Should there be a dress code when flying

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I am now curious to know if anyone sitting up the pointy end does actually change into the PJ's provided?
I do. Sometimes I change even before takeoff, but normally head to the lavs just as the seatbelt sign is off.
 

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NM said:
Yes, all passengers should be dressed when flying.

Although it may make security checking a bit easier!:p No one would ever want to sit next to me. (They really don't like doing it now.)
 
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Hvr said:
Although it may make security checking a bit easier!:p
Would make "secondary screening" an interesting exercise :shock: .
 

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Dare say there would be a shortage of security screeners in a very big hurry.

Being serious for a minute though, do we really want to get to the situation where it is a personal decsion of the GA/FA? Hypothetical, you are wearing a shirt with a sporting teams name on it and the GA/FA supported the opposition and refused you entry based on that alone (although saying something else). How would you feel knowing you are the victim of someone else's prejudices and there is nothing you can do about it?

There are plenty of examples in the USA we laugh at but if this was introduced here then we could well be lamenting the day we ever thought of doing this.
 
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Hi

Sorry simongr - I'm with the bare foot parade ;)

When travelling for leisure I often wear thongs & take them off on board. I wear "dress" thongs very frequently, including at home. Then again, I am a girl :D

However I always have socks when I go anywhere near the toilets (yuk).

As for clothing - smart casual pants/top or dress.

When travelling for work - it's the obligatory suit.

Re dress code - whatever you would wear to the shops I think is fine as long as it is clean. I don't really care if someone looks that bad - it's their problem - but if they smell bad - that's not bearable :( (need puke icon)

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Always collared shirt and pants/jeans when travelling for work. I have been quite surpised by some PAX travelling in premium cabins and their attire. I understand being comfortable is important, but what about self respect??

Obviously, holiday destinations and some LCC will always attract lower dress standards. I guess as long as it is safe, does not offend (like someones cheesy toes:mrgreen: ) and is acceptable to the airline.
 
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On the extraordinarily rare occasions when I fly overseas it's straight on with the moccasins once we get airborne. The deal nicely with swelling feet and keep 'em warm if the plane's too cold.
 

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ditto said:
I am now curious to know if anyone sitting up the pointy end does actually change into the PJ's provided?
I change into them as soon as I board. If there's enough time that is. Otherwise - straight after take off.

Evan said:
Anywhere else in SIN i may like to visit to meet some crew ? (Sometimes see some up at 54 in MOS as well)
They also like to hang out around Clarke Quay. I can't remember the name of the bar though.
Amen to 54 at MOS - smashing coughtails. :)
 

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Smart casual for both sexes is what I was expecting to hear and is what seems to be the general consensus from the replies.

According to an ex QF FA friend, there is supposed to be a dress code for each class which includes covered footwear - no thongs allowed.

Kylie Minogue doesn't wear shoes when she is in F on Qantas, so neither do I :eek: :D . (Have been on a flight with her, lovely lovely person!)
 

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jakeseven7 said:
Kylie Minogue doesn't wear shoes when she is in F on Qantas, so neither do I :eek: :D . (Have been on a flight with her, lovely lovely person!)
so does that mean you do wear what she wears?
 

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I always have a chuckle to myself when I see "Sunday best" travellers in F. I mean, really, this isn't the 1950's. Jeans/trousers and a shirt (preferably with long sleeves) are fine - as long as it will give me some protection if I have to jump down those rough canvas slides to get out in a hurry, I don't care. I do tend to wear PJ's when they are provided, because generally I do find them quite comfy, though they only go on when we are in the cruise, and they come off again at the top of descent. My shoes also come off as soon as the PJ's go on. So long as no-one has smelly feet, I don't mind them walking around the cabin barefoot. I always have my charming antiembolism socks on if the trip is over 4 hours.

I do find it slightly distasteful when passengers (in any class) flip-flop their way onto the aircraft in beaten-up trackie-dacks and a black singlet which proclaims their membership of the "Mullers and Packers Union", or that you can create an "Instant A**hole - just add alcohol". Classy. But as long as you don't get rolling drunk and become said a**hole, or raise your voice louder than required to be heard by your nearest neighbour, I really don't care how you are dressed.
 

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i only travel in my work attire (suit) if I dont have the chance to change before I head to the airport, however 90% of my travels are done in casual. And by casual I mean shorts/jeans, t-shirt and thongs!

I love the looks from some peeps when I enter the J cabin looking like I've just come from the beach ;) I really dont see the point in dressing 'smartly' for flying??? Im not out to impress and really, its just public transport!

I always have a little quiet laugh at the peeps who fly long haul over a weekend that are dressed oh so nicely :D
 

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One more for bare feet over here. Jeans (without designer holes), shirt and thongs/boat shoes is the easiest way to fly.

i did laugh the other week when this big beefy bloke got on the plane in CNS looking like a VB ad from the 70's. Massive ‘tache and really short shorts. by the time we got to MEL he had about seven blankets wrapped around him. looked a little similar to a hairy blue elephant.
 

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sr81 said:
i did laugh the other week when this big beefy bloke got on the plane in CNS looking like a VB ad from the 70's. Massive ‘tache and really short shorts. by the time we got to MEL he had about seven blankets wrapped around him. looked a little similar to a hairy blue elephant.

Yes, I've seen quite a bit of this kind of thing on DJ...

Bit off-putting, really.
 

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NM said:
Yes, all passengers should be dressed when flying.

I couldn't agree more. Standards are important and should not be relaxed less the rot begins to set in.

However, this requirement may be relaxed when applying for membership of the Mile High Club :shock:
 

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so does that mean you do wear what she wears?


Heh heh great call, I doubt alot of Miss Minogues clothes would cover most AFF members thumbs!
 
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