I've never travelled by plane before, and never been abroad before, so I'm understandably terrified by the entire thing. :o)
Does anyone have any particular advice they could give me? I've gone into all sorts of gory details in a post in my journal, but to save people I'll summarise: I'm flying from Edinburgh to Frankfurt, then Frankfurt to Chicago O'Hare, then O'Hare to DFW. On the way back it's direct from DFW to Frankfurt, then an eight hour wait, then a flight to Edinburgh. O'Hare is scaring me already - any survival tips? Anyone with any ideas on how to kill eight hours in the transit section of Frankfurt? Could I leave that if I went through German immigration?
When I'm in the US, what will I need to prove that I'm over 21? I'd rather not carry my passport around with me - will a copy be fine? I've got an ISIC card... will anyone accept that?
Will I be allowed to take glass bottles onto the plane? I want to take the people I'm staying with a bottle of Scotch, and a bottle of Irn Bru...
Am I likely to have any trouble getting into the country on a visa wavier?
Umm. I think that's it. Thanks to anyone who helps me out with this stuff. :o)