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National Airport Strike - February 25th

Hello

I will be leaving Venice to fly back home on February 25th. I looked on the official Italian strike website, and noticed that there is a general national airport strike scheduled for that day ugh. I am flying into Frankfurt via Lufthansa at 1:30pm, then transferring to my flight there to USA. I am really worried now.

Has anyone had experience with these strikes? Should I wait and see, or try to reschedule my flight for another day? I don’t want to get stuck with no way of getting home. Looks like the big unions are striking, but there are no specifics as to what will be affected.

Thanks!

Posted by
688 posts

I’d get busy with getting a flight out the day before. Start now before everyone else attempts to do the same thing. Are both flights with Norwegian? On one ticket? I hope that is the case.

Posted by
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All of my flights are with Lufthansa. I’m going to call the airline. I hate to cut my trip a day short ugh. I’ll only have 3 days in Venice then.

Posted by
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I called Expedia, and the customer service rep reached out to Lufthansa. The airline said that they have no notice yet of the planned strike. I was told to keep checking. So that’s a bit annoying. If I want to change my flight now, I will have to pay $300. Not sure what to do. I thankfully got a flight protection plan when I booked the ticket. I forgot to mention the flights are all on the same ticket and with the same airline Lufthansa.

Posted by
6275 posts

Where is the "official Italian strike website"?
If you have the trip interruption insurance and also credit cards with good limits I wouldn't worry anymore about it.

Posted by
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I’m not sure if morning flights will be impacted, but it’s a national strike, so it’s all airports across Italy.

I’m afraid if I spend the $300 to change, then they may change the strike date. Who knows! That would be my luck though, lol.

Posted by
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or it may get settled by then - that's a long time away

Posted by
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If there is a strike, at some point the airline will cancel your flight and put you on another one at no charge to you. If it were me, I would probably wait a bit until the airline cancels the flight (you may have to keep checking on this since you booked through Expedia and may not get an alert). The only "safe" day to reschedule is probably the day before the strike (assuming it goes forward on 2/25). You won't be stuck with no way of getting home, but it may not be at the date/time of your choosing if the airline rebooks your flight. But the airline is obligated to get you home per your contract of carriage (i.e. ticket terms)

What is a "flight protection plan", and how does that help you in case of a strike?