My Worst Travel Story

Being an athlete, I’ve competed for my country on a few occasions. But my worst travel story was when I missed a flight back home on my first ever time representing Great Britain abroad in a world cup for my chosen sport. Need- less to say, I did not leave a great first impression on… Read more »

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Being an athlete, I’ve competed for my country on a few occasions. But my worst travel story was when I missed a flight back home on my first ever time representing Great Britain abroad in a world cup for my chosen sport. Need- less to say, I did not leave a great first impression on those around me, let alone the reasons for why I missed the flight back home. It was a very rushed trip to the airport and running around with suitcases etc, though once our luggage was sorted and had gone through security; the team had gone to McDonalds to eat as we had left early and didn’t eat breakfast, in which I was last and left to finish my food. After two minutes there was a phone call saying, ‘where are you?!’ through a very panicked voice of urgency. Sub- sequently there was a lot of running around the airport, in which I ended up at the wrong terminal, which wast- ed a lot of time. I had to run across what felt like miles and miles of airport to get to the right terminal. However even after all the running there was no hope as I had missed the flight by ten minutes (though I would still argue it would have been perfectly fine to have allowed me onto the flight! Though the staff refused). With many around me being shocked I had missed the flight as well as many phone calls of being disappointed. As well as an extra tell- ing off when I got home. I wouldn’t say the trip was five stars, though I was certainly remembered for missing the flight and being one of the first in the sport to miss one! That was the story of how I missed a flight due to eating at McDonalds… may or may not have had the wrong priority that day!