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I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Mon Aug 14, 2000 1:46 pm

i know this has been posted before but this subject needs attention! i just came from dfw airport and i saw people in tank tops and swim suits getting on airplanes! the only people that dress nice are buisness men and and people from the middle east (indians, arabs, ect...) in their gown thingys (sorry if i ofend you but i dont know what those types of cloths are called......)

what are your thoughts on this subject? i remember when i used to fly non-rev and had to dress up so i could fly first class and people would look at me like some weird kid in the airport! but i always got the last laugh when i saw billy bob and his tank top walk past me on the way to coach class  

is this just an american problem or does this happen in europe and other places? i have never seen a not-well dressed asian person! do people actually think it is comty to fly in a basketball jersey and surf shorts?
 
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Mon Aug 14, 2000 1:53 pm

Hey I am with you I flew SEA--LAX and there was this HUGE TEAXAN there he was wearing a tank top and Trunks I thought oh my god why do I have to sit in COACH...Bacardi can you tell me how you dressed to get upgraded like what you did?? Thanks I am planing to fly LAX---JFK  
 
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Mon Aug 14, 2000 1:58 pm

Aero_Lima, when we nonrev, we must wear nice clothes so that the airline will consider letting us in first class.
 
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Mon Aug 14, 2000 2:12 pm

I always dress nice for travel. I am a kid and get to fly f/c, thanks to the parents though. I usually wear a nice pair of khakis, cargos, or some kind of nice pair of pants and a buttom up shirt like Tommy, Polo, or somthing like that. Then a pair of Dr. Marten boots. Is this ok to dress for a guy of 15? If not, what should I wear? My mom usually wears a dress or pant suit. My dad usually a long sleeved shirt with a tie and some nice docker pants or somthing. Is this ok? Please give me your input. I think it is good compared to the way somepeople dress!
 
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Mon Aug 14, 2000 2:16 pm

It is like riding on a plane across the country is just a small step on a rock in their back yard. I almost expect to see them in wet bathing suits or with a little trowel poking through their pants in the back.

I generally don't wear a tie but I wear nice clothes.

Here's an idea: perhaps they wear those casual clothes because the interiors of airliners today aren't particularly formal anymore.

I rode on a PSA BAe 146 that had wallpaper and beautiful decor. I was underdressed. Today if you're in a Concorde or a DC-9 everything is all eggshell sides and top. Only the seats are a little formal.

Perhaps I am overstating this.


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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Mon Aug 14, 2000 2:18 pm

I think, although it's not an excuse, that people dress more casually now because more and more people have access to flying, and it's not something as out of the ordinary as it used to be.

But flying is still a special thing so I don't think it's apropriate to dress the way some people do
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Mon Aug 14, 2000 2:29 pm

Like I have said before.....it's not how you look.....but how you act as a pax that counts to me.

But for those of you who feel that a more formal attire would be appropriate inflight.....here's me solution....give me 65" of seat pitch in coach and I might consider it. 
 
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Mon Aug 14, 2000 2:34 pm

Come on! Does it REALLY matter how people dress??? As long as they aren't exposing themselves in a lude manner and are not infringing on other pax.
 
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Mon Aug 14, 2000 2:36 pm

True, true, behavior is more important than the way you dress, to a cetain limit of course.
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Mon Aug 14, 2000 3:01 pm

Perhaps the cases referred to are a bit extreme. All the same, it pays to wear comfortable clothes to fly. Once you are fully clothed that is all that really matters. Consider this - during a flight your feet swell up and you may have to sit in a relatively cramped seat for several hours. Would you then knowingly wear your very best, albeit uncomfortable, clothes just because you are flying? If you are in First Class maybe but a comfortable casual dress code is certainly acceptable.

The route you are flying should also be taken into account. I have seen people fly in short pants between Trinidad and Tobago (POS-TAB) and among other Caribbean islands. While I would not do that personally, it is not really wrong for a short flight following which one would hit the beach! For longer flights more dressing up would be desireable.

I would, however, comment that things have changed considerably. When my family went on a 2-month long trip in 1979 my parents made sure I was fully dressed up, to the point of insisting I wear my newest shoes! That sort of dressing up gradually faded until now I usually wear jeans to fly (good looking ones at that, though).

All the same, a casual code is acceptable once reasonable limits are maintained. Deportment is the real issue facing today's civil aviation.

