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Heathrow Hodgepodge

Necessary Nuisance

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They gave us breakfast on the plane - about 5 am our time. Juice, and either yogurt or fruit and pastries.


We flew in over the fields and streams (and houses and churches) of England,

and arrived at Heathrow early - 10:05. The wheelchair person at the gate tried to get me to walk up the gangway - not going to happen. So she pushed me to the holding area, and then we got another wheelchair person who took us to the Lounge.
But first we had to go through security again - we had to dump out all our water (which we just got on the plane and wasn't even open). This time they picked Bob's carry-on to do an extra special inspection - scrutinized his electric razor and the charging stuff for the scooter and also of course the scooter battery and the scooter. We did not get out of there until 11:30. Very little time in the lounge

although I did use the bathroom-
there is free wi-fi but it needs a password. And as before, we got a wheelchair out of there at the last minute

This time they made Bob gate check the scooter. We were on the plane by 12:55 (for a 13:10 departure) - this was a full plane.
They gave us a light lunch which consisted of a somewhat nasty salad with a three pie shaped wedges of cheese - reminiscent of a plowman's lunch which I have never cared for, but the roll was good.


Posted by greatgrandmaR 11:38 Archived in England Tagged airport scooter Comments (0)

Alighting in the Netherlands -April 20, 2016 -


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Flying in over the Netherlands

We landed early at Schiphol. We got the scooter, unscathed from being gate-checked

The wheelchair pushing person was quite efficient and helpful. She had two wheelchair people - us and a man and his wife. The wife pushed their wheelchair. Bob got the scooter and put the battery in it so we put the hand luggage on the wheelchair and went to baggage claim. Got the baggage, and we went through customs (nothing to declare which meant just walking through a door), and she took us to the "meeting place" (a red and white checkerboard cube) where drivers pick people up.

Meeting Point

Meeting Point

Meeting Point

Meeting Point

The driver was not there. She took the phone number at the bottom of the thing I printed out and called and the driver was on his way. He got there about 4:00, and drove us to the hotel.
Machine to pay parking at the airport

Machine to pay parking at the airport


I was in the back seat so I didn't get to take any pictures.

Posted by greatgrandmaR 13:24 Archived in Netherlands Tagged airport netherlands Comments (0)

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