In March 2011 we spent ten busy days in South Africa. We celebrated
Mom's birthday in Benoni before going to Ballito and stopping
off at the Vaal Dam on the way back.
We arrived at Heathrow's terminal
five in plenty
of time, and relaxed in anticipation of
the busy time ahead ...
... but before too long, we noticed
flight had been delayed by an hour and half.
We later found out that this was because the aircraft
had arrived from Cardiff, following a routine maintenance
check, without any mattresses for the crews' sleeping