(Fine, this isn’t war dialing in the 90s context, but it made for a good title.)

As furious I am with Lufhansa’s strike, it did give me time to write a fun script.

With the announcement of the strike, Lufthansa’s customer service lines were brought to their knees. After trying to manually call a few of them (in different countries), I finally gave up with the manual mode and instead decided to automate this.

The result looks like this:

Using the Skype4Py Python module, it was able to automate the redail process with realtive ease. While I wasn’t able to get it working on Mac OS X, I was able to get it running in an Ubuntu VM more or less out-of-the-box.

The final script looks like this: