Thursday, March 26, 2015

London Calling

Actually that would be London Heathrow Airport calling.  We're here with a four hour layover until our flight to Istanbul.  We came over on one of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliners.  They claim that they have better lighting, humidity and pressure control in these that leads to less travel fatigue.  We were able to get upgrades on this flight and I have to say that I slept much better than I usually do on the transatlantic West to East crossing.  But the schedule of this flight was also different with our leaving Houston (the US hub) at 10 PM.  That's much later than past flights and meant we got in here at around Noon local time rather than the early morning which has usually been the case.  So it might be that I was just more on my own normal sleep schedule.  Or it could be that I've been having my acupuncture person work on the pain interfering with sleep ling.  So it might be that.   Ergo to many variables have changed to make a conclusion.

As always seems to be the case in large international air transfer hubs, you have to walk a long, long, long way to get to a place where you have to through security again and identity control again (even though you are not leaving the terminal) so you can walk all the way back to where you started.

We're in the United Club.  The ones that are out of country always have a much better selection of food and drink than the ones in the US.  But as is also the case, I'm pretty zonked out from flying and time change (we're into hour 14) that I don't really feel like taking advantage of it.


Agent W and the Derf said...

All the flights, sleep interruptions and time changes will be worth the hassle when you begin your adventures in Istanbul! We are thinking of you and Mrs d-I !

alexis said...

man o man, ABQ is a lovely place to live but they don't make it easy leave!

Tom P said...

Amen Alexis... This is a very hard base for travel.