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User currently offlineSfuk From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 159 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 13 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hey,

So anyway I'm off to the beer festival in Denver at the end of September and have just bagged a First Class ticket using mileage+ miles!!

Question is, is there any kind of dress code in first class on UA? I'm very much a jeans and flip-flops kinda guy.

Thanx in advance.

Stu
 drunk 

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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 13 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

No, as if you can afford the ticket, you can dress however you want. The only people that have a first class dress code are non-revs.

User currently offlineThering From Brazil, joined Jun 2006, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 13 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

When pay thousands of dollars for a ticket (people don't really know if you payed or used miles) you can dress whatever you want.. You just can't go naked, otherwise you will be sued...


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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9497 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (8 years 13 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Just look as good as you need to in public. Distressed clothes will get you some bad looks. Of course the same is true in economy. On domestic flights you get a wide variety of dress. During weekdays, half the people will probably be in suits and ties or company polos/button down shirts. There usually are some pretty casually dressed people. Rarely are there people in shorts and tshirts, but that is probably because the people that can afford to fly first class or have first class paid for them are not the type to wear those types of clothes.

For long haul however I tend to notice that first class passengers are dressed more casually than economy passengers. If you are going to have a sleeper seat, then you might as well wear some for of pajamas. Although many people change once they are on board, especially when the airline gives you free pajamas.



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 3):
Distressed clothes will get you some bad looks.

Who cares ? Dress codes on planes went out with the Hindenburg. If you've paid for the ticket, you can fly dressed in a toga with a lampshade on your head if you want. As long as what you're wearing isn't actually illegal (ie. not wearing anything at all) it's good for First Class.


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Dress codes may have gone "out with the Hindenburg," however you will often find that when you are dressed a little better, you will garner better and more attentive service.

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 5):
Dress codes may have gone "out with the Hindenburg," however you will often find that when you are dressed a little better, you will garner better and more attentive service

Why ? Only from shallow and materialistic people. What you wear has no bearing on who you are, as long as your behavious is polite and civilised. If you have purchased a First Class ticket, you are entitled to the same level of courtesy, professionalism and service as any other passenger. End of story. I'd have thought that judging people by their appearance was as old hat as the Hindenburg as well - maybe I was wrong.


User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9497 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (8 years 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 4):
Who cares ? Dress codes on planes went out with the Hindenburg. If you've paid for the ticket, you can fly dressed in a toga with a lampshade on your head if you want. As long as what you're wearing isn't actually illegal (ie. not wearing anything at all) it's good for First Class.

I said wearing distressed clothes will get you some looks just like it does in public. Will you be asked to leave? No you won't, but you'll probably get some bad looks on the plane and in the airport.



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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 6):
I'd have thought that judging people by their appearance was as old hat as the Hindenburg as well - maybe I was wrong

I think you are, but this is just my opionion, to each his own! Big grin


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 7):
but you'll probably get some bad looks on the plane and in the airport.

As I said, only from shallow people, and who cares about them ?

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 8):
I think you are, but this is just my opionion

I'm not saying that people don't judge others by their appearance, I'm just saying they shouldn't. One of the most important lessons I've learned - the time to make your mind up about people is never (not mine, I heard it in a movie, but the sentiment is true). If a person is an asshole, they can be dressed in a thousand-dollar suit and still be an asshole.


User currently offlineJetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (8 years 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Sfuk (Thread starter):
So anyway I'm off to the beer festival in Denver at the end of September and have just bagged a First Class ticket using mileage+ miles!!

Question is, is there any kind of dress code in first class on UA?

Not for a revenue customer. Using mileage still classifies you as a revenue pax.

Blue jeans and flip flops are just fine.



Tired of airline bankruptcies....EA/PA/TW and finally DL.
User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 9):
If a person is an asshole, they can be dressed in a thousand-dollar suit and still be an asshole.

Couldn't agree with you more on that.

Quoting Jetdeltamsy (Reply 10):
flip flops are just fine.

Just don't sit next to me.

Sorry, I'm old school. I think shoes and socks are appropriate attire for travel.

Just my 2 cents.


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
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Quoting Jetdeltamsy (Reply 10):
Blue jeans and flip flops are just fine.

Just hope you won't have to evacuate in them....




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User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8188 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

I generally wear cotton pants and a casual shirt, along with casual loafers. Everything under $40 each, so it's not a serious investment. The use of natural fibers is simply in case there is an emergency and I have to go down the slide. Flip flops wouldn't be the best in that situation either. On business trips I add a navy blazer - the extra pockets are nice and I fill them with stuff before going through security - easier than emptying a bin.

If I'm hoping for an upgrade on a business trip I'll throw in a tie, but then I'm an old fart who thinks that can work now and then - and it does.

