ual757
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What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 9:58 am

I have never really thought about this much before, but does anybody dress up for flights anymore. When I fly in F I usually wear something nicer, but I have seen all types of clothes in F. Some passengers will wear ripped t-shirts, which IMO is not very classy, I mean if you can afford to fly F you can afford a normal t-shirt.

Anyway, Do most people wear button shirts with denim or slacks? I've never noticed. I can't decide if this would be a poll or not, but what do you guys (and gals) wear? Do you dress up? What is your opinion on what people wear?

(Yes....I have a flight tomorrow and I am trying to decide what to wear....and the advice of A.netter's is pretty good when it comes to things like this!)

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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 10:08 am

I wear clothes.  Wink
Sometimes I wear pyjamas.

I don't dress up for F or J, I don't dress down for Y. I dress comfortably regardless of class. Usually a pair of comfortable jeans, a button up shirt and a sweater plus flying jacket. This means I can be comfortable no matter where I'm travelling to or from. This is not different from what I'd wear on non-work day.

If you are deciding what to wear you have too much time on your hands.
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 10:10 am

I typically go for comfort and wear jeans. I've never been dressed up when I'm in F but usually it's because I upgraded last minute when I wasn't planning on it.
 
ual757
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 10:11 am

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 1):
If you are deciding what to wear you have too much time on your hands.

Yes, I do, haha, I must have OCD! Big grin
 
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 10:24 am

Depends on the situation for me. If I am travelling on business, I'll wear what I need to wear for where I need to be. If I'm travelling out on vacation, I'll wear jeans and a t-shirt. What class I'm in doesn't really matter; it's what I need to wear before or after my flight that matters, so I've worn suits to a t-shirt and shorts in both classes. Most common for me though is wearing khakis and a golf shirt though if I'm travelling on my own; can't really go wrong there.
 
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 10:31 am

If I know I'm flying First or Business in advance and it's a long flight, I'll usually go up to khakis and a polo shirt, but no further than that. I find khakis more confortable than jeans for travel anyway.

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 1):
Sometimes I wear pyjamas.

Next long trip I take in F or J, I'm going to have to try that. Of course, that'll mean actually going out and buying some, I don't think my Guinness boxers (on clearance at Target!) would quite cut it...  Silly
 
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 10:48 am

What NOT to wear is also a rather pertinent question, as I have read of a passenger being kicked off a plane for wearing a t-shirt with a particularly 'offensive' slogan, and refusing F/A requests to cover it up or change it. I suppose it's a matter of general 'taste', but I'd hate to have to arbitrate in such a situation.

In terms of cabin class, I'd only worry about what to wear if I was travelling on a non-rev ticket, as the guidelines at my former company were quite strict about clothing suitable for an upgrade, and as a non-rev passenger I was once turned away from an AC flight in the 80's as I was wearing jeans, and the only seats available were in business.

For long flights I usually take pyjamas or similar to change into after take-off, it's so much nicer for sleeping! I haven't yet experienced the premium cabins where the pyjamas are free...
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 10:48 am

I usually wear my a.net t-shirt and blue jeans, no matter what class I'm in.
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kalakaua
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 10:51 am

I wear henley shirts, jeans, and flip-flops in any class.
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detroitflyer
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 10:52 am

Quoting Rivet42 (Reply 6):
I was once turned away from an AC flight in the 80's as I was wearing jeans, and the only seats available were in business.

i was going to say.....didnt not too long ago (7-10 yearS) most airlines require some sort or minimum attire(ties) on business/first.???
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 10:53 am

Period costumes or full baseball uniforms.
 
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 10:57 am

Nice jeans and a t-shirt...
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Rivet42
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 11:11 am

Quoting Detroitflyer (Reply 9):
i was going to say.....didnt not too long ago (7-10 yearS) most airlines require some sort or minimum attire(ties) on business/first.???

