Lufthansa grounded by strike at German airports

Apr 22, 2013, 8:04 AM EDT
A passenger walks past an empty counter during a warning strike of German air carrier Lufthansa ground personnel at Tegel airport in Berlin, April 22, 2013.
REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Passengers of Germany's top airline Lufthansa face chaos after the airline cancels virtually all of its flights in Germany due to a strike by staff in a continuing dispute over pay. Overall, around 1,700 flights will be cancelled, Lufthansa said, following a walkout by workers it called "excessive" and "unprecedented."