Flying without my family for the first timeWatch
Next week I am flying to Poland with a friend. It is a three and a half hour flight, a bit less going back. I have only ever flown with my family and im a really nervous flyer. I hate taking off and landing. During the flight I'm usually fine un less turbulence lol. But I have no idea about security and stuff and getting my bags checked I'm so scared to go on my own and my friend hasn't flown for 4 years hahaha. Any advice on how I don't get lost? PS. We only have hand luggage as its a one day trip. I know about the 100ml rule and I won't need much anyways apart from clothes pillow blanket maybe as we fly at 3am lol
Turn up onto time.
If you haven't checked in online go to the check in desks.
Go through security, they will tell you what to do (take your coat off, sometimes shoes etc.).
Wait for your gate to come up on the departures screens.
Go to gate and wait to be called to board.
It's all fairly simple these days but if you're not sure where to go, there will be plenty of staff around to ask. There are always plenty of signs around airports too, so you should be able to find your way no problem.
When you got off the plane the other side, just follow where everyone else goes.
When I was 16, I travelled for around 13 hours on a flight by myself going back to Heathrow from Hong Kong. I did the same last summer on the way back too.
Just check in online the night before if possible and book your seats. It'll save you the hassle of having to line up in the check in queue. There'll be a lot of signs around, so you won't get lost. I get lost easily, and I haven't been able to get lost in an airport.