Should BA have a dress code?

Old Aug 8, 17, 11:11 am
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Should BA have a dress code?

Saudia have just announced a dress code. Shouldn't BA raise standards by doing the same?
Quote: Details of the dress code featured on Saudia Airlines website show that the airline requires guests to dress in a way that does not 'cause offense or discomfort to other passengers'. eg no shorts for men, no tight clothes for women....
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Old Aug 8, 17, 11:11 am
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Short answer; Absolutely not.
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Old Aug 8, 17, 11:16 am
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Because FT prohibits responses with fewer than five characters, I have padded my answer considerably. Otherwise I'd get it done in three.

No.
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Old Aug 8, 17, 11:17 am
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No rather obviously.

Rather tenuous link to BA/BAEC as well.
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Old Aug 8, 17, 11:19 am
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No. Even though the lack of dress code can occasionally expose you to a somewhat odd sight.
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Old Aug 8, 17, 11:19 am
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'causing offense' is such a wide phrase though.

Travelling in a taffeta ball gown when travelling in F could cause offense to some.

Wear american football shoulder pads in Y and that could cause discomfort to the people next to you.
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Old Aug 8, 17, 11:21 am
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What now passes for 'society' in the upper percentiles has long since abandoned the concept of 'dressing appropriately'. Accordingly, unless cultural mores apply (e.g. Saudia), there is no point in BA even contemplating another way to annoy/inconvenience their passengers.

Or ... NO
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Old Aug 8, 17, 11:21 am
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Originally Posted by muscat View Post

Saudia have just announced a dress code. Shouldn't BA raise standards by doing the same?
And what next? No alcohol on BA flights?
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Old Aug 8, 17, 11:21 am
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Yes = ) No sports jerseys, no flip flops and sandals(Saves people with dirty feet on board), no shorts for men and no bare shoulders for woman or excessively short skirts!

Oh, and no smelling bad please, I have had it with smelly people who wear expensive clothes but cannot practice basic hygene! go to the airport bathroom beforehand if you didnt want to/couldnt shower!

Will make for a better environment for all on board
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Old Aug 8, 17, 11:21 am
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Originally Posted by UKtravelbear View Post
Wear american football shoulder pads in Y and that could cause discomfort to the people next to you.
That would already fall under BA Conditions of Carriage 7a2)

https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb...ns-of-carriage
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Old Aug 8, 17, 11:22 am
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Some people will take offence at anything, but that's their problem, not mine.

I don't get dressed up to go on the bus. Airlines are no different.
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Old Aug 8, 17, 11:25 am
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Brown shoes only to be worn on weekend flights.
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Old Aug 8, 17, 11:26 am
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A dress code? Of course, all for the dress code. I think everyone should be made to wear a dress.

"Not wearing a dress? Oh dear, you're denied boarding! Or you could change into [offer a wide range of dresses]"

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Old Aug 8, 17, 11:29 am
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The only thing I would ban is men (and maybe some ladies) from wearing vests/singlets/wife beaters, or whatever you call something with no sleeves.

no one wants to be subjected to anothers hairy smelly armpits
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