Lufthansa Pilots Agree To Suspend Strike; Will Fly Again On Tuesday

"The union for striking Lufthansa pilots has agreed to suspend the walkout until March 9 and the 4,000 pilots will return to work," the Associated Press reports.

The BBC says the strike, "which had been scheduled to run for four days, was called off after less than 24 hours of delays and cancellations for passengers."

Before agreeing to return to work, though, the pilots' action "grounded hundreds of flights on Monday, causing travel chaos and leaving thousands of passengers around the world stranded," Reuters says.

Next on the horizon for international travelers: The possibility of strikes by cabin crew members of British Airways.



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