Not to start off on a sour note, but I absolutely hate flying. Airports, airplanes, the whole experience. I am afraid of heights, especially airplanes. I know there is a greater chance of me being killed in a car accident then the airplane falling to its death while I'm in it...but still.
I have personally being on a lot of flights this past year (mainly because of college visits), so my family and I have seen a lot of interesting behavior while at the airport. Yes, it's fun to people watch, but wouldn't it be embarrassing if you were the one that everyone can't stop looking at?
If any of y'all have read the book "Classy" by Derek Blasberg, there is a great picture detailing what to wear and what NOT to wear whilst at the airport. It's such a funny book and it actually offers tons of great advice on social etiquette. Anyway, it is imperative to not look like a slob while you're at an airport. Now, that doesn't mean wear an evening gown on a 5-hour flight, but it's not that hard to put on a nice pair of jeans, comfortable (and easily removable for the security line) shoes, and a pretty sweater!! You can't go wrong with that outfit!! I've had friends wear pajamas with me on flights before, and while I love them dearly, it's just not the time or place. It sounds awful, but people working at the airport take you more seriously if you're dressed better. I'll take anything that makes the flying experience better!!
Don't be the gremlin. Seriously. Don't. It's obnoxious and frankly rude to be annoying at the airport or on an airplane. Since the main 3 airports I go to are LaGuardia, JFK and Westchester, I've seen my fair share of "gremlins"...just be nice to everyone!!
Sorry if this came off as a harsh post, but I'm currently in the Memphis airport waiting to go home and I was inspired to write this!
On another note, HOW WAS DOWNTON LAST NIGHT?? I didn't get a chance to see it and I'm freaking out, I can't wait!! I had a family BBQ and I'm waiting to watch the Downton Abbey finale tomorrow night when I'm reunited with my mother.
Have a great day!!