Wearing certain items of clothing could see you banned from a flight much to most travellers’ surprise. In recent years, due to the coronavirus pandemic, whether or not to wear a facemask has been most people’s top query when boarding a plane.
How many people stop to think about what else they are wearing and how it may impact their travel. When dressing for a flight, most passengers will think about comfort and what works for the weather at their destination.
However, it turns out that there could be an in-flight dress code most people won’t even think about reports the Liverpool Echo. If you wear something that breaks the unofficial dress code rules of airlines you might find you’re not allowed to get on board the flight.
While most airlines don’t have official rules, passengers have been known to be banned from their flight because of their outfit choice. P eople tend to opt for comfort on a flight, especially a long-haul one, most airlines won’t like it if you turn up looking “too scruffy.”
Most airlines don’t provide any official guidance on what their staff will deem as appropriate in-flight attire, but as a general rule of thumb, avoiding looking scruffy can play in your favour. You should probably think of dressing “smart casual” when travelling, perhaps in a t-shirt and jeans.
What not to wear on a flight
As most airlines don’t provide official guidance, it can be difficult to work out what they would deem unacceptable for a flight. If an outfit is deemed offensive to others then you may be asked to cover up or leave the flight.
Therefore, you should avoid any clothing with slogans that may be deemed offensive or contain any rude language. Clothing can also be considered to be inappropriate such as expecting to fly in beachwear.
While some airlines do allow flip-flops, but others may not accept you on board. It is also worth noting that sometimes the destination you’re flying to can play a role.
If a country has specific laws or local customs around clothing, then an airline may expect passengers to adhere to these before boarding. Check the rules for your destination and if you’re unsure it’s worth getting in touch with your tour operator or airline directly.