The U.S. Getaway

Alexander S.

The U.S getaway: 

Traveling is one of the best experiences that you should try.

Walking into the airport makes everyone excited to go on their trip. However, everyone must wait for their flight. There are lots of thing people can do before their flight like: getting food at the food court, going shopping, waiting at your gate and relaxing.

When it’s time to board the plane, you might think that waiting in a plane for hours would be boring. I doubt that; riding a plane can be fun. Sometimes, there are TVs in planes. Flight attendants give you free snacks, and more.  

However, taking trips can be expensive, and I recommend that you save money ahead of time. (Of course, if you or your parents are not paying for it, you’re good to go.)

My experience at the airport was amazing. First, I dropped off my luggage at the baggage drop-off.  

Second, I got scanned through security before I could access the food court and many other stores.

Usually, I wait to get food right before my flight. I always get gum because it’s a good snack during the flight. I like to just get a few things at the shop – water, for example — knowing that I can get more things when I arrive at my destination. 

When I get on the plane, I either sleep or watch the TV (usually you can’t use electronics during flights.). 

If you’re planning to go on a flight, here are my tips and tricks to help you have the best experience. 

First tip: don’t carry a bag over 50 pounds. Bags cost $25 more if you plan on dropping off an overweight suitcase. I recommend that you limit the things you have in your luggage. You should also plan to take about 1 suitcase per traveling member plus an extra 1 or 2 suitcases. Carry at least 1 or 2 backpacks.

Second tip: don’t pack food, water etc. Security will take away your food and water unless you buy meals in their food court.  

Third tip: don’t use any electronics on an airplane. You might be tempted to go on your phone during your flight, however, there’s less data on planes and you must switch your phone on airplane mode or power off your phone completely.