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Old 08-13-2014, 02:51 PM
 
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FYI....Wear cotton or natural fibers,

From a flight training manual:

Clothing made of polyesters burn like plastic. In other words, they burn and melt. The larger the percentage of polyester in the fabric, the greater the similarity to burning plastic. In a sense, if you're wearing high polyester blend garments and you're exposed to fire, you're wearing napalm
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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FYI....Wear cotton or natural fibers,

From a flight training manual:

Clothing made of polyesters burn like plastic. In other words, they burn and melt. The larger the percentage of polyester in the fabric, the greater the similarity to burning plastic. In a sense, if you're wearing high polyester blend garments and you're exposed to fire, you're wearing napalm
Since I have a greater chance of winning the lottery than I do of catching on fire on a plane, I'll continue wearing the same clothing I do now.
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Old 08-13-2014, 03:09 PM
 
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It depends on where I am going, the season, and the class of service I am flying in. For example, if I am taking a two or three hour flight to a business meeting, I wear a suit or whatever I'll be wearing to the meeting. If I'm taking a cross country flight I'll often opt for yoga pants or longer cargo shorts. If I'm flying long haul in first, I wear whatever, as I'll change into my carrier supplied pajamas within an hour or so of boarding.
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Old 08-13-2014, 03:49 PM
 
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Since I have a greater chance of winning the lottery than I do of catching on fire on a plane, I'll continue wearing the same clothing I do now.
Whatever works for you!

I believe information is a powerful tool and with it you can make better choices.

Which is why I said FYI, I didn't know about that until the military stopped service members from wearing polyester on flights. Now, the military is whole different realm than commercial flights, but I would rather have the knowledge and make my own decision than not know at all.
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Old 08-13-2014, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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FYI....Wear cotton or natural fibers,
From a flight training manual:
Clothing made of polyesters burn like plastic. In other words, they burn and melt. The larger the percentage of polyester in the fabric, the greater the similarity to burning plastic. In a sense, if you're wearing high polyester blend garments and you're exposed to fire, you're wearing napalm
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I believe information is a powerful tool and with it you can make better choices. ...I would rather have the knowledge and make my own decision than not know at all.
So let's say your clothing helps you survive the fiery crash but then you realize you're alone on a polar ice sheet and wearing all cotton... Would you still feel you made the right fashion choice at that point?
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Old 08-13-2014, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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I wear a pair of loose-fitting cargo pants with lots of pockets for travel papers, wallet, passport, and a T shirt, a pair of tight flying socks and loose, comfy topsiders, no matter what the weather is. No computer, no mobile phone, no electronics, no belt, nothing extra that can get me into trouble with myself. My carry-on baggage is small plastic sack from a local grocer in which I have a sweater, a bottle of water, a book i know i'll love, and ibuprofen. I check in one small travel bag.

I smile a lot; say please and thank you; and don't go looking for trouble.
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Old 08-13-2014, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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Just my Batman tights...
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:36 PM
 
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I'll wear items that are comfortable enough to lounge in at home, but not something ratty. I make sure I have at least one light jacket on hand in case it gets chilly. For the past few trips I've taken a carry-on and camera bag and haven't checked any luggage unless it was at the gate, and they were running out of room on a nonstop flight.
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:24 PM
 
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I get cold on planes. If I wore sandals I'd have to carry a heavy pair of socks. My legs need to be covered as well.
Then I would recommend that you wear what's comfortable for you.
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Old 08-14-2014, 03:38 AM
 
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I travel a lot so I wear what's comfortable without looking like I just rolled out of bed. One of my favorite pastimes is people watching in the airport...it amazes me what some people choose to wear on a flight.

My favorite was a lady who had one white leggings with polka dot underwear and heels. Her bf/husband failed her that day. lol
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