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Apr 30th, 2007, 10:33 PM
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What do you wear on the plane?

I;m wondering what you recommend wearing on the plane. Seems like it's always cold. We fly on May 19 from Chicago to Amsterdam and then on to Florence. I'm not sure what kind of weather to expect in Italy at the end of May, beginning of June. Don't want to overdress on the plane but definitely want to be comfortable without looking sloppy. I'd love to know what you like to wear and bring for comfort! Thanks!
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Apr 30th, 2007, 11:01 PM
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Oh, the thought of a cold plane! That would be heaven. Every plane I take is heated like a nursing home.
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Apr 30th, 2007, 11:30 PM
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Wear something comfortable but not sloppy. I always bring my cashmere blanket in case the plane gets too cold for me and on long overnight flights I change to my joga pants so that I can sleep better. And don't forget to drink lots of water.

Have a good trip.


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Apr 30th, 2007, 11:35 PM
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Hi

When it comes to long haul flights I try to wear something that is very comfy...normally I don't care if it looks good or not as long as I know I will be confortable in it on a long flight And it is best not to overdress...if it gets cold you can always ask for a blanket.

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May 1st, 2007, 02:32 AM
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Slip-on shoes, usually black or navy slacks with a bit of stretch in them & either a white blouse or T-shirt with a pull-over cashmere sweater since I usually get cold on planes also.

Dark colors help hide any stains from spills. I find jeans uncomfortable.

It's just a theory of mine but I tend to think you're treated better if you look more presentable rather than if you've just finished washing your car.
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May 1st, 2007, 04:33 AM
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A 'nicer' sweatpant with tee and matching jacket for any chills.
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May 1st, 2007, 04:37 AM
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A nice sweatpant? - doesn't exist. Sorry, sweatpants should not be worn in any public place but the gym. They're tacky.
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May 1st, 2007, 04:41 AM
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Try to shop at Chico's and look for their knit pieces. They come in black and are stretchy and very comfortable for travel. They don't wrinkle and look pretty good!
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May 1st, 2007, 04:44 AM
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Oh, just what we need...airline fashion police.
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May 1st, 2007, 05:07 AM
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Not wear but to bring is my own pillowcase w/pillow (use theirs for
lower back support) & socks w/treads
to walk around in.
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May 1st, 2007, 06:34 AM
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I always wear a long, comfortable skirt (much better than wearing pants on a plane for 12 hrs), a cashmere hoodie, and bring a large wrap. I wear sandals while walking around on the plane or going to the bathroom but bring socks to change into while in my seat.
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May 1st, 2007, 06:38 AM
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i plan on wearing my jeans onto the plane and changig into sleep pants for the overnite....will change back before we land. comfort always wins with me!
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May 1st, 2007, 06:55 AM
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I like to wear natural fibers on a plane. I've been "scarified" by the stories of synthetic fabrics melting into people's skin when planes have caught fire, even though I know perfectly well these are extremely rare occurrence and at any rate, in such a case, my clothes would probably be the least of my concerns. But anyway, I go with natural fibers and layers...linen blend pants, short sleeve or sleevless cotton top with a cotton sweater. Warm enough for chilly plane AC and cool enough for warm temps on arrival. Always slip on shoes with socks, my feet would freeze on the plane without socks...if I'm flying to someplace hot, I stick a pair of lightweight sandals in my carryon (along with a change of clothing in case my suitcase goes AWOL).
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May 1st, 2007, 06:56 AM
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Sounds good but I have never changed clothes on a plane thinking the space in the bathroom is just too tiny, Or do you have a secret changing place?

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May 1st, 2007, 07:04 AM
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lol....i will just do a balancing/ squeezing act in the bathroom....not putting bare feet on those floors,,,will change into slipper sox at my seat after
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May 1st, 2007, 07:13 AM
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Pants that are thin and comfortable cotton or linen--elastic or draw string waist essential. Light-weight hoody over sleeveless tank, so layers can be added or removed. Pashmina can serve many purposes and is great to have along. Slip on and off shoes, and definitely socks. (Also, you really don't want to have bare feet when you have to go through security.) Sleeping mask and earplugs. Advil or Excedrin in purse, also some Tums or Rolaids. Packets of sanitizing hand wipes, kleenex, and moisturizer or lotion. Something good to read, or new language book or tape. Neck pillow or travel pillow of your own.

Good luck, enjoy!

 
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May 1st, 2007, 07:19 AM
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I'm taking the longest flight of my life in June, heading to Sydney from Chicago (via LAX). I'll be wearing cotton khakis and a long-sleeve polo. If it gets warm, I can push the sleeves up.
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May 1st, 2007, 07:19 AM
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I know some don't like them, but I always wear black stretch jeans. I don't wear tight jeans anymore...just contributes to the "muffin top", so with the added stretch, I find them very comfortable, and they keep my legs warm. They also aren't all wrinkled when I get off the plane. I wear a knit top and have a sweater or knit jacket that I can either leave on or take off on the plane. I wear slip on shoes with light weight sox.
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May 1st, 2007, 07:26 AM
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Knit tops and pants with a bit of spandex. Not too tight. A large pashmina. Inflatable neck cushion. slip on shoes.
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May 1st, 2007, 07:27 AM
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'Oh, the thought of a cold plane! That would be heaven. Every plane I take is heated like a nursing home.'
ditto.
I find most planes too hot!. June in Italy - also hot.
No jeans for me. Like :a long skirt and a nice comfortable top, shoes that are easy to take off, socks.
 
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