RCN, can you explain the meal service on QF1 SYD DRW LHR? Dinner ex Sydney? Snack ex DRW? Looking at doing QF1 or 9 in December…..Survived the 17hour trek from DRW - LHR, which arrived right on time at 0650.
The only noticeable difference was no printed menus in Y.
Breakfast served 2.5hrs from landing.
Cant complain about the food and inflight service.
I was surprised that there was no difference in arrival formalities at the UK border. Straight through the passport autogates and that was it. There was no re-verification of the Passenger Locator Form (verified in SYD during check - in).
Luggage was waiting for us, then it was a short walk to Short stay carpark 3, level 3 to wait for our Uber.
After an hour in horrendous London peak morning traffic, we're now in the breakfast room of the hotel (with a nice view of Hyde Park) waiting for the rooom to be ready.
Booking the D2 testing was straightforward. We went with Boots as there was one near our hotel, and they did D2 lateral flow as well as the PCR testing (required to return to Australia). GBP79.99 for PCR testing with 48hr turnaround. GBP21 for the D2 test (incl postage)(required to complete your PLF).
All in all, quite a smooth trip. Its really mind boggling that we can literally go almost anywhere in the world now, but not to QLD or WA.
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