When things go wrong when we’re travelling, clearly the best way to cheer ourselves up is to tell the world about it via Twitter. Or at least, that’s what these brave travellers decided to do… Here’s our round up of the greatest travel fails caught on Twitter.
Ouch. This one’s got to hurt.
— iamdanmichel (@iamdanmichel) February 16, 2015
Passport: check. Wallet: check. Suitcase: check. Means of actually being able to board the plane: Um… oops.
Note to self: print boarding passes before you need to go to airport. Argh #holidayfail
— Miss French (@missfrenchblog) February 28, 2015
Who knew that India and Indonesia have entirely different currencies? Not this currency exchange cashier, worryingly.
At the bank, teller surprised that Indonesian rupiahs (what she gave me) are not the same as Indian rupees (what I asked for) #travelfail
— Meredith Cherry (@meri_cherry) August 15, 2014
Wow. We can only assume there must have been something seriously wrong with this holidaymaker’s Satnav…?
— Victoria (@vixamatron) January 26, 2014
While there are many things we can control when we’re heading on holidays, the weather isn’t one of them. Sometimes, maybe it’s better not to check the forecast when you’re about to travel for some, ahem, ‘winter sun’.
— Joanna Russel (@JoannaRussel) March 1, 2015
Well, at least this holidaymaker has her priorities in order.
I made it back from Sicily. Without any of my travel companions, or my phone, but at least I have limoncello. #travelfail
— Anita Isalska (@lunarsynthesis) September 15, 2014
Having a car on holiday is great for so many reasons. Its ability to remain roadworthy on a sandy beach probably isn’t one of them.
— K A T I E (@danscurlyhair) August 24, 2014
And this is why you should always, always check the opening times…
Would you believe we just took a tour bus 2.5 hours to stonehenge and the site is CLOSED for the day?! So disappointed. #holidayfail
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) December 26, 2013
Nope. As this keen-eyed traveller has spotted, it’s not even close…
Just landed in Detroit. Which, I can't help but notice, is *not* NYC. #travelfail
— blprnt (@blprnt) March 2, 2015
And finally… This is not a post-holiday story you ever want to have to tell. Ever.
— Katie Bell (@worldnecklace) February 21, 2015
You can tweet your travel fails to Holiday Hypermarket.