Guys can you believe it, we fly to Orlando tomorrow!! It’s come round so quick we honestly can’t believe it! Believe it or not, at the ages of 21 and 19 we have never been abroad on a plane before, so as you can imagine there are a number of different thoughts flying (aha, see what we did there?) through our heads right now. In an attempt to bring more personal posts to our blog, we thought we’d give you a little insight into what we’re thinking about flying for the first time and how we’re going to try and keep ourselves occupied for our 9 hour flight to Florida.
As you can imagine, we’re feeling a little strange about flying tomorrow as it’s a very new experience, so we wanted to summarise these thoughts into a few key points and see if anybody else can relate to us.
INTIMIDATED BY THE AIRPORT…
We’ve heard that some people love airports, Joe (Rachel’s boyfriend) being one of them. According to him, he gets a rush when he’s at the airport and finds being there a cool experience. Then, you have people like us, who are feeling very anxious about being in an airport for the first time, but that’s to be expected right? Obviously it’s going to be a cool experience being in the airport for the first time but the busy atmosphere is something that puts us off. We have a fear of getting lost and separated from our family members too. Hopefully we’ll all be able to stick together and that fear can be eliminated!
HOW WILL WE KEEP OURSELVES OCCUPIED?
9 and a half hours is a long time to be sat on a plane, how the hell do people travel to Australia? What can you even do on a plane for that long?! We know there are going to be some cool films to watch on the plane but to us the thought of sitting and watching more than two films in a row seems a little dull. We both have quite short attention spans so we’ll have to find some other stuff to do. We’re considering doing some blogging on the plane but we’re not sure how we’ll cope without scrolling through Twitter and Instagram! We’re also thinking about taking colouring books to calm our nerves. If you have any ideas of what we could do on the plane then let us know.
IS THERE GOING TO BE ENOUGH LEG ROOM?
Leg room is important to us, there’s nothing worse than being sat for a long period of time and not being able to stretch your legs out. We are aware that we’re able to get up and out of our seats but realistically where is there to walk to other than the toilet? Hopefully the seats won’t be too close together and we’ll be able to sit in our seats and feel comfortable!
WILL WE GET BUTT ACHE?
Yeah so this is a genuine concern for us! As far as we’re aware, the only place you can get up and walk to on the plane is the toilet. How the hell are you supposed to sit for hours and not get butt ache? We’re the type of people who can’t sit for too long or the aches begin. So we’re assuming we’ll be taking frequent toilet breaks, even if we don’t need to pee! That being said the toilets freak us out a bit, which brings us to our next point…
AEROPLANE TOILETS… ARE THEY AS BAD AS THE MOVIES?
Is it just us or do movies and tv shows portray aeroplane toilets as gross, scary and claustrophobic? We’re not really a fan of public toilets as it is (is anyone though?!) so we feel like we’d rather hold our pee in for 9 hours than use the toilets on the plane (obviously this is an exaggeration guys…). One of the scariest things for us would be to get locked in. Isn’t that the main fear everyone has with public toilets? Knowing our luck one of us would get stuck in there and somebody would have to rescue us!
AEROPLANE FOOD… IS IT AS BAD AS EVERYONE SAYS?
We’ve heard some right horror stories about aeroplane food. According to what we’ve heard, it’s bland, smelly, unappetising and just gross, which is a little upsetting for two people who love their food. As two fussy eaters, the thought of aeroplane food is bugging us a little, what if it’s something we don’t eat and then we’ll have to not eat for the entire flight. Please can we just take a moment to hope that the food is somewhat edible guys.
Have any of you guys felt like this before flying? Maybe everything we’ve been thinking is just a misconception and actually everything will be totally fine (let’s hope so anyway)! We also just wanted to take this time to say that obviously we won’t be as active on our social media over the next two weeks. We do have 2 blog posts scheduled while we’re away, so there will be some new stuff for you guys to read and we’ll be checking our blog for comments regularly!