As the world recovers from the massive travel disruption of the last few years, the only certainty has been that a flexible but well-organised approach to getting from A to B or Z is the most successful. Rigidity, for the sake of it, has not proven the best strategy for most in these times, as many stranded travellers will attest.
The best-case scenario is that all flights connect perfectly. The travel budget covers every possible contingency, and the stunning hotel and surrounding attractions live up to their Instagram hype. Every step of the journey is seamless.
And the worst case? Flight departure times overlap, too much time is spent sleeping on airport chairs and eating fast food, and the accommodation is disappointing and inadequate. All of which require cash and effort to rectify.