Jim rang me yesterday to confirm he was on the train in Sydney, and would be with me in Perth by Saturday, having had a train ride across Australia. He said he had found his seat reservation and it looked like the seat reclined quite well, as there was plenty of space in front for the leg rest to elevate. Better than on economy plane seats.
He rang me again a bit later, to tell me he had shown his ticket to the ticket inspector, and a few minutes later the inspector had returned, confirmed Jim's name was MacTaggart, and asked whether he would like a free upgrade to a cabin for the first overnight part of the trip! Jim accepted with delight!
I think someone's looking after Jim. Thank you.