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Snow.... Heathrow.... Sleeping.... Medication.... Information....

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Snow.... Heathrow.... Sleeping.... Medication.... Information....

Watching News reports from Heathrow this Saturday morning, Snowbound, again.
All the usual problems...

No proper sleeping provision, a mat and blanket if you are lucky ! Bright lights left on !
2010, I saw a German? airport, where there were rows and rows of camp beds provided.

Medication, several passengers complaining they can't get their suitcases, with their medication inside... are people really that stupid ?
When I fly abroad, my carry on rucksack contains enough medication for double the length of stay, with some backup in my suitcase.
I also have a large rectangle of exercise mat in each of our rucksacks, weigh nothing, but provides a warm barrier from the cold Airport Lounge floor.
And cereal bars and water, disposed of once approaching security, not before.
Plus a change of socks & underwear !
Wheelie Suitcases we can sit on.
Containing a whole rolled up exercise mat, or if space is tight, a large rectangular piece.
But then, I am ( we are) a frequent long haul flyer.

As always, the main gripe is a near total lack of information.
Always... lots of phone numbers, websites, general Airport info on Smartphones.
And duplicated on paper.

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Re: Snow.... Heathrow.... Sleeping.... Medication.... Information....

Odd that at many airports it is difficult to find a 'plug-in-power supply', and when you do it's occupied.
Would have thought a booth with cubby-holes for laptop-phone charging something like £1 an hour would do very well.
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Re: Snow.... Heathrow.... Sleeping.... Medication.... Information....

I have seen several fixed Mobile Phone mains chargers available for use in Airport shops.
As you say, the mains sockets are often occupied by other users.

For my mobiles, I carry AA battery powered chargers.
By using different mobiles in rotation, I can extend the talk time, if needs be.
And of course, I always carry spare mobile phone batteries, I learn from experience.


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Re: Snow.... Heathrow.... Sleeping.... Medication.... Information....

No shortage of power points in the Club Class lounges.  Wink
Now Zen, but a +Net residue.