My long-distance flight (>3500km) with an EU airline (Lufthansa) is delayed for ~6 hours. At checkin they told me they had to re-route due to medical issues.
From what I found online, a medical emergency may qualify as extraordinary reasons but e.g. a delay caused by bad weather (another extraordinary reason) on the flight that brings the plan to the departure airport doesn't.
Does the same apply to medical reasons on a previous flight?
- LH 454 from FRA to SFO had to re-route to Iceland, apparently due to a medical emergency.
- This is the same plane as LH 455 from SFO to FRA, for which I have a ticket, and which is delayed by ~6 hours.
- While this most likely means extraordinary circumstances for LH 454 passengers, I'm not sure whether or not it's considered extraordinary circumstances for my LH 455 flight.