I got up fairly early this morning and made final preparations for my holiday before getting a taxi to the train station. The train ride was rather uneventful, as was the tube ride until we started approaching Heathrow. The door I was standing next to wasn’t closed properly and as it was raining water started coming in and getting me wet.
I got to Heathrow fairly early so I could check in and pick a good seat – my flights for this trip are with Virgin Atlantic and they have automatic check-in machines where you decide which seat you wish to have. I checked in and had a quick coffee before going through passport control, doing a little bit of shopping and having a meal at TGI Fridays. After the meal, which took a little longer than I’d have expected, I wandered around the terminal for a while during which time I saw Calvin that worked for Canadian Airlines on that Airport show a few years ago.
The flight was a little late arriving at Heathrow so we were a little late boarding but I was in for a nice surprise when I got on board – they asked me to move to the exit row since there was nobody there. I tried to select it at check-in but the machine said it was unavailable. I was only required to stay there for take-off but decided to stay there for the entire flight due to the extra leg room, as did the guy next to me who was from Fiji and being sent to Kenya by the British Army to do logistics for some military manoeuvres.
It’s getting late and they’ve turned the lights off on the plane so I’m going to try to get some sleep. Next stop Keyna!