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Do You Dress Up?  
User currently offlineDelta777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 661 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2720 times:

Do you Dress up when you fly? personally, I dress up a little, I`m not talking about a suit and tie, but maybe a sweater and khakis or something like that. Just trying to keep flyin a little classy.

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User currently offlineRogueTrader From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

I usually go with the minimum I have to for work: which is khakis and a polo shirt. If I'm paying for a ticket for myself, I sometimes go in shorts if the destination is tropical.

In the 1970s, my family dressed up whenever we flew, which meant ties for the men and skirts/dresses for the women. It seems kind of funny now that we did this just for the flight, but we did.

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User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2449 times:

it is amazing how people now a days look like trash, bikers with t-shirts. business guys and gals in work out cloths and so on. the old people who fly still pull out the sky blue leasure suits and always get a smerk.i do dress up, not ties but always dress up.

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User currently offlineNonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1326 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

When I first began with the airline, the dress code was a coat and tie. Now, it has relaxed to nice pants and collared shirt in first class and collared shirt with jeans in coach as the minimum. I tend to wear a golf shirt and some decent pants with my leather walking shoes on the plane, even if first class looks like it is full. After all, you never know.....

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2377 times:
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No, i don't "dress up" up for flights. I just wear my casual clothes, baggy jeans,loose jackets. Comfortable clothes is a must! Specially when you're gonna be stuck in a 32 in seat pitch sitting in an upright position for 10 hours.


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User currently offlineJayhup From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 456 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

I got used to flying in a suit and tie and now I can't even wear shorts on a plane!


User currently offlineOflove13 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

if the company buys my ticket i do because thats there dress code. if i buy my ticket no way, sweat pants and a tee shirt for me

User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2339 times:

Dockers and button down or polo shirt for me in C class.
Sometimes jeans for short trips.
What dif does it make, anyway? They already have my money!

User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1331 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

I always wear casual clothing whenever I fly, depending on the weather. Usually jeans or khakis and sometimes polo shirts. I make sure the material is comfortable so I don't feel uneasy, especially on a long haul flight.


User currently offlineGD727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 925 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2269 times:

No, I just make sure the clothes I'm wearing are clean and casual, but not too casual. I usually wear a good pair of pants and a nice tee-shirt. (I wear tee-shirts year round anyways, so it dosen't matter.)


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User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4661 posts, RR: 31
Reply 10, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2263 times:

Yes. I dress 'business casual'-- khakis, a plaid shirt, and a sport coat. Flying was once an elegant experience--I can remember my parents dressing me up to fly in pre-deregulation days as a kid.

We might not all need to wear ties, but it seems to me that flying should be a classy experience as Delta 777 says. I dress up regardless of whether I fly on a Cartel carrier or a low-fare carrier.


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User currently offlineJjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2249 times:

Just remember to wear cotton or another natural fiber: you want to burn and not melt, right?


User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2237 times:

I try to dress decently, "business casual" as someone else noted. While it's not necessary to be formally clad, one should not look like a skell either.

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User currently offlineAdam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2233 times:

I usually just wear some khaki pants and a nice shirt. On one occasion I did wear a baseball jeresey when I flew out to California to see a baseball team . And if i'm going to a tropical destination I will wear some shorts and a hawaiin shirt  Smile.

User currently offlineBaldguy From Canada, joined May 2001, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2228 times:

I dress up a little since flying is something of a celebration for me!

User currently offline2cn From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 648 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2223 times:

I usually dress up somewhat like others have said already-something like a v neck sweater or a turtle neck, khakis, and my leather blazer and black dress shoes. When I was younger- early 90s when I was like 5,6,7- I would dress up in my suit and tie since my dad was- Delta at that time required adult non revs, if I remember correctly, to really dress up. I am glad they are not that strict now as I really would hate to wear a suit and tie on a flight.

User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2208 times:

I just wear some hip clothes or something cool. Or sometimes even shorts. Depends on the occasion/weather. But on my way back from SFO to DEN than to BIL, I wore khaki shorts a long sleeved shirt, when I got to BIL it was below zero! Brrrrrrrrr!  Big grin


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9027 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (14 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2195 times:

The minimum for me is dress pants and polo shirt, but that is if I am in economy. I might wear a dress shirt too on the flight, depending on the destination (no tie). If I am in First/Business, minimum is dress shirt and dress pants, with a tie. Sometimes I leave the sportcoat, others no. These are personal regulations to try and look the most presentable I can. It does irritate me a little when I am dressed up like item number 1 for a Delta Express flight to MCO when everyone around me is staring at me for being "dressed up", rather than in their torn shorts and wrinkled t-shirt.


