Miles travelled: EDI - LHR 331 (approx)
LHR- EWR 3465 (approx)
Finally the day I embark on my travels! Mad rush to pack as usual, trek advises 20kg in luggage, British airways advises 23kg. I have 25.9kg, oops.
Felt weird travelling myself, constantly paranoid that I'd miss my flight or documentation but I made it to London in one piece.
Get to London Heathrow terminal 5 and try to contact George (another trekker). After a while and some duty free shopping I met him at the gate before we boarded our plane. Unfortunately we weren't sitting together but I slept most of the flight anyway so I doubt I would have been great company anyway. Woke up just as we had 10 minutes to land and we landed about 9:30 NJ time. Then had to go through security, then to collect my massssive bag and connect to the AirTrain, then the shuttle to the hotel. George was picked up almost instantly whereas i had to sit for about 20 minutes. Was nice to sit in the fresh air for a while as I hadn't felt any since 11am that day but it felt very cold. Arrived at the hotel and check in was fine, however my swipe card wouldn't work in the door and after a lot of moaning the door opened to Emily, another one of the Trekkers and the girl I'd be sharing the next two nights with. After some freshening up and late night chats we retired to bed around 12, day one complete!