February 18th, 2010
01:21 PM GMT
Pilots at Lufthansa, one of of the world's largest airlines, went on strike Monday, grounding hundreds of flights per day.
Thousands could be affected by a four-day strike.
The four-day walkout by Vereinigung Cockpit, the pilots' union, came after a last-ditch effort at negotiations over pay and job security failed, the company said.
The strike threatened to disrupt travel on more than two dozen partner airlines, including United, U.S Airways and Continental, later on Monday. About 800 of 1,800 scheduled flights per day through Thursday have been canceled, the company said.
Cockpit said strike action had been supported by about 94 per cent of those who had taken part in a ballot.
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