Far from being frazzled when her scheduled flight left without her, one dazzling dancing queen switched airport angst for a fun-filled floss. Law student Katie Gould instead plumped for some fancy footwork and a beaming smile as she watched her plane disappear into the distance – without her on it. The brunette found herself stranded at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport after she became stuck in a huge, slow-moving queue at security. She arrived in plenty of time, yet found a lack of bag checking staff meant she faced delays before her luggage had even been cleared.
With a four-hour wait until the next departure, Katie shunned her usual time-killing method of watching telly for a boogie in the Departures lounge.
Wearing a beige jumper and jeans, she placed her mobile phone in a variety of areas in the busy transport hub to film herself shimmying for the 240-minute wait.
What’s more, she chose the feel-good soundtrack of Hall and Oates’ You Make My Dreams Come true, featured on the movie 500 Days of Summer, to synch up with her moves.
She was also joined by her cat and travel buddy, Bowie, in some of the scenes.
As well as capturing the attention of her fellow passengers, the wannabe lawyer burned off a few extra calories pre-flight.
Talking of her antics, she told website Travel and Leisure: “I just decided to put my phone in random places and film myself doing little dances.
“My mum is a flight attendant so I know my way around the airport very well. I just spent the next 4 hours waiting on my next flight by going to different gates and dancing!
“I was pretty frustrated that whole day with missing my flight, but doing something fun and silly really helped remind me not to take life too seriously.
“I’m just glad it made so many people happy!
“Also, I hope it inspired people to travel a bit more and not be afraid to get out of their comfort zone, I think the world needs that right now.”
Talking of her delay, she added: “I’m used to Hartsfield-Jackson security being busy, but this was more than usual for the time of day.
“They had less TSA agents than they normally do, so I assumed the shut down had something to do with it.”
Katie uploaded her airport routines to her Twitter account, with the caption: “I missed my flight and it was four hours until the next, so this is what I did.”
It has since gone viral, with more than 358,000 likes and 57,000 re-Tweets.
It also attracted 4,000 comments from delighted viewers, with the band’s official social media page even replying.
They quipped: “Impressive you can dance that long.”