Don't book anything with BA or Easyjet then otherwise you will be similarly disappointed.
Just wait it out in the lounge. Drink some wine and/or beers and/or gin.We were lucky, Qantas had three flights 515, 615, 715. We just missed getting on the 515. What annoyed me more, was last time Jetstar cancelled we got numerous other flights to select instead. This time, the only option given was to cancel. Not ideal when you have just arrived at the airport, to fly home.
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Just wait it out in the lounge. Drink some wine and/or beers and/or gin.
We actually had to wait an hour outside Qantas check in, for our booking to come across.Don’t have lounge access
Stick around and you may earn it soon enough.Don’t have lounge access
I had a similar experience in Townsville last year. I was meant to be on an 830 ish flight down to BNE then to ADL. Was the morning after State of Origin and my taxi finally rocked up just as my flight departed. Next flight I could get on was about 3pm. The worst bit - they wouldn't let me check my luggage in until about midday or so. The non airside facilities of that airport makes the airside look grand!A few weeks ago I'd booked an early morning (6am) flight home from Townsville to Sydney (via BNE). I got up nice and early having checked out the night before. Got into my Uber, checked my phone and saw an email from Virgin (sent at 3am) telling me my flight was cancelled and the next flight was midday! If I'd thought it through I would have told my driver to go back to the hotel so I could get back into my room - I'd left my key inside so I'd have to wake up reception. By the time I'd thought it through completely I was at the airport and thought I'd see if I could get on another flight. No there are no other flights. So six hours hanging around the most boring Lounge free airport later I finally got on a plane. Connection in BNE was also delayed so I ended up getting home around 7pm after originally planning on about 1130. It was a Saturday too.