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My First Flight (Alone) What Do You Think?  
User currently offlineAircraft88 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 172 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4580 times:

Hey all!

I am only 15 at the moment and I am 16 in July.

because I will be 16, I would like to fly around alone! Without my parents for once, just to see what it is like on my own!

From the flight details below, what do you think? Do you think that I am doing a good route on my own? Do you think I will catch my connecting flights on time?

Could you suggest any other routes that would be good to try out on my own? Just for a day?

You comments would really be appreciated.

Details:

Thursday 1st July 2004

London Heathrow - Edinburgh
bmi British Midland (Airbus A320)
Departure Time: 06:50
Arrival Time: 08:10
Flight: BD050

Edinburgh - London Luton
Easyjet (Boeing 737)
Departure Time:09:25
Arrival Time: 10:45
Flight: EZY16

London Luton - Dublin
Ryanair (Boeing 737-200 - Hopefully!)
Departure Time: 13:30
Arrival Time: 14:35
Flight: FR335

Dublin - London Heathrow
bmi British Midland (Airbus A321)
Departure Time: 17:35
Arrival Time: 18:50
Flight: BD130

Thats it!

However, I am abit concerned about making the EZY flight to LTN because of the connecting time. What do you think?

Any comments?

Thankyou very much,

Cheers,

Jamie.


Yeah but no but yeah but no but yeah but no!
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User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4474 times:

Jamie,
I think it's a great idea that you want to travel alone. Just be careful and don't leave the airport. If you have any problems you can always ask the cabin crew or the airport staff to help you out.

Good Luck.



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User currently offlineACAfan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 710 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4450 times:

Sounds neat. Will your parents visit you when you pass through Luton?

My first flight alone was at age 19: WN from BWI-SDF-STL



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User currently offlineAircraft88 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4379 times:

Thanks, for the comments!

Yeah I will be fine.

I flew to HAU with two mates my age a few weeks ago with FR and it was great.

Cheers,

Jamie.



Yeah but no but yeah but no but yeah but no!
User currently offlineAAJAXFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4379 times:

I'd be cautious about posting exact flight information and dates on a public internet site with the advertisement you are alone. I'm sure you'd have nothing to fear from any member here, but you never know who is reading the site.

User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4345 times:

Sounds like a nice day in the skies. Go for it Big thumbs up

User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4327 times:

You'll make it, providing the BMI flight is on time, which it should be, just don't expect a decent boarding card number!  Big grin

User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1893 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4279 times:

Good luck, kid. Let me give you some advice. Make sure you are clean shaven. The girls like that.


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User currently offlineAircraft88 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4234 times:

Hey all!

Thanks for the info!

ScottishLaddie,

Yeah I should make the EZY flight. I dont think I will get delayed, not at that time in the morning!

Blackbird1331,

Thanks for the advice, ill bear that in mind!

Cheers,

Jamie.

P.S Does anybody have any other domestic routes that they have done, that would be good for me to try?



Yeah but no but yeah but no but yeah but no!
User currently offlineAmerican762 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4189 times:

I'm 17 now and my first flight alone was amazing. TWA JFK-STL STL-LAS where my father picked me up at LAS. I was 14 at the time and it was a blast. I felt so proud to be doing something by mysef. I remember one thing about the flight imparticular, the seats had metal footrests that folded down from the seat ahead of me, which nothing compared to electronic footrests was still pretty neat to me at 14, considering it was a domestic 757-200


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User currently offlineLHR340 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4161 times:

I did LHR-MAN-LHR about a month ago, its a bit boring but its a decent plane trip to get you started. I've made a lot of trips alone since I was 13/14, you should be fine, also don't worry about the connection time its plenty. You are certainly doing a lot of flights for a first timer though. Have fun

LHR340



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User currently offlineStarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3354 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4138 times:

When I was 17 I did YYZ-KIN-YYZ it was really fun to fly on my own, but I haven't flown alone since that.


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