June 11th, 1990
Flight from LHR – JNB
Very youthful crew on this trip, which usually spells DANGER!
Flight time was just under eleven hours but with an hour and a half on crew rest it didn’t seem so long. Typically, with that amount of rest time, I’d stay awake and write but today I got into the bunks and actually fell asleep. Of course waking up and having to get back into uniform was no fun but I obviously needed the sleep.
Johannesburg is only one hour ahead of UK time, so in the unlikely (clears throat) event that I drink too much, I can’t use the jet lag excuse!