First Time Jitters

I’m almost twenty-two years old and I’ve never been on an airplane. At least at an age I’d be able to remember, because really when you fly to Disney World when you’re two, you’re not going to remember anything let alone that you flew on a plane. I almost had the opportunity last year in 2006 when I made a vacation plot for Houston, TX but that was foiled when I ended up driving 12+ hours to move down there.

The next opportunity would have been last year when my family flew to Houston for a week and a half vacation to visit family. Unfortunately I didn’t attend (something about work?) and ended up having the house to myself. But in four days, I am going to be flying. For the first time. Yes, I am nervous about it. So nervous that I keep looking at my booking email wondering how the hell I managed to purchase my ticket. It’s a round trip ticket out to Wichita, KS to visit my boyfriend Travis.

I ended up finding a sweet deal on after flummoxing around the internet trying to find flights that were under $350. I knew the price would go up because of how soon I was purchasing them (I bought my ticket yesterday…) so I ended up caving into the deal that Hotwire presented me. Normally you’re able to chose the flight you want to take which has the best departure and arrival times. However with Hotwire, the only way to get the deal, was if you ordered first and then got to see your booking information. It was a huge chance, which is the reason why I changed my flight from Friday night to Saturday. I didn’t want to chance getting an early flight because Travis has to work on Friday.

Anyway, I spent $324 (the other day Hotwire had it for $333) on my roundtrip ticket. I lucked out with the flights too! I’ll leave Midway airport around 1:20pm on Saturday, and will connect to Denver, CO. There I will have an hour layover, but honestly, I’m not going to mind. I’ve never been to Colorado before, so I’m looking forward to just take in the scenery albeit from the airport. From there I’ll fly to Wichita and get in around 6:40pm. My return flight is exactly the same, just different times.

I’m excited for a number of reasons, but I’ve seriously been so eager to finally get on a plane. I just am getting antsy with the pre-flight stuff. You know, getting searched, checking in luggage, and everything else. I’m only packing clothes and small necessities although most of the small stuff I’ll have on me. You know, makeup, extra contacts, toothbrush, wallet, books, and my iPod. I plan on just buying my toiletries when I’m in Wichita.