Well, I was right. What goes around comes around, in this case in the form of three whole seats to myself on both legs of my journey from Sydney to Amsterdam. The first flight wasn’t full so more people were lucky, but on the second flight every seat was taken, except the two next to me. It made me feel a bit guilty, stretching out and sleeping for 8 hours. But then again, it’s not my fault I was the only one generous enough to give away free money!
I’m flying again soon, hopefully I’ll have an absent-minded, forgetful day before that flight too.