Are you flying alone or is your brother going to be with you? Does your brother fly? If so, follow his lead.
You know, you’ll be fine. It’s not a long flight, at least and you’re used to being cramped up in the driver’s seat of a car for endless hours.
I don’t know much about their planes, but if you can get an aisle seat, you might be more comfortable, as you could stretch out your legs a bit when there’s no one in the aisle. Some people prefer a window seat so they can look out, or so they can lean up against the wall to sleep, but if the planes are smaller, the aisle is a better choice. It also means you’ll control getting off the plane first in your row.
Don’t count on above seat storage. It might be there, but unless you are boarding earlier, rather than later, above seat storage could be at a premium. Better to pay for a checked suitcase than to hope you can get a maxi-sized carry on under your seat. Also, whatever you put under your seat will be in the way of stretching out your feet.
Get to the airport early enough to find the gate and then look around. See where you’re going to line up to get on. Maybe even ask the agents how they call boarding, so you have an idea of where in the queue you’ll be. Then, when you start to see people moving “into position”, do the same. You know, they start standing around the line up areas, ready to move, maybe with a phone in their hands. Then one bold person moves out in front and stands in the start of the line, waiting for them to call for boarding and people just move in behind. Be one of those people. Especially if you are hoping to get that coveted overhead storage area.
Check here to see what your plane will be like:
Your itinerary should say what type of plane is scheduled for your trip, so click on that one to see the seat map and plane details.
Check in online as soon as you are able. That way, your seat is claimed and you don’t have to worry about it. Print off your boarding pass. Even if you’re just sending it to your phone, print it anyway, just in case.