Today was a long travel day. I made it to my hotel in Glasgow almost 23 hours after leaving home.
A six hour layover at Heathrow contributed to the long day. I flew to London on United Airlines, but had to switch to British Airways for the flight to Glasgow. This meant that I had more than a mile of walking and also a 20 minute bus ride to make it to my next flight. It did not take too long to get through customs and security, but I can imagine how nerve wracking it would be if you had a close connection.
I had some overpriced fish and chips for dinner at the airport. The dish did look nice and tasted good, but it was only a small portion. Especially for the price. You can get twice as much for less than half the cost outside the airport.
Here is an interesting picture that I took while heading down the escalator to board my flight. You can see the plane in the background, but also a nice reflection of me riding the escalator.
The boarding process was not fun as I was in the last group to board. I last flew with British Airways just over 15 years ago and also do not fly with any airlines that they are aligned with.
Of course it was impossible to keep memories of my last flights with British Airways out of my wandering thoughts, especially as I was at the airport where I spent the most time during the long ordeal. See: Remember September 11
Luckily the flight was just over an hour, so the crowded plane with narrow seats and little leg room was bearable.
Now to get some sleep to be rested for a long day tomorrow. Hopefully I will at least get a few pictures of Glasgow tomorrow before flying on to my next destination.