Advice – bring earplugs
Especially if you have the seat 36A on a MD-88 – because you will end up sitting next to this:
Additionally, make sure to log in to the online seat selection site at your airline at the first available moment you can to move yourself around. I didn’t mind the flight too much, except for this:
6 year old kid sitting next to me… “I don’t sleep on planes because I might miss the awesomeness if it crashes.” Optimism.