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Lufthansa cuts tickets - and sells European flights at top prices


Many flights will only be bookable in the most expensive class in the short term: the airline wants to keep seats free for rebookings that result from the previously announced flight cancellations.

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Lufthansa machines at Munich Airport

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Due to the tense booking and traffic situation, Lufthansa has drastically reduced its range of tickets for European and domestic flights.

For several days, flights for appointments throughout the month of July could only be purchased in the most expensive booking classes, the company confirmed corresponding information from Internet forums for frequent flyers.

The temporary measure is intended to keep seats free for rebookings resulting from the previously announced flight cancellations.

These changes are to be entered into the system in the coming days.

Lufthansa canceled more than 3,000 connections in July and August due to the massive capacity problems at the airports and in its own organization.

In the summer, however, 95 percent of all planned flights will be carried out, the company said.

The aim is to offer all guests who are affected by a flight cancellation an alternative travel option, said a spokesman in Frankfurt.

"To ensure this, the company has reduced availability on Lufthansa flights for new bookings in July."

Users report economy ticket prices in class "Y" of more than 1000 euros from Frankfurt to London or Dubai.

Single domestic tickets from Frankfurt to Hamburg or Berlin should cost 400 euros.

Even in business class, tickets are only available in the highest and therefore most expensive booking class »J«.

Supervisory Board plans special meeting

Lufthansa only wants to open the system again after the rebooking has been completed and, depending on the availability of seats, also open the cheaper booking classes again.

According to information from company circles, this could be the case on Wednesday (July 6th).

According to information from the "Handelsblatt", the supervisory board of the MDax group should also deal with the flight chaos again on this date.

The special meeting had been convened under pressure from employee representatives who did not feel sufficiently informed by the board.


Source: spiegel

All business articles on 2022-07-02

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