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Lufthansa: Some passengers have to get by without food

Problems with Gate Gourmet
Lufthansa passengers sometimes have to get by without meals

The drivers of the catering vehicles at the airport made a mistake: at the moment, customers of some European flights are served next to nothing.

The drivers of the catering vehicles at the airport made a mistake: at the moment, customers of some European flights are served next to nothing.

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If you want to eat something on board a Lufthansa plane, nowadays you won’t get anything. Aside from water and a chocolate bar, the five-star airline has little to offer on some flights in Europe.

Lufthansa currently no longer offers economy class dining on some European flights from Frankfurt. The reason for the failure of the paid service with food and drink are staffing problems at the Gate Gourmet service provider.

Business class passengers, like all guests on long-haul flights, receive meals, Lufthansa announced in Frankfurt on request. On European flights affected by cancellations, there is only one bottle of water in the cheapest booking class.

The Lufthansa group had sold its LSG Skychefs catering division to the Swiss Gategroup. During the transition, there were wage cuts and billing problems for some workers, a spokesperson for Gategroup confirmed on Friday.

There is currently a lack of specially trained drivers to bring food to the plane. The service provider also offered a “summer bonus” of 250 euros at the Frankfurt station for all employees who fell ill for up to one day in April. It should be paid with the next salary.

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