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Anyone else staying near Heathrow on the night before departure?

Anonymous
Wed, 01/23/2013 - 14:27

Hi,

Just wondering whether anyone in the group is staying near Heathrow on the 1st (night before departure), and if so, whether they'd fancy meeting up for a bite to eat and/or a drink.

Irene

  

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Anonymous
Thu, 01/24/2013 - 22:20

Hi Irene,

I will not be, but I am looking forward to the trip!

Passport? Check! Visa? Check! Legs???? Mmmmm, need to get out on my bike!

Alan

Anonymous
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 23:03

Hi

I live near the airport so am travelling up on the day. That said does anyone fancy meeting up in the terminal before check-in so we can sit together on the plane? 

Pete 

Anonymous
Sat, 01/26/2013 - 15:47

Hi,
I'll be travelling down from Leicestershire early on Saturday. What time are you guys planning to get to Heathrow? It'd be great to meet up pre-flight. I'm aiming to get there about 8am at the moment.
Sooo excited! The date seems to have crept up out of nowhere! Looking forward to meeting you all.

Zan

Anonymous
Sat, 01/26/2013 - 21:57

I was thinking about 2.5 hours before the flight which is 8:20 which balances queuing time with not having an excessive amount of time hanging around the terminal.

Pete 

Anonymous
Sun, 01/27/2013 - 19:20

Hi all, meeting up at Heathrow -- either before or after check-in -- would be great. As I'll be staying close by I can make any suggested time (within reason of course!), 8:20 as suggested would be fine. Does one of you know Terminal 4 well enough to suggest somewhere to meet -- the queue for check-in may not be specific enough (unless we all wear our helmets)? Looking forward to meeting you all.

Irene 

Anonymous
Sun, 01/27/2013 - 20:01

Hi All, There is a large bar/restaurant called the Bridge Bar that does reasonable breakfast (for an airport.).  I suggest that for those that can fix a time/meet by chance at check in, great, for anyone delayed if we all head for the Bridge Bar, plan to meet up 8:45-9:00am that would probably work?

Happy for any other suggestions (but not wearing my helmet! :) )

Alan

Anonymous
Sun, 01/27/2013 - 20:01

Hi All, There is a large bar/restaurant called the Bridge Bar that does reasonable breakfast (for an airport.).  I suggest that for those that can fix a time/meet by chance at check in, great, for anyone delayed if we all head for the Bridge Bar, plan to meet up 8:45-9:00am that would probably work?

Happy for any other suggestions (but not wearing my helmet! :) )

Alan

Anonymous
Sun, 01/27/2013 - 22:49

Hi, I found a (very slow to load) map on the airport website which shows a Caffe Nero on the pre check-in side next to the entrance to the terminal & opposite WH Smith. I suggest that as the first meeting point at say 8:15 (which gives us the chance to book seats together - if we get on!) with plans B (check-in) & C (Bridge Bar airside) as above. I've got an Exodus tag on my case from a previous holiday if anyone else has one bring it along. Less conspicuous than a helmet how about wearing / carrying our cycle mitts? Of course in an old spy movie one would have a red rose in their lapel and a copy of the Times! Pete

Anonymous
Mon, 01/28/2013 - 18:37

Hi,
Three more days at work and counting!
Pete, 8.15am outside the coffee shop sounds ideal to me. I shall play Bob Marley's Exodus very loudly on an iPod to stand out!
Irene, I'm toying with the Friday evening option - I have the possibility of a lift. Where will you be near to if I do?
My mobile is 07738513868 should that be easier for anyone.
Zan

Anonymous
Mon, 01/28/2013 - 19:09

Hi All,

 I like Pete's plan so will either meet you outside the coffee shop or by the Bridge bar depending upon my journey. I have an exodus bag tag so will put that on my hand luggage.

See you at Heathrow!! 

Alan

Anonymous
Mon, 01/28/2013 - 21:12

Hi all, excellent, 8:15 outside the coffee shop it is. I'll have an exodus tag on my case too. Am obviously gutted that you turned down the option of wearing your helmets at Heathrow whilst queueing for the flight, but will try to get over the disappointment. Zan, I'm staying at the Radisson Blu at Heathrow-- which includes my parking (got it as a 'mystery hotel' booking which makes it cheapish), will send you my mobile no if you do think you might be in the area Fri evening too. Looking forward to the holidays and to meeting you all!

Irene 

Anonymous
Mon, 01/28/2013 - 22:14

Hi All

I'll have to ask Costa if I can get some commission for introducing potential customers!

See you on Saturday 

 

Anonymous
Mon, 01/28/2013 - 23:26

..I meant Nero (to avoid confusion)

Anonymous
Thu, 01/31/2013 - 17:40

Has anyone tried to check in online? Just wondering whether that's a good option? 

Irene 

Anonymous
Thu, 01/31/2013 - 18:38

Looking at the airline website it appears you can, but then we will all have random seats? You will also need to print your boarding pass, and I don't have access to a printer now I've finished work (woohoo!). I'm going to stick with checking in on Saturday I think, unless you are all going for the online option.
Zan

Anonymous
Thu, 01/31/2013 - 19:18

Okay Zan -- I'll show solidarity and wait as well. What's the situation on tomorrow evening -- are you anywhere in the neighbourhood of Heathrow? If not, see you on Sat.! Irene

Anonymous
Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:09

I'm happy to wait until Saturday as well. Not long to go now!  Alan

Anonymous
Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:56

Me too. Looks like we may be the only ones willing to talk to each other as no one else has joined the forum....

Pete 

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