Up at 5 a.m., left before 6 and came via the M40, M25, and M23.
My son-in-law parked in the long term parking, and the bus picked us up almost immediately.
He helped me to the line as I had already checked my luggage in, and printed my boarding pass. That saved me over an hour waiting in the not checked in line.
Through security which has changed so much since my last visit, and am about to get a coffee and snack.