advice for a first time flyer!
March 15, 2008 11:37 AM Subscribe
In about two and a half months, I'm going on my first flight. What should I know, or otherwise be prepared for?
posted by lisawin to Travel & Transportation (51 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
At 21, I'm not only taking my first international flight, but my first flight, period. (Okay so technically I've been on a plane before, but it was a tiny one and just went over the city, and I was pretty young and only vaguely remember it so I don't really count that.)
So basically, my question is: what kind of advice can you offer, or what sort of things should I know about or be prepared for during my first ever flight? How long before the flight should I arrive at the airport? Will my ears pop? Will there be loud noises that sound like something bad but are actually completely normal? Things that might be a good idea to bring on the plane with me that I might not even think of? I feel pretty confident in saying that I don't think I'll freak out too much, but knowing what to expect will definitely help me out a bit.
Thanks in advance!