We are home again, safe and sound...but it was a journey to get home!! We were scheduled to fly out at 5:40pm on Tuesday night and had to be at the airport at least half an hour before our flight left so we allowed ourselves extra time to get to the airport because of peak hour traffic. The traffic turned out to be horrendous - lots of road works and delays along the way and we finally made it to the airport. When we ran inside and up to the desk the lady told us that we had missed our flight nd couldn't get a refund or travel with them that night so would have to buy another ticket for the morning or find another airline to fly with. I asked the lady how late we were and she said 4 minutses...the cut off time for checking into our flight finished just 4 minutes previous! What a joke, they wouldn't budge and wouldn't let us fly because we were 4 minutes late! As if you can predict traffic and delays on the road. We were so peed off and ended up having to buy another (very expensive) flight home with another airline that night. Had to wait around at the airport for 4 hours until that one left though! It was such a joke. Oscar was great though and had a wonderful time running around and jumping in every car/plane kids ride he came across.
Anyway...we are NEVER flying with Jetstar again...have had quite a few bad experiences with them and this one just topped it all off.
But we are home safe and sound!