By Daniel Hunter

Pilots at German airline Lufthansa have called for another strike on Thursday, following action today (Wednesday).

Today's strike is expected to affect thousands of passengers hoping to travel on short and medium-haul flights across Germany. But Thursday's strike will target long haul flights.

Lufthansa has already cancelled 750 flights, affecting around 80,000 passengers.

"We will look at how many flights we can save" Lufthansa said.

Pilots and the airline have been in dispute over Lufthansa's plans to scrap its early retirement policy, which allows pilots to retire at 55, but still receive 60% of their salary until 65.