Well, I'm sitting here in the Seattle airport, looking up at the departures schedule, thinking good thoughts. The flight to Australia is through San Francisco, a city that put the airport in the foggiest place in the region. The airport has been a snarl of delays. So cross your fingers the flight is not too late, or else we won't be on the flight to Australia tonight.
Lesson: don't fly on Friday and don't fly through San Francisco.