The flight from Bangkok to London was uneventful. The parking area was a zoo and we had to carry our own luggage up to the 3rd floor to meet our driver while he stood in line to pay for parking. It took a long time to exit the parking lot.
These travails were minor. When we woke up the next morning, we learned that a plot to bomb multiple flights between UK and US had just been thwarted. Flights were cancelled and currently no one can bring on any hand luggage other than key documents (not even books).
Had we come home one day later, we would have been delayed MANY hours if our flight was allowed to land in Heathrow at all. This is why the title of this BLOG includes "Just in time!!".