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Holiday of a Lifetime

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Holiday of a Lifetime Two years previous I had been on a holiday of a lifetime, a holiday (in my opinion) to the greatest city in the world, Orlando, Florida. Now I would be in that fantastic city again and I would go on more fast rides because I was older and more adventurous. We had chosen to take the plane from Manchester to Florida via New York. On the plane journey from Manchester to New York all I could think about was my last trip to America. I tried to remember how hot it had been, the adrenalin filled rides which I thought could only have got better since the last time I went. I thought about how refreshing it was to jump in a pool in the middle of the afternoon, when the humidity and the sun were at their most intense. I remembered how I went down a two hundred-foot vertical drop in a water park, how I had nearly fainted due to thirst, and I remembered the luxurious villa and apartment we stayed in. In about twenty-four hours that life would all be mine again, for three weeks. I had to make the most of it. Finally we arrived at our destination; J.F.K airport and I took one glance at the place and thinking to myself "Wow!" ...read more.

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As we approached the runway we took a sharp turn to the left and it seemed as though we were doing a complete U-turn. Most passengers on the flight were asking the same questions, and just then, quite appropriately the captain said, "We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties in the engine so we are just going to ask maintenance to help fix the situation. We will take off as soon as we can, sorry for any inconvenience that has been caused." About half an hour later we took to the runway once more, but this time we took off with little trouble. We started gaining altitude rapidly, as is normal with any take off. Except this flight I sensed was going to be different, not just because of the lengthy delay I had endured over the past six hours but I sensed that the worst was yet to come. About fifteen minutes later more questions were being asked, because we were not gaining altitude any more. Then suddenly out of nowhere a man of about forty years of age jumped out of his seat and ran down the corridor shouting at the captain, going ballistic at him, screaming something about the petrol. ...read more.

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We were then taken to the luggage department were we picked up our suitcases and boarded a minibus to the Ramada Hotel, which was very luxurious. My sister had been feeling ill so she and my mum went to bed as soon as we got there as did my brother and nana, whereas me and my dad went down to the bar for an hour or two. The next morning we were taken to La Guardia airport were we were scheduled to leave on the next plane to Orlando. As we checked in at the airport we were in for yet another unfortunate surprise. Our scheduled flight had been cancelled so after about an hour of quarrelling, we were put on standby for the next three flights and guaranteed a place on the fourth flight, which was in six hours. Again we were given more food tickets and were left to amuse ourselves for six more painful hours. Every flight to Orlando was full so we went on the fourth flight even though the airport were offering four-hundred dollars a ticket, and five-thousand dollars off your next flight with the airline. The rest of the holiday went brilliantly apart from the heat getting to an almost unbearable point, but apart from that it was everything we expected and more; it was a holiday of a lifetime. By: Robert O'Sullivan ...read more.

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