Plain sailing so far!
We set off for the train down to London to get to our Premier Inn for a few hours rest. Luckily no hitches, only a "Michelin star" comment from the conductor about my cheese-and-onion crisps-bagel (this should be tasted before being mocked!)
I'm sure we will be using much worse modes of transport throughout our trip, but being propelled through the ground in a hollow metal bullet is not pleasant, luckily the tube was only about an hour and we had a lovely bed to sleep in at the end of it!
After an early rise, we managed to catch a bus to the airport and save the £14 taxi fare, and we were approached upon arrival by a lovely Virgin Atlantic lady who offered us extra leg room for a small fee - with Craig being about 7'10" when seated this was a good idea!
Upgrade applied, security passed with no frisking or strip searches and we are currently sitting in the departure lounge rewarding ourselves with full English breakfasts.
See you in New York!