Lufthansa could be headed to another showdown with its pilots. The Vereinigung Cockpit union, which staged a strike last summer (ATWOnline, July 24, 2008), is asking for a 6.4% pay increase for its 4,500 pilots over the next year or a 9.6% rise over the next 18 months, plus bonuses depending on LH's profitability, a spokesperson told several German media outlets. LH said talks with the union have been constructive, but neither side revealed specifics.

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