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LH Strikes Long term
What’s your opinion on LH’s stability long term, with their strikes and all? I’ve got a trip coming up in October of next year to Europe. I’ve got 55k LH miles, and was planning on using them to get from DC to Europe. I’d be willing to suck up the fuel surcharges, but I’m worried about the strikes. I’d hate to deal with the disruption. Would you book it and not worry about it? (I only need to travel one way. I’m meeting my parents for a transatlantic cruise home.) Do you think the labor unrest will have calmed down by then?
I’ve got some “orphan” DL miles that I was thinking of using as a backup, and just paying the $150 to cancel. Perhaps I should use the DL miles period? There’s no fuel surcharges, and they’re not making headlines with their strikes.
@Dan513 — I [I]really[/I] wouldn’t worry about it, personally. Not to be glib, but if the airline isn’t striking, the airport might be, or the taxi cabs, etc. Industrial action is much more common in Europe than in the US, and there’s almost always something going on.
I would plan on arriving a day or two before your cruise, just to give yourself a buffer, but I’d recommend that for anyone on a cruise 🙂