Friday, 30 September 2016

The British Airways flight to California ...

The airport terminal was so quiet. 
Visiting california has always been on my bucket list and when my dad asked me to go with him I jumped at the chance.
We arrived at the Heathrow airport, London an hour before check in and found ourselves looking for some where to eat. There are two restaurants check in side of security but one was closed.
We choose to eat at Carluccio's where we ordered colazione magnifica. Eggs with grilled smoky pancetta, sautéed mushrooms, tomato and toasted Italian bread. Coffee or tea and a fresh juice which cost £9.95. I have to say it tasted amazing and would recommend it to anyone that has time to eat at that time of the morning. 

Our plane being prepared for the flight.
After check in and baggage check. I found myself heading towards duty free. Which wasn't much cheaper in the sweets department then Asda or other larger shops. Although I didn't buy anything I still wandered in and out of each shop looking at the extortionate prices and to be honest I walked out of the shops giggling to myself.
The flight itself was beautiful, smooth and easy going.
Although the air stewards weren't on the ball with serving drinks. They were with food. Each meal was served at just about the right time. Although first choice for food was already gone, the cabin crew were polite and apologetic for the lack of chicken provisions.
The female pilot - yes female made the flight a pleasant with occasional turbulence and a perfect landing, I didn't even think we had hit the tarmac it was a smooth landing.
Passing through border control LAX took around two and a half hours from getting off the plane to collecting luggage.
View from the cabin window as we flew over the US.
Getting the rental car from Avis couldn't of been easier. After exiting the airport we stood on a platform and all the car rental businesses had buses waiting to take us to their lots.  
Once at Avis we stood in line for five minutes filled in a few forms and we were set to go.
I did download NAVMII navigation but found it didn't work. Lucky for us I managed to connect to wifi and search on Google maps and keep the directions to the hotel which we wouldn't of found if it wasn't for  GOOGLE MAPS.

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