It always surprises me that the travelling public – I don’t count business travellers as the public – put up with conditions that the RSPCA would find abusive if animals were expected to fly in such constrained circumstances. There may be some compensations today, as we were able to book seats yesterday, but who knows if we made the correct decision?

Anyway, we’re off on our four week adventure. Next stop Paris, but expect to hear some swearing some Sydney Airport today!