This week I have had many new adventures and one of them was flying for the first time so I want to share with you all My First Flying Experience Tips. Flying was a great experience but I learned a few things and I am happy to share my thoughts with you.

My First Flying Experience Tips

February 14, 2017

This week I come to you with My First Flying Experience so of course, I have My First Flying Experience Tips. I am 28 years old and I have never been on a plane and honestly, I haven’t done a lot of things. Crazy right? I don’t have the pleasure of traveling and honestly, this trip wouldn’t be happening if it wasn’t for AnnMarie John.

This week was actually filled with a ton of new adventures for me. I have flown on an Airplane, I have visited Disney World, and I went on a Disney Cruise.

This week I have had many new adventures and one of them was flying for the first time so I want to share with you all My First Flying Experience Tips. Flying was a great experience but I learned a few things and I am happy to share my thoughts with you.

Let me tell you about my first flying experience. I have never been on an airplane and being totally honest, I was a bit scared. I have a fear of heights and well, this takes the cake for height! While going through security and waiting to board my heart was racing. It got even worse while sitting on the plane waiting for takeoff. I knew I would be scared and nervous, but sheesh, my heart was running a marathon while I was sitting. However, while taking off, AnnMarie had distracted me by sharing her wonderful photos of Europe. I don’t think this was on purpose but it sure was helpful.

Once we took off my heart stopped racing and I totally built myself up to make it much worse than it was. It really was not as bad as I thought it would be.

I thought it would be loud and bumpy and well down right crazy. But the take off wasn’t that bad and it wasn’t nearly as bumpy as I thought. I have always let my fears control what I do and I am so glad I was able to break out of that cage this week. There is an entire world out there and I would love to see it. Now, maybe I can.

I thought landing would be worse than the take-off and I was wrong. It wasn’t that bad and the only part that was bumpy was when the wheels hit the ground. After that, it was smooth sailing and we were good to go!

This week I have had many new adventures and one of them was flying for the first time so I want to share with you all My First Flying Experience Tips. Flying was a great experience but I learned a few things and I am happy to share my thoughts with you.

With this being my first time flying I would like to give you some tips on what I found helpful.

My First Flying Experience Tips

This week I have had many new adventures and one of them was flying for the first time so I want to share with you all My First Flying Experience Tips. Flying was a great experience but I learned a few things and I am happy to share my thoughts with you.

Research – Research what you are able to bring on the plane. There are restrictions and you don’t want to end up in a situation where you have to either hunt your luggage down or throw something away. I made the mistake of not doing my research and had a large bottle of lotion in my purse. I was unaware that I couldn’t have this size of a lotion in my carry-on. The women at COS were kind enough to hunt my luggage down and put my lotion in my bag. However, I’d rather not have gone through that hassle so research is important.

 

Packing – Packing days in advanced won’t kill you. I know some of us may think, “Oh, I’m still gonna need this and this, and maybe this”, but here is the thing, the sooner you pack the less likely you are to forget things. Make a list of what you need to pack (better yet, download this awesome printable) and start building from there. Leave the list in the suitcase and as you get closer to your trip, you can start to add more items.

This week I have had many new adventures and one of them was flying for the first time so I want to share with you all My First Flying Experience Tips. Flying was a great experience but I learned a few things and I am happy to share my thoughts with you.

Security – Security lines can be long depending on the size of the airport and the season. You want to be ready to make this easy and get out of those lines as fast as possible. Researching what you can and can not bring on the plane is helpful for this reason. If you have unauthorized items it will take you longer to get to your gate and slow down the lines. There are also programs out there such as TSA Pre. Programs like this allow you to bypass the lines and get cleared sooner and are great for frequent flyers.

Eat – Before boarding your plane I would suggest eating. Every airline is different but I can tell you that the prices were ridiculous. Having something to eat before you board the plane will make sure you aren’t going to starve while flying. You can also pack some of your favorite snacks instead of paying for overpriced goodies.

Bathroom – Use the potty. Our parents always tell us to use the bathroom before doing anything and as adults, this is something that should still be done. Unless you’re flying First Class, getting through these tight quarters is a bit tough.

This week I have had many new adventures and one of them was flying for the first time so I want to share with you all My First Flying Experience Tips. Flying was a great experience but I learned a few things and I am happy to share my thoughts with you.

Gum – Because of the altitude change your ears will pop and can become painful and annoying. As a first time flyer, I wouldn’t have thought of this, but AnnMarie had suggested chewing gum to help with the popping. The swallowing from chewing or even drinking something helps with taking off and landing. No one wants clogged ears.

Entertainment – Depending on the length of your flight you may get bored easily. I know I was. After about 30 minutes of playing the one game I had on my phone, boredom kicked in. Make sure you bring a book, computer, and load your phone or tablet up with some games.

Photos – Photograph your adventure. I don’t know when I will get to fly again so I took a bunch of photos and even some Snapchat videos. I don’t have the pleasure of traveling much so these are memories I want to have for the photo books.

