Germany Cabin Crew Strike : 700 Lufthansa Flights Canceled On First Day

Tens of Thousands of Lufthansa Passengers faced disruptions Thursday as Cabin Crew in Germany kicked off a "massive" 48-hour walkout in the biggest escalation yet of a bitter row over pay and conditions.

Lufthansa said it had scrapped 700 flights on Thursday and some 600 the following day, warning that "around 180,000 passengers will be affected".

Last-minute efforts by Germany's largest airline to halt the strike failed after a court in Frankfurt on Wednesday confirmed that the walkout was Legal.