The trip from the Maldives back to Springfield was an interesting one to say the least. We took the speedboat from Fulidhoo to the airport. From there we had a two hour wait and then flew to Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka, our group split in half. My group had a 6 hour layover and then we flew to Hong Kong. We expected to have a short 45 min layover in Hong Kong, but our flight got delayed for 6 hours. When we finally arrived in LAX we had to run through the airport to find our luggage, go through immigration, and check-in with American Airlines. We thought we were going to miss our flight because of the delay in Hong Kong. We made it to check-in just in time. However, we found out our flight was cancelled. They told us we could fly out the next day at noon, but that meant we would get there an entire day later. Instead, we found another flight to St. Louis because most of the people on the trip lived there. There were two of us including me that needed to get back to Springfield. Luckily, I had a friend come and pick us up and it all worked out!