TonyBurr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1001 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months ago) and read 4238 times:
I generally wear just a pair of pants and a decent shirt. Not into traveling in jeans and sweatshirt, some do, and if the jeans are decent it is not bad. You do not need to wear a suit. If you have paid for the ticket ( or upgraded) you can wear what you want. But it does not hurt to have some class. Comfortable but decent.
Cubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 21821 posts, RR: 19 Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months ago) and read 4226 times:
Lee- A collared shirt and nice khakis should do nicely. I've never felt uncomfortable in C when attired like that. Have a great time in Chicago. It's a great town, and hopefully the flooding will be gone by then.
I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
Airbear From Australia, joined May 2001, 642 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4152 times:
Hi Lee... IMO, "smart casual" is the way to go. Casual trousers or GOOD, NEW, CLEAN jeans OK too. Nice collared shirt... buttoned or "polo" type doesn't matter. Shoes... just not open sandals or thongs. Runners (i.e. Reebok-type) OK,too, as long as - if they are meant to be white - they still are!
DON'T go in "business attire", or similar, looking like something out of some airline's Business Class advertisment!! Dead giveaway!
Aa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 58 Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4009 times:
Who cares, wear what you want. I've worn jeans and a t-shirt in first many times. No one cares, if you are up there, you are up there for a reason. Most recently in first (SJO-DFW AA), I wore a light blue t-shirt with khaki shorts and flip-flops/flippers/sandals. I could care less what the other people think about what I'm wearing.
Hnlflyboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 321 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3971 times:
I have traveled alot, in F, C and Y. I can tell you right now, I detest those guys that get onto an airplane in any class of service in shorts and a tank top with flip flops. Mind you, my home airport is HNL, vacationers haven, but please people. I think people should have a bit more respect for their fellow passengers. When I worked for someone and traveled on their dime for business, I was in proper business attire. Khakis and a nice sport shirt, usually with a sport coat due to weather changes. If for pleasure, and business now since I am my own boss, I wear either khakis or a pair of well fitting jeans, not those baggy things. I will wear a sport shirt with that and take a jacket or sweater onto the airplane, since the airlines insist that you be cold when you travel, hehehe.
Most of all, be comfortable and yourself that way you will fit in no matter what class of service you travel. Have fun in ORD! Will you write a trip report? I hope so, love reading those.
Iowa744fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 928 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3920 times:
I would say try to combine something that is comfortable, but still a little classy. Don't go out of your way to wear a suit, but I usually like to wear a nice pair of jeans (no holes, etc.) or khakis and a nice polo or button down shirt. Among my favorites is a nice pair of jeans, a lite colored button down (ironed), and a pair of nice, but casual shoes (not wingtips, but not sneakers either).
I have found that some flight attendents with airlines I have flown seem to have an idea of what their C or F class passengers should dress. In the past, when I was younger, I would sometimes wear jeans, a t-shirt, and sneakers, and would often get repeatedly asked by FAs to see my boarding pass thinking that I was not suppose to be there. I get this a lot less when wearing something like the look that I mentioned above.
As mentioned though, you bought the ticket, so you can wear whatever you would like, but just try to make sure it is clean! .
Zrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2955 posts, RR: 9 Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3919 times:
Oh yes, I agree with ASAFHummer and with Aa61hvy. But let me add my two cents. Don't bother being clean. Wear all the after-shave you want. Bring your own smelly fish sandwich on board. Who cares if anyone else doesn't like it. After all, the world revolves around us. If others don't like it, who cares. It's a free world.
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3856 times:
You paid for the seat.
You can wear a tutu and a mohawk haircut if you want.
However, I usually wear comfortable slacks and a knit shirt. If its a long flight, I will slip into flannel pajamas after dinner, take an ambien and fall asleep and request the crew to wake me up 45 minutes before landing for a cup of coffee and a light snack.
BigMac From Suriname, joined Nov 2003, 318 posts, RR: 10 Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3844 times:
For me the most important thing to remember is to smell good; body odor, mouth, and feet. Wear anything you feel comfortable in as long you smell good. I've had my share of fellow passengers that really smelled bad and ruined whole flights.
Cx123 From Australia, joined May 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3762 times:
Agree with the Smart Casual concept.
I sometimes also dress in a pair of neat jeans, bur nothing too casual (eg. offensive t-shirts, or torn jeans etc..) I mean this also helps you blend in the environment and all.
Also I usually bring a set of F Class Sleep Suit (or just normal CK sleep Suit) and slippers on long haul flights. (Makes you feel comfortable and also reduce crush on your clothing) I wish more airline offer this service to J Class ( I can only recall that VS is the only airline to offer sleep suits to J Class pax, NH has cabin ware but the quality is ..... however their slippers are not BAD).
I think sometimes in the world it does pay to have some respect and consideration on other pax on the plane (eg. no Fish Sandwiches etc...)
I once remember this arrogant Canadian (sorry If I offended anyone)from a flight HKG-YVR. He took off his socks when he got onto the plane and obviously it had some odour. I mean it was in J Class and the cabin was not too full. It is really hard for other pax and the hostess to comment on anything.
Then when I wanted to go to the bathroom, I went through th middle block of (Airbus config 2x2x2)seats (as the hostess had a duty free trolley on my side) and that guy just screamed at me and said why the F did I went through his seat (when he was actually drinking in the bar and I did not even distrub him or anything).
