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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by Nuelito: 12:18pm On May 04
Thanks for sharing
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by Blaizy9(m): 12:19pm On May 04
Interesting
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by theauditor: 12:23pm On May 04
Since you are writing this, at least we know that you didn't crash.

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by SmartyPants(m): 12:29pm On May 04

Few days ago, I went for an important event in Abuja. I reside in portharcourt. I stayed about 4km away from the airport. Since I had no business in the airport, I stay clear. Sometimes knowing fully well I’d be hitting the plane sooner enough I decided to visit the airport but something kept dragging me back. So I backed off until the day I was scheduled to travel. I left the house for the airport at about 7:45am for a trip scheduled by 10:25 am. ( from what I was told you should be early enough).

We got to the airport around 8:15. Got into the check in hall. On entring we were asked to drop our phones and bags in a conveyor that scans our belonging. It rolls with your belongings the way your bags would roll to a place you’d pick it up. But this conveyor is quite short. So you’d need to be there to see that your load passes through that load scanner before picking your belongings.



Now I picked my bag and headed to the boarding pass ( please you’d always need to ask questions in the airport o! Before you loose your flight all in the name of forming). I was directed to the boarding pass where I’d show them my flight ticket number. ( mine was sent to my phone so I showed them from my phone). They’d type it and confirm you’re the actual passenger.

After that I was given my flight ticket.( mind you, if you’re flying aero for instance please do not go to stand on arik queue. Find aero and queue there. That’s how it works ).

After taking my ticket I headed to the departure area..........




To be continued...........

Boarding gate - boarding pass is your ticket.

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by Alejobs: 12:32pm On May 04
There is always a first time!

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by Henix(m): 12:32pm On May 04
U sound super excited
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by donproject2(m): 12:33pm On May 04
890km be like person dey go heaven...imagine trying that on land

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by Wapchrist1(m): 12:35pm On May 04
Guys patronized me check my signature

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by lordm(m): 12:35pm On May 04
I have never traveled by air before. I would love to experience it too.

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by Goldbw122: 12:38pm On May 04
Reading
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by slyfoxxjoe(m): 12:51pm On May 04
mrbenjame:



Some planes do come with stairs while some don’t. ( especially large passenger planes). I might be wrong though..... ok.


Most planes come with retractable staircase at the rear door which has close proximity to the ground. The main door at the front is usually too high and needs to be accessed via external stairs.

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by slyfoxxjoe(m): 12:56pm On May 04
theauditor:
Since you are writing this, at least we know that you didn't crash.
lol.
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by Tango123: 12:59pm On May 04
I remember my first fligjt experience in early 2000.

I hv now lost count how many times i hv flown.

Op, u will soon lose count.

But some element of fear will or may remain

Cheers

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by Nihilist000: 1:03pm On May 04
I’ll share mine soon.

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by 5ine: 1:09pm On May 04
My first experience with Max Air after Arik... Them wan use heat finish me... Seats always empty... Always delay flight
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by starbuck(f): 1:10pm On May 04
Is it a must your phone must be switched off throughout the journey


I am planning on flying to abuja soon, make my village people no come disgrace me

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by Ikukuudo: 1:12pm On May 04
grin grin nice post. Am really enjoying it.
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by ThothHermes: 1:14pm On May 04
I could feel the excitement. My first flight was also from that airport.
I'm just picturing your whole journey.

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by hustla(m): 1:16pm On May 04
starbuck:
Is it a must your phone must be switched off throughout the journey


I am planning on flying to abuja soon, make my village people no come disgrace me

airplane mode is there too
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by ThothHermes: 1:16pm On May 04
UyaiIncomparabl:


cheesy

You had to come back with other lessons.

You are welcome, regardless.
Lol.

GrammarNazis hate it when they are corrected. So they must try to prove that they know it.

You self you wicked.

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by eedimo(m): 1:22pm On May 04
Thank God you flight wasn't delayed.
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by Chawoan(f): 1:32pm On May 04
mrbenjame:
As I headed towards the plane, I saw other planes too parked with engines on, preparing to leave. Probably one has to move before Others follow. Like one after the other. Same with landing.


