The Economist (purchased at WHSmith) on the joys of Heathrow:

The airport is meant to accommodate about 45m people a year, yet it now squeezes 68m souls through its groaning gates. Airlines grumble about BAA's investment priorities: instead of expanding waiting areas and pressing for permission to add runways, BAA seems intent on building shopping malls more geared to separating travellers from their money than speeding them to their flights.

While in Ghana, I was slightly dismayed to find that while our British Airways flight back to London would arrive around 5:30 AM local time, my flight to Boston would not be leaving until 7:30 PM. Not having an entry visa for the United Kingdom, this means I would have to spend 14 hours trapped in Terminal D. The following is an edited version of a list I wrote at 11:32.