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LH 726 MUC PVG on Jan 22nd
Sorry to bother with a maybe silly question but I’m right now in Munich waiting to leave for Shanghai with around 2hrs delay due to a strange behavior from our beloved (…) Lufthansa.
We boarded almost on time two hrs ago but the captain said our plane (A340-600) had some technical issues with smoke detectors which could not be fixed and therefore we had to disembark and board another one. We moved to another gate but now…we are boarding the same aircraft!
I suspect there is something else behind this move but of course they won’t tell us…so I wonder what is the real reason.
Has this ever happened to someone?
Is it normal to “lie” to passengers for safety reasons?
For the moment I keep my fingers crossed…
Thanks and regards
I can think of a few scenarios. The one that comes immediately to mind is the testing of a repaired smoke detector. On a flight last year, a man was vaping in the lavatory and the alarm went off and it was really, really loud so they didn’t want to expose passengers to all that. Second, perhaps they were able to fix the smoke detectors and use the intended plane. And finally, there may have been a security question about the fix that they didn’t want exposed. And, yes they do lie from time to time. Hope the rest of your flight is pleasant.