Yeah, and some still do, but I wasn't expecting the flight to be full, so I hadn't bothered to change. Doh!
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 11:14 am

I wear black slacks.. black boots (or rarely dress shoes)...white button down short sleeve shirt.. black tie... gold wings... black epaulets with three gold bars... and a crew id hanging either on a lanyard, or on a clip on my right shoulder thing that holds the epaulet... during winter season add a black blazer with three gold stripes on each sleeve... on a very very very very special occasion... i could bring out the black hat with the gold "hood ornament" on it.. but then again.. i kinda have to always wear the same thing.. after all... i sit in seat 0 B... 0 A is somehow always taken right now by someone wearing the same thing but with an extra stripe and star on his/her wings...oh well
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 11:16 am

I typically wear an aloha shirt and either jeans or Dockers. I prefer an aloha shirt over a t-shirt when flying, because it has a pocket for my boarding pass and such.
 
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 11:20 am

Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 5):
I don't think my Guinness boxers (on clearance at Target!) would quite cut it...

I would imagine you are correct.  laughing 


Usually i will wear clogs and a t shirt and jeans. Depending on the time of year i might wear sandals.
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halls120
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 11:22 am

Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 5):
If I know I'm flying First or Business in advance and it's a long flight, I'll usually go up to khakis and a polo shirt, but no further than that. I find khakis more confortable than jeans for travel anyway.

Same here.

When I'm flying for business, I'll sometime wear a suit, even though it is not as comfortable, because I have on occasion been upgraded without asking at the check in counter when wearing a tie.

Quoting Kalakaua (Reply 8):
I wear henley shirts, jeans, and flip-flops in any class.

Henley shirts and jeans  thumbsup  but flip-flops  thumbsdown 

Sorry, but that's more offensive than an "inappropriate" t-shirt.

Flip flops are fine for the shower or beach. Otherwise, put some shoes on.
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 11:23 am

Quoting AllegiantAir (Reply 7):
I usually wear my a.net t-shirt

So much for you ever joining the mile high club with some hot F/A...

Of course...I'm not sure how many hot F/As actually fly for US airlines....
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 11:27 am

First class seating is there for the airline to impress ME (and be compensated for it), not for me to impress them - or anyone else.
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 11:28 am

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 16):
Flip flops are fine for the shower or beach. Otherwise, put some shoes on.

.... agreed! Better beware if you go to Australia, people wear 'em downtown in Sydney! Even when it's not hot! How peculiar! Maybe it's a case of "You can take the bum from the beach, but you can't take the beach from the bum..."  Smile
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 11:50 am

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 1):
I wear clothes

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Normally I wear a t-shirt and some jeans. I always bring a light jacket or something though, just in case it gets cold (which I know it sometimes does!).
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 11:51 am

As for me, I like to look good when I travel, what can I say? For me, that used to mean the upper end of business casual attire. Now, it means something more along the lines of what I wear on a Friday or Saturday night to the nicer clubs where I am out with my friends and of course hoping to meet new ones of the female variety. I wear a very nice button down shirt that doesn't wrinkle, the latest style of nice jeans, black shoes and a black belt. I like to look good, but not stuffy. Not to mention, its also quite comfortable.

Thats just me. People of all varieties are always quite receptive when I travel, but that is as much to do with being friendly as what I am wearing I am sure.

My whole point is, what I wear when I fly will probably evolve as styles change, but I will never go sloppy or looking like I don't care what I look like when I am out in public.
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 11:56 am

I fly F domestically. I dress in appropriate casual/business casual attire even while traveling on my dime.

I will a decent set of slacks, a nice shirt (button down or pull over), and on occasion, shorts (especially if heading to Hawaii). My shoes are cleaned, and if required, shined. I do wear Nike's on occasion as they are more comfortable and appropriate to the rest of what I'm wearing (see Hawaii above).



