UAL757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 806 posts, RR: 4 Posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 25246 times:
I have never really thought about this much before, but does anybody dress up for flights anymore. When I fly in F I usually wear something nicer, but I have seen all types of clothes in F. Some passengers will wear ripped t-shirts, which IMO is not very classy, I mean if you can afford to fly F you can afford a normal t-shirt.
Anyway, Do most people wear button shirts with denim or slacks? I've never noticed. I can't decide if this would be a poll or not, but what do you guys (and gals) wear? Do you dress up? What is your opinion on what people wear?
(Yes....I have a flight tomorrow and I am trying to decide what to wear....and the advice of A.netter's is pretty good when it comes to things like this!)
*I did a search and found nothing so PLEASE don't flame me if there was a previous topic on this- thanks
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3701 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 25220 times:
I wear clothes.
Sometimes I wear pyjamas.
I don't dress up for F or J, I don't dress down for Y. I dress comfortably regardless of class. Usually a pair of comfortable jeans, a button up shirt and a sweater plus flying jacket. This means I can be comfortable no matter where I'm travelling to or from. This is not different from what I'd wear on non-work day.
If you are deciding what to wear you have too much time on your hands.
"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8894 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 25153 times:
Depends on the situation for me. If I am travelling on business, I'll wear what I need to wear for where I need to be. If I'm travelling out on vacation, I'll wear jeans and a t-shirt. What class I'm in doesn't really matter; it's what I need to wear before or after my flight that matters, so I've worn suits to a t-shirt and shorts in both classes. Most common for me though is wearing khakis and a golf shirt though if I'm travelling on my own; can't really go wrong there.
ExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 25127 times:
If I know I'm flying First or Business in advance and it's a long flight, I'll usually go up to khakis and a polo shirt, but no further than that. I find khakis more confortable than jeans for travel anyway.
Next long trip I take in F or J, I'm going to have to try that. Of course, that'll mean actually going out and buying some, I don't think my Guinness boxers (on clearance at Target!) would quite cut it...
Rivet42 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 818 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 25078 times:
What NOT to wear is also a rather pertinent question, as I have read of a passenger being kicked off a plane for wearing a t-shirt with a particularly 'offensive' slogan, and refusing F/A requests to cover it up or change it. I suppose it's a matter of general 'taste', but I'd hate to have to arbitrate in such a situation.
In terms of cabin class, I'd only worry about what to wear if I was travelling on a non-rev ticket, as the guidelines at my former company were quite strict about clothing suitable for an upgrade, and as a non-rev passenger I was once turned away from an AC flight in the 80's as I was wearing jeans, and the only seats available were in business.
For long flights I usually take pyjamas or similar to change into after take-off, it's so much nicer for sleeping! I haven't yet experienced the premium cabins where the pyjamas are free...
ThePinnacleKid From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 724 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 24963 times:
I wear black slacks.. black boots (or rarely dress shoes)...white button down short sleeve shirt.. black tie... gold wings... black epaulets with three gold bars... and a crew id hanging either on a lanyard, or on a clip on my right shoulder thing that holds the epaulet... during winter season add a black blazer with three gold stripes on each sleeve... on a very very very very special occasion... i could bring out the black hat with the gold "hood ornament" on it.. but then again.. i kinda have to always wear the same thing.. after all... i sit in seat 0 B... 0 A is somehow always taken right now by someone wearing the same thing but with an extra stripe and star on his/her wings...oh well
Halls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 24926 times:
Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 5): If I know I'm flying First or Business in advance and it's a long flight, I'll usually go up to khakis and a polo shirt, but no further than that. I find khakis more confortable than jeans for travel anyway.
When I'm flying for business, I'll sometime wear a suit, even though it is not as comfortable, because I have on occasion been upgraded without asking at the check in counter when wearing a tie.
Quoting Kalakaua (Reply 8): I wear henley shirts, jeans, and flip-flops in any class.
Henley shirts and jeans but flip-flops
Sorry, but that's more offensive than an "inappropriate" t-shirt.
Flip flops are fine for the shower or beach. Otherwise, put some shoes on.
Rivet42 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 818 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 24897 times:
Quoting Halls120 (Reply 16): Flip flops are fine for the shower or beach. Otherwise, put some shoes on.
.... agreed! Better beware if you go to Australia, people wear 'em downtown in Sydney! Even when it's not hot! How peculiar! Maybe it's a case of "You can take the bum from the beach, but you can't take the beach from the bum..."
CAETravlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 908 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 24832 times:
As for me, I like to look good when I travel, what can I say? For me, that used to mean the upper end of business casual attire. Now, it means something more along the lines of what I wear on a Friday or Saturday night to the nicer clubs where I am out with my friends and of course hoping to meet new ones of the female variety. I wear a very nice button down shirt that doesn't wrinkle, the latest style of nice jeans, black shoes and a black belt. I like to look good, but not stuffy. Not to mention, its also quite comfortable.
Thats just me. People of all varieties are always quite receptive when I travel, but that is as much to do with being friendly as what I am wearing I am sure.
My whole point is, what I wear when I fly will probably evolve as styles change, but I will never go sloppy or looking like I don't care what I look like when I am out in public.
A woman drove me to drink and I didn't have the decency to thank her. - W.C. Fields
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 24805 times:
I fly F domestically. I dress in appropriate casual/business casual attire even while traveling on my dime.
I will a decent set of slacks, a nice shirt (button down or pull over), and on occasion, shorts (especially if heading to Hawaii). My shoes are cleaned, and if required, shined. I do wear Nike's on occasion as they are more comfortable and appropriate to the rest of what I'm wearing (see Hawaii above).
No holy jeans, no Grateful Dead T-Shirt. No Fuck George Bush or anyone else T-Shirts. No flip flops, no sandles, and always wear socks. I keep my feet off the wall. I say please, thank you.
I dress and act like I had a proper upbringing.
Quoting ThePinnacleKid (Reply 13): i sit in seat 0 B... 0 A is somehow always taken right now by someone wearing the same thing but with an extra stripe and star on his/her wings...oh well
Mohunk From United States of America, joined May 2007, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 24752 times:
I always have my seat belt on when flying so I won't hit the ceiling in turbulence, and get upset when those around me don't wear theirs and risk hitting the ceiling and falling on me. Same thing--I wear denim pants, cotton shirt (nothing that would melt like my Hawaiian shirt), leather shoes with cotton socks, and always have a leather coat along (sans liner in the summer) which does not go in the overhead bin but sits behind me in my seat. If something bad ever happens, I want to be as safe as possible. Read about this stuff somewhere. My son, on the other hand, wears flip flops, tee shirt and shorts much to my dismay.
AussieAl From Australia, joined Apr 2007, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 24737 times:
Do things change as time goes by? My word they do.
Back in the 1970s on trips to UK and back a suit was the thing to wear. Even if it was blue and the shirt was paisley with a matching tie.
Then all of the many domestic flights while working through the '80s and first half of '90s would see me travelling in a conservative business suit.
Since retirement was achieved dress has altered gradually towards the most comfortable. Chinos (softer than jeans), polo shirt with light jacket and very comfy black leather shoes (Kangaroo skin almost sneaker in shape).
No matter which class, always neat.
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