We wrote about the Lufthansa strike earlier this week, and it caused some cancellations of flights on both Wednesday and Thursday. But, until today it has only been a soft strike, but today they are hitting it heavily and tons of Lufthansa flights are cancelled today. This means that travellers flying with Lufthansa today should be very careful to look for information on their flights, because it will most likely be cancelled. So also for travelers flying between Budapest and any of the German airports today, as flights between Budapest and Frankfurt, Munich and Dusseldorf are mostly cancelled today. You can find updated information on the matter at the following Lufthansa page.
Cancelled Lufthansa flights from Budapest Airport today
This list is from 7.35 this morning. Check updated information from the link above to stay updated on your flight and more cancellations.
LH1343 Frankfurt 06:10 2A Cancelled
LH1685 Munich 06:50 2A Cancelled
LH3063 Dusseldorf 09:15 2A Cancelled
LH1335 Frankfurt 09:35 2A Cancelled
LH1677 Munich 13:05 2A Cancelled
LH1339 Frankfurt 15:00 2A Cancelled
LH1681 Munich 17:05 2A Cancelled
LH3069 Dusseldorf 19:55 2A Cancelled
What do do during a strike in Budapest?
Fortunately it is only one company striking at the moment. During the volcano cloud all air traffic was stopped, and it was very hard to get back. Now you can choose other airlines flying to other airports in Germany and you can of course find buses if it is very urgent to get back home. Hopefully everything will get back on track from Saturday morning again, though flights will probably be packed with people not reaching their destination today. Still, Lufthansa is a serious company normally very good at taking care of their customers, so we guess they will fix this problem as well within hours/days.
If you have extra time at Budapest Airport, but not able to check in, we would rather go back to the city, because the airport is extremely boring if you are not able to check in and get into the SkyCourt.
Still, if you are stuck in Budapest… go swim in the Széchenyi Fürdő, come visit us for a wine dinner and enjoy your extra hours in Budapest with some great Goulash and have fun!