Do you know the law of all the countries you are traveling to?
Your option to change the travel date may not be viable (e.g. cheap nonmovable RyanAir ticket). Your friend with car that is supposed to give you a ride may be called off (as it happened to me last time), or get mistaken by the angry lynch mob for an Uber driver anyway. You may have car but located in another country. You may be just glad that you got out of the airport guts barely alive, chewed up and half-digested by the travel, and Just Not Care - I for one get to such mental state pretty often when traveling and if you don’t, my envy goes to you.
The world looks prettier from the high horse, doesn’t it?