I believe it was Confucius who said, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with airport security". Wise man.
Anyhoo, Jim and I got launched from ORD in a timely manner for the first leg of our trip. Random observations:
- Due to a massive scheduling blunder, I booked our outbound flight for 0845, thinking it was an evening flight. Duh. Nonetheless, it was the first time in a long time I was on a half-full plane. I may due the day flight again just for the hassle decrease.
- Our 18-hour layover was eased greatly by checking into the Yotel in LHR terminal 4. The airport was virtually empty when we arrived (2300 local) and 5 minutes of train got us from T3 to T4.
- I'm going to try to post a video of the accommodations - no promises.
- Only partially successful with my electrical adapters. Luckily most of the electronics can be slowly recharged through the laptop USB and I did have a UK adapter for that power supply.
With it only about 15 min. from LHR, I highly recommend it if you find yourself with time to kill around the airport.
The "Bladerunner" trial is BIG news over here - everybody is following it and has an opinion. Seems like OJ all over again. Only in super-speed. Didn't it just happen last week?
How are the lawyers gonna come up with billable hours?