Regardless of where I'm sitting I don't pay that much attention to how people around me dress. I prefer that they have focused on taking a bath or shower within the last day or so. Next in line of importance to me would be manners and personality. I've had some great flights sitting with some very interesting people and some real duds who never said a word - which is why I always take a good book with me.

Most important - just enjoy your trip and have a great time on the flights!


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 11):
I think shoes and socks are appropriate attire for travel.

But why ? If the feet are clean and non-stinky, what's the problem if they're in slops ? Better in fact than shoes and socks, and very comfortable. I admit I don't fly in slops often (only short flights going to tropical islands, usually), but I don't have a problem with it - most people take their shoes off in flight, and taking off slops has the advantage that there is not sudden unpleasant release of foot pong.


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 14):
But why ?

Like I said before, I'm old fashioned. Just my  twocents 


User currently offlineGeorgiaAME From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 957 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Whatever. I just hope you aren't sitting next to me. Um, not that I want to get personal, jeans and flip flop kind of guy that you are, but, how do I phrase this?

You do bathe, use deodorant, and clip your toenails, don't you? Not that it's any of my business (well it is really when you start invading my personal space...) nor is it required to fly up front, you understand.

Also, regarding your bare feet: The likelihood of your aircraft being involved in a major accident is slim to none. But it isn't zero. Do you really want to be running through burning kerosene in flip flops, or bare footed? Is being a pig really worth it?

Just my 2 cents.

And I love being asked if I'm non-rev. Discounted, absolutely, but I love to impress the crew dressing like a mench. I guess it's the way my mother brought me up.



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Sfuk (Thread starter):
I'm very much a jeans and flip-flops kinda guy.

Just dress whatever makes you feel good.
Remember [if you're paying for your ticket], that the client is always right. They will not deny you to board for using jeans and flip-flops.


User currently offlineContnlEliteCMH From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1455 posts, RR: 44
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

One day I received an automatic upgrade to first class on Continental due to my elite status. Since I wasn't traveling for business, I came in shorts, a T-shirt, and tennis shoes and socks. The guy next to me had on a nice wool suit with a tie. The flight attendant treated me a little strangely for about a minute, until she heard me say, "Yes ma'am" and "Thank you ma'am." And since she doubtless had a list of people sitting up front, I'm sure she figured out quickly that I usually travel for business.

After that, she treated me no differently than anybody else, which is to say she treated me in a grand manner.

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 14):
Better in fact than shoes and socks, and very comfortable.

Gonna have to disagree with you there, Bob. Call me a snob, elitest, non-egalitarian -- whatever you want -- but I think flip-flops are low rent. Don't worry. I think this even when my wife wears them. It's a point on which we can agree to disagree. I also think the same thing about shorts which hang down to the middle of the calf, underwear shown by men or women, or any form of wife beater. Combine that with tramp stamps and decorative metal not part of your attire, and you fit right into a stereotype I strive to avoid. The more people try to be non-conformist, the more they look like all the other non-conformists.

In fact, if *I* owned the company, the dress code would probably say no sleeveless tops for men or for women, no shoes without socks for men, and absolutely no open-toed shoes for anybody. But since I don't set the dress code for me or my fellow employees, I can go with the flow.

In no case will it affect how I treat you, even if it affects what I think of you. I'm sure flight attendants do the same.



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User currently offlineSfuk From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting GeorgiaAME (Reply 16):
Is being a pig really worth it?

I'm sorry, are you saying that people that wear flip-flops are pigs??


User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7561 posts, RR: 43
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting GeorgiaAME (Reply 16):
Is being a pig really worth it?

Hey Dr. H, this is not my thread and flip-flops is something I wear at the beach or to take a shower in my sports club, period. However, I don't see how you can equate someone wearing jeans and flip-flops with being a pig. It just does not add up. I think that remark was uncalled for and somewhat rude to our friend Sfuk, who is entitled to wear whatever he wants. If he wants to wear on board what he feels is his most comfortable attire, more power to him.



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User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 5):
Dress codes may have gone "out with the Hindenburg," however you will often find that when you are dressed a little better, you will garner better and more attentive service.

Absolutely. When I check in wearing a suit, I find it much easier to get an upgrade. I've gotten free wine on domestic flights sitting in Y as well.

You can't fight human nature. I've never been treated poorly when wearing jeans, but I'm always treated better when I'm dressed more formally.

Quoting GeorgiaAME (Reply 16):
Also, regarding your bare feet: The likelihood of your aircraft being involved in a major accident is slim to none. But it isn't zero. Do you really want to be running through burning kerosene in flip flops, or bare footed? Is

Excellent point. I would never wear sandals or flip flops on a plane just for that reason.


