I don't mean to take over the thread, but I am going on my first international flight in a few weeks (flying nonstop Chicago to Paris). Does anyone have specific tips for longer flights? The biggest tip I've got from a little online searching is just like Bonnaroo...bring plenty of water.
Drink. Lots. You'll have time to sober up, and it will help you sleep on the plane.
AirTran? I haven't flown with them since the merger, but they are basically SOuthwest under a different name now. I think by the end of next year they are completely fazing out AirTran and it will all be Southwest
I think that may be it, yea.
I actually dug into this today because I booked thru southwest but just noticed today my flight is on AirTran. I then got confused as I looked it up and saw AirTran charges for bags(which was one of the main reasons I booked Southwest). But digging a little deeper as it turns out as long as it's booked through southwest it's still Southwest policies and thus free bags,
Tuesday morning, I will be flying out to Texas to stay with one of my best friends before we drive to Bonnaroo next week. I am incredibly excited but I am nervous about the flight because it is my first one. I am only bringing one carry on bag and have a 1 hour layover during my travels. I would really appreciate any tips you all would have about first time flying! I am finding myself more nervous about getting on the plane than I am being on the plane! Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!
When you board the plane, get on quickly and get in your seat. Put your roll-aboard (or your bigger bag) overhead, but put your smaller one under the seat. There is no reason to deny another passenger space overhead just because your backpack, briefcase or purse is taking away leg room.
The armrest doesn't belong to any seat. You may have to negotiate usage with the people on your row.
When it's time to get off the plane, let the people in front of you off the plane first. Don't try to get out ahead of them -- it gums up the whole flow of the system. And, if you are in the aisle and decide to stand up quickly, be aware that your backside is at everyone else's face level. And, those faces are unfortunately close.
The Bonnaroovian Code should be on the first page of the safety manuals and SkyMall catalogs. Some people are (seemingly unwittingly) rude on flights. Maybe they are just unaware. I don't know.
Spread good vibes to your fellow passengers by being courteous in boarding/disembarking and you will be on your way to happiness. If you are on the window, take a picture. You only have a first flight once.