Straight on phone to Qantas.
Answer within minutes and I am lost for words. Apparently we are now in a queue for a possible earlier flight.
Ask who is on the extra flights leaving for Europe and told it is people with special needs and those awaiting hospital treatment. Imagine a plane full of ill people and feel for the cabin staff.
Market day in Sydney so pick up a few bargains at Kirribilli, a vintage and bric a brac delight nestled beneath the Harbour Bridge.
Ken and Margaret are off to a party and we are kindly invited to tag along too. An invited couple are volcanic ash victims stuck in the UK so us gatecrashers will hopefully not take up too much room.
An excellent evening in the company of English and Scots ex-pats. First rain in Sydney in the 10 days we've been here.
Time to go home!