Airplane questions...

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  1. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    ...ok, so in four days I'm getting on my very first airplane...ever. I've gotten most of my questions answered already, but a few more have popped up. So...I know I'm allowed one carry on (under a certain size) and one personal item (my camera bag). Now...if I bring a bottle of water and a banana or some other snack...would that be included as a personal item? Should I shove them in my pockets? Or will that not be allowed either!? :lol: I'm clueless really. Someone told me that flying really dehydrates you though, and you should bring a bottle of water. Also, we'll be leaving home at 3:30am so we won't really have much time for breakfast. I'll have a banana or somethign before we leave, but I really don't think we'll have time to eat until late...we go straight from the plane to the Capitol tour...so...yeah...just a few questions.

    If I think of anything else I'll post.
     
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    airline FAQs are all i can suggest, i am a mere child..
     
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    Just put the banana in your pocket...and tell everyone you're happy to see them :lol:

    Seriously, if it will fit in one of your bags...great! If not, put it in your coat pocket. No worries. You can always get bottled water on the plane as well. No breakfast served on your flight? Is it too short?
     
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    dont put on inside pocket could get seriously worse... especially at the metal gates...
     
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    you can also tell them it's your first flight and they will give you wings, no matter how old you are. My first flight was to DC when I was 23 and I got the wings ...
     
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    I've always brought a bag for personal stuff and my camera bag onboard. Lots of times I've boarded holding another bag from a store or food place and I've never been questioned. You should be just fine!
     
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    i didnt get any :grumpy:

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    Hehe..I dunno..maybe it is served on the flight. I told you I know absolutely nothing. I'm not sure I'd be able to eat a whole meal anyway.

    My eating routine on a normal day is as follows:

    Banana for breakfast. Orange or Tangelo (or something) around 10 or 10:30. Two peices of toast at lunch, maybe some yogurt...Some other sort of snack, like cottage cheese or yogurt or grapes or...something at around 3, then a normal dinner. So...I'm used to just snacking all day on fruits and veggies or something, basically. Normal meals stuff me, then I'm starved an hour later. :grumpy: It sucks.
     
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    you now you cant take "dangerous" metalic objects....
    my mum had her blunt scissors for cutting plasters confiscated, and someone walked on behind us with an iron spikey fire poker big and heavy enough to break doors and many human parts!

    [/rant]
     
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    You mean Jeff isn't going to have a hot meal ready and waiting when he picks you guys up?? :lol:

    If you're skipping breakfast that morning, definitely bring something along. The meals have been cut back so much by so many carriers, I never count on that. You'll be offered something to drink, at least, but there's no point in setting yourself up to be feeling shaky by the time you hit the Capitol! :)
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Yeah...see, that's exactly why I'm trying to plan ahead. Though I can't go to the doctor right now (damn lack of insurance), I'm fairly certain I have blood sugar (or something) problems...If I go too long w/out eating I start to feel very sick and weak. (yeah, I know, that happens to EVERYONE when they don't eat, but not usually before or very shortly after the hunger pangs start...usually takes a lot longer for people).

    So...yeah...I've learned how to manage my food intake to prevent that from happening, usually.
     
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