Cmk10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2911 times:
I always look presentable. If im flying domestically its always a collared shirt tucked into either pants or if its hot, shorts. I always have socks and sneakers on. If I'm flying internationally I always wear pants.
"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2889 times:
Depends what class I'm flying in and what the weather is outside.
When I'm in coach I always wear a collared shirt, usually a polo-style shirt, and usually jeans or khaki shorts. If its the summer, I might wear Birkenstocks (I know sandals are unsafe to wear on aircraft). Otherwise, I wear sneakers or Doc Martens.
When I fly in first and business, I always wear a dress shirt and usually a tie (if its not the summer).
I hate people that dress like slobs when they travel. Its like, c'mon, the last thing 200 people want to see is you wearing a sleeveless shirt and cutoff shorts.
Gigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16345 posts, RR: 87
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2875 times:
It really depends on what I had to do before I left, or what I have to do right when I get there.
Sometimes I'll be in a suit, and miserable. Sometimes I'll look like a college student. Sometimes I'll be in my business casual having just left the office. But never shorts... I invariably get cold at some point...
Blink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5474 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2869 times:
I'm pretty casual, but without looking like a slob. I don't tuck my shirt in, or wear a collared shirt(both of which I hate doing), but I don't look like an all out slob with cut off shorts and a sleeveless tshirt. I usually wear a pair of jeans and a tshirt and whatever the weather is like is what i will wear on my feet.
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
Sllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2837 times:
It totally depends on what I'm doing and how I'm feeling. I'm as likely to be dressed with a tie as to be in a t-shirt and shorts. I really don't worry about the 'experience' anymore -- the airlines have pretty well beaten any special out of the air.
Godbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2836 times:
Depends on the airline and the reason why I am traveling... If I fly someplace just to go spotting at that airport then I dress so that I can walk around a lot without getting tired (light and comfortable shoes) but as soon as I have another purpose I do try to look more business-like.
One time I flew with an ID-90 on SAS and at the gate I was reamed out because I had a t-shirt on, so there I had learnt my lesson. And anyways in a case of an upgrade it is always good to look appropriate.
The only airline where I would probably care less about how I look is on Ryanair.
Delta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2814 times:
I dress depending on what business I have when I arrive, not for the benefit of the airline or the other passengers. If I take an AM flight to get to a meeting with customers in the afternoon, I wear a suit. If it's just to meet colleagues, I wear business casual. If I fly in the evening only to head to a hotel upon arriving, I wear jeans and casual shirt.
But clothing is about the last thing I think about when traveling.
UALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2807 times:
I understand the need to be comfortable, but some of the clothes I've seen on people flying are a disgrace. I always try to where a Polo or golf shirt. I have a favorite button down shirt that is very confortable as well, and it looks good w/ a tie! I where the most conforatable khaki's and walking shoes. I've been very confortable in these cloths even on International flights.
I see no reason why airlines can't demand a better dress code for upper levels of service. If a restaurant can deny you seating for showing up with out a tie and airline should be able to demand proper dress for passengers in Buisness and first. Again nothing extreme but presentable.
Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2791 times:
I normally just wear what I would on a normal day, but then again, I always fly in Y. The clothes I wear are normally shorts or pants, and a T-shirt or long sleeved T-shirt (all depending on the weather). I usually dress a little bit warmer for an airplane than I would if I was going to be outside all day. I find it to be cold on airplanes.
Jtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 658 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2773 times:
Usually shorts and a nice t-shirt and even in business class as the flights are usually over 12 hours and I like to feel very comfortable..Also depends on the weather where I am going if it is a short haul flight.
Tbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2772 times:
I generally like to look professional when I fly, you never know who you'll run into. Collared shirt, tucked into a nice pair of Kenneth Cole slacks, and always polished shoes. When I'm going on vaca I'll dress down a bit but still presentable, cargo shorts and a collared shirt. You make think this is shallow but people do respect you more upfront if you look good.
Tan Flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1897 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2765 times:
Yes, flying really used to mean you dressed up. Back in the 60's my father always wore a suit, white shirt and tie(My mother ironed the shirt with lots of spray starch!LOL). Now that I am that age(mid 40's), I generally wear pressed dockers, button down collar shirt, and if it is the cooler months, I'll take a sports coat( I have an old favorite just for travel).
You stand a far better chance of getting comped up front if you look pretty decent including a relative recent haircut, nice fragrance, etc.
Also, you never can tell who you might meet..and you NEVER get a second chance for a first impression!
Wilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1160 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2760 times:
I was probley the tail end of the last generation to get dressed up to fly, but bi always dress professional for flying. at the very least a polo shirt and kakkies be it travel for busines or pleasuure... when i cross the pond i bring a change of clothes and change on the plane to something more suitable for sleeping in
Barcode From Switzerland, joined Dec 2001, 678 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2749 times:
Errrm trousers and jumper or smart blouse. I'm not a snob by any means, but I wouldn't go out in public without looking presentable so it escapes me why I've seen some people on flights looking like they reside in a dustbin.
Frequentflier From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 422 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2733 times:
The key word is comfortable.
I dress usually in clothes that are really comfortable to wear and also in layers if a climate change is in store. For instance, going to Florida, I'll wear a sweat shirt with a tee shirt underneath and shorts/pants. I see no reason why anyone should be forced to dress up for a flight. In fact, if I went on a flight from New York to Australlia, I would probably change into pajamas or something like them on the plane. I would rather be comfortable than look "presentable" in the eyes of fellow passengers.
LV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1900 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2696 times:
Never ever ever shorts, always full length pants. Usually Kakhis or trousers. I think I wore jeans once, that was spring break last year in and out of vegas and I was still one of the best dressed people on the plane (in all fairness, it is vegas). I usually wear my good shoes, I have been caught in tennis shoes before.
To back up the comment on you never know who you will meet. On one flight I met a guy who ended up being the vice president of the company I was on my way to interview with. I believe that definatly helped the interview out.
Mandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 74
Reply 24, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2648 times:
Domestic Flights: I need something with a pocket where I can out my ticket and boarding pass... normally business casuals... It helps when dealing with trouble such as talking to airline staff if there is a delay or making a complaint... and I get wider, warmer smiles when complementing that way.
International flights: same philosophy as above, but since I have to carry passports, sponsorship letters etc etc etc etc... I prefer wearing a business jacket so i can put those stuff on the inside pocket. Plus, my country requires that my passport is kept in pristine clean condition... so putting it in a suitable place helps... the jacket is also a nice light blanket for long haul flights
It works psychologically when dealing with troublesome immigration, security, customs etc.
When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !
: T-Shirt and jeans. Since I only fly cattle class, I find this presentable. Not that I give a damn what people think anyway.
: My prime concern is safety, the second one personal comfort. For safety: - long sleeves and long pants - stable shoes (i.e. no sandals etc.) - no synt