What is your airline’s dress code?
A popular question I 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 if you’re unsure.
Most airlines’ dress code today is much more relaxed than business casual.
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.
I can’t bring myself to wearing shorts on a plane even when I buy my own ticket much less as a passrider. Besides, the airplanes are cold!
What is the dress code for your airline? What’s been your experience as you travel?
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