Our Crazy Flight to Vienna
It was a long wait at Melbourne airport before we actually hit the skies. We sat on the tarmac for two and a half hours due to a valve malfunction. We taxied away from the terminal before pulling back in. So after the engineers replaced the part we were off to Hong Kong. the stop in Hong Kong was not bad. A good chance to stretch the legs. We didnt get lost in transit with the ladies putting very unattractive qantas stickers on our T shirts! The leg to Heathrow was terrible. An hour into the flight the hostesses worked out that for the entire plane only two toilets were working in economy. Whilst this gave us much piece at the back of the plane, it was also a nightmare because you had to queue to go to the toilet for about 15 min. Eventually they gave us access to business class for toilets. We went a strange way from Hong Kong, flying all the way north to Copenhagen before cutting back to Heathrow. An afternoon snack at Heathrow before another 1.5 hour delay on the ground. The short 2 hour flight to Vienna saw us touch down 28 hours after we had left Melbourne. Our taxi from the airport was pretty freaky. Much like in Italy, it was flat out 145 kmh to the hotel. Our hotel bed was certainly waiting for us and we got a good nights sleep.