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Airline dress codes

Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:13 pm

I was wondering, which airlines have the strictest dress codes and which have the most lax? I have been on AA the past few years in a pale pink interlock polo, pink hoodie, and pink baseball cap and AA was fine with it. I wonder if this outfit would be okay on DL or UA (most of my DL and UA flights have historically been in the summer, eliminating the need for a hoodie).

I understand that airlines generally don't allow offensive clothing, and the dress code might vary by class (Y vs F/J).
 
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Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:36 pm

I've flown all three wearing just a T-shirt and shorts, never had an issue with any of them.
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Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:31 pm

Nowadays dress codes aren't really a thing anymore. It doesn't matter what you wear as long as you wear something. I've flown in shorts and a t-shirt as well, so were several other people on the flight. Nobody cares.
 
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Re: Airline dress codes

Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:22 pm

Why would an airline object to pink clothing? And why would they object to a hoodie?
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Re: Airline dress codes

Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:36 pm

Wednesdayite wrote:
Why would an airline object to pink clothing? And why would they object to a hoodie?


I was more concerned about the hoodie and baseball cap than the color, since it might not be professional enough, especially in F (I flew in F on AA a few times in this outfit and they had no issue). Now if I were to add a pair of pink fairy wings that might change things.
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Re: Airline dress codes

Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:37 pm

Hello, 1999 wants its thread back!

Offensive slogans and gross (dirty, torn, overly revealing clothing I can see issues with) but otherwise I haven't seen any issues. Admittedly I normally fly in jeans and a light sweater, or perhaps a T-shirt if heading to warmer climes, and haven't had a problem in any class.

We have an issue in QF business lounges a couple of years back with women wearing thongs - which you might agree with under the "too revealing" unless you know that things in Australia are flip flops, or even jandals, in other parts of the world. I think there have also been issues with "influencers" and leggings.

I don't see that fairy wings would be too much of an issue, especially if there is some chutzpah involved ;)
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Re: Airline dress codes

Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:32 pm

I think fairy wings would probably take up too much seat width.
 
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Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:09 pm

Used to be pretty strict for pass riders back in the 70's and 80's. Even as a kid had to wear a sportscoat. At least on NW that was the case.
 
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Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:47 am

The only airline with a strict dress code, although for women only, is Iran Air and Mahan Air - as entry into Iran may be denied - welcome to the 21st century

Admission will be refused to women not wearing Islamic head cover, scarf, long sleeves or stockings.
 
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Re: Airline dress codes

Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:39 am

Kent350787 wrote:
Hello, 1999 wants its thread back!



I was thinking more 1960, when somebody might want to hassle a Black man by arguing 'Your shirt needs a collar' kind of thing.

When I saw the OP's question I wondered if he was asking about employees/buddy pass travelers, or paying passengers?

Limiting offensive (or inadequate, as the recent WN case) clothing is subjective but serves a useful purpose. (See U.S. Supreme Court justice Potter Stewart's remark on obscenity: 'I know it when I see it.') 'You don't look professional enough...' Professional enough for what?! Separate clothing standards by cabin? Oh, no. Not in the U.S. in 2020.
 
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Re: Airline dress codes

Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:16 pm

I can’t help thinking the OP was hoping that people would be offended by pink clothing and that his question may provoke homophobic responses. When that didn’t work he threw in fairy wings - twice. And guess what. Same outcome.

This site is better than that. We don’t care about anyone’s sexuality.
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Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:56 pm

Funny to see old photos of baseball games and the men all dressed in suits. How hard is it to look presentable and not like one just rolled out of bed and put on what was in the hamper?
 
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Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:10 pm

bfitzflyer wrote:
Used to be pretty strict for pass riders back in the 70's and 80's. Even as a kid had to wear a sportscoat. At least on NW that was the case.


2nd that.... when on non-rev travel , it used to be a pain, you stood out like a sore thumb, and you could always spot other non rev travellers...basically you had to dress like you were going to a wedding or a funeral..... this was up until the lates 90’s too.!!
 
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Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:36 pm

I normally wear Jeans or shorts depending where I’m coming from or going to and a tshirt. If it’s a long flight I might put some joggers on after take off or something and a hoodie.

On ID travel I just wear whatever the dress code is; some don’t allow jeans and want smart trousers, QR you can’t wear trainers, but I’d still rather sacrifice comfort to be able to make the flight.
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Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:01 pm

When flying long haul I change into pajamas as soon as I board. Never had a problem. I'm usually on UA wearing UA branded pajamas so it would be hard for them to find fault with that! I actually feel bad about the pajamas on takeoff for safety reasons but I want to get changed before anyone else has had a chance to use the lav. While in bed I'm barefoot too, but put shoes on whenever I stand up.

Fairy wings seem OK in premium class since there might be room for them, but I can see them being banned in economy for lack of space. I've seen worse flying on Halloween. I'll be on WN for two flight this Halloween. I'll report back if there is something extra strange. Just mildly strange is not worth reporting flying in and out of LAS on WN.
 
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Re: Airline dress codes

Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:44 am

MIflyer12 wrote:
Kent350787 wrote:
Hello, 1999 wants its thread back!



I was thinking more 1960, when somebody might want to hassle a Black man by arguing 'Your shirt needs a collar' kind of thing.

When I saw the OP's question I wondered if he was asking about employees/buddy pass travelers, or paying passengers?

Limiting offensive (or inadequate, as the recent WN case) clothing is subjective but serves a useful purpose. (See U.S. Supreme Court justice Potter Stewart's remark on obscenity: 'I know it when I see it.') 'You don't look professional enough...' Professional enough for what?! Separate clothing standards by cabin? Oh, no. Not in the U.S. in 2020.


Yeah, although I was thinking of the early days when I finally joined A.net and there were endless dress code threads, usually from non-rev young adults.
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