Well I experienced Heathrow on Thursday. It wasn’t nearly as bad as I’d expected after all the stories. As we got there early for our flight we were the first to check in and scored emergency exit row. You go through normal bag scan..but they’re a bit anal about having only 1 carry on bag which means you keep putting things in and out of your bag so you can show your passport an/or boarding pass. You do passport control which is basically someone lookng at your passport..no questions, no scanning and then shoe scan. So Aus and US is worse.
We found the “additinal seating” room where i pulled up 2 wooden benches and crashed. Exit row on the flight definaltly made a difference. Watched 3 moves and crashed out…none of them particularaly great. The emergency exit row has the screen that folds out of the arm which is much better for getting it in the right spot for glare etc.
So now we have a 5 1/2 hours left in the airport. We’ve found our gate and sets of 3 seats and are hogging them so john can get some shut eye. 14 hours to go till we’re back in Bris.