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22 February 2012 09:10
Lufthansa confirmed it cancelled about 200 flights to and from Frankfurt as a strike by ground staff continued
Frankfurt-bound passengers might want to ensure they have taken out
travel insurance as a strike by ground staff at the airport looks set to continue until Wednesday.
Passengers could be forced to make claims against their insurance policy as many flights to and from the airport were cancelled after 200 workers staged industrial action in a row over pay.
The strike, which began last week, is set to continue as the GdF union called on members to down tools for an additional 24 hours from 4am on Tuesday.
Frankfurt Airport operator Fraport said that 223 flights were cancelled on Monday, but 70% of scheduled flights still took place.
Lufthansa, which accounts for more than half of flights from Frankfurt, confirmed that it cancelled some 200 flights to and from German and European destinations on Monday.
Martin Rothwell, managing partner at Rothwell and Towler, said: "Policyholders are covered against travel delay and cancellation/abandonment under their insurance for any planned strike dates so long as the insurance was purchased prior to the strikes being announced.
"We would advocate buying annual travel insurance so travellers can benefit from cover for any holidays as soon as they have been booked rather than leaving it to the last minute - if you insure after the strikes have been announced you won't be covered because it is no longer an unforeseen event."
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