John, our taxi-driver arrived at just after 9.30. We had a reasonably trouble-free journey down to Heathrow and about two-hours later, we were walking into Terminal 3.
We've booked with Virgin and splashed-out on 'Premium Economy'. I'm not sure what that gives us over-and-above the economy passengers, but I guess it's greater leg-room and posher nosh!
Check-in was short and sweet and we the wandered around Duty-Free until they called the flight. Just time for a sandwich at 'Eat' where freshly made sandwiches, non-smiling staff and zero-eye contact are a speciality!
As we gulped-down our last mouthful, our flight was called. We headed for Gate 19 and just had time to catch our breath before they boarded us. First impressions were good looking at the super-luxurious leather seats awaiting us. Add to that, a bucks-fizz and we were soon into holiday-mode.
The flight time is 10 hours 59 (approximately!) minutes and because Japan is 8 hours ahead, we should get there by around 9ish on Sunday morning.
Just time to scribble this blog before I'll have to close down for the flight.
See you all tomorrow (sort of!)