I woke up today feeling very excited to go on my trip to Peru.
Fareham to Lima.
I flew from Heathrow in London to Madrid in Spain with Iberia airlines. Getting to the airport was fine, Tony, a friend of mine, took me to Heathrow & because of a clear run he was actually there an hour before he needed to be.
I had to sit at the airport for an hour before I could check in. I sat wondering, why it is that a bottle of water that costs around fifty pence in my local store, could possibly cost two pounds fifty pence at the airport & how the shops at airports everywhere in the world, get away with ripping off thousands of travellers every day.
Iberia airlines fly from terminal five at Heathrow as they have been bought by British Airways. You are checked in by British Airways staff on to your Iberia flight and connecting LAN flight from Madrid in Spain to Lima in Peru. The person who checked me in was very helpful and even telephoned the airlines to check that my luggage would be checked through all the way to Peru, this would later prove very lucky for me. Unfortunately the flight to Madrid was delayed by two hours.
When the plane landed in Madrid a garbled message over the speaker system on the plane told the passengers to disembark the plane at the back or the front of the plane depending on whether they where getting a connection or not. I was not able to hear the message properly but as I was at the back of the plane I exited to the rear and got on a bus to a terminal, my luck was with me, I had got on the right bus where I met a fellow passenger on my Peruvian adventure. Luckily we had enough time between flights for the delay not to be a problem and still had enough time in Madrid to get a sandwich before catching the connecting flight, to fly to Lima in Peru at 00:30 of day two of my adventures in Peru.