Tips for the Fearless Flyer

This Week's Prompts

1.) Write a post about a childhood memory as if you're in that moment again...from the perspective of yourself as that child.
2.) Write about a time you disappointed yourself.
3.) Your first panic attack.
4.) Your Grandma's story.
5.) The 10 Dos and Don'ts of Airplane Etiquette.

This week's winner:5.) The 10 Dos and Don'ts of Airplane Etiquette.

I love to travel. I wish I could afford to do it more. I wish more of my friends could travel with me. I think it is awesome to be able to get away and relax. Over the years, I have learned a few rules to live by while flying the friendly skies. 

  1. Do be prepared for the worse case scenario. You will be delayed. You will get a bad seat. If you have kids, they will misbehave. If you are childless you will sit near the worse behaved child on the plane...ok it might *not* happen but be prepared for if it does.
  2. Don't wait until right before you board the plane to check for essential documents (like your husband's birth certificate for a cruise) It is too late now, and no one wants to hear your loved one talk you out of hysterics the whole flight. (I was that loved one...and the girl getting glared at by the flight attendant as I was on the phone with the Tennessee Health Department trying to get a copy of Dad's birth certificate) 
  3. Be patient. Don't shove your way on or off the will just make it worse
  4. Don't be that jackhole with a seat in the back of the plane that puts your carry on in the front of the plane. You've now condemned the people in the front of the plan to get glared at by the flight attendants when they have to take extra boarding time to find overhead bin space.
  5. Don't be the person who purposely brings items that are too big for the overhead bins in the hope that no one will call you on it. 
  6. Addendum to rule 5: if they do call you on it, don't be that dbag that argues about it. You've been with it.
  7. Wear layers...
  8. Do not try to board a plane while drunk. you may be denied boarding and motion sickness and a hangover is  not a pretty combination. 
  9. If you are flying with someone who is hammered: Do Pray you are both cute girls, that the TSA agents also think you are cute (to get through security), and that you can keep you friend up right and walking straight enough to get on the plane. 
  10. When flying a red eye: Eat something decent before flying. Otherwise you arrive at your destination cranky and starving...not a good combo.


Jolennda said…
#2 I laughed so hard when your mom told this one to me. But something that you forgot to mention is that just because the fasten seat belt sign has gone off when you land doesn't mean you have to immediately get up because we all know that it will take the airport people at least five minutes to prepare the plane for deboarding.

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