First leg done...and we avoided the earthquake!!
Trip Start Sep 04, 2010
54Trip End Jan 13, 2011
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Where I stayed
At the Wrexlers place on Second Street Santa Monica
The journey went reasonably well. 6.30am start, 8.00am arrive Barajas airport Madrid. Iberia charge for excess baggage even though we´re one bag less than we´re allowed. Why do I hate Iberia? Because of these kind of things....I mean give me a break, its the most expensive Mad-Lon flight I´ve paid since 1995...The last gate in the whole of Terminal 4, a 20 minute walk from Security and we´re off!!
Arrive London and decide to pick up luggage and check them in again cos I don´t trust Heathrow for getting our luggage from one terminal to the next...Another 20 minute walk thru Heathrow with Marco running off and me trying to "drive" a wayward trolley. It WAS wayward it wasn´t just my driving skills! Check in Air NZ and the lady isn´t particularly smiley or helpful and I begin to wonder if I got the airline wrong and then she manages to change our seats for us to be in two together in one row and three in another and I begin to like her! Ok only 4 hours in Heathrow to go!
Get on our super dooper Jumbo which is also at the last gate that exists in all Heathrow. I thought we were going to come out in Narnia after 40 minutes walk! We´re upstairs which is a dream of mine - always wanted to go upstairs on a Jumbo. The premium economy extra was really worth it - very quiet although Nico and Marco insist in shouting when they have their earphones on - on-request films and tv so i manage to watch A streetcar named Desire with old Marlon lookin´ good - and then have some very nice food and some even nicer NZ wine.