I’ve finally made it to England. London to be precise. I have a bit of a layover before my flight to Manchester so I figured now would be an appropriate time for an update!
As you know, I spent the last week in Ottawa. Lots of hanging out with friends, lots of shopping... LOTS of shopping. I had a really great time, honestly I almost didn’t want it to end.
I left for my flight at around 5pm (that’s about 3 hours before I was set to take off). Made it with about 40 minutes of sitting time because security was really quick and there were only maybe between 20 and 30 people on the Dash 8. Did you know that those things are NOISEY?!
Immediately when we landed in Montreal there was a woman at the door (because we weren’t a big enough plane to actually dock, we got to do the tarmac) looking for me. I had VERY LITTLE time to get to my next flight. To make matters worse, I had to go through arrivals and get a boarding pass at the British Airways counter and go back through security before actually finding my gate. Ugh. I RAN through the airport to and from the BA counter.
I made it.
With just enough time to ascertain that my flight was still there (they were doing pre-boarding) I went to use the washroom and get a couple of drinks and some salty snacks for the ride.
The Boeing 777 is slightly bigger than a Dash 8... slightly... ha. It’s one of those planes divided into cabins and (for use cheap seats) with 9 seats across (3 seats - aisle - 3 seats - aisle - 3 seats) I was originally suppose to to sit on the edge of the middle set of 3 seats but WHAT LUCK! there was a girl (another passenger) who wanted to be closer to her friend so she asked if I would swap with her for her WINDOW SEAT... uh, heck yes! So I got to cuddle up to a window, watch The Young Victoria (LOVE that movie) and snooze for about 2 - 3 hours before... LONDON!!!!
My connection for Manchester isn’t for a few hours so I have signed up with boingo so I may use the inter-webs at the airport (because there is no way I could keep sane in an airport for this long without it) after this, it’s a flight then I get to try my hand at the trains around here!! Should be fun!