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Lufthansa has cancelled 3,800 flights for April 2-4, or virtually all of its operations, due to a planned walkout by pilots, in what would be one of the biggest strikes ever to hit the German airline.
Vereiningung Cockpit, the union representing most of Lufthansa's 5,400 pilots, last week said it was calling for a three day strike from April 2 over plans by Germany's largest airline to scrap an early retirement deal.
Although Lufthansa had improved its offer, the pilots said it wasn't enough as it didn't apply to pilots joining after 2014, Reuters reports.
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, AP reports.