German airline Lufthansa cancels 3,800 flights due to pilots' strike

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Cancelled flights appear on a board as public-sector employees of the Frankfurt airport went on a warning strike, demanding higher wages in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, March 27, 2014. Germany's largest airline Lufthansa alone said it was cancelling 600 flights Thursday, from primarily within Europe, as a result of the strike. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

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BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Lufthansa airline says it is canceling some 3,800 flights because of a three-day strike by the pilots' union later this week, affecting 425,000 passengers.

Germany's biggest airline said Monday the cancellations include domestic and intercontinental connections and are being done in preparation for what is expected to be "one of the biggest strikes in Lufthansa's history."

Lufthansa says even though the strike starts Wednesday, some Tuesday flights have been canceled for logistical reasons.

Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and the company's budget airline Germanwings are all affected.

Lufthansa already had to cancel hundreds of flights last week when public-sector workers went on strike at seven German airports in a dispute that had nothing to do with the airline.

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