 
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Mon Aug 14, 2000 3:12 pm

ha.....what is the big fuss about what people wear??? is it so important whether people wear Armani or Gucci or Polo or Gap???? i mean as long as they feel comfortable in what they wear and that they are not 'overly exposing' their body, why do we have to worry about what they wear??????

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Mon Aug 14, 2000 3:29 pm

It's Whats On The Inside That Counts   
 
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Mon Aug 14, 2000 3:51 pm

yes, but I dont want to see other guys' insides!
 
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Mon Aug 14, 2000 4:39 pm

This is not your business! People's business own dress what they want to! I have seen people have strange dress at the airport this evening while I was waiting for my friend to pick up.

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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Mon Aug 14, 2000 5:11 pm

Oh...Good night!
Who cares what someone looks like for cris' sakes?
If I am on a pass or am on an XCM jumpseat, I wear a shirt and tie because that is protocol. If I pay for the ticket, I am in T-Shirt, shorts, and flip-flops.
Does that make me a bum? You decide. While you are deciding, I will be comfortable and not giving a crap what you think!
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Mon Aug 14, 2000 6:08 pm

I dont really mind the way people dress on planes. I have never seen anyone dress out of the ordinary. I usually just wear whats comfy, Jeans and a button up shirt. Sometimes I wish I would have worn shorts though. When I flew to Hawaii on a CO DC-10 we were waiting for everyone to board and it musta been 90 degrees in there and I had jeans on and I was sweating like crazy, Then in HNL they dont have a/c in most of the airport so I was getting all sweaty once again. So would you rather sit next to someone with shorts and a t-shirt and have them stay nice and cool, insted of sitting next to someone with jeans that gets all sweaty and stinks the rest of the trip.
 
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Mon Aug 14, 2000 6:31 pm

If someone is worried about how another person dresses for a flight, they have way too much time on their hands. All I know, is that if I'm gonna be on an airplane, I'm gonna be as confortable as possible. Personally, I'm more concerned with hygien and conduct.
 
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Mon Aug 14, 2000 6:41 pm

If you are travelling economy class/lower class it doesnt really matter what you are wearing.

When I fly economy class (especially long haul) I just look to find my most comfortable clothes. When I travel Business class its a differewnt story.

What ever is comfortable for you is the best clothes to wear!

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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Mon Aug 14, 2000 9:56 pm

Shorts,Trunks, cutoffs and all are a little too much, but i think casuals (jeans) are ok.

I once flew a domestic flight with a group of American students on a holiday, who came dressed in what they thought was an Indian dress. They thought they were looking damn cool or whatever, but they were looking plain silly in those saffron robes! Somebody ought to have told them what kind of Indians were those robes!

One thing that definitely puts me off even more than the co-pax's dress, is when they smell bad.

This is especially a problem with the touristy type Americans, who probably have never seen a soap or the inside of a shower in their life. Or probably they look on bathing as a unnecessary waste of time! Whatever, its real hell! U dont have to see them to hate them; u can smell them from a mile off!

 
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Mon Aug 14, 2000 10:11 pm

Yes im surprised to at the way people dress for travel in the west, but there was this one asian woman a fillipino i think who was wearing the most vulgur hotpants ive ever seen with stilettos, looked like a hooker, this was at Dubai airport.
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Mon Aug 14, 2000 11:14 pm

In the US, if you look at the trends towards business casual in the workplace, it only is an indication that people care about being comfortable over how they look. Although, you could still be comfortable and look nice. It's simply a sign of the times.

Last year I flew from EWR to LAS with a change in DFW. At DFW, some "classy" individuals got onto the plane BAREFOOT! This couple was not sitting together and the guy would walk up and down the cabin to talk to his "womun". As soon as we landed in Vegas, this guy runs from the back of the plane to his "womun" to walk off the plane with her. When we get off they are already pumping quarters into the slots and lighting their cigarettes (No Smoking). Very classy.
 
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Mon Aug 14, 2000 11:28 pm

Derek H

Yes of course.

I am English, but not a posh wanker, and share your dress senes.

You go for it while you can.
 
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Tue Aug 15, 2000 12:33 am

You can be comfortable while still looking classy. This is not impossible, if you only try. Unforunately, too many people who fly in this country don't give a crap about how they look, and what results is what we've been talking about here. People tend to look at airlines as a big, flying bus, and dress accordingly. It's really sad.

