Ready, Set, Embark

Our connecting flight is cutting it a little fine – the airline has us lining up at the gate before the plane is even at the gate.
Seems there is some issue with a curfew at Sydney Airport at 11. The baggage handlers are limbering up on the tarmac like sprinters.
Looks like it’s going to be the airline equivalent of diving through the window of the General Lee while one of the Duke Boys ‘steps on the gas’.
Shame. The last plane was already halfway to having an open window ready for us to leap through.