Thursday, November 9, 2006
Good old Laura, Martin's partner, drives us to
Heathrow. We're there at 17:30 - lots of time in hand.
It's not that we're the type of passenger that likes to clogs ups
airports by turning up hours early. Fortunately both motorways, M1
and M25, were totally clear.
We grab a last real meal before the long flight. Chez Gérard at
Heathrow offered an extensive à la carte menu, that included "the best
steak-frites this side of Paris."
Take off was delayed by half an hour. We're in the air at 22:00, with
the pilot assuring us that we'll be at Hong Kong
in good time.
The HCI of Virgin's entertainment system does my head in! Agreed, you
do get a good choice of movies - so, yes, it does its job - but the way
you have to navigate the menus!
The flight map was broken. For the entire flight we were at Heathrow.
(Well the plane icon was.)
All images © N G Hubbard November 2006