Ladies and gentlemen, your captain is (gasp!) a woman.
Captain Maria Atanassova, 35, piloted Bulgarian carrier Tabso flight LZ130 from Sofia, Bulgaria, into London - stunning British airport staff. A British Ministry of Aviation official told reporters: "We do not keep a record of the sex of pilots... As far as we can discover, she's the first woman to have flown a large commercial airliner into London Airport."
Captain Atanassova, a Bulgarian, had been flying for 17 years - without any accident.
"I have always wanted to be a pilot," she said. "The passengers never have to worry if they do find out they have a woman pilot."
A flight steward said: "She's wonderful, much better than some of the men."