Tip #3: Once on board, take advantage of the free champagne. This will help you forget about the precious hour of your life that you lost while waiting in line to unexpectedly check your bag.
When you get through security, note that you will again wait in line to meet the "Stamp Passport" guy. After he stamps you, thank him for the pretty stamp and be sure to exit next to him, not next to any other "Stamp Passport" guy, even if all aisles lead to the same place. This will lead to them calling you. Madame... MADAME!! Guess how I know this.
Tip #6: When they announce that they have overbooked your flight to Marseille by 22 people, push yourself to as close to the front of the line to board as possible, and hold your ground. Be a linebacker. It may not make you popular, but it will assure you will have your seat on the plane! Notice my smiling face as she scans my boarding pass.
Good friend and fellow artist Julie Snyder was there to pick us up ("us" being artist Belinda de Pesco, my travel companion and I) and treated us to amazing goat cheese salad with a nice glass of white
Workshops in France", and I look forward to sharing it with you. Stay tuned!