"To push a trip forward/back"

Lou   Monday, March 01, 2004, 23:15 GMT

How about: We had to leave earlier than (we had ) planned. or
We had to reschedule to an earlier date.
Simon   Tuesday, March 02, 2004, 12:02 GMT
No because like many things in language the idea comes from a perception of a physical reaction. The event is coming toward the person, not the other way round. You know this because people can stand still but time does not. So, when you push something back it is like you are pushing back an object coming towards you.

benjamin   Tuesday, March 02, 2004, 15:27 GMT
another alternative to indicate an earlier date is
Lou   Wednesday, March 03, 2004, 19:13 GMT
Why no, Simon?
Simon   Thursday, March 04, 2004, 11:37 GMT
Sorry I think I was disputing something Tom said.
Lou   Thursday, March 04, 2004, 13:04 GMT
No problem.:-)