Germany: Biggest strike in Ryanair history leaves Berliners stranded

Ryanair passengers were left stranded at Berlin’s Schonefeld airport after the German Pilot’s Union 'Vereinigung Cockpit' (VC) joined pilots in Ireland, Belgium, Sweden and the Netherlands for a walkout on Friday. The budget airline claimed that it would contact all affected customers in advance to offer them refund or reroute options. However, some passengers said they had not been notified... Еще that their flights would be grounded, and only found out once they had arrived at the airport. Karen Secher Bendtse, an affected passenger from Denmark, said: «I learned about the strike through the press, but I didn't think there was any going to influence my trip today because I didn't hear anything from Ryanair.» The budget Irish airline was forced to cancel approximately 400 flights Europe-wide — 250 of those in Germany alone — after its cabin crews in Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Ireland and the Netherlands went on a 24-hour strike. Their demands included higher wages and better working conditions.

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