Travel Company, Surf Patch, Released a Statement Regarding Passengers Unable to Fly Clear Due to Airport Security Strike

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Following an article about an airport security strike canceling flights, Surf Patch released a statement on the news.

On December 12, 2012, travel company Surf Patch released a statement following a Bloomberg News article by Alex Webb regarding Deutsche Lufthansa AG canceling flights, making it impossible for passengers to fly clear, due to an airport security strike.

According to the Bloomberg News article, “Deutsche Lufthansa AG (LHA) canceled 90 flights today as a strike by airport security guards in Germany added to disruptions caused by winter weather.” The article states that security workers at Ver.di are going on strike until they are given longer working contracts and shorter shifts.

According to the article, “The strikes added to cancellations caused by planes being grounded yesterday, when more than a quarter of the flights scheduled at Fraport AG’s Frankfurt airport were scrapped because of snowfall.” The article mentions that Lufthansa has canceled a total of 258 flights, hindering passengers ability to fly clear of hassle and cancellations at Lufthansa airport.

“The reason for the strikes is the month long procrastination tactics. After four rounds of negotiations for the 15,000 airport workers, there is still no real comprehensive solution for a collective wage agreement,” said the North Rhine-Westphalia branch of the union.

Travel company, Surf Patch, stressed the importance of having security at the airport, and offered solutions to the problem. “Security at the airport is crucial for safe and effective operation of flights,” says world traveler Takara Licausi. “An agreement with the security workers should be made in order to keep passengers safe, or other security should be brought in.”


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