Tier Point Run to Tallinn in Jun 2017

Another TP run to Tallinn! I was off again over a weekend in June and July to top up my TPs. Another chance to try Finnair’s A350 product.

Continue reading...

Starbucks at Heathrow T5
Starbucks at Heathrow T5
Starbucks at Heathrow T5
Starbucks at Heathrow T5

Tier Point Run to Las Vegas in Feb 2022: Day 1 – Home to Heathow

By Nige on Fri 18 Feb 2022 at 10:00
Type: Post
Story: Tier Point Run to Las Vegas in Feb 2022
Tags: LHR | London | Trips

My alarm went off at 3am and I kissed a very dopey wife goodbye, before heading into the shower.  I had been in a really deep sleep.  It’s a shame I had to wake myself when I was ‘so away with the fairies’.

Left home just before 3:30am, at the start of Storm Eunice, which had created two red weather warnings for dangerous winds.  I expected it would make flying later in the morning entertaining!  It was relatively warm and dry though, so I wasn’t too concerned about getting to Heathrow.  I did stick to the main roads though, as requested by the Vickster.

If someone hadn’t told me about Storm Eunice, I wouldn’t have been aware of anything out of the ordinary.  There were no signs of strong winds on my trip at all, but I was still pleased as I approached Heathrow.  I was looking forward to getting into the lounge.

I remembered the correct lanes to get into as I approached Heathrow T5 Short Stay, but at the last moment, I veered off right to the normal short stay, as opposed to keeping left and heading into Meet & Greet. 

Well, that led to an annoying 10 mins, initially trying to get up from level 3 to level 4 – you can’t do that; there are barriers stopping you from continuing up the ramp.  Then I decided I would have to exit the car park (which at least was free) and I then got lost driving around Heathrow T5 trying to get back to the roundabout where I could head up to short stay parking again. Got there in the end. 

A quiet Heathrow Terminal 5
A quiet Heathrow Terminal 5
A quiet Heathrow Terminal 5
A quiet Heathrow Terminal 5

I think I must have been the first car into T5 Meet & Greet today, since I caught the guys setting up, so they weren’t quite ready for me.  Dropped my keys off and headed up the lift to level 5 and departures.  It was about 4:30am when I was walking into a fairly quiet Terminal 5.

Follow the whole story here: Tier Point Run to Las Vegas in Feb 2022

Leave A Comment

Just fill in the details below and click the button to have your say!

Captcha - Making Sure You Are Human!
captcha image

Author Bio: About Nige

Avatar photo

Nige is one of the co-founders of The Billingham Blog and works as a freelance management consultant. He loves to fly in his spare time!

View all posts by Nige>

up scroll arrow
down scroll arrow