We got off our plane and made the long walk to the subway. We rode it to the final stop, the transfer point for connecting flights in other terminals.
We made another long walk with more escalators to take the 12-minute bus ride from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3 (the bus arrived just as we did!).
We made it through "Fast Track" with our dignity and belongings intact. All in all, the transfer took us about 60 minutes, far less than the official estimated 90-minute minimum transfer time.
Because we upgraded to British Airways First Class with points, we're entitled to use Cathay Pacific's First Class Lounge. As one of our favorite travel bloggers, Lucky of One Mile at a Time put it, we'd be fools not to go there instead of the BA Galleries Lounge.
A charming attendant has offered us our choice of Möet or Barons de Rothschild. We chose the latter, simply because it was colder. Later we will try the former, which seemed smoother.
We will dine here before boarding our LHR-YVR flights and perhaps get some sleep on the flight.
In the meantime, we're enjoying our Heathrow oasis.
The dining room lives up to expectations. It's almost as if we were still sailing Oceania.