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Will be flying to Orlando this Saturday. I've traveled by land and sea, but this will be first time in the air. What is there to expect?
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lots of noises from the engines, landing gear, flaps etc. Some bumps, bad air, inconsiderate people.
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and grab a window seat if you can, or Isle, middle sucks.
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Get drunk. It makes it a lot more tolerable.
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Originally Posted by AresDC5 View Post
Get drunk. It makes it a lot more tolerable.
This drinks before you take off and, if served, a drink or 3 during flight...and take off is probably the worst "feeling" just because you go from 0 to whatever in pretty short order and then you start going up I've been lucky that all my flights have pretty much been on bluebird days taking off/landing. Not a big flyer, though.
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Are you flying Cattle Call AKA Southwest?
Old 11-09-2016, 06:48 PM
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The greatest experience I've ever had is flying. Just something about it. Definitely get a window seat to watch.
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you're worst experience will being groped by the TSA before you board.
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Originally Posted by AresDC5 View Post
Get drunk. It makes it a lot more tolerable.
Originally Posted by schoolsout1 View Post
This drinks before you take off and, if served, a drink or 3 during flight...and take off is probably the worst "feeling" just because you go from 0 to whatever in pretty short order and then you start going up I've been lucky that all my flights have pretty much been on bluebird days taking off/landing. Not a big flyer, though.
Be considerate to the others on the aircraft and take the above advice with moderation, it's absolutely no fun to be on an airplane with a drunk next you.
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I don't know why, but can't enjoy alcohol at all on a plane. No problem drinking in general, no problem drinking on the boat. But alcohol in the air just makes me feel sick.

First flight? Wow! Download some books or pod casts to listen to. Sit by the window if you can stay seated for most of the flight. Aisle if you are going to need to get up more than once. Wait until final call to board. Nothing worse than sitting there in your seat while everyone brushes past you. Put your carry on in an upper storage compartment well before your seat. Easy to get it on your way out but very difficult to try and head upstream as everyone is leaving. Don't pull on or kick the seat in front of you. When you get off wait until the entire row in front of you gets up and moves down the aisle. Then make your way out.
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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
Are you flying Cattle Call AKA Southwest?
I like Southwest. I don't fly often, only 30-40x/year. I would never get frequently upgraded to a legroom seat on a legacy, but with a list on Southwest I get one almost every flight. They also have a companion pass where my wife flys free whenever I do, we only pay taxes. If I flew 60-100x/year I would choose AA or Delta.

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I don't know why, but can't enjoy alcohol at all on a plane. No problem drinking in general, no problem drinking on the boat. But alcohol in the air just makes me feel sick.
Altitude. Cabins are pressurized to elevations similar to the rocky mountains. Careful getting too drunk, especially on a red eye, worst hangover ever!

PS, enjoy the layover with this pro tip
http://blog.tsa.gov/2014/01/tsa-travel-tips-tuesday-traveling-with.html?m=1
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Originally Posted by commuter boats View Post
Be considerate to the others on the aircraft and take the above advice with moderation, it's absolutely no fun to be on an airplane with a drunk next you.
Gerald
I ain't sayin' get sloshed! lol
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If the guys in suits who ignore the safety briefing don't look worried you shouldn't be either.
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If you've never flown before, you might not expect the change in air pressure.

You will sometimes experience it in a car going up or down big hills, but will certainly feel it in an airplane.

Your ears will pop when the airplane climbs to altitude, and again when it descends prior to landing.
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Coffie, Tea or Me?
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Yeah going with Southwest
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The time has come....
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I highly recommend earphones with noise reduction tips or earplugs. That helps for sure. And don't spend tons of money on the Bose headsets. Passive noise reduction is better IMO.

I am also a private pilot. I use passive noise reduction in-ear headsets when I fly.
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If it's your first time and your not going to fly a lot more I wouldn't spend a lot if money on head phones etc. sit back and enjoy the new experience
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At less than $2 per gal. , Then, why should I fly?

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