Lufthansa cancels flights as cabin crews strike
Lufthansa flight attendants walked off the job Friday at Germany’s busiest airport, causing more than 200 flights to be canceled as their union warned of more stoppages unless the airline gives in to its demands.
Lufthansa, Germany’s largest airline, said it canceled more than 200 short- and medium-haul flights from and to Frankfurt airport after some 1,000 cabin crew went on strike. A small number of long-haul flights were canceled as well, including to and from New York, Boston and Seattle.
Thousands of stranded passengers crowded Frankfurt’s main terminal building waiting for word on their flights. Lufthansa workers handed out water and juice to people stuck in long lines.
Asian tourist unwittingly joins search for herself in Iceland
A tourist who joined in the search after a member of her bus party went missing was able to help track the woman down – when she realised it was herself they were looking forward.
The woman was declared missing from a party touring the Eldgja volcanic region in south Iceland after getting off the party’s bus to freshen up.
She only hopped off the bus briefly, but had also changed her clothes – and her fellow travellers did not recognise her when she climbed back on again to continue the party’s journey.
Last of TWA attendants recalled 11 years later
More than 200 Trans World Airlines flight attendants are about to go back to work, nearly 11 years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that caused an airline industry slowdown and cost tens of thousands of jobs.
The recall of 211 workers announced Thursday means that for the first time since 9/11, there won’t be a single former TWA attendant on furlough.
The recall is effective Nov. 17.
American Airlines bought St. Louis-based TWA just months before the hijackings. In the subsequent downturn, American slashed 2,500 jobs and TWA attendants, who had lost their seniority in the takeover, were the first to be cut.
Hotels and lodges sprout on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro
Modern lodges have sprung up in villages on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro readily equipped to provide services to mountain climbers and other tourists visiting the coffee and banana farms on the mountain’s foothills.
Development of medium size and modern tourist hotels and small sized establishments in villages surrounding Mount Kilimanjaro is a new kind of hotel investments outside the towns, cities and the wildlife parks.