I’ve traveled from the USA to the UK a bunch of times, but never before have I done it with such little time in between. This time around, my husband and I were boarding an international flight at 7 pm. We got up at 3 am to catch our 4:30 am shuttle bus from Boston’s South Station to Logan Airport so that we could clear security and check in for our flight on time (we had just moved to Boston from London). My ticket was scanned without incident and I walked through airport security without trouble. The flight was uneventful—we landed at Gatwick Airport in London just after midnight local time! When we arrived at London Gatwick Airport the next morning, we had to go through immigration screening before collecting our bags. Then it was off to find transport into central London where we would stay with my parents while they were away on vacation (they live near Wimbledon). We were exhausted by this point because traveling across multiple time zones can mess up your sleeping patterns even if you’ve used it—plus there was no way around jet lag since we literally couldn’t afford any extra days off work/school yet anyway…
My husband and I were boarding an international flight at 7 pm.
We were boarding an international flight at 7 pm, but it was only 5:30. The airport was packed with people rushing through the terminal. My husband and I were running late as we rushed to catch our flight. He was carrying our suitcases while trying to navigate us through the crowded terminal. It took a while until we found a spot where he could put down our bags so that we could walk more comfortably together through this massive airport terminal building.
My ticket was scanned without incident and I walked through airport security without trouble.
I passed through airport security without trouble and sat down to wait for my flight.
The flight was uneventful.
The flight was uneventful. I didn’t know what to expect, but it seemed like a pretty normal flight. The seats were comfortable, the flight attendants were kind and helpful with my questions (I’m not from England and had never taken this route before), the food was good enough for airplane food (which is just fine), and the plane was on time, and we arrived at our destination less than an hour late.
There were no delays or issues with security—just a quick scan of your passport and boarding pass before you were off to find your seat in coach or business class if you could afford it. The only thing that stood out during my six-hour journey from Miami to London was how quiet everyone on board seemed to be! There wasn’t much chatting between passengers or even people talking into their mobile phones because there weren’t any cell phone signals once we got up to cruising altitude above Florida’s coastline where all passengers could use wireless internet without incurring charges since there are no data plans available while flying internationally yet so far away from home base stations which makes sense considering how expensive international roaming fees can get especially when traveling abroad for months at a time so many people like myself took advantage of free WiFi hotspots instead which made things easy when researching destinations ahead of time as well as finding restaurants nearby upon arrival!
When we arrived at London Gatwick Airport the next morning, we had to go through immigration screening before collecting our bags.
When we arrived at London Gatwick Airport the next morning, we had to go through immigration screening before collecting our bags. It was an extremely long line, but it moved fairly quickly. We then took a shuttle bus from the terminal building to our hotel in Purley (which is about 15 minutes from the airport).
When we finally got to my parent’s house we were exhausted and jet-lagged but had a great vacation!
The trip was long and tiring, but I’m so glad I went. It was one of the best vacations I’ve ever had in my life!
I would recommend this vacation to anyone interested in traveling internationally. It’s not too expensive, it’s easy to plan, and it’s a great way to bond with your family while experiencing new places around the world.
Traveling from the USA to the UK with a stop in London is exhausting!
Traveling from the USA to the UK is a lot of things. It’s expensive, it’s difficult, and it can be confusing. But most importantly, traveling from the USA to the UK is exhausting.
That being said, if you’ve got a few days in London (or anywhere else) and want to visit a new country without all that hassle of going through customs and immigration—you should take advantage of this opportunity!
The journey was exhausting but I’m glad I did it. I would recommend this route to anyone else who wants to visit their family in the UK!