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"Dressed For First Class" Huh?  
User currently offlineTwa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3129 posts, RR: 4
Posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3426 times:

SO i read on a trip report that some guy didn't have the right shoes to fly in First Class? what does THAT mean? I didn't know you had to be dressed a certain way. I flew ORD-SLC this summer in First and I was wearing Shorts, and Doc Maarten sandals... they didnt say a thing...

twa902


life wasn't worth the balance, or the crumpled paper it was written on
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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3250 times:

Its to do with upgrades to first and people looking like they would be in first paying themselves.

User currently offlineUALbrat From United States of America, joined May 2006, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3221 times:

Non-revs have to follow strict dress codes -- on UAL there are dress codes for each class of service. I've been given a free fashion evaluation at the gate several times.

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3196 times:

If there was a dress code for first then I never would have been in first. Usually I get last minute on-the-plane upgrades to First if space is available and my dad is present and I wear jeans, t-shirt, and sneakers...

This isnt the 1950's anymore...

Greg



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User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3167 times:

I have learned my lesson now flying non rev on United. I always wear dockers, polo shirt, and doc martins. There was one time i forgot to bring my doc's when I was going to Hong Kong, Bangkok and tokyo... flew out to LAX the night before and went to target just to buy some dress shoes in inglewood! now that wasnt much fun and I learned my lesson then to dress for first class always!!

User currently offlineTbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3140 times:

Greetings:

"Dressed for First Class" this must be a joke right???? Personally I could care less if you sit in first class wearing sweet pants or a three peice suit. Nobody has the right to judge a book by its cover.

Thanx
Tom


User currently offlineCpt. Caveman From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3124 times:

Hey,

It depends how you are travelling:
1: If you travel as a Non-Revenue passenger, this means when you received the ticket as stby ticket, from the airline itself.
For this tickets you have different priorities:
For example: I once travelled on AA in First Class on a A13 ticket, this means training for the airline! You have also the D2 ticket, is airline employee using his/her free tickets to go on vacation for example!
When U use this kind of tickets, and you whan't to make a chance to travel or in Business or in First Class, than you best look at the dresscode!

2: When you have a full fare First or Business Class ticket on AA for example: when you have a full "J" ticket for business, or a full "F" ticket for First Class, then is doesn't matter, then you can even sit in First with your short and T-shirt, sandals whatever.
This because you payed a full price, this is than the contrary with the free tickets, here you should look what you're wearing!

Regards  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Cpt. Caveman


User currently offlineTwa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3129 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3092 times:

Actually I upgraded using United MIlage Plus miles... so i didnt pay the full fare?

twa902



life wasn't worth the balance, or the crumpled paper it was written on
User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3083 times:

Well, no body has the right to tell some one what to dress! As a flight attendant, i dont care what my passengers are dressed like, but i would recommend some tips for dress....

always try to avoid nylon clothes and clothes that expose large parts of your body, as in the unlikely event of an evacuation, exiting the planes through slides can cause some minor burns while friction with the evacuation slide
Try to avoid high heeled shoes as they would puncture the evacuation slide, so they are not allowed while evacuation and they must be taken off.

other wise, passengers want to feel comfortable, so dress what you want as long as it is safe!


User currently offlineKAL_LM From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3048 times:

I've always believed you should look presentable. I'm not saying you have to wear a 3-piece suit, but at least be clean. I've never been given a hard time for what I look like, even when flying non-rev. But the maxim is true, if you look nice, you'll get treated better (usually...).

Regards,
Tom



is that a light at the end of the tunnel or just a train?
User currently offlineIFlyMidwExprss From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 160 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3033 times:

I agree that revenue-paying pax should be able to wear whatever they like. But last summer, on my last non-rev trip on NW(I worked for a sister airline), my company handbook stipulated exactly the type of clothes we must wear to be eligible to sit in Business or First. It may have been a pain, but I sure wasn't complaining in F class on the way to/from Europe! A small price to pay for one hell of a fringe benefit, IMO.

User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3022 times:

That was probably me with the wrong shoes  Smile

Airlines have dress codes for non-revenue (airline employee) travel, so the "feel" of First Class is retained. It's also done so for the non-rev passenger to blend in with the paying passengers, because it's an unstated rule that you need to blend in as much as possible, you do not make any light of the fact that you are travelling non-revenue space available.

Anyways, I'm probably going to New York again next week... I'll be wearing my dress shoes this time  Smile

- Kai



Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
User currently offlineTwa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3129 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2989 times:

yeah i think it was you... flew SFO-JFK-SFO right?


life wasn't worth the balance, or the crumpled paper it was written on
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2979 times:

There is a very different definition of F Class between Europe and the US.

On US Domestic, First Class is simply 40" pitch or something with some alcohol beverages and a slightly better service. In Europe and Asia and US International V. Long Haul and everywhere else, it's 6ft 6" beds with 14" PTVs, AVOD and beaming service with turn down service in Connolly leather.

That should explain it.

Another example, take for example the seat plans that Boeing and Airbus use for their A380 / 777. Now if Singapore Airlines put those kinds of F Class seats on, I wouldn't support them one bit. Who would?!

That should explain it  Big thumbs up



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2977 times:

It is the first class image, you can wear shorts sandals, t-shirt etc, however if they are clean, and you look smart they are fine.
Iain


User currently offlineLortab 7.5mg From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 805 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2899 times:

It definitely applies to non-rev passengers only. I've flown on first just wearing a t-shirt, shorts and gym shoes.

User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2896 times:

Back in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, people wanted to make other people know that they belonged in first class. they wore their Sunday's best and acted very politely. That was old school and doesn' happen now.

