By the time you read this I will be in WA. The penalty for buying the cheapest available flight is inconvenience.
The timeline is:
3am: Get up
4am: Catch bus to airport
5am: Check in
7.10am: Take off Melbourne
8.15am: Arrive Perth (Local time)
1.30pm: Have lunch with Spike. Today is his 20th birthday so it's good timing.
Hopefully there'll be some time for a nap somewhere along the way! (I don't sleep well on planes).
The main reason for the trip of course is to be there to celebrate my little brother's wedding on Saturday.