Because I don't have a boarding pass or a gate I had to go through customs and get a temp visa. I can't check in for another 6 hours because they won't give boarding passes move than 3 hours before the flight so here I am sharing a tiny leather sofa with some stranger at Starbucks waiting till I can go check in. I had a nice soft booth in McDonalds that I was trying to sleep but was kicked out because it was closing for cleaning. The police are in force making sure people leave.
I doubt I will ever get to sleep now or even on the plane. I am actually waiting till we get kicked out of here. I bought a drink so I am at least ligit. I won't be flying through here again. Heathrow at least has Terminal 1 where you are safely behind security here anyone can come in and stay. Not happy at all.
I also hope the flight to SFO is not going to force me to buy my drinks or food like the short flight from Glasgow. I guess I should get some snacks and liquids just in case.