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1. Posted by chalkers (Full Member 51 posts) 11y

Hey All,

I leave on my RTW trip in 1 week, and was looking for your advise on what to wear on board a flight. Obviously you want to be comfortable, but if your leaving a cold climate to enter a warm climate what do you do; wear trackies and be warm when you get there, wear jeans and be a little less comfortable or wear shorts and put up with the cold until you leave?

Also, how warm are planes usually?



2. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 11y

i always were my most comfortable outfit, which usually is my sweat pants, sandals (easy to slip them off for the metal detectors)

3. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 11y

On the plane you don't have to worry about being cold as they provide you with blankets if needed. Concerning clothes, I would say as comfortable as possible. You can always change them according to the weather as soon as you arrive at a new place. Have fun on your trip!

4. Posted by chalkers (Full Member 51 posts) 11y

Cheers Guys,

One more question, what should i take on board with me in my backpack???

5. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

A small hand towel is good. Either for wiping your face or or using as neck pillow / support

6. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

I wear either my comfy jeans or my sweats. As long as you can sit comfortably in them, you should be ok. I always wear my sneakers. I tend to wear layers on flights, just because it's usually cold and the blankets they give don't always do the trick (but then again, I get cold easily). Hope that helps!

7. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

On the really long flights, wear as comfortable as you can get away you can kick off easily, no tight wasitbands. I would bring a book/cd player/ipod/DVD player ect....oh and bring your OWN water! The water on planes is notoriously gross. And ENJOY, think of where you are going...and what you'll be doing! :)

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Go comfortable! And, as CC said - bring your own water. When going from a cold climate to a warmer one, many people tuck their shorts, etc into a small carry on and change on the plane. I tend to put my warm weather stuff on and deal with the cold until I'm on the plane. I hate being overly warm from the clothing and the weather.

9. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

the longest flight ive ever been on was 3 hours and next week

IM COMING TO AMERICA mwahahahahahahahaha

the flight attendants are gonna be well fed up with me by the time we land hahahaha.hours and hours of my sarcasm and pis*taking will really make them wish they had the day off

10. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I'm always freezing cold in planes, so I tend to bring an extra sweater or two.

Also, be sure to pack a change of clothes in your backpack. If they misplace/lose your luggage, you'll at least have a day or two's worth of clothes to get by. Ditto anthing you need every day: pills, contact solution, toothbrush, etc.

I always save up my can't-wait-to-read books for plane rides. That way, I know I'll be immersed in the thing and won't get antsy as quickly. Sometimes the in-flight movies are alright, though (although I once came back on a flight playing XXX and Scooby Doo 2 - The horror!).