Olympian Lindsey Vonn Is Just Like the Rest of Us When It Comes to Flight Delays
Gold medal-winning Olympic athlete Lindsey Vonn will get into Pyeonchang, South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics later than expected.
The American alpine ski racer, who will be competing in Olympic events that include the downhill, combined, and slalom alpine events kicking off on Feb. 11 through the 23, tweeted on Wednesday that her Lufthansa flight had been delayed for about two hours and was not taking off, possibly due to herself and other passengers not having the right documents.
She then said about an hour later that the airline was trying to locate a new plane, with thousands of fans voting on whether she could expect to fly that date or not.
Lufthansa replied to Vonn’s Twitter status, clarifying that a technical issue was causing the problem which is why airline representatives needed to change the plane.
Lufthansa later put Vonn on a new plane, with the skier mentioning in her tweet that Lufthana’s flight attendants worked overtime to stay on the flight so the trip could continue, though it was not exactly clear when the plane would take off.
Travel + Leisure has reached out to Lufthansa for further comment.
Vonn, who took gold in downhill and bronze in the super-G at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver has won more World Cup races than any other American, according to CNBC, with thousands of fans waiting to watch her compete in this year’s games.