Tarmac sprint before take-off

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This man is all of us at some point in our travelling careers. Maybe you underestimated how long it would take to get to the airport, or got held up and found yourself running through the terminal faced with the possibility of not making your plane.

Except this man took it one step further. Clearly not accepting the fact he was too late to catch his flight, the footage shows him jumping off an air-bridge – never mind the fact it’s no longer connected to the plane – and sprinting across the tarmac.

The astonishing incident was recorded by workers at Madrid Airport a few weeks ago. The airline involved was Ryanair (not sure they are worth the tarmac sprint but each to their own) and the flight was bound for the Canary Islands. Ryanair declined to comment on the incident, labelling it a ‘security breach’.

After launching himself off the air-bridge, the man seemingly emerged unscathed from the three-metre drop and proceeds to sprint across the tarmac, two bags in hand, intent on boarding Ryanair flight B737, which had already pulled back from the terminal.

The real catch was, the man actually caught the plane. Although the alarm was sounded at Madrid airport and the Guardia Civil Police were called, the man still made it to the Canary Islands … where he was arrested by police.

See the video below.

Have you ever missed a flight? How did you handle the situation?

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Written by SJ

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    Funny. And pretty dumb. As if he was going to be let on……….
    Never missed a flight ….. yet. Close once but the flight was delayed and we were lucky. My worst nightmare is missing a flight and we are normally quite early to avoid that one.
    We did get stressed once after arriving at LA and finding the queue to get out of international 3 or 4 jumbo jets long but we made it nevertheless.
    Actually my worst event was earlier this year when I reached LA, got out of the international terminal and then got to my SPirit flight……..only to find it had been cancelled. Awful after a 14 hour flight. But worked out good as I managed to get a flight with my normal internal carrier Southwest, the only airline to ever fly with in the States.

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    Flying High? – No aircraft required!!

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    About as dumb as they come. No, never missed a flight, not even nearly. It comes down to not so much planning but preparedness. Allow a bit of time for anything going wrong on the way to the airport – so what if you have to sit around in the departure lounge a bit longer. If you have an interconnecting flight book one that gives you a bit more time between the scheduled arrival time of your first flight and the departure time of the next. Travelling overseas I would much rather have a stopover then hope that all the planets lined up and I arrived in plenty of time to get through customs and onto my next flight.


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