While I don't have much time to write at the moment, the trip just got really interesting.
Getting to Africa takes quite a while. In our case, the crux of the trip is a plane change in London from Gatwick Airport to Heathrow Airport. While we only have three hours for the change, that would normally be plenty of time on a Saturday morning.
Add some heavy fog, and our travel could get dicey. Fortunately for us, versus the miserable lot desperately trying to get home to Manchester or Leeds for Christmas, British Airways is taking care of its bread and butter, and the long-distance international flights are still taking off (click here for futher updates). Every single domestic flight, roughly 40% of the volume of Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, has been cancelled. So, if I were to fake some serious optimism, I would assume that the airport will be 40% less crowded, allowing us to breeze through check-in and security (nevermind, I've placed roughly 25 rolls of film in a heavy lead bag in my carry-on . . I'm getting searched).
I'm suddenly a bit nervous. Then again, it could be much worse . . . we could be trying to leave Denver . . .