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Vienna-Heathrow Flight Part 2

So, we managed to leave Vienna airport all of 1 hour 15 minutes late. The remainder of the flight until we got over Rotterdam was fairly uneventful. No more text-messaging from Nokia-girl (at one point, while we were still in Vienna airport the guy sitting behind her had a go at her, and she kinda told him to shut up and then he didn’t say very much else).

Anyway, we got over Rotterdam when the pilot spoke over the tannoy telling us that due to congestion and bad weather over Heathrow, we had to join the holding queue for an estimated 1 hour and 15 minutes. Total delayed time at this point = 2 hours 30 minutes. The holding queue wasn’t that bad, we just sat there and circled over Heathrow. It was until the final approach (which took about 30 minutes) that things started getting turbulent. If you’ve ever been on Thunder Mountain at Eurodisney then you know what I’m talking about. People were revisiting their dinner either side of me (including, to my joy, Nokia-girl – who, it turns out, had been out drinking the night before and was feeling somewhat worse-for-wear anyway). There was a deafening sigh of relief once we landed. I don’t quite think the pilot had properly thought it through when he said upon landing “Thanks for flying with us, it’s been a pleasure, and we hope to see you again soon”. Yeah. Right.

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