User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Do AI and SQ cabin crew still wear sandals? If so, isn't this a hazard to their personal safety, and impede their ability to evacuate in an emergency?

Just curious.


User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Flying in the 21st century.........the Richard Simmons look with flip-flops is in....
but not for me. I'm business casual F or Y.
safe



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User currently offlineAira380 From Bangladesh, joined Mar 2006, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 21):
wear whatever he wants

He can't be naked if he wants to or wear somthing which reveals the mouse...need i say more. flip flops and shorts are fine.



I'm flying without wings!!!!!!!!
25 Dutchjet : Flying in First? Tuxedos for the gents and cocktail dress for the ladies. And, wear your best jewels, have your hair done and dont forget the manicure
26 Starlionblue : "not the type to wear those types of clothes"? Something of a generalization. The reason most people who "can afford to fly first class or have first
27 Post contains images Lredlefsen : Exactly. I always wear clothes made of natural fabric (cotton) with long sleeves and legs to cover my skin, and sturdy shoes and socks, regardless of
28 Post contains images Leezyjet : Normally the (non business) people wearing suits and shirts and ties (dresses for ladies) in F are the ones that can't afford to fly in F and think th
29 Post contains images SA7700 : When you kick of your shoes and a sudden emergency should emerge, prohibiting you from putting on your shoes, are you going to be able to run through
30 Post contains images Fbgdavidson : I never bother 'dressing up' for flying in premium classes, purely for comfort, and oddly in my case I don't find jeans that comfortable, got a nice p
31 Isitsafenow : You would sure think that wouldn't you? Appearance does help, at times, get what you want and the correct attention you may desire. Sometimes the mou
32 Post contains images Alaskaqantas : I am 14 years old and i seem to get more respect when dressed up nicely. Now I'm not saying that you need to wear a tie like me, you can wear what ev
33 SA7700 : Never judge a customer by his/her appearance... Rgds SA7700
34 1stfl94 : I think SQ got rid of the sandals after the Taipei crash as a number of the surviving crew had severe burns on their feetn because their sandals came
35 ANCFlyer : Then fly coach. I am neither shallow nor materialistic, but I did get taught how to properly present myself in public. Likely did - but a Grateful De
36 Wrighbrothers : When I fly F, I wear a smart short seleved shirt, dark blue/black trousers, my school shoes and a belt, now that's because I ahve to, but also because
37 TACAA320 : He has already his ticket in F.
38 Isitsafenow : Of course...but what the customer says and how he says it is the deciding factor....appearance is a distant second. Remember, when the customer appro
39 SA7700 : From what I have seen at boarding gates, it is usually the guys / gals in the "power suits" that like to throw their weight around. That is just my o
40 AC320tech : Yes, Employees are the only ones that have to worry. If I show up to fly (cause my father works for AC) with just jeans and a T-shirt, I wont get on
41 Post contains images Outlier : Well some people are very very very important, they see themselves as "power players." They need the suits, the computers, blackberry's, cell phones,
42 Kmh1956 : My daughter (about 16 at that time) summed it up nicely for me after viewing some folks boarding first class dreswed in what can best be described as
43 Post contains images Catholic2006 : You are about to get on a plane. I would dress as comfortably as possible. I totally agree. BTW, I LOOOVE your flag!!! You're horrible!!! lol ~chris~
44 Zrs70 : It's rude to play loud music in an eclosed area. It's rude to smell bad in an enclosed area. It's rude to swear loudly in an enclosed area. And it's r
45 Outlier : Comfortable doesn't have to mean cheap, dirty, grubby. I think what you are wearing up top is more important than the bottoms. People tend to look fr
46 AA61Hvy : I've flown AA first more than a few times. I've never dressed up and the service was fine. I never got any weird looks, Sample of the routes flown on
47 September11 : I remember reading a thread here about a passenger who was taken off the plane because of her shirt in bad taste.
48 PHLBOS : She was booted off her connecting flight (on WN) because she refused to cover up (w/a sweater/sweatshirt) the obscene message on her t-shirt after be
49 Delta767300ER : Their is no dress code on U.S. Domestic First Class Flights unless you are a Non-Rev. From my experiences I see that most people in First Class are we
50 Gunsontheroof : This is probably true, although unfortunate considering that the guy in jeans and flip flops paid for the same service as the guy in Armani.
51 AY104 : As I said in another post, I still regard a flight as an occasion. My Mom had an express called "sense of occasion". I believe showing up for a flight
52 EWRCabincrew : There is no dress code for first or coach. Those days are looooong gone. For me, as crew, it's not what they wear, it's how they wear it. Mentally, I
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