The Hecks are headed for New York! Sue won an all-expenses paid trip to the Big Apple. Unfortunately, it's an all-expenses paid trip for four. Last time we checked, there were five folks living in the Heck house. Frankie says, "Okay, we can think of this as a problem or we can think of it as a problatunity."
The family picks up an extra ticket at a discount price. An early departure time causes a mad dash to the airport. Things get held up a bit when Frankie's oversized bag doesn't quite fit through the x-ray conveyor belt. There's no way Frankie Heck is paying 25 bucks to check her luggage. She makes her family layer up on the clothing until the luggage finally slides through security. Too bad Frankie makes a derogatory remark to the guard causing an even longer delay.
When the family finally boards the plane, Axl calls dibs on the lone first class seat. Back in coach, Frankie does some seat rearranging with her fellow fliers so that the rest of the family can sit together. All is well until they realize that Frankie left the snack bag on the kitchen counter a few feet away from all the books Brick accidentally left behind. This is gonna be a long two-and-a-half hour flight for the little guy. It'll feel longer for Mike, who has never flown before. At least he gets a cool set of wings for being a first-time flier!
Sue gets into a scuffle with Axl when her brother won't budge when his allotted time in first class is up. This little brouhaha forces Frankie to send Brick to the front of the plane where he's able to enjoy fresh cookies, full cans of pop and a crisp new issue of The Wall Street Journal. Sue eventually ends up in the first class seat which sends Brick on a plane-wide search to find something to read. The only thing he can scrounge up is Sue's diary which is just too dull to peruse. Hey, he can always read the barf bag again!