We’ve probably all been: the panic of an unexpected delay followed by a mad dash to your gate.
Worse still: boarding closing just as you arrive at the desk – and being forced to witness your flight pull away.
Still, few of us would be tempted to make a break for it across the tarmac, dodging moving aircraft in a bid to catch your departing flight.
But that’s what one unidentified man did at Madrid-Barajas Airport in Spain.
In a video posted to social media, the individual can be seen dangerous jumping from a jet-bridge onto the ground below. He then seems to try and intercept an airport vehicle before dashing towards his Ryanair flight – which was in the process of preparing for take-off.
Wearing a blue shirt and carrying two bags, he next appears to approach two airport employees standing off to the side of the Ryanair jet.
"This is how passengers in Madrid behave when they don't arrive in time for their flights.
“This passenger got through various security procedures… We’re talking level-4 security,” the video’s uploader wrote on Facebook.
It is not clear whether the man later faced charges for his actions.
SHEmazing has asked Ryanair for comment on the matter and is awaiting a response.