Anyway, just enjoy your first J Class experience!! I remembered i did!
Texdravid From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1313 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3729 times:
What a person in first or business class wears is entirely their business. Wake up you old fogeys, this is 2004.
Wearing a suit is old fashioned. I paid for the premium ticket, and I can dress how I want.
By the way, one time I was wearing shorts from Miami to ORD on 1st class on an AA 767, and a flight attendant gave me a look.
I let her have it, and complained to the flight purser. I suggested that she was getting on me and ignoring some others who were "underdressed for 1st class" simply because I am Indian and dark-skinned. The scared flight purser apologized repeatedly and gave me a voucher.
Moral: First and business class passengers pay the freight for these airlines, and don't let ANY F/A forget it..if they do, they lose their job!
Womack17 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 473 posts, RR: 5 Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3606 times:
I am not concerned with what fellow passengers wear in regards to proper or acceptable dress - what I am concerned about is passenger safety. If I am involved in an aircraft accident I don't want to be slowed down trying to exit the aircraft by the fellow looking for his flip flops. When I dress I wear clothes that are the safest in the event of an emergency. Cottons and Denims are a lot less flame resistant that polyester blends. A leather jacket is going to protect me far more than light sweater - also I am going to wear leather soled shoes that are tied tightly to prevent it flying off my feet. I always say dress for safety because you never know what may occur and if something does occur a passenger is going to need every lit of bit of help available.
Oh how I miss Midway Airlines. A class act right to then end.
Type-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4731 posts, RR: 20 Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3566 times:
And they can also dance a pirrouette upon entering the aircraft too if they so desire!
Dressing appropriately is not just a "class or snob" thing, it's a safety issue. Sure, everyday thousands of flights make it to their destinations safely, but what about the the rare event of an emergency evacuation? If you are wearing shorts and sandals you'll enjoy riding down one of the slides if you have to evacuate.... and leave most of the skin from the back of your legs behind!
Wear clothes that are sturdy, yet comfortable and cover "contact points" and you'll be fine. The polo/dress shirt and cotton twill pants is a very nice look. Nobody will give you strange stares when wearing these. And they are comfortable too.
Fly North Central Airlines..The route of the Northliners!
Galeaocumbica From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 94 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3520 times:
I think a nice jeans and a nice and clean t-shirt won't be a trouble.
I usually fly from LHR-GRU-LHR (an almost 12 hours flight each way) and the few times I flew with a nice shirt I arrived with a very bad looking, well not me, but my shirt.
So, just wear something comfortable and enjoy the flight.
Have a good time!!
25 MAS A330: The best thing to wear is whatever you think is comfortable. It doesnt neccesarily have to be smart casual and dont worry about what is appropriate or
26 Jwenting: Sometimes cabin crew will take exception to passengers in businessclass who don't wear suit and tie (or equivalent female attire). This can result in
27 PA120: Womack17; If you flight crashes from 37000ft then I don`t think it matters what clothes you were wearing....but lets hope you will never have to put y
28 Worldoftui: Thanks Guys, and yes i usually do enjoy Chicago. Ill be visiting Meigs this time too (well, whats left of it). Hopefully get a few pictures. BMI I too
29 An-225: If you're non-revving, you better dress up! Nice pants, nice shoes and a polo shirt should do the trick. If you've paid for your ticket, you can prett
30 DeltAirlines: You should at least look respectable. When I fly, no matter which cabin (first, business, or economy), I will wear minimally slacks and a golf shirt,
31 HlywdCatft: I agree with Big Mac wear whatever you want, but TAKE A SHOWER. I don't care how anyone looks on board a plane, whether they are wearing suit and tie,
32 Type-rated: Whats going to offend your fellow passengers more? looks or smell? With looks you can always close your eyes or look somewhere else...... with smell
33 Aa61hvy: I don't see how me dressing comfortable (not tank tops) but a t-shirt and shorts is disrespecting my passengers. Dalm88-How is that inappropriate atti
34 Skyguy: Having flown in F once on BA longhaul due to an unexpected upgrade from J, I got raised eyebrows and condescending attitude from the FA's as I was dre
35 FLY2LIM: What a ridiculous thread. Where does it say that people have to wear a particular attire in "business". Keep in mind, this name is not really correct
36 Vatveng: My only self-imposed dress-code for flying is to wear good sturdy shoes in case of emergency or (more likely) 30-second connections. It's really hard
37 Worldoftui: Initially I thought about this thread and thought that I wouldn't wear shorts for example when traveling First or Club. But then I thought "Why the He
38 CXA340: This is actually a pet peeve of mine. I have travelled on a pass w/ UA, so I had to dress up because they require it, I had no problem wearing just ni
39 BMIFlyer: Well, thanks again everyone, i hope to have an enjoyable time in the 'Windy City' Thanks Lee
40 StefanDotDe: Why don't you dress as you would like to see other people dressed: casual clean not badly smelling cloths At the end I am the customer and an airline
41 Nethkt: If you are not staffs travelling on Business class then.... don't worry...where whatever you want!!! Those who wear suits and stuffs are staffs travel
42 AFHokie: I agree with Womack17 Wear what you want, but wear something that's not going to hinder you if you need to deplane quickly PA120, yes not much out the