This is Karen and I'll be talking daily to Gerry and posting for him when he has no way of doing it during the trip.
Rob, Karen & Gerry Packing the trike into the car ready for the trip to Faro Airport.
Apart from Gerry and I having to repack the large square box with the pod in at Faro airport so he could take more weight as hand luggage and reduce the excess baggage charge, the trip to London was uneventful. Once at Gatwick, the coach to Heathrow was easy and the National Express staff were very helpful in helping him get the boxes in the bue. Once at Heathrow the left luggage depot was unable to accept either of the bike boxes unless they were unpacked as they were both too big to go through their scanning machines, so he had to take them with him on the bus to the hotel. The bus driver let him on with them but at the next stop an inspector got on and was not happy that the driver had accepted the boxes. However, Gerry & the boxes all arrived safely at the hotel and after being fortified by a very good curry, he unpacked the pod and disposed of the box as he felt that he may have a problem getting it on the plane next morning.