No holy jeans, no Grateful Dead T-Shirt. No Fuck George Bush or anyone else T-Shirts. No flip flops, no sandles, and always wear socks. I keep my feet off the wall. I say please, thank you.

I dress and act like I had a proper upbringing.

Quoting ThePinnacleKid (Reply 13):
i sit in seat 0 B... 0 A is somehow always taken right now by someone wearing the same thing but with an extra stripe and star on his/her wings...oh well

 rotfl  Well done.
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 12:13 pm

I always have my seat belt on when flying so I won't hit the ceiling in turbulence, and get upset when those around me don't wear theirs and risk hitting the ceiling and falling on me. Same thing--I wear denim pants, cotton shirt (nothing that would melt like my Hawaiian shirt), leather shoes with cotton socks, and always have a leather coat along (sans liner in the summer) which does not go in the overhead bin but sits behind me in my seat. If something bad ever happens, I want to be as safe as possible. Read about this stuff somewhere. My son, on the other hand, wears flip flops, tee shirt and shorts much to my dismay.
 
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 12:17 pm

Do things change as time goes by? My word they do.

Back in the 1970s on trips to UK and back a suit was the thing to wear. Even if it was blue and the shirt was paisley with a matching tie.

Then all of the many domestic flights while working through the '80s and first half of '90s would see me travelling in a conservative business suit.

Since retirement was achieved dress has altered gradually towards the most comfortable. Chinos (softer than jeans), polo shirt with light jacket and very comfy black leather shoes (Kangaroo skin almost sneaker in shape).

No matter which class, always neat.
 
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 12:30 pm

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 16):
but flip-flops

Sorry, but that's more offensive than an "inappropriate" t-shirt.



...I take it you hate Southern California. Even when it rains, it's Rainbow flip flops for many.

Henleys, jeans, and flip flops are the Abercrombie look. I'll agree with anyone that says it's casual, but it's hardly bum-like... 40 dollar shirts and 80 dollar ripped jeans may not be extremely expensive, but they're not cheap.

I decided to stop minding flip flops. It's clearly a losing battle.

[Edited 2007-05-09 05:33:34]
 
eyes2thesky
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 12:32 pm

Surprised I haven't heard this yet...

This is straight from a senior flight attendant that I saw interviewed on something like the Discovery Channel:

1) Avoid wearing clothing made of polymer material (i.e. polyester, nylon, etc.). This material will instantly melt to your skin if exposed to intense heat. Natural material such as cotton will give you a few more seconds of buffer between your skin and the heat.

2) Don't wear flip-flops, high-heels, etc. If you're lucky enough to survive a crash, you might have to make your way through a debris field and that means twisted metal shards and other good stuff. You can't exactly put distance between yourself and the a/c (or help others) if your feet are cut to shreds in the first couple steps. Flip-flops offer less protection against heat. And flip-flops, high-heals aren't great for jumping out of doors or holes in the fuselage.

3) Make some allowance for the weather along the route you'll be flying. Example: If the plane is travelling a great-circle route over the north polar region, bring a jacket. Just in case the plane is forced down. This applies even if you're going EWR-DEL in July.

Just parroting what that flight attendant said. Anyway, the clothing you wear is probably a moot point in most crashes, but there is a small chance it could be important.
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 12:35 pm

When I fly unless I am flying to the Bahamas on a commuter plane I will always wear long pants or jeans and an nice polo shirt. That is enough for me. I HATE it when i see people in basketball shorts and tee shirts or even under shirts. You know those people you see on the show "Airline" on WN. Flying is a everyday thing now but it is still something special and that only 40 years ago was an experiance of its own with full service and everyone would dress their best to fly.
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DL777LAX
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 1:20 pm

Come on people, whats wrong with jeans, a tee, and flip flops? Its just the norm everywhere else outside of the plane, at least in Los Angeles. We got to school in that, out with friends, its what we wear. Beside, I think its kind of shallow to judge someone on what footwear is on there feet.

