The sun has hit the window and it appears that today is going to be the warmest day of the year. Lucky us.
This experienced traveler booked a hotel at the airport in Heathrow. "Just walk to your hotel room" the blurb states… but the blurb got it wrong.
The Airport information guide sent me on a trip around the countryside on a bus for half an hour before the hotel that is NOT inside the airport was located.
I found the bus the guide ushered me to. I had problems with my luggage trolley, it wanted to go in its own direction so I opted to pay for my ticket on the bus, (which you can do).
Covering all bases I inquired about having to have coin for the fare.
"no, you don't need the correct change, they have change"
OK, I had 10 pound and the fare was 4 pound fifty. I'm sorted.
The bus came, I got on…..
"No, I don't have change" said the bus driver.
No one else on the bus had change either, we are all tourists. The other bus drivers had no change either.!!!! strange.
OK, so I wasn't going to get off the bus. I had traveled for 22 hours. I'm not standing on the pavement with an errant luggage trolley.
The bus driver shattered into a coughing spell in his consternation and he whipped the bus into a frenzy of wheelies as he maneuvered through the traffic. I saw him looking in the revision mirror to see if his sport had dislodged my wheely luggage, but this gal had hold on them and I wasn't going to give him the satisfaction of sprawling on the floor attached to my case.
10 minutes later we arrived at the Hilton and I discovered that the guide had given me the incorrect information.
Back on the bus and another round of fast maneuvers and mutterings from the driver and I was lodged at Terminal four and another bus which took me to the correct Hilton…. no, it's not in the terminal it's a 10 minute walk with no luggage.
I paid a fortune for the convenience of a room at the airport and was ushered to a less than satisfactory room… As a diamond member of Hilton…. The gal should know better, so a complaint on my behalf and I was given a satisfactory room.
Can you tell I'm fussy?