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Pilots at Lufthansa are staging strike for 4th day, 137 flights canceled

A plane lands during sunrise at the airport in Duesseldorf, Germany, Friday, Nov. 25,  2016.  Lufthansa pilots will continue their strike at least until Saturday. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)

A plane lands during sunrise at the airport in Duesseldorf, Germany, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. Lufthansa pilots will continue their strike at least until Saturday. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)

Pilots at Lufthansa are staging a fourth consecutive day of strikes against the German airline, with chances of an immediate resolution to the pay dispute looking slim after their union rejected a new offer from the company.

The Cockpit union targeted Lufthansa's long-haul services Saturday, prompting 137 flight cancellations and affecting some 30,000 passengers. That's fewer than on previous days, when Cockpit members also hit short-haul flights.

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Cockpit said there will be no walkout Sunday and it will give at least 24 hours' notice of any strikes next week.

Cockpit is seeking retroactive raises of 3.66 percent a year going back 5½ years. On Friday, Lufthansa offered to increase pay by 4.4 percent by mid-2018, and make a one-time payment equal to 1.8 monthly salaries in lieu of past raises.