Michi had slept on a bench during the London layover and was pretty quiet. We headed down to the Gate 33 area in anticipation of loading.
Along came Colin and Ethan after a 30 minute stop at security. Seems the battery packs he was carrying caused a bit of concern but eventually he was allowed on his way once he explained the details etc.
|Michi, Chad and Will at the departure gate.|
A bit strange as these boxes have been on many planes all around the world. They apologized and said they would follow us on the next flight departing in two hours time. In fact she guaranteed it :-)
Not a big deal as we will be able to square away our rental vehicles and also get the phone SIM cards. Not sure about claiming them just yet but it will all work out.
We finally took off at 19:30 local time and prepared for the 11 hour flight down. The distance shows 3554 miles to Johannesburg.
Sound of cruising jet over France, the Mediterranean, North Africa....
3554 miles to JNB