Normally, I wear a pair of Chucks with a t and a pair of jeans. And you know what? Thats what half the plane wears. I'm sorry, but you have to accept that the glory days are gone. Believe me, I wish I was alive to experience them, but I wasn't. Flying today is just another thing we do, you should dress for flying the same way you would hang out with someone, be casual and relaxed.

Unless of course :

Quoting ThePinnacleKid (Reply 13):
I wear black slacks.. black boots (or rarely dress shoes)...white button down short sleeve shirt.. black tie... gold wings... black epaulets with three gold bars... and a crew id hanging either on a lanyard, or on a clip on my right shoulder thing that holds the epaulet... during winter season add a black blazer with three gold stripes on each sleeve... on a very very very very special occasion... i could bring out the black hat with the gold "hood ornament" on it.. but then again.. i kinda have to always wear the same thing.. after all... i sit in seat 0 B... 0 A is somehow always taken right now by someone wearing the same thing but with an extra stripe and star on his/her wings...oh well

Then, the above is necessary.
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GregQuinn
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 1:22 pm

And here comes my pet-peeve .... last Thursday [5/3/07] I was on a flight from ORD to PHL. First class. So even before we left the gate a lovely young lady two rows ahead of me kicked off her shoes and propped her feet up on the bulkhead----she was in the first row with her husband with whom she necked quite a bit. I've been on other flights on which the bare feet have been trotted out on the bulkhead for all of us to enjoy. What made this experience exceptional was that she sported a band-aid on her left big-toe, perhaps covering a festering wound of some sort.

So I'm supposed to have that display in my line-of-sight, hardly an "appetizer," while UA then "presents" a "meal" that's barely edible.
 
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 1:25 pm

I usually wear a pair of jeans and a decent shirt, I try to not be overdressed or underdressed, but not too casual nor to "classy", I try not took look like I just got out of bed, but I don't primp for the flight either.

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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 1:53 pm

Quoting ThePinnacleKid (Reply 13):
I wear black slacks.. black boots (or rarely dress shoes)...white button down short sleeve shirt.. black tie... gold wings... black epaulets with three gold bars... ....... i sit in seat 0 B... 0 A is somehow always taken right now by someone wearing the same thing but with an extra stripe and star on his/her wings...oh well

PRICELESS!!!!  rotfl 

Quoting Rivet42 (Reply 19):
Better beware if you go to Australia, people wear 'em downtown in Sydney! Even when it's not hot! How peculiar!


Hey, that's part of our Aussie National Dress...  biggrin 

Personally, I dress for comfort too, always neat and tidy using natural fibre materials. And always shoes and socks. Mainly for safety should anything happen.
 
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 2:29 pm

Lately I wear my uniform to avoid the hassle with TSA. But I used to travel (whether on business, pleasure or non-rev) comfortable business casual wear. With non-rev you have to. For business my company requires it and for pleasure odds of an upgrade increase slightly if you are well dressed. I prefer slacks made of natural wrinkle resistant fibers and layered top so that I can be prepared for any climate onboard. Synthetic fabrics can be dangerous when going down the slide same with nylons.
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 2:38 pm

I always wear dress pants, with either a dress shirt or a nice polo shirt. I really dislike when people show up, look like they crawled out of bed with jeans on and a t-shirt. When they sit in the back its not to big of a deal but when sitting in the front on an international flight, I really think they should dress appropriately. I once flew YVR-HKG on AC sitting in executive first, and the guy sitting beside me (about 20-22 or so) had some shorts on with a t-shirt of pictures of Japanese action figure cartoons. Sit in the back as far as I am concerned. O well, dressing like a slob is now becoming the norm unfortunately, and there is not much we can do.
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 2:41 pm

In a few years : nothing, when clothes will have been turned into potential bombs, either by real terrorists or real paranoid authorities!

Quoting AllegiantAir (Reply 7):
I usually wear my a.net t-shirt and blue jeans, no matter what class I'm in.

