Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Travel&Dining > TravelBuzz
Reload this Page >

Travel attire

Travel attire

Old Oct 9, 17, 4:32 pm
  #91  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Sydney Australia
Programs: No programs & No Points!!!
Posts: 12,783
Originally Posted by RandomNobody View Post
I do. At least for Takeoff and Landing.

Private pilots are taught "if you're wearing it, it's survival gear, if you're not wearing it, it's camping gear." Mainly in the vein of landing-out and crashing in the forest/desert somewhere. Don't expect your stuff to be accessible if it's not attached to you somehow.
If i crash land I consider I'll be dead and won't need my stuff near me.
Annalisa12 is offline  
Old Oct 9, 17, 4:33 pm
  #92  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Sydney Australia
Programs: No programs & No Points!!!
Posts: 12,783
Originally Posted by DIRECT MERIT View Post
I once wore black tie on a 7am flight from Nice to London, but only because I'd come straight from a party at the Cannes Film Festival. Still semi-drunk, bleary-eyed, I cannot have been a pretty sight. Gave the cabin crew a giggle though!
Hope you were in 1st class.
Annalisa12 is offline  
Old Nov 16, 17, 7:38 pm
  #93  
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 27
I tend to dress depending on why I am traveling, if I'm traveling for work, it'll be in work attire, otherwise, for any leisure travel - I tend to wear a black/grey t-shirt with shorts/jeans depending on the temperature of the location. I get how this may come across as "not classy" - but if I'm traveling, I'd like to be comfortable - especially when I've paid for business class already, I'd like to enjoy it in full comfort
BuddhaExplores is offline  
Old Nov 17, 17, 5:47 am
  #94  
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: London
Programs: BA Gold / OW Emerald
Posts: 693
I have my routine pretty well worked out now, and wouldn't wear anything other than the following:

- Cotton trousers (More comfortable than denim to me)
- Light shoes (Usually a pair of Converse, doesn't get too hot/sweaty on long periods of time. Although I often remove my shoes on the plane anyway)
- A thin sweater (Just enough to compensate the cold cabin air)
- A T-Shirt (Because I am doing my own laundry and can't be bothered with ironing)
- Funny Socks - Sometimes (Have a laugh with fly attendants or the person next to you, why not?)
- An aviator watch and a ring (That's purely to compensate the fact that I clearly cannot be bothered wearing a Blazer on a plane, so I have to bring it up a notch at some point.)
thebigben is offline  
Old Nov 17, 17, 10:50 pm
  #95  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 4,129
Originally Posted by gobluetwo View Post
Ironically, perhaps the less you have on, the less there is for TSA to grope. If you show up in a tank top and ranger panties, what really is there to pat down? That outfit would leave VERY little to the imagination.
My experience is that TSA will rub down bare skin just as much as clothed parts of your body. One trip I had on a short sleeved t-shirt and capris, and they completely rubbed down my arms and ankles. (I shudder just remembering that creepy touch).

There are multiple mentions of pockets in this thread. I just bought a new rain jacket and #1 on the priority list in choosing it was an interior zippered pocket big enough to hold a passport.
CDTraveler is offline  
Old Nov 19, 17, 10:57 pm
  #96  
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 901
Does anyone take safety into consideration when choosing what to wear? For example, I wouldn't wear flip-flops or 5" heels in case of an emergency evacuation.
DragonSoul is offline  
Old Nov 19, 17, 11:01 pm
  #97  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 817
I usually don't dress up. I've been thinking of getting a no-wrinkle sportcoat though... it's actually nice to have a pocket to put my passport in that's close to my body, if anyone has suggestions. (Plus the few times I've gone through in a suit coat I notice people are more polite )
greggarious is offline  
Old Nov 20, 17, 2:27 am
  #98  
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: K+K
Programs: *G
Posts: 4,357
Originally Posted by DragonSoul View Post
Does anyone take safety into consideration when choosing what to wear? For example, I wouldn't wear flip-flops or 5" heels in case of an emergency evacuation.
being that chances of running into an emergency evac (where expediency impacts my survivability) is 1 in a brazillion... i dont dress for flights with anymore safety-specific consideration than i do a car or a train trip
T2A, 1flyer and babyeitoto like this.
deniah is offline  
Old Nov 20, 17, 3:50 am
  #99  
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 901
Originally Posted by deniah View Post
being that chances of running into an emergency evac (where expediency impacts my survivability) is 1 in a brazillion... i dont dress for flights with anymore safety-specific consideration than i do a car or a train trip
Well I wouldn't wear either for driving too. But here's to hoping you never find out. It's not fun.
DragonSoul is offline  
Old Nov 20, 17, 4:55 am
  #100  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Sydney Australia
Programs: No programs & No Points!!!
Posts: 12,783
Originally Posted by The_Bouncer View Post
Perfect long-haul flight attire:

