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Old 02-21-2008, 02:12 AM   #1
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Taking my little trip to The Price Is Right on March 8.

This is my first flight EVER, So I have no idea what to expect concerning arrival time/luggage/all that hubbub

Anyone here can explain the process for me?
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Be there AT LEAST an hour early...
Also, they're VERY strict with what you may bring onto the plane...

here'* some reading material...
http://www.airsafe.com/danger.htm

Make sure to bring a CD player or something. The online reading material usually sucks and there usually isn't music. Also, bring snacks if you can.

And this is kinda optional but always try to do it... TRY to make sure your luggage is carryon. That avoids a lot of "shipping errors" . I am by no means an expert on the subject, just putting in my two cents
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Be there AT LEAST an hour early...
Also, they're VERY strict with what you may bring onto the plane...

here'* some reading material...
http://www.airsafe.com/danger.htm

Make sure to bring a CD player or something. The online reading material usually sucks and there usually isn't music. Also, bring snacks if you can.

And this is kinda optional but always try to do it... TRY to make sure your luggage is carryon. That avoids a lot of "shipping errors" . I am by no means an expert on the subject, just putting in my two cents
Would they let me use my MP3 player? (which is also a camcorder/camera)
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Arrive at airport.

(Perhaps in US you need passport to travel within the country? In canada you only need photo ID)

1. Get boarding pass.
2. Check bags.
3. Go through security (have your boarding pass ready)
- Remove everything made of metal. Put everything in your pockets/purse etc in the plastic tray so it can be scanned.
- Proceed through the metal detector. If it goes off, let the officer scan you and find out what is setting it off.
4. Get your stuff and get back together.
5. Go to your gate and get on your plane! (Again, have that boarding pass out)
6. Once the plane is boarded the flight attentdants will explain what to do in case of emergency. You get to learn about life vests and oxygen masks.
7. You will taxi to your runway. During take off, you must remain in your seat with your seat belt on.
8. You may use any portable electronics that DO NOT send or receive signals. ie MP3 player.
9. Once you are nicely off the ground the rest is boring. Sit tight. If the seatbelt light comes on, put it on. Do not walk around during turbulance.
10. The decent is quite long and drawn out, and your ears might pop and your head hurt if you are sensative to the altitude change. Bring some gum. You must remain in your seat for the final decent.
11. Once you land make sure you wait until the plane is stopped at the dock and you may get up and get off.

Theres my 5 minute how to fly guide.
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Arrive at airport.

(Perhaps in US you need passport to travel within the country? In canada you only need photo ID)

1. Get boarding pass.
2. Check bags.
3. Go through security (have your boarding pass ready)
- Remove everything made of metal. Put everything in your pockets/purse etc in the plastic tray so it can be scanned.
- Proceed through the metal detector. If it goes off, let the officer scan you and find out what is setting it off.
4. Get your stuff and get back together.
5. Go to your gate and get on your plane! (Again, have that boarding pass out)
6. Once the plane is boarded the flight attentdants will explain what to do in case of emergency. You get to learn about life vests and oxygen masks.
7. You will taxi to your runway. During take off, you must remain in your seat with your seat belt on.
8. You may use any portable electronics that DO NOT send or receive signals. ie MP3 player.
9. Once you are nicely off the ground the rest is boring. Sit tight. If the seatbelt light comes on, put it on. Do not walk around during turbulance.
10. The decent is quite long and drawn out, and your ears might pop and your head hurt if you are sensative to the altitude change. Bring some gum. You must remain in your seat for the final decent.
11. Once you land make sure you wait until the plane is stopped at the dock and you may get up and get off.

Theres my 5 minute how to fly guide.
Some airlines just tell you to shut off all electronics during take-off. Not that it matters, but still. I ignored it and was using my DSLR camera during take-off, they didn't say anything.
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Be there AT LEAST an hour early...
Also, they're VERY strict with what you may bring onto the plane...

here'* some reading material...
http://www.airsafe.com/danger.htm

Make sure to bring a CD player or something. The online reading material usually sucks and there usually isn't music. Also, bring snacks if you can.

And this is kinda optional but always try to do it... TRY to make sure your luggage is carryon. That avoids a lot of "shipping errors" . I am by no means an expert on the subject, just putting in my two cents
Would they let me use my MP3 player? (which is also a camcorder/camera)
yeah, you can bring your mp3 player/ camera
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Whatever you do dont start a joking conversation with the guy next to you about bombs.
Also whatever they tell you for a timeline is way off. When I've traveled in uniform they still treat you like you're a security risk. Thats their job. Dont cut any corners in any way.

If they give you the chance to sit and listen to headphones that are already their for you dont listen to the music. It all stinks. Listen to the cockpit radio that way you know whats going on. And its kinda fun.

No matter how hot the stewardess is, dont hit on them. They get it all the time and you are not gonna win their heart with some one-liner. Check the weather along your route. If it looks stormy, dont eat anything before you take off. And if you must, eat peanut butter. It tastes the same coming up as it does going down.
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Another important tidbit of info..........


Never,


Ever.....



Say hi to your friend Jack anywhere near an airport!!
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.....and don't pet the friendly dogs at the airport.
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Don't pee into the wind either... Mythbusters just recently proved that some cellphones will actually interfer with airplane navigational equipment.... That'* all I know.
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