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Old 08-30-2012, 05:53 PM
 
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If they are going to have a dress code, they need to be consistent about it and have it in writing, not just leave it up to the random mood of a flight attendant.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:26 PM
 
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If they are going to have a dress code, they need to be consistent about it and have it in writing, not just leave it up to the random mood of a flight attendant.
I disagree it's impossible to cover every scenario, measure out height of skirt, depth of neckline, etc. Training for frontline employees is much more important. Factor in city pairs (ie vacation destination, everyone coming back from Caribbean or business folks going to Washington DC) and discretion can be used at will. Some would be upset the rules aren't written in stone but nothing like this ever is...just don't get drunk before your flight or wear clothes that you know are offensive to others, or swear loudly at other people on the plane, and you'll be fine. In short, just be normal.

Rough estimate, I've had roughly 150,000+ people in the back in the years I've been here and only ever denied boarding or kicked off 4, with the 4th being this morning...it's not a common occurrence despite what the media wants you to believe. That is a .0027% rate. Hardly worth mentioning...
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:06 AM
 
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I tend to be very casual all the time, so when flying I don't make a deal of dressing up. I like to wear flip flops to help ease the process of getting through security and to let my air out on the flight. I tend to just throw on an old t-shirt and maybe some bike shorts or a cheap bohemian dress. Travel is about comfort to me. I'm not trying to impress anyone. Just trying to get from point A to point B.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:06 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I tend to be very casual all the time, so when flying I don't make a deal of dressing up. ... Travel is about comfort to me. I'm not trying to impress anyone. Just trying to get from point A to point B.
Thus my Luv for SWA.... If blue jeans is good enough for their CEO... I'm fine with that too. And BAGS fly FREE !!!

and you get-on-and-GO !!!
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:10 AM
 
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In my opinion, what to wear is the right that people have, and for travel, comfortable is most important thing.
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:18 AM
 
Location: St. Croix
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Agree that anyone should be able to wear anything... just turn your t-shirt inside-out and nobody will find that offensive.

What I find offensive is too much perfume, cologne or worse, a sweatin' pig that doesn't subscribe to the majority of sensibilities when it comes to hygiene. Also, if your baby smells like poop, for crying out loud, get that kid to the toilet for privacy when they're being changed.

Guess I'm chock full of pet peeves today. I read the article and saw the photo of the woman at Las Vegas. All I could say was that she probably lost her shirt as one will want to do in Vegas.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pennsylvania / Dull Germany
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Hmm I'm going to fly Business/First class for the first time next month and I am wondering whether I sould dress up a little bit or just fly as usual in jeans and tshirt. Don't want to offend all those suit wearing business people lol.
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:32 AM
 
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Hmm I'm going to fly Business/First class for the first time next month and I am wondering whether I sould dress up a little bit or just fly as usual in jeans and tshirt. Don't want to offend all those suit wearing business people lol.
I'm one of those business people and as long as you've got clean clothes, don't smell from too much cologne or BO, don't bring on sticny food like curried chicken or a Filet 'O Fish, don't have an offensive slogan on your shirt, aren't watching porn on your laptop during the flight, don't hit me in the head with your carry on, and don't lean over and drool on my shoulder and snore in my ear, I don't really care what you are wearing.

By the way, I often wear jeans and a t-shirt as well in my first class seat. And on a long haul, it's yoga pants and a t-shirt.
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:18 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Hmm I'm going to fly Business/First class for the first time next month and I am wondering whether I sould dress up a little bit or just fly as usual in jeans and tshirt. Don't want to offend all those suit wearing business people lol.
Don't worry about offending your 'partners in Class' (Some of them are pretty tough to digest, and WHATEVER you do will be an offense).

When my kids were ages 6 - 16, I always put them in my First Class seats, and I (and spouse) went back to their seats Cattle Car. The kids and Flight attendents had a blast, (with all the china / treats / icecream / SPACE; and probably more than ONE First Class traveler was less than IMPRESSED. (BTW: my kids were very well behaved (death penalty), and Homeschoolers, so they knew how to carry on conversations with adults. They learned a lot and made some friends for themselves in First Class)

Smell is a problem... especially when you have been 'running to meet the plane' in the heat of Asia / or various Hot and muggy locations. I try to carry extra clothes in case I need to change before flight. You should have access to airline lounge, so you can 'freshen up'.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Danbury CT covering all of Fairfield County
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The last time I flew, I had a long sleeved sweater with stripes, blue jeans and sneakers. Was probably dressed better most people on the plane. I didn't look at that good because of 3 hours of sleeping on the floor after a bachelor party and was afraid if I went to shower (early morning flight) that I would fall back asleep or get caught in traffic and miss the plane
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