London Heathrow - 7 hours to kill

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Arriving London Heathrow
Flying British Airways we arrived at Terminal 5. Also here everything went smoothly. Holding a EU passport immigration was done in seconds. When I got through, my bag was already waiting at the conveyor belt. WOW! I´m impressed. Since London Heathrow always seems to have construction work going on, I´m always impressed when things go smoothly there, and they did today.

The big question now was how to get to Terminal 4? From T5 you take the Heathrow Express train to Heathrow Central (T1, T2 and T3) and change to Heathrow Connect to T4. From T5 to Heathrow Central the train runs every 15 minutes and it takes only 5 minutes. From Heathrow Central to T4 trains run every 30 minutes and it takes 5 minutes as well. All inter-terminal transfers are free.
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This is easy and very convenient, just very time consuming. It took me about an hour to get from T5 to T4. But hey, NO PROBLEM! I had 7 hours to kill, so what I had enough of was definitely time.

My Kenya Airways flight was not departing till 8 pm and check in opened at 5 pm, so my first stop was Starbucks. At about 4 pm I decided to check out where Kenya Airways was and surprisingly check in was already open, and no one in line. Again I was through the check in procedures in less than 5 minutes. This was going great. Only 4 hours left to kill!

Time went quickly and boarding started 65 minutes before departure. And this is where the good fortune ends. I got to my seat - the reading light iwas not working. After take off I realize that the entertainment system didn´t working either. Great! When the meals were served it turned out that they did not have my special meal. What is this? I flew Kenya Airways 10 years ago and was not impressed. Can´t say that I have grown any founder of them.
pbug31 says:
hmmm that stinks
Posted on: Oct 02, 2009
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Arriving London Heathrow
Arriving London Heathrow
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Terminal 5
Terminal 5
Terminal 5, arrival
Terminal 5, arrival
Terminal 5, Flight Connections
Terminal 5, Flight Connections
Terminal 5, Baggage claim area
Terminal 5, Baggage claim area
My priority bag
My priority bag
Terminal 5, outside the arrival
Terminal 5, outside the arrival
Heathrow Express Station, T5
Heathrow Express Station, T5
Heathrow Express at T5
Heathrow Express at T5
Heathrow Express
Heathrow Express
Inside the Heathrow Express
Inside the Heathrow Express
Heathrow Central
Heathrow Central
Map of Heatrow Express and Heathro…
Map of Heatrow Express and Heathr…
Starbucks, T4
Starbucks, T4
Kenya Airways
Kenya Airways
Leaving London Heathrow
Leaving London Heathrow
Breakfast according to KQ
Breakfast according to KQ
Approach to Nairobi and Kenyatta a…
Approach to Nairobi and Kenyatta …
Kenya Airways, the Pride of Africa…
Kenya Airways, the Pride of Afric…
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