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German flagcarrier Lufthansa is having a rather rum old time of it lately. Yesterday it was named as a lead defendant in a case brought by one of its largest air freight customers, DB Schenker, which is suing for millions in damages over an air freight cartel last decade; while today brought the beginning of a two-day pilot strike, that has now spread to long-haul and freighter flights, in protest against changes to their pension plans, as well as an associated worry over the difference between pilot contracts at Lufthansa and its low-cost subsidiary germanwings.

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