So in one week I will be going on a plane for the first time in my life. I am extremely, extremely nervous even though it is a short flight (NJ to FL). I have some questions if anyone could give me some of their own personal experiences. Funny experiences would be awesome because laughing is the best way to calm me down haha.
First question- I had a metal plate and screws surgically put into my wrist last September when I broke it. There is a still very noticable scar there. Is this going to cause any problem going through airport security? Should I bring documented proof of my surgery? I also have copies of the xrays before and after the plate would I need them? I don't want them freaking out on me for setting the metal detector off haha. I asked my Dr. If I needed a card or paper stating I had it but he said it shouldn't set the metal detector off.
-What am I allowed to pack in a carry on? What about my normal suitcase?
- What should I expect when arriving at the airport and going through security and everything? Are they normally nice? WOuld I have to take my earrings out and my necklace off?
-What should I expect during the take off and the flight itself? How bad can turbulance get? And what should I expect during the landing?
Sorry for the questions I've never been on a plane before. I am going with my dad (who has been on planes a ton of times), my 15 year old sister(who has been on planes a few times) and my 6 yr old brother.
My brother and I have never been on a plane(I'm 20 go figure haha) He is very nervous as well. He wants to sit next to me on the plane and I don't want to be nervous and make him more nervous so I'm trying to prepare myself the best I can so I can be calm for him. Would you be allowed to bring coloring books and crayons on the plane? My brother loves to color and if I color with him it might keep us both calm.
One funny story I already have:
My dad actually told me of when he and his family were going to the Phillipines to live(where they lived for 4 years because my pop was in the Navy) and when they were taking off my mommom was gripping the tray in front of her so hard she ripped it off the seat =P And Also one of the engines cut out on the plane. The pilot came over and said that they were having electrical difficulties so they were going to have to land in Washington and my Aunt(my dad's sister) actually jumped out of her seat and screamed "We're all going to die!" cause she was so scared(even though they weren't in any real danger. My Pop (RIP POP) jumped up(and I guess you have to know my Pop to think this is funny) and smacked her in the face and said "Calm the (bleep) down" My dad said it made everyone in their part of the plane laugh.
Thanks in advance