Latvian Polish airline LOT has asked passengers waiting at Beijing airport to board a flight to Warsaw to pay for the repair of the aircraft needed to fly, Caixin reported.
According to this information, the event took place on 12th, when the mechanic demanded cash to repair the hydraulic pump of the damaged airplane.
Eventually, LOT employees gathered around 2500 yuan ($ 360, $ 315) for the repair of the aircraft, which eventually took ten hours.
LOT, however, returned money to passengers when they landed in Poland.
Caixin quoted Polish media as the airline spokesman Adrian Kubicki, who accused LOT representative of Beijing of "having to bring cash and a credit card."
LOT flew three times a week from Warsaw to Beijing, using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, one of the most modern aircraft in operation on major airlines.
On its website, the company promises a flight in "luxurious conditions and a friendly atmosphere" to which it adds: "Our crew, the best category, will guarantee your comfort from the first minute to the last."