While studying in Australia with USAC, my friends and I booked a trip up to Queensland during a break to check out the Great Barrier Reef and enjoy a bit of tropical paradise.
We were sharing a taxi to the airport and one of our friends was taking longer to finish packing. We also didn’t account for traffic on the way to the airport. We arrived 5 minutes after they stopped letting passengers check in and missed our flight.
We had to buy a new ticket, but it was worth it. We had the time of our lives, and I have never been late to the airport since!