It was not a good flight back. As of two weeks ago, the flight was half empty. It was a full flight. Completely full, unexpectedly at the last moment. We landed at cairns at 5 am, and our flight from there to brisbane was leaving at 10. Not a good time to sit around a tiny airport.
Next time we go to japan, i think we may be looking at other options. The budget airline we used is appealing because it has the most flights there, but the need to go through cairns is rough.
Its nice to be home- my own bed, my own pillows. The heat at home is not great- we have gone from chilly winter to heatwave summer.
I will write up our further trip adventures, but so tired right now…