Being that I am a first-time flyer, I still have a lot to learn. These are just some of my tips for flying and I hope they are helpful to you.

This week I have had many new adventures and one of them was flying for the first time so I want to share with you all My First Flying Experience Tips. Flying was a great experience but I learned a few things and I am happy to share my thoughts with you.

Overall I enjoyed my flight. It was an experience that I will never forget. Don’t let your fears hold you back. It is something I am good at and I am telling you, don’t do it. Living with your fears in control will ruin you and the possibilities. I am so thankful that I am able to put my fear aside for this experience.

Have you flown before? And if so, what are some of your tips? I would love to hear them!

This week I have had many new adventures and one of them was flying for the first time so I want to share with you all My First Flying Experience Tips. Flying was a great experience but I learned a few things and I am happy to share my thoughts with you.

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11 Comments

  • AnnMarie John

    Those are all great tips, however I would recommend also having a travel size blanket and neck pillow, especially if you have a long flight. The airplanes are usually cold and if you don’t have a full reclining seat like in first class, falling asleep basically sitting up can hurt. :)

    February 15, 2017 at 12:50 pm Reply
  • Censie Sawyer

    This is really great information for those that might not have the experience of flying. Your check list is really great for those of us that have flown before too. I find myself always getting nervous about msising a flight, even if I am on time. Just my personality I guess! I hope you find yourself in the air more now!

    August 28, 2017 at 4:58 pm Reply
  • Monica Y

    My friend is going on a trip with me and it is going to be her first time flying and I am sharing this with her. I love your advice of the gum. Even experienced traveles sometimes forget gum. It is so important to clear your ears. I love taking my own meals on the flight since the ones they offer on the planes are not good and they are very expensive. I do buy sometimes some drinks mostly on long flights. Keep on flying :)

    August 28, 2017 at 8:54 pm Reply
  • Jacqui S

    These are great tips! I love to fly. My first trip was to Puerto Rico before puddle jumping to St. Thomas, VI about 22 years ago. When we landed in PR, I couldn’t for the life of me pop my ears, no matter how much I tried. When I did finally, it HURT! But never had a problem since that first flight :)

    August 28, 2017 at 11:37 pm Reply
  • JenellBStewart

    I have been traveling since I was little. I actually love being on the plane! One of my important tips is to make TSA check-in a lot smoother! Try to wear flip flops or sandals that can easily come on and off when going through security. Also, try to avoid wearing jewelry and a belt to the airport. It makes it a lot easier to get through the check point!

    August 29, 2017 at 6:05 am Reply
  • lisa

    Well I don’t feel bad at all now, I do not fly! I do want to try it soon and I will make sure to implement your tips when I do. Love your images, I just have to really get up the nerve to try it. My husband and family states they love to fly. I hear it is such a beautiful experience being in the air and that landing and lift off is not bad at all like you mentioned

    August 29, 2017 at 7:28 am Reply
  • Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen

    congratulations on your first flight! It’s really not all that bad, but it is super easy to get all worked up. The only rough parts are the turbulence (if any) and the landing. Take off just feels kind of funny. You’ll be a pro in no time and be flying all over the place. :)

    August 29, 2017 at 9:25 am Reply
  • Chanel | Cultural Xplorer

    Your experience reminds me of when I was 23 years old and I flew next to another 23-year-old who had never flown before. I helped her to deal with the experience of traveling on a plane for the first time. Many people who have not experienced it might be terrified, but there really is generally nothing to fear. These are excellent tips for the first timers and I am glad you had such a pleasant experience. Now, there is one experience I have not had yet – going on a cruise. I hope you write about that!

    August 29, 2017 at 5:33 pm Reply
  • Tina Butler

    First off your photos are beautiful! I am not a flyer at all and get anxiety over it every time I get up in the air. I too make it worse than it really is and I don’t know why I do that other than the fear of motion sickness. I always think the plane will bump around and then it will be down hill on feeling good at all. You had some great tips. I just need to remember to breathe and try and relax. For me Grapefruit essential oil helps with the motion sickness and calming down on flights. I just add it to my wrist before take off and i usually do fine. I also keep busy crocheting or reading. Before you know it your will be a great flyer.

    August 29, 2017 at 9:33 pm Reply
  • Karlyn Cruz

    Wow! This is a very comprehensive list of tips. I guess if you haven’t done it, you would pay more attention to all the details while most of us take it for granted. I’m so happy for you and glad you got to do this. Actually, my mother-in-law had never flown overseas and she did so for the first time in her 70s. I’m glad you tackled this fear and hope it will mean you will do more of it?

    August 30, 2017 at 12:51 pm Reply
  • April

    Great tips, so excited for you! My daughter will love this printout. She has flown here many times (West Palm Beach) from Minnesota. I could have used this checklist when I first started traveling. I was lost and always forgot something. It is easy to fear flying, I use to fly for a living around the country, now I hate it. :-)

    August 31, 2017 at 8:04 am Reply
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