I’ve always said that if you’ve never missed a flight you’re spending too much time in airports, so I tend to cut it close more often than not. (There are more important flights to make, and flights where the consequences of turning up late are much lower.)
I’ve run through my share of airports to make a flight. I once sprained my foot badly running through New York JFK trying to make an earlier flight, which might have even been worth it had I actually made it to the gate in time but I turned out to be a couple minutes late after arriving off an American Airlines flight from London. Minimum connection times for international to domestic really should account for Global Entry and TSA PreCheck which make it possible to get from one flight to another in far less time than computers will sell you a ticket for. Although not quite as little time as I had that day.
But here’s the most amazing dramatization (complete with Red Bull product placements) of running through the Munich airport to catch a Lufthansa flight.
Ever been late for a flight? Jason Paul uses his jaw-dropping freerunning skills to get through security at the Munich airport to catch his flight in record time.
The Munich airport is ground zero for crazy videos, like this classic.
(HT: Paul H.)