What is the dress code for your airline?

by Passrider on May 7, 2012

PetraA popular question we get is about dress codes for various airlines. It seems quite varied from airline to airline. Generally, the rule of thumb is to err on the side of caution and dress in business casual attire. So no tennis shoes (sneakers, trainers), no shorts, no open toe shoes, no exceptionally short skirts, no jeans and wear a collared shirt. So be conservative and professional.

I remember years ago Delta used to make the men wear suits and ties except to Hawaii. Also, no jeans were allowed in First Class. Times have changed though as United now allow shorts.

What is the dress code for your airline? What’s been your experience as you travel?

Please leave a comment below.

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avatar Jeremy February 7, 2014 at 6:43 pm

I fly for Era Aviation (soon to be known as Corvis Aviation of the parent company Ravn Alaska…Not misspelled). Our dress code for jump seaters is minimal blue jeans and a collared shirt…no frills just don’t look like you just got off the buss from bum town.

As far as riding on other companies I have always dressed in my uniform and haven’t had any problems.


avatar Kerwin McKenzie February 15, 2014 at 11:04 pm

Thanks Jeremy for the details. I need to come up and fly Era as I want to fly to those smaller cities up there in Alaska.


avatar Miguel March 2, 2014 at 12:25 am

United allows nice pair of jean( no holes or cut off). no need to wear ties and no flip flop.


avatar Buddy Coats March 5, 2014 at 10:17 pm

At UPS airlines you must dress business casual to jumpseat.


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