This is not a question or a tip. Just interested in other folk’s experience or opinions/theories. For the past three years, my wife and I have traveled to Europe. Each trip has involved passing through Heathrow, both going to Europe and returning home.
Every time we get ready to land at Heathrow on the outbound flight (flight from the U.S.), my ears bother me (I mean, I-think-my-head-is-exploding kind of pain!). This does not happen while landing at any other airport, nor does it happen while landing at Heathrow going home – we have always left Europe from Munich and connected at Heathrow.
I only have three ideas why this happens: (1) coincidence; (2) the approach to Heathrow on a trans-Atlantic flight is somehow different; or, (3) the first landing acclimates my ears so that they don’t bother me on subsequent landings.
Anyone have similar experiences?