So there I was with an 11 hour flight and with a selection of over 30 current films to choose from to bide my time.

Except the video controller for my seat was broken and nothing the cabin staff tried would fix it.

However, I have to say the cabin staff were great and plied me with brandy until they found me a portable dvd player. Alas the dvds they had were a lot less recent. I rewatched Green Zone, which I had seen before but enjoyed, and Knight and Day, which I was surprised that I liked.

Oh did I mention the broken controller also controlled the pager and my light, which meant reading was not really an option either. Complaint to Virgin Atlantic forming in my mind already…