My first flight was in 2000 and I was 16 years old. I flew Airtran from Chicago Midway to Atlanta. I was soo nervous. I was flying down to help my aunt drive back from her last year of college. It was a last minute, one way ticket that cost $95.
The flight was really delayed. It was coming in from MSP
and continuing on to ATL
. The gate changed two times and I was scared the entire time because I was not sure I was at the right gate. FINALLY the plane arrived and boarding commenced. I sat in my seat (window), which I found highly uncomfortable. We pushed backed and was ready for take-off. The THRILL, excitement that went through me when we took off was/is indescribable. It felt like I was on air. We got in the air and I tried to let my seat back, but I did not know how.
Instead of asking the flight attendant, or the guy next me, I just slouched in my seat. I was up for the beverage service, but immediately afterwards I fell asleep (slouched in my seat). When I woke up, my pop can magically disappeared and my tray table was in the upright position. I was AMAZED. lol ...We arrived in ATL
in FOG. Thought that was awesome, though I was, again, nervous.
After pulling into the gate at 1:30 AM
I learned the train service in the airport was done for the night so I had to walk the entire length of the airport. WHEW! Halfway to the entrance, my aunt actually met up with me. Yes, the days when family could wait or visit with you at the gate.
So yeah, my first trip! MDW
on AirTran in December 2000 at 16 years old.