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What To Wear On Longhaul?

Thu May 19, 2005 6:34 am

Hey everyone! This summer, my family and I will be flying TG back to Thailand, to visit our family. Normally, we opt for the longer layovers in Japan(my Mom prefers to layover in Japan), usually a seven or eight hour layover. But this time, we are taking a direct flight to Bangkok, with a 45 minute layover in KIX. So, not having that long period to stretch and move about, what should I wear on the flight? Jeans, shorts, pants? Flip-slops, shoes? I would obviously prefer to be comfortable, but I dont really want to burn up in jeans, nor freeze in shorts, and I can't remember what I have done on previous flights, so I would like your opinion. Thanks in advance!
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RE: What To Wear On Longhaul?

Thu May 19, 2005 7:03 am

Sweatpants, but very light ones so you don't get hot, and shoes(not flip-flops) that you can take off easily like skate shoes, and a T-shirt and maybe a sweatshirt in your carry-on. That way you don't get cold or hot.
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RE: What To Wear On Longhaul?

Thu May 19, 2005 9:50 am

But, if you are in first, or business class, dress comfortably, but don't look sloppy at all
 
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RE: What To Wear On Longhaul?

Thu May 19, 2005 9:56 am

Quoting Nwafflyer (Reply 2):
But, if you are in first, or business class, dress comfortably, but don't look sloppy at all

Why not? He has paid for the ticket and has the right to wear what he likes. (Although CO Pres Club rules have some rules loosely fitting a dresscode, giving lounge wardens carte blanche to throw undesirables out!) Having said that I often dress down in F/J for long flights. My brother once stepped onto a BA F flight in hiking boots and had just finished a hike in Kenya. He looked like a bum when I picked him up at LHR and didn't smell much better! To be honest he was expecting to fly Y!
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RE: What To Wear On Longhaul?

Thu May 19, 2005 12:54 pm

I'm flying on on VS MCO to LGW and LGW to MCO this late July. I'm most likely going to wear like a t-shirt and shorts, and bring along a jacket in my carry-on. And than if it gets cold on the plane, I can try out the VS blanket.  Smile
 
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RE: What To Wear On Longhaul?

Thu May 19, 2005 8:55 pm

Quoting UAalltheway (Reply 4):
I'm most likely going to wear like a t-shirt and shorts, and bring along a jacket in my carry-on. And than if it gets cold on the plane, I can try out the VS blanket.

A couple of things to make you think again...

1) Think how often those seats get cleaned
2) Most blankets are not cleaned until they are seen to be soiled. I know someone who took a sealed blanket out of a bag on EK only to find it covered in encrusted vomit. Nice.
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RE: What To Wear On Longhaul?

Thu May 19, 2005 9:54 pm

You might want to consider to dress in the "onion-priciple" so that you adapt to changing climates (even during the flight, as they usually make the cabin warmer during the night). However, if you are sure, that you will not freeze in the cabin (maybe with the help of the provided blanket), I would recommend to wear light (cotton) clothes. Light cotton clothes of course will be most comfortable in Thailand, too (unless you want to melt away in jeans & hiking boots @ 95°F and high humidity ...).

For your shoework: Independenly from whatever you wear as shoes: If they are no flip-flops (or similar), I recommend to take them off as soon as you´re on the plane or at latest after take off. Bring some warm socks with you (in case your carrier does not provide any socks, but TG should do that).

Maybe carry an extra T-Shirt in your carry on; some weeks ago I got soaked in OJ ("orange juice" for those not familiar with this term) by a FA handing them out in open glasses: makes really nice staines, but dries rather fast in the dry air inside an a/c-cabin. Fortunately this happend on a pleasure flight home - not to imagine if this would have happened on a day-trip on business ...
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RE: What To Wear On Longhaul?

Thu May 19, 2005 11:11 pm

I'm with Fbgdavidson on this one.... Dress comfortable. Who cares what you look like when you get on, you're gonna look like you've been in a plane for many hours when you get off. Might as well be comfortable. As long as you don't smell, or are rude to anyone, what you wear shouldn't make any difference at all!!

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RE: What To Wear On Longhaul?

Fri May 20, 2005 5:58 am

Quoting UAalltheway (Reply 4):
And than if it gets cold on the plane, I can try out the VS blanket.

I find this happens nearly all the time on the MCO-LGW flight at night !

All i recommend is anything which you are most comfortable in. I never worry too much what I look like aslong as I am comfortable for 8/9 hours, but I might make a bit more of an effort if I knew I was going to be in a higher class than economy.

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RE: What To Wear On Longhaul?

Fri May 20, 2005 6:23 am

Well, go for comfortable, but try to be a little stylish...you never know who you might end up sitting next to!  Big grin
 
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RE: What To Wear On Longhaul?

Fri May 20, 2005 2:06 pm

Quoting Nwafflyer (Reply 2):
But, if you are in first, or business class, dress comfortably, but don't look sloppy at all

I have a bit of a story for you Nwafflyer.

I non-reved to SLC the night of the 9th of May to catch the 0800 flight to MSP the next morning. I slept (if you could call laying on the infamously uncomfortable bolted-together chairs actual sleep) all of 3 hours that night. Was actually kind of funny being the ONLY person in concourse A all night long. At least CNN played all night long. The next morning, the gate agent woke me up, saying that they were expecting a full flight at 7 am to DTW, so I should wake up or sleep somewhere else. I went in the rest room, tried to make myself presentable. HA! I was wearing sandals, jeans, and a T-shirt that looked "slept in". I then went and checked in with this gate agent. He was very kind after I explained why I was there, I showed him my GQ id, and he tinkered some, and got me a first class seat to MSP, and all I had was an expedia coach seat. What a great guy. And like I said, I was wearing jeans and a wrinkled t-shirt. Don't think its THAT big of a deal. If they pay for a first class seat, they can wear what they want.

This is, of course, IMHO...

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