What tripped me most was the sound of these planes. It’s not as noisy as I thought ( to be honest).

I got close to the plane and we were asked again to queue properly to climb the stairs into the plane. Some planes do come with stairs while some don’t. ( especially large passenger planes). I might be wrong though..... ok. So I climbed the stairs till I got to the door mouth of the plane. And that’s it........wow! Alas I was in. Saw how the seats looked like. My heart melted because it was really a dream to be in a thing I watch only on TVs or pictures.

On entering, by my left was the cockpit where the pilots are then by the right, the passenger area. ( it was an all economy class. No first class or what have you. Business class I guess).


Since I studied my ticket very well, it wasn’t difficult to locate my seat. Mine was seat 19B.

Now to locate your seat you’d have to look a little above the chairs ( the compartment where your light loads is usually kept above your head ). You’d see the numbers written boldly. Since mine was seat 19, I quietly passed other numbers till I got to my number. The next thing I did was to locate the ABC of a thing. You can’t seat on someone else’s seat because the person is just right behind you coming as well to seat right there. Although some seats are usually empty. Usually the back of the plane. Towards the tail end. ( forgive my English o. Lols). Or anywhere maybe the person missed his or her flight.

Now let me explain a little about the seating arrangement.


The plane is a Boeing 737 ( not as big as a 747)
It had two rows with 3 seats straight down.

First row by my right we have seat 1A, 1B and 1C then by my left ( as I’m entering the plane) is 1D, 1E and 1F.

Now mind you... seat 1A is the window seat while at the other side It’s 1D. So the seating arrangement is DEF and CBA. ( I hope the smart ones can understand this).

So I got to my seat (19B). A little close to the window. We waited for a while for others to enter and have their seats.


So while waiting I immediately got accustomed to the seatbelt. very easy to use though ( to me o. Lols. ).

After 30 minutes, the pilot (A white guy) made some announcement, welcomed us on board, told us how high we’d fly (29,000ft ) I would never forget. ( and 890km/hr). When I heard this one I carry hand put for head! 890? Which kyn speed be that?

One of the air hostess announced also and we were told to switch off phones and all that bla bla bla........

After everything the last words she said was “do have a wonderful trip”. We had other crew members in the plane too. Male and female.

As soon as the whole place was quiet and everyone on their seatbelt, the sound of the plane increased. Then I knew we were set to leave.........


It’s late now my dear friends. I’d update tomorrow.

Wow that's like over 9000 meters from the ground.
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by wumi2017(f): 1:34pm On May 04
Wow...I can't wait too
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by bizhop01(m): 1:56pm On May 04
My first car experience
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by tayo60(f): 2:00pm On May 04
Op just dey use everyone dey do cruse. Why E no finish his story since? Dey wait dey count how many likes E don get. E con dey put everyone in suspense and na so so local flight E take o. If he come take international flight nko? I believe Op go publish book.

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by vivilafrosh(f): 2:00pm On May 04
mrbenjame:
I’ve never flown before but I’d like to narrate my first experience traveling by air. It’s a very interesting experience and fearful for the faint hearted. Lols. But the thing is..... whether you are scared or not you’d definitely get to your destination. No doubt about that. So stay tune.....


Traveling too from ph to abj on the 12 is your ticket the only thing you are to take with you to the airport. No I'd card?












Few days ago, I went for an important event in Abuja. I reside in portharcourt. I stayed about 4km away from the airport. Since I had no business in the airport, I stay clear. Sometimes knowing fully well I’d be hitting the plane sooner enough I decided to visit the airport but something kept dragging me back. So I backed off until the day I was scheduled to travel. I left the house for the airport at about 7:45am for a trip scheduled by 10:25 am. ( from what I was told you should be early enough).

We got to the airport around 8:15. Got into the check in hall. On entring we were asked to drop our phones and bags in a conveyor that scans our belonging. It rolls with your belongings the way your bags would roll to a place you’d pick it up. But this conveyor is quite short. So you’d need to be there to see that your load passes through that load scanner before picking your belongings.



Now I picked my bag and headed to the boarding pass ( please you’d always need to ask questions in the airport o! Before you loose your flight all in the name of forming). I was directed to the boarding pass where I’d show them my flight ticket number. ( mine was sent to my phone so I showed them from my phone). They’d type it and confirm you’re the actual passenger.

After that I was given my flight ticket.( mind you, if you’re flying aero for instance please do not go to stand on arik queue. Find aero and queue there. That’s how it works ).

After taking my ticket I headed to the departure area..........




To be continued...........
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by haywhy3000(m): 2:09pm On May 04
MY first flight experience was on the 1st of April 2021 from Lagos to Abuja (ARIK AIR). It was a 7:00am flight. I left for airport around 4:00am in the morning and got to MMA2 around 5:30am. ( I wouldn't want to predict Lagos traffic).

As d announcer announced that we should proceed for boarding around 6:40am na so I sha waka jeje follow pple for line (make I no go 4k up bn a first timer). Na so we enter bus wey no get seat carry us go where plane dey wait us.
Meanwhile, before d D day, I b don go YouTube learn how to locate one's seat, how to fasten one's belt, etc. Make I sha no look like first timer.

Brethren, I carry earpiece dey listen to music, I sha dey form normal guy. The air hostess talk say make I switch off my phone, me I talk say I don put for airplane mode, she stylishly insisted I do it but I no won do am because I wanted to capture everything on video.
I was fortunate enuf to secure a seat by d window which was my greatest undoing.

Guys, Only If I no, I for no pick that seat...cos I F*CKED UP....to be continued

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by Amanee(f): 2:14pm On May 04
Op the window seat on the other side is actually F not D... It's lettered A, B, C, D, E, F from one end to the other. So A and F are window seats
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by haywhy3000(m): 2:21pm On May 04
...It was time for take off, the captain said to us that we will be cruising at about 30,000 ft bla bla bla. Everything don set. we were told we shouldn't close the window during take off, dem off all the lights in prep for take off (I still dont no why). Na there I no say something is about to down.
As the pilot kept taxing the runway, I still dey shake my head, dey hear gbedu. I dey form Big boy.

All of a sudden I noticed say plane noise increase, before I no wetin dey sup, omo d plane dey go up at a very fast rate. Na so I grab my seat. The funniest part be say, the thing kept climbing into the sky e no quick balance. No be small tin ooo
Fast fast I commot earpiece (shebi I no dey hear word). E get won babe wey I dey look beside me, she no even shake, I quickly try to compose as a BIG BOY.

We experienced mild turbulence na em I start to dey shake my legs. I also held on to d seat in front of me. I born again inside the flight make I no lie. Looking thru those windows was scary cos of heights. (na who send me make I pick the seat)

After few mins sha, na so d captain announced we will commence descent. I thank God inside me. That one sef get as e do person for body because e be like say the plane won go fall as e dey come down small small. We sha landed safely for Abuja. Na em I restart my Big Boy.

My coming back to Lagos na em worse pass. IBOM AIR. U can imagine leaving Abuja around 8:22pm (flight delay from 6pm flight) for night and also experiencing heavy turbulence up there. Water comot for my eyes ooo. I no send anybody. I hate heights but Nigeria roads ain't safe no more.

Whether if I won embark on the "journey of no return" to Nigeria. Whether that one go sweet pass this one

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by atul123456745(m): 2:22pm On May 04
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by FashionCookie(f): 2:50pm On May 04
First and only time I tried this Sh*t was from Osubi Airport to Lagos, then from Lagos to Accra same day. Apart from the delayed flight, (No thanks to Arik. The local light was delayed by 1hr while we had to wait 5hrs for the international flight)didn't really catch any fun. But i was intrigued by the number of people I saw...Omo, no be small people dey japa from this country everyday o.(Go to Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos and you'll understand.) I no fit sleep sef. The man sitting next to me slept all the way from Lagos to Accra. Some no even off phone and Laptops, were busy either playing music or watching movies. Me for Where? I just dey pray make the thing land immediately. I almost changed my mind sef make them drop me make I go take bus...I fear like kilode. Really wanted to do it for the fun of it and at least have the experience too. But then, I tried to compose myself the best I could...If I no tell you say na me first time, u no go know. Science I hail una...

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