Forgot to mention when we went through security at Heathrow, Barbara was selected for additional screening using the body scanner, I guess they found nothing worthwhile to screen me for....but, she refused to go through the scanner which created a bit if consternation because apparently people do not refuse! They had a couple of discussions with other security people and finally said to go on without the screen or pat down, but warned that the next day (Tuesday) no one could refuse???? So I guess if you want to be a terrorist, Monday would be the best day.
Terminal 5 is a beautiful airport terminal nicely designed with fabulous high end shopping. Prada, Harrods, a caviar bar, sushi bar and three levels of other shops. The terminal is a structural designers dream! As mentioned earlier, we stayed at the airport Renaissance hotel, the gift shop was full of airplane models for sale including an Alaska Airlines 737-800 model. Barbara says she would fly through Heathrow just for the shopping.