Getting to Alaska - The Last Frontier
Check-in time for our British Airways flight from Heathrow to Seattle was 12.10 and departure a lengthy 3 hours later at 15.10 (groan). We drove to Heathrow in the morning and arrived in plenty of time. Just as well because the “Meet and Greet” service we had paid for to collect our car at Heathrow and guarantee us a smooth arrival took us AGES to find!
We drove all round Heathrow airport four times in all until we eventually managed to find the right car park and locate Level 4, Block M. The directions were truly dreadful. No excuse these days when they could have taken pictures of the relevant turns and junctions etc. and included them in the directions.
The flight was a daunting 9 and a half hours and with an 8 hour time difference. We tried hard to get some sleep – with some success (but not much!).
Still, we eventually found the airport lounge and settled in, ready to start our big trip.