Tuesday, October 17, 2023

16th of October 2023 - The Journey Home

Once through security at Funchal airport I headed to the priority lounge only to find a queue as the man on the front desk was saying that the lounge was full.  He was only letting people in as people came out.  Needless to say people were getting quite upset especially the German couple at the front of the queue.  In the end the police were called to manage the situation.  I’ve never seen anything like this in all my years of travel.

I mentioned in an earlier entry that Funchal airport is considered the third most dangerous in Europe.  Planes are not allowed to take off and land when the wind is above a certain level.  Our flight was delayed because the incoming flight was delayed by high winds.  Even when the incoming flight was given permission to land it had to abort its first attempt to land and go round ago.  Our departure, though delayed, was uneventful.

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