a) We were going to leave Johannesburg and fly to London. But when we arrived at the airport, we couldn’t get on the plane. They’d sold more tickets than there were seats on the plane! b) We had really been excited to go. But just two days before we were going to leave, our class teacher told us we wouldn’t go at all because there had been avalanches in that area in the mountains. c) I couldn’t find my suitcase at the airport. Later, it turned out it had gone to another country by mistake.
d) We were going back from Dolomites when the engine started chocking and stopped completely moments later. It was strange because we had bought it just before our trip.
e) They informed us that we would leave several hours later because there had been an accident on that line.