Two more guys drop out—now have eight sessions to fill. Make pre-emptive strike on inbox before it fills up (unnecessary as incoming mail server at ISP down today) and see what can be done.
Finally get tickets for Colombo and Calcutta. Am pressed for information on where I live by head of travel shop. Reply in Birmingham UK. Get asked if that is near Texas. Promptly double check that my tickets aren’t sending me to Kashmir or Burma by accident.