Saturday, September 05, 2009
Well it's been over 2 years since my last trip home to Vancouver. It's also been that long since I've been on an overseas flight and I started going a bit stir crazy at around the 3hr mark.
I flew BA as I wanted a direct flight from Heathrow and Air Canada was insisting an additional stop in either Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, or Calgary. Sitting on a plane for 9+ hrs I didn't want to extend anymore than I had too.
Also my first time in the new Heathrow Terminal 5. I arrived in 5A from Edinburgh and then had to change to 5B for my connection to YVR. 5A has all the major shopping, restaurants and duty free shops. 5B has a few but nothing on a grand scale. I found it strange that the terminal (5B) was quite empty. Looking at the departures board there were only 5 flights scheduled so it was very quiet and it also meant I could take a photo with no people in it .
Lucky me :)