We had a very restful holiday last year but the flight was dreadful. Tall Girl had flown before but was too small at the time to remember, and Small Sprog had only travelled on the ferry, so they were both excited and nervous at the same time. The flight was on time, which was fantastic but as soon as we got into the air it all went to pieces. We experienced turbulence for the whole two and a half hours, and even some of the adults were screaming at times. I was cross more than anything. There had been no word from the captain and halfway into the flight I was convinced he was drunk and I was mentally composing an angry complaint! (in between placating Tall Girl and keeping her busy to take her mind off it). By the time we came into land I was furious with the airline for traumatizing my children. The landing was scary, we seemed to drop out of the air at times, mostly as we were banking round at an alarming angle! I stomped off the plane tutting and not thanking the air hostesses (they had been totally uncommunicative too). However as I came to the open door the wind nearly swept me off my feet. It was all I could do to stay upright on my decent. By the time I was at the bottom I had nothing but admiration for the captain!! Clearly he had done his best just to stay in the air.
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