Not to say that, for example, wearing short-sleeved clothes is a bad thing. I still think you can look classy while doing this. For example, my standard travel dress is a pair of long, khaki pants with a button-up dress shirt and leather shoes. Only if I'm traveling on business do I wear a suit (and often, get better service dressed that way).

Jean shorts and khaki shorts push the limit of acceptable, but they're not offensive, so they should be allowed. This is especially true on island-hopper flights in the Hawaiian or Caribbean islands, for example, where it's too hot to care much about what you wear on a 50-minute flight. But when people wear swimsuits or no shoes on board aircraft, you have to draw the line. That's just classless, and people who dress like that to go to a public airport ought to be denied boarding. I'd do it if I were running an airline, that's for sure.

Have some class, for crying out loud, and at least wear some [i]shoes[/i] to the airport! It's not that hard.
 
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Tue Aug 15, 2000 12:36 am

For me, I have to dress up if I want to Non-Rev in first class. When ever I fly I dress up, even if it is on an express flight because, I may have to get creative. United's Employee/Dependent Dress code is as follows:


HIGHLIGHTS OF ACCEPTABLE ATTIRE:
IN COACH: Jeans, Denim clothing, athlectic/tennis shoes;dress sandles, loose fitting knee length Bermuda Shorts on all flights within the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.

UNACCEPTABLE ATTIRE IN ANY CLASS:
Any clothing that is torn, frayed, has patches or holes, sweat clothing. T-Shirts, bare feet, bathing suites, beach sandles, bare midriffs, extreme mini skirts, halter or bra tops, sheer or see through clothing, tank tops, sleeveless muscle shirts, and undergarments worn as outer garments

UNACCEPTABLE ATTIRE IN FIRST/BUSINESS CLASS:
All of the above items plus, jeans, denim cloathing, athlectic shoes, hiking/military style boots, shorts, baseball caps, lack of hosiery or socks, skin tight pants execpt when worn with a mid-thigh length top.

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES HAS FINAL SAY WHEN IT COMES TO THE DRESS CODE!!

Hope that helps!
Once again that is the pass travel dress code for United Airlines.
 
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Tue Aug 15, 2000 1:21 am

Keep in mind that in the workplace in general, the level of dress has migrated to a more casual look. Granted, no one is wearing tank-tops and shorts to work (at least not my work), but I suspect you see more and more casual clothes as a result. I don't see how the an airliner really warrents a dress code anyway, it should be consistant with being in public. Airline travel is extremely uncomfortable for me and temperatures tend to go to extremes particularly just after entering a plane and before taking off. I intentionally dress down when flying if I can to get as confortable in an uncomfortable environment. One should acknowledge the airlines' suggestion to dress SAFELY in the event of an unlikely emergency.
So here is what I hope is obversed by the pax sitting next to me in order of importance....

1. Hygiene
2. Behavior
3. Dress
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Tue Aug 15, 2000 1:42 am

You want to see shocking just take a trip on GREYHOUND bus lines!
 
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Tue Aug 15, 2000 1:42 am

I usually fly coach, and no matter what I do or where I go, I always wear my trusty Mark Brunell (Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL) jersey. I'll almost always wear loose-fitting jeans, though I wore sweat pants on the way to England as I intended to sleep most of that flight.
I've only flown first class a few times, all when I was expecting coach (and dressed accordingly), and my mom surprised me with an upgrade.
I really don't care what the people around me are wearing on flights. If they're comfortable, so be it. Now, if someone came on the plane wearing a shirt that said "KKK Forever!" or "Death to (enter race/gender/sexual orientation here)!" shirt I might raise some hell with the flight attendants, as I believe that freedom of speech does have its practical limits, and racist/bigoted slogans (this includes Buchanan for President shirts  ) have no reason to be in a public place.
So, my only plea- if you feel like conveying a message of hate or ignorance, spare those of us who fly and take a Greyhound bus, where such behavior is expected.
 
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Tue Aug 15, 2000 2:31 am

This thread reminds me of something that happened on an AA flight LGW-DFW earlier this year. I have my roots in non-rev travel and a childhood of having to wear jackets and ties or else sit in coach while parents enjoy the good life up front has ensured that I usually am decently attired when I fly.

Anyway, this time I was on an AAdvantage award ticket, when the F/A came up to me and politely asked if I was a non-rev. I replied that I was on various occasions, but not today. Then I asked why? It seems that she saw from my behaviour and dress that I wasn't a *normal* passenger and the passenger manifest did not show me as a non-rev!

Evidently, a bunch of us non-revs seem to share the same habits - those of waiting till the end to board the aircraft regardless of where we are seated, never ringing the call button unless its an emergency, saying please and thankyou for everything and always choosing "whatever you have more of" at meal times!  
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Tue Aug 15, 2000 2:43 am

When I was younger, my mother used to make me wear sundresses when we flew... the last trip I took, I wore my sweatshirt and mesh like pants... but we left at 9PM, so I really didn't want to be in something that wasn't comfy... I had a hard enough time trying to go to sleep with the person in front of me putting their seat alll the way back (can't blame them, they're entitled to) Sure, I didn't look my best, but who does after a 6 hour flight anyway, whether they be in suits or sweatshirts? 
 
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Tue Aug 15, 2000 3:28 am

I have specific travel attire:

Short sleeve polo, khakis, tennis shoes (shoes you can run in if you must make a connection).
In the winter, all of the above plus my favourite green sweater and/or large blue coat with removeable lining.

I mostly travel in coach, but I would wear the same clothes in first.

When I flew last week, I had to wear a sport jacket because I didn't have a garment bag for it and I didn't want to wrinkle it in my suitcase. I felt grossly overdressed!

It's annoying when people board the plane looking like that guy from 'Vegas Vacation,' but I just try to ignore it, not complain about it.

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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Tue Aug 15, 2000 3:41 am

I always wear either some khakis or real nice blue jeans with either a golf shirt or a nice t-shirt with a short-sleeved flannel shirt over top left unbuttoned and some nicely polished Terra wilde-sider steel toe work shoes.
 
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Tue Aug 15, 2000 3:50 am

After reading comments here I realize that very few of airliner enthusiasts feel the way I do, and that the desire for high class in air travel is not a given.

How people act and dress defines who people are. If people look like they don't care how they dress then they certainly shouldn't care how the aircraft looks or how the employees of the airline look.

I see airline travel or eating in a fine restaurant as a package deal. An airline with Klass hopes to serve citizens of Klass too.

A case in point: Decades ago I rode in a TWA 747 from NY to Frankfurt. Sitting next to me was a man from another country who had B.O., was barefooted and continuously complained about the United States.

I never rode in another TWA plane except one 767 on the ride back from Germany. Why? because of the clientele. If the craft is beautiful and the people are too casual I'm not getting what I came for, a classy ride in a beautiful plane. I'm not just wanting transportation. For that I could ride on a MATS flight sitting on a little bench. No sir. I want Klass or I don't want to fly.

Yes, it matters to me what people around me are wearing.

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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Tue Aug 15, 2000 6:07 am

I must say that I agree with the origninal comment. But, you can only dress yourself. My last two flights on United were on Aug3 and Aug8. Both times I wore collared shirts with a white t-shirt underneath, khaki shorts and deck shoes.
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Tue Aug 15, 2000 7:08 am

I don't really care what other passengers wear. As long as they are familiar with a deodorant, I don't care what they look like.
 
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Tue Aug 15, 2000 7:08 am

I agree whole-heartedly with Greeneyes53787. This is just one of the reasons I am fascinated with travel during the 1930's. That whole art-deco period with people crossing the Atlantic on grand ocean liners like the Normandie and the Queen Mary, and crossing the continent on streamlined trains like the Twentieth Century Limited and the SuperChief. The thirties were the depression and the beginnings of war but those that had money traveled and they traveled well!!! They also DRESSED well too! Lunching in the dining car or sitting in the dining room or lounges and smoking rooms of their ship. The beginnings of air travel were the same. Both on airships, and then early airlilners. Think of the elegant Pan Am China Clippers.

Today, with flying more accesible, there are many who don't care of just don't have the class!!! It's now been opened up to the masses; many fly today who wouldn't have in the past or would have taken that Greyhound bus!

As for me, I am a non-revver and dress well and behave as B747-437B described when traveling by air. I've never been turned away from a seat in First of Business becuase of the way I was dressed, but I've seen it happen to others!!! Then again, I was like that before I stated non-revving.....
 
