I'm planning to fly to the USA (Chicago) from UK (London) but I am only 16 years old can i fly alone and this will be my first time flying can someone go into detail on this thanks guys
Answer by TheTechDude · Apr 04, 2011 at 09:44 PM
Flying is not that scary of a event, have flown several times(In a plane).
You will want to get the the airport early to make it through security. Also, only bring as many bags as you can pull yourself if you are going alone, also I recommend checking bags so that they go in the bottom of the plane if you have more than one suit case. I don't know the steps that it takes to fly to the US for a non-citizen since I am a citizen and need a passport, hopefully someone can fill you in on this. After going through security then you wait by the terminal for your plane to be ready for boarding. Then you get on the plane and fly. Bring stuff to do as it will be a long flight. Some planes have outlets for you to plug stuff in others don't, so make sure that you have enough things to do in case you run out of battery, a book is a great thing to bring. Some flights also have on board wi-fi however most charge if you want to use it and then you will need a credit card so having one will help. Once you land make sure that you have all of your stuff and then get off the plane. If you check a bag make sure not to forget to go down to baggage claim (You will see signs leading you where to go) and get your bag.
I hope that you enjoy Chicago. I love the city and I live in the suburbs outside of it, and have spent a lot of time there. In my opinion it is the nicest city. What are you planning to do when you get to Chicago just out of curiosity? Is it just to sight-see?