Our schedule looked efficient to us:
United 0840 lve MEL 11:20 AM arr SYD 12:45 PM 1 hr 25 min - 439 miles
United 0870 lve SYD 02:45 PM arr SFO 10:59 AM 13h 14m - 7412 miles
United 6316 lve SFO 02:07 PM arr SEA 04:09 PM 2h 2m - 678 miles
Our flight from SYD landed a half hour early and neither Immigration nor security at the domestic terminal held us up too long. So why are we still sitting here?
SFO is having one of those air-traffic-control-due-to-weather days and the departure screen is chock full of delays. Our 2:07 p.m. departure has been pushed back twice, and is now at 3:40 p.m.
Now that makes for a long day, even if we have luckily managed to find a spot in the "quiet room" at the RCC.
It didn't even seem to be that big a coincidence to run across an Australian couple, the male half of which was wearing a Hawthorn Footy jacket. We talked for a moment and I wished them well in their attempt to get to Boston today.