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Tue Aug 15, 2000 7:14 am

"Evidently, a bunch of us non-revs seem to share the same habits - those of waiting till the end to board the aircraft regardless of where we are seated, never ringing the call button unless its an emergency, saying please and thankyou for everything and always choosing "whatever you have more of" at meal times!"

and i thought i was the only one  

i also hate it when some bum that is dressed like dirt and actually asks for an upgrade....... last flight i was on, i was dressed nice and went up to the gate agent and asked if there was a different non middle seat (2-5-2) and the guy winked at me and said coach was sold out and to come ack in five minutes. well there was a guy behind me that begged for an upgrade and flashed his platinum card and was dressed llike a bum. to keep a long story short, mr bum platinum was stuck inbetween 4 peolpe for 9 hours  

BTW- every flight i have been on, the FA has comented on how good and well mannered i have been and well dressed...... if i am with my mom, they praise her about her great children  
 
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Tue Aug 15, 2000 8:10 am

I never dress up when I fly, This isnt the 1960's. I usually wear jerseys, or tank-tops.

Dan The Man

BTW. I'm not a prep
 
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Tue Aug 15, 2000 1:49 pm

Just a word about non-rev dress codes from a different perspective here.

Back when I was around 15/16, I was non-revving on Delta from ATL-HOU. I was wearing khaki trousers, a pinstripe shirt/tie and a navy blazer. My shoes were the standard issue brown leather with appropriate dark socks. Unfortunately for me, the shoes happened to have laces on them.

My mom and I were issued First Class boarding cards for the flight (which was wide open) and were about to board when an agent stops me and says that I cannot go on board in "athletic shoes". I was like "excuse me? these are genuine leather dress shoes!". She countered with "if they have laces they are athletic shoes, and you are not riding my aircraft with athletic shoes".

Anyway, to cut a long story short I had to rush to the Bally shop on Concourse B and spend $110 on a pair of slip-on leather shoes, by which time the agent had reissued us with coach boarding passes and given our First Class seats to another non-rev with lower priority. I was fuming about the entire thing, especially when the agent took it upon herself to further lecture me about how I "needed to dress better if I wanted to get anywhere in life". My mom stepped in at this time and told the agent that she thought I was dressing fine and that perhaps the agent should keep her opinions to herself.

Nonetheless, it has been the only instance in literally millions of non-rev miles flown that I have ever encountered a problem with dress code.
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Tue Aug 15, 2000 2:26 pm

When my family flies nonrev (as United employees), I usually wear a white polo shirt, khaki pants, & doc martens. When we fly on frequent flyer miles to Hawaii & other places for vacations, I wear anything from Abercrombie & Fitch, and birkenstocks. The nice thing about A & F is that it is casual, comfortable, and good looking, so you can't go wrong with it.

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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Tue Aug 15, 2000 2:58 pm

Gone are the days when even economy passengers dressed up for a flight. I can remember flying when I was about 5 in the 70's and we would always be dressed in our best clothes for any flight. But times change and I guess sometimes flying is like catching a bus for some people. To this day I will always wear good clothes when flying, often a business suit, but usually smart cino's, a button up long sleeved shirt, my Gucci or Colorado loafers, suede jacket.

But probably my main concern is being stuck next to someone who has never heard of deodorant or breath mints. Looking your best also makes you feel good, some people don't care and I cannot understand that. I must admit I have seen some shocking sights recently crawling down the back to economy, it makes my skin crawl when you see someone like that looking at your seat row twice... You think to yourself - no no no no no no...

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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Wed Aug 16, 2000 12:05 am

Try this one on -
I was at LHR on July 26, and there was a guy that was going on Concorde. He was in a tee-shirt, jeans, and sandals. I know it was Concorde because of the media was surrounding the guy and asked what was happening. Talk about that dress for Concorde.

When I travel, if it is business, it is the old suit, tie, etc. When I travel for leisure, I wear khakis, a polo shirt, and dress shoes.

Jeff
 
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Wed Aug 16, 2000 12:31 am

One thing I've noticed is that a lot of the people who have responded are or have been non-rev. The non-rev's were required to dress nicer than most people. Not all of us have experienced the non-rev life so it's hard to completly empathize with you. I agree people should look decent, but it is the year 2000 and if people are going to shell out $$$$$'s to fly, they should be able to dress the way they want.

