In short, our flight from Munich to San Francisco was delayed 4 hours because of an air conditioning problem. We flew from Leipzig to Munich with no problem. After landing and going through security in Munich, there wasn’t too much time left before boarding and take-off. Our plane was smaller, thankfully. An A340, which was basically half the size of the A380 that took us to Frankfurt just two weeks before. But we sat on the runway and didn’t move. After a brief announcement regarding the air conditioning, we were taxied back to the terminal where technicians looked at various parts of the ventilation system. 4 hours after we were suppose to take off, we were shuffled into another A340 that was brought in to take us to SFO. Oddly enough, the 12 hour plane ride back seemed much more bearable than the 11 hour flight to Germany. Maybe it was just easier to relax because it was dark the entire time. We arrived back in San Francisco at 11pm local time, and by time we hit customs, it was already midnight. Either way, it was nice being back home. The first thing I think i noticed was the hills.
It feels good to be back.
Prepping to leave Leipzig.
Inside the Leipzig airport.
An empty Gate 01 – waiting to fly to Munich.
Sitting 4 hours on Lufthansa 458 while technicians tried to figured out what was wrong with the air conditioning. 12 hour flight back to SFO on top of that.
Oh well, at least we’re back, safe and sound. Definitely happy to be back in San Francisco! Now I’m off to work.