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Lindsay Vonn live-tweets flight delay en route to Olympics

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The ski star's flight from Munich to Pyeongchang was seriously delayed.

The ski star's flight from Munich to Pyeongchang was seriously delayed.  (Reuters)

Like any weary commuter, alpine skier Lindsey Vonn took to social media to voice her frustration with a particularly treacherous trek: her flight from Munich, Germany, to Pyeongchang, South Korea, for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games was delayed by six hours.

The 33-year-old Olympic gold medalist took to Twitter on Feb. 7 to highlight the woes of her Lufthansa flight for her 980,000 followers.

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Well hopefully we get to Korea....apparently we don’t have the right documents to fly??? About 2 hours on the plane so far and just siting at the gate. Some Germans and Italians on the plane too. ????????‍♀️@lufthansa #canweflynowplease

— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) February 7, 2018

“Well hopefully we get to Korea....apparently we don’t have the right documents to fly??? About 2 hours on the plane so far and just siting at the gate. Some Germans and Italians on the plane too. @lufthansa #canweflynowplease” she joked.

Vonn shared that her trip had already gotten off to a funny start, as she not only caught a fellow passenger trying to snap her photo, but the man sitting next to her deplaned before takeoff.

Totally not awkward all when the guy next to me on the plane is trying to take a pic and his flash accidentally goes off and I catch him... ????

— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) February 7, 2018

Ok so this is weird...the poor guy next to me wasn’t feeling well so he deplaned....was it something I said?????????‍♀️ (but I didn’t say a peep ????) #feelbetterdude

— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) February 7, 2018

Well we are now off the plane... they are trying to find a new plane and hope to take off in an hour...???? how many hours, door to door, will it take me to get to Seoul?

— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) February 7, 2018

Nevertheless, as ABC News reports that Olympic athletes competing for Austria, Italy and Germany, including German flag-bearer Eric Frenzel, were on board, where there was a will, there was a way.

There was a technical issue causing a plane change The new departure time will be in approximately 1,5 hours. Apologies for the inconvenience caused! /Lolo

— Lufthansa (@lufthansa) February 7, 2018

“There was a technical issue causing a plane change The new departure time will be in approximately 1,5 hours. Apologies for the inconvenience caused!” the airline soon wrote back to Vonn. Exactly 24 hours later, she was ecstatic to report that they at last made it to their destination.

After over 6 hours of hanging out at the gate, we’re off!! See you in another 10 hours Korea! ???????????? ????????

— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) February 7, 2018

Finally on a new plane! Have to give a BIG thank you to all of the flight attendants for working overtime to stay on this flight. They all volunteered and we wouldn’t be able to fly without them! Now let’s hope we actually take off tonight????????

— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) February 7, 2018

We made it!!! It took exactly 24 hours... but we are here!!????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) February 8, 2018

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Well, we made it to Korea!!! After 6 hours on the tarmac before takeoff and a total of 24 hours of travel we are finally here ???????? hustled over to team processing where the whole staff was waiting since I was the last athlete to come through. THANKS GUYS!! Can’t wait for the opening ceremonies tomorrow!! 나는 너무 흥분 돼.

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“Well, we made it to Korea!!! After 6 hours on the tarmac before takeoff and a total of 24 hours of travel we are finally here. Hustled over to team processing where the whole staff was waiting since I was the last athlete to come through. THANKS GUYS!! Can’t wait for the opening ceremonies tomorrow!!” Vonn wrote on Instagram on Feb. 8.

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According to Time, Vonn is the most accomplished female ski racer of all time, with 78 World Cup wins to date. The 2018 Winter Games mark her first Olympics in eight years, as she had to sit out the 2016 event in Sochi, Russia due to a knee injury.

Janine Puhak is an editor for Fox News Lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter at @JaninePuhak

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