Just don't let the stinky ones sit next to me.
 
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Wed Aug 16, 2000 12:38 am

I once wore shorts and a t-shirt in Business Class on UA from SFO to NRT and PEK. But these were more high-quality clothes then your average t-shirt that you got at sporting event or something. On the same flight back I wore khaki cargo pants and a t-shirt but when I was exiting the aircraft I saw someone come out of first class in a pair of jeans and a t-shirt from a brewery!!

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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Wed Aug 16, 2000 12:38 am

People complain about how bad airline travel is these days, and it really is. Flights are delayed, the system is antiquated and cannot cope with the growth, resulting in congestion, backups, etc...Sure it's miserable. Planes are crowded and often late. It's no fun and it's hard to blame the airlines alone, the FAA alone, or the ATC system alone. It is a combination of many things. However, the passengers are to blame too.

People try to bring bags which are obviously too large to fit in the overheads. Many people disregard the baggage limit (one or two pieces) and because of the frustrations encountered in their journeys, some people are belligerent, rude, and this is just the fact that everyone today can fly. It is not a luxury, not a priviledge, it is a convenience, just like using an ATM or going to Home Depot. Yes, people do dress badly when they travel and I don't blame flight attendants for their occasional surliness when confronted with obnoxious passengers who demand way too much and are part of the strain imposed on the system.
 
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Wed Aug 16, 2000 2:47 am

I’ve been reading these posts with much amusement. I am one of “those” people who wears jeans on a flight. Why? Because I don’t feel that I have to impress any of you. When I fly I usually want to sleep because I often fly after work. As I often work 12 hours per day, the time that I am flying is used to relax. Now, it seems many of you are criticizing us as trashy and being slobs. It seems many of you are kids so I take this comments with a grain of salt. Are you judging people who don’t wear “nice” clothes on aircraft as poor, uneducated, trash? I have more education than most of you and am a wealthy individual. I have a law degree and Ph.D. If you believe nice clothes equals the amount of education, wealth and consideration a person possesses, then you are mistaken. I find these remarks entertaing from certain airline staff who make peanuts compared to my salary. Yet when I travel, I do not treat employees as less due to their profession. I frequently fly first class on trans-atlantic routes in my jeans and not one of my fellow passengers gives me any dirty looks or disrespect. Why? Because I treat my fellow passengers with respect and I have also earned respect in my profession. This post is not intended to berate. I just think you should not judge people by what they wear.
 
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Bacardi182

Wed Aug 16, 2000 3:23 am

I had to re-read the post from Bacardi182 again due to its colorful content. I don’t think you have a right to call me a bum because of the way I dress, but I guess this is what you get from a kid. As I stated, I usually fly in jeans in first class on transatlantic flights. Now, unlike you and your mommy, I PAY the $10,000 and I think that gives me the right to dress as I want. Can you or your family pay that? I doubt it if they work for an airline. I can easily say you and you family are bums based on their lack on high income producing jobs and lack of professional education, but I don’t because I will not judge them. So you go ahead and judge me when I wear my jeans Barardi. I’ll be laughing when I have dinner with US Senators, MPs and influential members of big business and you are stuck flying for free with your parents!
 
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Wed Aug 16, 2000 3:29 am

Of course you shouldn't judge people by what they wear. That's silly and like judging a book by its cover only. However, a person is more likely to be treated better if they are dressed appropriately. Appearance counts. Really.
 
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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Wed Aug 16, 2000 3:38 am

Most of you people can't be serious. If people are clean, well behaved, not drunk, but friendly, polite, and not making a nuisance of themselves, they can board in the nude, for all I care!
This can't be a major point, surely. Planes are a means of mass transportation - let' s face it! Gone are the days of champagne and roses.
Surely we as passengeres must be allowed to act accordingly?
There are many great threads on these pages, but this a bit... off the runway?

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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Travel!

Wed Aug 16, 2000 3:47 am

I believe that you can wear pretty much anything you want as long as it is long sleeved. Altough in first believe you really should wear a shirt and normal trousers and not jeans.

There's an old japanese telling you that you should always make your appearance to others as enjoyable as possible.

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RE: I Am Shocked By The Way People Dress For Trave

Wed Aug 16, 2000 3:54 am

Hey road, get off your ego trip.