrafts.

Flight delayed or cancelled due to Discover Airlines strike?

Several other flights could end up being delayed or cancelled due to this last minute strike. It is important to remember that in case your flight was cancelled or delayed because of this, you could be eligible for compensation of up to £ 520. Pilot and aeroplane crew strikes are not considered extraordinary circumstances, and therefore the airline can be held liable for the disruption!

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Flight delayed or cancelled due to Discover Airlines strike?

You could be eligible for up to £ 520 in flight compensation!

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Discover Airlines

The Lufthansa subsidiary, Discover Airlines, formerly known as Eurowings Discover and rebranded as Discover Airlines since September, is well-known for its vacation flights to popular destinations in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, and beyond. The airline flies a fleet of 24 aircrafts, thirteen A330s and eleven A320s, with the majority of its flights carrying passengers in and out of major German hubs like Munich and Frankfurt.