Tier Point Run to Las Vegas in Feb 2022: Day 1 – Home to Heathow
By Nige on Fri 18 Feb 2022 at 10:00
Story: Tier Point Run to Las Vegas in Feb 2022
Type: Post Category: Travel
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.
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.
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