I'm new to this whole flying standby thing and I know there are some benefits as well as some downfalls. Having been someone who usually reserves seats, I couldn't pass up the savings my friend could get me with a buddy pass.
Being new to the whole standby thing, can someone give me some tips? I know not to bother the gate attendant and be courteous as well as dress appropriately. But is there anything else I should know? How early should I be., etc.? I'm planning on an SFO-SYD flight in November.
Also, in the event I have to check in luggage for a standby flight, how does that work?