So our journey began and off we set to Heathrow. We left at around 12:30 but got stuck in a significant bit of traffic on the M1. We had left ourselves plenty of time so no worries about missing the flight, this was after lots of packing woes in both trying to keep the weight down and then trying to fit 3 weeks worth of luggage and 2 bikes into the back of a Polo!
Checking in was pretty standard although security was a bit of a pain as they kept sending us back and forth between seemingly endless closed lines.
We had treated ourselves to the Airport lounge, this was packed and didn't make us feel very VIP. Not too worry, a seat was found, time to relax before the flight, have a few drinks and bag the smallest chicken wrap ever!
Plane was on time and a big 3x3x3 and we has a spare seat next to Gem. Pretty tired already on day 1 as we flew through the night and on our way to our next destination.