User currently offlineFlyVS007 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 186 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (14 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

My two key words:

Cotton and comfortable.

Cotton, so that my plastic clothes don't shrink wrap me in the unlikely event of a fire.

Comfortable, don't know about you, but I generally end up feeling a little bloated after 11 hours.

I do like to look respectable, so that the first class passengers don't think we're all just trash back there in the rubbish seats.

User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3222 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (14 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2183 times:

Depends on the flight. For longhauls I like to wear a suit on J class, and smart casual on Y. For short hauls I will wear reasonably casual clothes, but then again I always dress reasonably smartly anyway (no jeans etc)

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User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1080 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (14 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2167 times:

I usually dress up. I tried not dressing up once and the way I was treated wasn't as good as when I did dress up a little. Seems that the airline personel treat you with a little more respect. Thats what I have gotten out of it.


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User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4053 posts, RR: 52
Reply 21, posted (14 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2163 times:

As I said in another post on here, dressing smart also helps if the airline is looking to upgrade people, after all they are not going to upgrade some scruffy student to sit in the more expensive seats - worth considering when yuor next preparing to travel.

I dress smartly when I'm flying scheduled airlines, because of the above and usually because I'm on a non-rev standby ticket,but when I'm flying on a charter, I wear what ever I pick up off the floor first Big grin.

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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6383 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (14 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2162 times:

I always wear jeans and usually a polo shirt or a tee shirt.

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User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (14 years 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

I always wear khakis and a button-down shirt on a flight. (Sometimes a polo shirt in the summer) I also get my hair cut before a flight.

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 24, posted (14 years 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

I wear jeans and a t-shirt regardless of class...I dress to be comfortable, not to impress the f/a's or fellow passengers...and I am most comfortable in the aforementioned articles...