User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

That's what you think ILS...

Business formal to Business casual is usually worn in First Class... I haven't seen anyone in First Class wearing like what some of you are wearing... if I did flights that had First Class I'd be relatively strict, but also give leeway. It's the attitude and the way you present yourself that would make the biggest impact. Like Iainhol said... you need to look smart if you are sitting in First.

- Kai



Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

You always should look presentable. It doesn't have to be a suit, but wear something clean and non-wrinkled, also you should have your pants pulled up atleast so nobody could see your ass. Plus you get treated better if you are dressed nicely. On my trip to Las Vegas I will wear my new,and clean, jeans and a t-shirt with a (just now washed) hoodie on top.


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User currently offlineSophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2803 times:

I have a friend who flies first all the time and dresses like a slob. He's never been told anything.

User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

I flew a DL 757 in FC DFW-MSY on a weekday with a lot of business men in FC, I was dressed in a suit and tie myself, if I hadn't have been, then I would have felt stupid. For long haul FC, dress comfy casual, for short haul, dress nice.

User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2767 times:

2 of the last 3 flights I took I was in a shirt and tie.. Not because of some "Dress Code", I wasn't even in first class.. I just wanted too..

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

Ah hell,

I wore a heavy metal t-shirt and decent jeans and my girlfriend wore vinyl pants and a tight top when we flew down to Miami on first class from Detroit. The FA's treated us very good, we were polite to them unlike Mr. Snooty Businessman across the aisle on the A319 from us. I could hear Mr. Buisnessman grumbling about how we were dressed and then he DEMANDED special service from the FA's and pissed and moaned about everything. Let's just say the FA's came around us more.


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 23, posted (13 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2756 times:

My father experienced more than once that you WILL get less service in business and especially first class if you are not wearing suit and tie.
On one KLM flight between Amsterdam and Sao Paolo (sp?) he (and someone else dressed similarly) was totally ignored when he was dressed in (Calvin Klein) jeans and (Hilfinger) polo over (Nike) sports shoes until he demanded to see the captain to file a formal complaint.
He didn't get drinks, food or anything. Had to store his own bags while those of others were stored for them (minor, he didn't care at the time), etc..
This was no incident. On other flights similar things happened, though less extreme.

So, while there may not be a formal dresscode (maybe some airlines have one, KLM does not) the flightcrew do treat passengers differently based on their dress.



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2614 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (13 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2711 times:

People used to dress well for any air travel. It was an unspoken rule that you got dressed up to fly, nomatter what class you were in. I usually nonrev soe the rule still stands. Even when I purchase a ticket I still dress that way. Too many people in the US think shorts, ripped tee shirts and flip-flops are appropriate attire for ever occation. End Rant

25 B737-112 : I saw a guy get kicked off a USAirways flight while he was boarding late one night at LAX for "non suitable clothing" for first class. He was not an e
26 Twa902fly : I've seen all sorts of people in first class. What stands out is those people with backpacks and stuff who look like hitchhikers. But I don't mind any
27 Sccutler : "...was boarding in a basketball jersey and shorts, very common look here in LA... Emphasis on common. Trust me, folks, in life, you never know where
28 Tan flyr : Sccutler just made almost all of my points....I'll just add that "you only have one chance to make a first impression". You never can tell who that im
29 Greg : I travel in shorts and sweats sometimes. I'm not the least bit concerned how I look as long as it's presentable. It's my money and I'll be confortable
30 Dutchjet : Simple, you get what you pay for......if you paid for a first or business ticket, or used your miles and paid for your premium ticket that way, dress
31 Hepkat : Well, I was once turned down for an upgrade on Alitalia becuase I was wearing jeans, even though I was tastefully dressed. The lady at the check-in co
32 Andreas : It must be. I fully agree with fly emirates. There is no rule whatsoever in the whole wide f..king world, that tells you what to wear in first or busi
33 GoAllegheny : Personally, I prefer dressing up a little bit when I am in first class, which isn't often. Conversely, dressing up in cattle class seems a bit silly t
34 ILS : My usual first class attire is khaki pants or shorts, Polo shirt, and Birkenstocks.
35 Zrs70 : Seems that the majority of people here have the attitude of "it's all about ME.... I don't care what other people think..... I can wear whatever I wan
36 Andreas : trying to tell us. Sorry, but I don't get your point. You pay a lot of money to travel first, does that mean I'm selfish if I don't wear a suit or som
37 Zrs70 : Andreas, I am assuming you are responding to me. Please read my post again. I don't care what people look like. I care how they act. And if they act w
38 Andreas : ...respond to you. Ok, then I agree with you. It's just so that it wasn't that clear in your first posting. Have a nice weekend Regards Andreas
39 Twa902fly : WHy would people care about what you're wearing in first(as long as its clean)... the seats are so big that youre so far away from them that most like
40 HlywdCatft : Who cares how people dress in first class. Just be sure you SHOWER beforehand. I paid for the ticket, I'm gonna dress the way I feel. I wear T-shirts
41 Fly_emirates : regardless what i said about passengers, but i would like to be presentable with good attitude, but not with a suit and stuff...
42 Blink182 : As long as you are presentable, its all fine with me. Do I think wearing a tank top with a pair of athletic shorts is fine? No. I wear khaki shorts,ca
43 Goldenshield : Remember, first class is a privilage, not a right.
44 MilesDependent : I don't believe many people would turn up to a nice restaurant in shorts and a t-shirt. Same should apply to first class. You don't have to wear a tux
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