Who says that LHR is one of the world's worst major airports to traverse? Well, we'll admit to saying that along with many other air passengers but we've gotten a refreshingly different perspective this morning.
Arriving 15 minutes early after a great IAD-LHR flight staffed by lovely British flight attendants, we used the passes issued on board to F and C passengers to access the Fast Track Line. Truth be told, H.M. Immigration inspectors weren't busy at all and we proceeded through quickly after a friendly chat with the official.
We'd heard rumors about the Star Alliance Arrivals Lounge and found a lift up to the second floor (what we'd call the third floor) not too far from the exit from Customs into the terminal. Yes, our C boarding passes allow us admittance, said the friendly man at the counter, and here we sit enjoying cappuccinos and free Internet in a nearly deserted lounge after long and thoroughly refreshing showers.
At some point we'll wend our way to the LHR Hilton, but it's only about 10:50 a.m. local time (2:50 a.m. at home) so this is a fine spot to hang out, rather than wondering if our Hilton room can be ready this early.
Yes, it's a nice start to the day and to our trip.