That's a good one I should admit!
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DeltaGuy
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 2:52 pm

A green flightsuit works too....not commerically however.

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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 2:59 pm

No synthetic materials, sturdy close-toed shoes, and nothing baggy. There's a greater than zero probability that I may have to evacuate from the aircraft, and I'll do everything within my control to improve my odds if that becomes necessary.

If the cabin is filling with fire and smoke, and your flip-flops or high-heels stand between me and the cabin door, you will have a DfwRevolution-sized hole in your ass. Happy flying!  wave 
 
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 3:00 pm

I tend to wear a short sleeve shirt and chinos or khakis, if I have a meeting at the other end I will dress in casual business stuff (I'm an engineer so no-one expects me to wear a suit thank God)

Generally I have a jacket in the bin and sometimes I wear a sweater if it is cool.

I do tend to take my shoes off if I'm flying long haul but I tend to wear plane socks out the amenity kit.

If the plane has IFE noise cancelling headphones, although where I live my longhaul travel tends to be on LX A330s or A340s which are fairly quiet.

Generally just dress reasonably.

Quoting ThePinnacleKid (Reply 13):
0 A is somehow always taken right now by someone wearing the same thing but with an extra stripe and star on his/her wings...oh well

 rotfl  heres hoping for an upgrade to 0A soon.  optimist 
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DL777LAX
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 3:07 pm

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 36):

If the cabin is filling with fire and smoke, and your flip-flops or high-heels stand between me and the cabin door, you will have a DfwRevolution-sized hole in your ass. Happy flying! wave

No man, you got to just throw them down the slide  Wink

Seriously though, Some of you who are paranoid of what you wear on a plane needs to be safe just in case there is a crash is like saying your going to completely board up every single window and door on your house with a big 8 inch thick steel plate to prevent a burglar breaking into your house.

Rule #1 in flying, be safe.
Rule #2, be comfortable.

Rule #2 is a lot more important to the average joe because they know the airline has taken care of #1. 99.99999999999909% of the flights in the air are going to land with an absolute 0 fatality.
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 3:26 pm

I don't wear anything.
 
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 3:41 pm

If you have to actually think about what your going to wear on a flight u musnt have been on too many.
Whats up with this crap about not being casual on a flight, do you think your special because your going somewhere?
Seriously its like being on a big bus, your not special.
A flight for me is usually a place to sleep or just relax either on the way to work or going home, sometimes its the only place i can do that. Im either still in uniform because ive just left work, or im wearing what suits the climate, not something to try make me look like im more important, because im not and neither is nebody else. The real "important/special" people have thier own aircraft.
Think about it, your not in a $5000 a night hotel, your basicly in a lawn chair on a bus eating a microwave meal.
There's a great photo here on anet of a guy flying his own aircraft wearing no shirt, all flights should be that casual.
 
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 3:42 pm

Cargo pants are a godsend, especially on international flights. You can keep all your valuables with you at all times...and they're darned comfortable.
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 3:46 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 22):
No Fuck George Bush or anyone else T-Shirts

I hadn't realised there was a choice! Big grin
 
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 5:42 pm

Well with me its comfort all the way especially on long haul. Tracksuit bottoms or cargo pants, t-shirt and big sweater to use as an extra pillow. However I will always close toed shoes when travelling having had a suitcase dropped on my foot while I was wearing sandals. It took 3 days before my foot went back to normal size.
 
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 8:48 pm

Quoting Concorde1518 (Reply 25):
Quoting Halls120 (Reply 16):
but flip-flops

Sorry, but that's more offensive than an "inappropriate" t-shirt.

...I take it you hate Southern California. Even when it rains, it's Rainbow flip flops for many.

I was born and raised in SoCal. Lived every summer on the beach until I went off to college. During the summer, when I wasn't wearing baseball cleats, I wore flops. But flip flops are beach casual wear. Last time I checked, there was no sand on an aircraft.

