I had this experience on an Airbus coming in from Jhb to land at Cape Town in either the late 80's or early 'nineties, in a pretty bad storm. The South African rugby team were on the flight at the rear of the plane, and there was a great but charged atmosphere as the pilot applied full thrust to go around. We had a perfectly smooth landing at the second attempt, to lots of cheering! I would like to hug the American Airlines pilot who flew us from Dallas to Narita Japan on February 19-20, 2017. This pilot was extra cautious about getting the plane down in super high winds, and in the process aborted 4 landing attempts in a row at Narita, diverted to Haneda where he aborted 1 more attempt before finally getting the plane down safely on the 6th try!