Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Safely in Heathrow Terminal 5

The USA and LA airport seem to be on a charm offensive.  Over the last 6 years I have gone from waiting over 2 hours to get through Immigration into a transit lounge where the rest of the plane is already boarding (we set off late!) to today where we were through quickly (possibly 10 to 15 minutes at most).  More peculiarly though is the fact that both my NZ Telecom and my UK Vodafone cellphones worked!  This has never happened before.  Wow.  We even had free internet access.  Unfortunately it seemed to be down as was the T-Mobile network.  Very odd.  Of course the answer is to get my emails set up properly on the cell-phone.

The new Air New Zealand 777-300 is a splendid aircraft.  I haven’t quite worked out the ‘cuddle class’ yet.  The 3-seat beds either haven’t been taken up or they are not yet in use.

So now I've arrived at Heathrow Airport and am waiting for the flight to Glasgow.  Frankly a shower and change of clothes will be very welcome indeed.
And on that note I shall set off on the last leg of the journey - for today at least.  I'll be back in Eagleton on Thursday.