First of all hey to everyone here. I finally found a nice free forum to talk airliners. I have flown once from Chicago to Phoenix when I was a lot younger, I am 21 now, but never have since that time...despite playing college sports and taking numerous trips its always been by car or bus. My friends and I are taking a trip out to California with VX and I wanted some advice on what to do or be prepared for on arrival to both airports ORD and LAX. Flight time is 7:15 Departure. What is a good time to arrive at the airport? What should I do or not do security wise. I won't have many bags 2 or 3 at most. Online Check-In? Does that just mean on the day of my flight I log in and check in and I won't have to do anything at the airport? Just looking for simple answers because I have never gone through the process. Any helpful advice and answers would be much appreciated. Sorry if I put this in the wrong forum too!