I had a job in Richmond CA, and was booked on the 5:00 flight OAK to SEA. I left the plant at 3:00 in the rain and watched the time fly by as I drove in bumper to bumper traffic (normally a 35 minute drive). Got to the rental car return lot at 4:25, in a panic thinking the plane is boarding right now and I do not see the shuttle bus Called the gold desk to see if I can rebook on the 8 something flight but she tells me to hang on, the flight was delayed. Sure enough, I made it in time to check my bag with 30 seconds to spare (according to the agent). Phew! So now, when I go to that site I always book the later flight and if I have lots of time it is all good, no more excruciatingly nerve wracking hours of "will I make the flight or not". Have you had close calls?