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25 RogueTrader : I actually get something of a cheap perverse thrill from dressing down when I know I am flying in F class on a positive space ticket. A couple of year
26 Greg : Actually I did the same thing on BA about two years ago from LGW-IAH in Club World...but not to your extreme. Jeans and sneakers and a ripped T. And n
27 Post contains images LOT767-300ER : I snap on my pink thongs and sometimes a manbra.....the usual stuff.
28 Post contains images Cathay Pacific : I don't dress up, I just wear something comfortable, jeans, t-shirt and sneakers (whether I fly J or Y). I don't see why I have to 'dress-up', flying
29 Boeing 747-311 : YEs, i like to dress up, because i believe it makes the experience much better and more fun!
30 Trickijedi : I myself dress for comfort, especially on the long hauls. If it's summer here, I'll usually fly wearing a pair of shorts, some gym shoes and a nice sh
31 Post contains images CV990A : I'll wear the aforementioned 'business casual' of Khakis, a polo shirt, and a sport coat, regardless of class. I do this mostly for comfort, but it ha
32 Post contains images Yyz717 : When I worked in the airline industry & travelled on ID50, 75, 90 etc., I always wore a suit when travelling or least a blazer & tie. With my Greg Kin
33 Post contains images Boeing747-700 : I always dress up. I look at flying like comming to work. I wont wear Jeans on a flight but rather something professional. I like to make an impressio
34 Dash8king : Yes I always dress up when I fly, Dress Pants, Collared shirt, Fleece Vest, and Dress Shoes.
35 Post contains images Airsicknessbag : I give my clothes a second thought, not necessarily dressing up: for comfort: - comfortable clothing - layers, in order to be able to quickly adjust
36 Mr AirNZ : I feel a certain level of 'class' is required for a flight. To this extent I do try and make myself look respectable.
37 TNboy : For longhaul I try and make it smart but comfortable. For a long overnight flight I avoid ties, buttons around the neck, tight pants, etc., and usuall
38 Stretch 8 : If I am on business, I will wear a suit. If I am on holiday, I will still wear a jacket and pressed trousers (and sometimes a tie). If you dress and b
39 Ly334 : Come on, What is that issue about, do you guys think that anyone is looking at you when you fy? Nobody really cairs what you are dressed up and so the
40 VapourTrails : I don't dress up other than looking neat and casual. I only fly for leisure not business -- if I did I would dress up, well I would be flying business
41 Erj-145mech : When I fly myself, I wear my Nomex, leather flying boots and nomex gloves. A kevlar flight helmet tops it off. Dave
42 Pmk : Erj-145mech: Nobody likes a smart ass. When I fly commercial I wear a wool suit and slacks, I may wear a polo with it but normally a dress shirt and t
43 Konstantinos : Yes! Still do it to now but not so much on domestic travel e.g. 1 hr flight. Mostly on long international flights. Also when traveling by ship in firs
44 Jjbiv : Hi PMK, I second the recommendation for wool. It's just as good as cotton and a bit more stylish. I live in Toledo, too...small world! joe
45 AirNewZealand : I ahve been dressing up lately. I usually wear some nice dress pants, like cream or something, with a Turtle neck on. People say i look toooo done up.
46 Post contains images Cmk10 : If its domestic i wear either khaki's or shorts if its warm with a collared shirt and a belt, if its international, always pants. Gotta impress the f/
47 Cap'n Dan : Well, if you must know, I grow a GIGANTIC mullet a month in advance of any flight. Then I don't shave or brush my teeth the week in advance. I usually
48 EIPremier : When I travel, I dress for practicality. I usually wear jeans and a long-sleeved tee-shirt. I never wear sandles, due to the possibility of having my
49 Godbless : I usually dress up a little nicer than usual. But it also depends on the airline. When I flew Air Namibia I didn't really care... flying Ryanair I def
50 Keesje : I hope every-body else wears their favorite tee shirt, jeans, baseball cap & Nikes. I makes my own chances of getting an upgrade better ! and Yes ...
51 Ogseminole : When I pay for my ticket: jeans and polo shirt, no sneakers. When non-reving on line: business casual. When non-reving off line: jacket, tie and dress
52 CV990 : Hi! When I fly I always wear jeans, t-shirt and confortable shoes, just that!!! But I've flew already with shorts when I came from ATH, it was so hot
53 Srbmod : Since everytime I have flown in the last three years has been non-rev, I have always had to follow the non-rev dress code for the airlines I was flyin
54 Cainanuk : Absolutely. This is not the friggin bus!! It wasnt that long ago that flying was an event. Seems that to most people it is merely a means to an end th
55 Flying_phoenix : i never used 2, it used to be just jeans or whatever, but now i guess i dress 'smart casual'. i like to feel quite smart cus it makes the whole flying
56 DTW/ORD Fan! : When I fly, I don't "dress up", but I most definatly look presentable! I mean, clean shaved(unless my goatee matches me good, I trim it nice), hair ni
57 DeltAirlines : Yes, I forgot to mention in my original post that if I am not paying for First/Business (which I do ~40% of the time), I will dress up in the chance I
58 GF-A330 : I don't normally go for the suit-shirt-tie look, but just casual and whats in fashion. Actually it also depends on who is going to come and receive yo
59 OA277 : I'm always dressing up (not ties and stuff, just simple things). I'm never in jeans. You know. 1st reason: there might be a very nice hostess, like th
60 GF-A330 : Actually I wouldn't mind dressing up (suit-shirt-tie) it makes for a change and you only ever do it once in a while. Makes an excuse to wear my suit.
61 Continental : Yup, I wear a nice dress shirt, and khakis! Continental
62 CcrlR : My family used to dress up when we were going on UA from ORD-LAS and we would wear our regular clothes on the return trip home. The only thing we stop
63 Ammunition : what is it with adding the word 'dress' in front of 'formal' clothes i.e........... dress pants, dress shirts, dress shoes? is it an american thing?
64 Dash8king : No because when you say "dress" it means it is classy type of clothing. It is used all over the world.
65 Post contains images Ammunition : ok... i must admit ive never come across it before (in the UK). learn something new every day
66 Post contains images Baec777 : Always The Same When Flying.. baec
67 STT757 : Last time I few I wore a pair of Mavi Jeans, a button Calvin Klein shirt and my Sketchers.
68 KAL_LM : when I'm non-revving...button-up shirt and slacks (or whatever is needed) when I'm paying...I'll at least look nice, no flip-flops or sandals though,
69 Md88captain : I find that I'm most comfortable in my black lycra pantsuit with my Jean Lycre pumps. I find that on long flights I prefer lacy briefs over my usual t
70 Konstantinos : To OA277 , "...there might be a very nice hostess, like those in KLM, Lufthansa and Olympic" Olympic!!! When did you see a very nice hostess on Olympi
71 GRZ-AIR : For me flying is something very special. So I dress up in Khaki Pants , Timberland leather Shoes and a Polo or Dress shirt with a Dark Blue or Black
72 Post contains images Renton_WA : Business travel: yes, business is business, whether I'm in coach or business class you'll see me in a suit, tie, shoes, the works. Vacation or persona
73 Cap'n Dan : a) If people feel that flying is a special event and therefore want to get dressed up, that is their perogative. However, I really think you guys need
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