Holiday Inn Reading West
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First quote and giggle of the trip...."don't forget to close your flaps" this man shouted out in front of us all lining up. We obviously burst into fights of giggles, so mature.....good decision to travel the world together?? Unmmmmm no comment ; Plus someone from the xfactor sitting opposite. It's a fun game trying to place him......poncy prick eating haribo! Totally in love...with himself!!! Bye ...
We ended up rushing through Heathrow thanks to the people at the foreign exchange desk. After ordering currency in advance, getting it onto a currency card proved to be a challenge when their computer system ground to a halt.
In the end I grabbed the cash and dashed to security, barely having time to clear the rigours of 21st century airport security, we finally boarder the ...
... After lunch we caught the shuttle bus back to Terminal 5 at Heathrow.
We cleared security and then decided to try our luck at the British Airways lounge. I knew we weren't entitled to use it - I'm in the Qantas club but the partnering agreement they used to have doesn't exist anymore and wouldn't have worked in this instance as the onward flight was a straight BA not a code share. (It all gets a bit complicated after a while). Anyway we ...
... excitement filters through the crowd.
2: We begin to jostle for position.
But we don't go, we stop. In fact, we don't stop, as to stop you have to have at least started. The elite runners begin immediately, but for rest of us mere mortals our race kicks off with a queue, a queue to cross the start line. Our marathon trip across Europe began in the same way. With 3000 miles in front of us, we got off to a flying ...
... London Tower where we debarked and walked around the area a bit. Then back to Heathrow to pack up for our 7pm departure to J-burg.
Our flight will be on an Airbus 380. This is the largest commercial plane. It is two full decks, and we will be sitting on the upper deck. 11 hours total flight time, and we are hoping to get some sleep. We arrive in J-burg Saturday morning and ...