And besides, they are a safety hazard, as noted below.

Quoting Eyes2thesky (Reply 26):
Don't wear flip-flops, high-heels, etc. If you're lucky enough to survive a crash, you might have to make your way through a debris field and that means twisted metal shards and other good stuff. You can't exactly put distance between yourself and the a/c (or help others) if your feet are cut to shreds in the first couple steps. Flip-flops offer less protection against heat. And flip-flops, high-heals aren't great for jumping out of doors or holes in the fuselage

As others have noted, in addition to not wearing flops, you should not wear any polyester. Besides the tackiness factor, it melts when exposed to fire.

Quoting DL777LAX (Reply 28):
Come on people, whats wrong with jeans, a tee, and flip flops? Its just the norm everywhere else outside of the plane, at least in Los Angeles. We got to school in that, out with friends, its what we wear. Beside, I think its kind of shallow to judge someone on what footwear is on there feet.

An appropriate answer, given your age. I would have said the same thing when I was your age.

But you better wise up. People always judge you by what you wear. While they may give you a pass for wearing flops on an aircraft, 10 years from now if you aren't dressing better, people will sit down next to you and think to themselves, what a slob my seatmate is. Yes, as they get to know you, they might change their opinion, but their first impression will be negative.

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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 9:21 pm

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 16):


Flip flops are fine for the shower or beach. Otherwise, put some shoes on.

I don't like taking off my shoes at the security line, then finding a place to sit to tie my shoes without looking awkward. That's why I wear flip -flops, and they're not the cheap rubber ones. The TSAs allow me to keep them on, even when passing through the metal detectors.

And plus, I'm from Hawaii and I was thinking summer... Then again, I've worn them in the snow. But I'll wear slip-on loafers or Sebagos if I must. It's not like I'm trying to impress anyone. If I have to, I'll clean up at the airport restroom or hotel and put on my so-called "proper" attire. 95% of the time, my flights are at least five hours, business or leisure. I don't think even a starched shirt can handle that.

It's not like I'm wearing synthetic stockings or anything. I think I dress appropriate and pretty well for my age; not too casual that I look like a penniless rock star or too dressy like a high-chinned wannabe businessman.

When I hit 30, I'll wear that powder blue long sleeve, slacks, and oxford shoes just for you... Don't hold your breath. I have a handful more years.  irked 
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 9:37 pm

Quoting Rivet42 (Reply 19):
.... agreed! Better beware if you go to Australia, people wear 'em downtown in Sydney! Even when it's not hot! How peculiar! Maybe it's a case of "You can take the bum from the beach, but you can't take the beach from the bum..."

People wear them at my office..... although it is the trend at the moment, especially with the chicks.
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 9:53 pm

I'd love to weat a full pilot's uniform as a passenger just to see the reaction of the surrounding passengers.   

Especially if I acted really nervous on takeoff and in turbulence, etc!!! 


Editted to add serious answer: I just normally wear smart jeans and a shirt as it's comfortable and smart/casual.

Regards, Rob

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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 9:54 pm

Unless traveling on a non-rev tix, just wear comfortable cloths no matter the class since with all the security procedure can't go wrong with flipflops. Airlines are very strict on attire for pax traveling on non-rev tix.
 
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RE: What To Wear On An Airplane...

Wed May 09, 2007 11:08 pm

Quoting Kalakaua (Reply 45):
When I hit 30, I'll wear that powder blue long sleeve, slacks, and oxford shoes just for you... Don't hold your breath. I have a handful more years

Don't wear it for me. You want to dress like a slob, that's your choice and your right.

Just know that the people who are older than you, and might be in a position to assist you someday, WILL judge you on how you look.

One of my former bosses actually ended up hiring someone for our section who she met at a tie bar in a local men's clothing store. I'll wager he wouldn't have been given a second look had be been wearing flops.
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