Can someone fill me in on Heathrow Airport?
First of all, I'm assuming if Hermione wanted to fly to Australia, she would fly out of Heathrow. Is it far from London? Is there a drop off for departures? Are cars shooed away like they are here in the States? Or do you have to park to drop someone off?
I fly in and out of O'Hare several times a year, and we have to stand in line to check-in for flight/luggage before going through security - would it be the same for an international trip out of Heathrow? The year is about 2002 so I'm assuming there would be increased security.
What are some terms I need to be aware of? Like - is the line to check-in the 'queue' or just a line? Do couples go on 'honeymoons' or take some other kind of trip? Do you carry luggage, suitcases, or trunks? I'm just looking for the proper terms here. I'm sure I'll need more so if you think of any others, please throw them at me.
Thanks for helping out a woefully inexperienced international traveler!