Fleecy rugby top, black sweatpants and grandad slippers. Never failed me yet.
try Crocs. Easy to slip on and off.
Annalisa12 is offline  
Old Nov 20, 17, 5:08 am
  #101  
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Programs: SQ Gold
Posts: 5
Never judge a book by its cover

Never judge a book by its cover is an old saying - just saying
Jacky4332 is offline  
Old Nov 20, 17, 6:20 am
  #102  
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: HK
Programs: IHG Spire Elite Ambassador, Hilton Diamond, Aegan Gold, British Airways Bronze
Posts: 171
I wear weather appropriate clothes for the place I'm flying from and my destination. So I'm flying from Malaysia, I'm usually wearing shorts, sandals and a t-shirt, shirt or polo (but something light). It might not be classy but at least I'm comfortable and based on the smell emanating from some of the more well dressed passengers, I wish they chose their clothes more sensibly instead of marinating in their clothes...

I did have a few times were the flight attendants were surprised that I had a business class ticket because they are not used to people dressing casually with such a ticket (or maybe due to me looking rather young..)
babyeitoto likes this.
milgom is offline  
Old Nov 20, 17, 3:44 pm
  #103  
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 72
Originally Posted by Jacky4332 View Post
Never judge a book by its cover is an old saying - just saying
How true,
My wife and I neither dress up nor dress down - smart (I hope!) casual would be fairly accurate- we are, however, in the retired age-bracket.
But on a couple of occasions we haven't fitted the preconceived idea of the GAs and have been asked "Are you business class?'
and it's a bit insulting when it's evident that this is not being asked of other BC pax who do fit the image.
Once at Norwich, while we were waiting to be called forward at the BC check-in and once at Frankfurt when the BC class passengers had been called.
Like we were daft enough to ignore the big signs denoting the BC queue/check-in, or the loud announcements for BC pax to board.
Ok, I realise that some folk may do that, but we don't ,and it's annoying to suggest, based solely on appearance that we have done so, .

Even more annoying when they have the means to instantly check on your status but still feel it's necessary to challenge you.

Naturally I'm now armed with one or two choice responses, should it happen again.
Carnforth is offline  
Old Nov 20, 17, 6:21 pm
  #104  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: in the vicinity of SFO
Programs: AA PLT 1MM
Posts: 18,677
I'm amazed this thread has stayed civil and didn't get locked, as this often turns into a flame war.

I really don't see the value in formal dress outside of fancy occasions, and flying certainly isn't one. I agree with the poster up-thread who said "don't be a slob" but casual doesn't mean being a slob, and I can't speak for anyone else, but I'd rather sit next to someone in a clean T-shirt and sweat pants than someone in a suit who's clearly been sweating in the suit all day.

Really, I have only 2 requests for fellow passengers, and both matter MORE in the close confines of coach:
* Don't smell bad. The problem is generally BO from dudes, and too much perfume from women. And for the love of god, don't PUT ON your perfume or nail polish in the confines of a plane. Not even in the lavatory.
* Don't wear so little that I'm going to be bumping into your bare shoulders or thighs in tight quarters.
nkedel is offline  
Old Nov 21, 17, 1:36 pm
  #105  
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: トロント
Programs: AC E50K, Flying Blue, Accor Gold, ANA, Avios
Posts: 4,397
Originally Posted by DragonSoul View Post
Does anyone take safety into consideration when choosing what to wear? For example, I wouldn't wear flip-flops or 5" heels in case of an emergency evacuation.

Well, as a man I never thought of wearing 5 inch heels, particularly on a flight

I do recall on an F flight changing into the airline's pajamas and slippers prior to take off (mid winter, abundant snow on ground, temp about minus15C) and I did think I am going to look pretty silly if evacuated to the runway wearing PJ's and slippers
mapleg is online now  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: