5 Things You Shouldn’t Wear On An Airplane


Going to the
airport doesn’t mean you should be any less fashionable than you normally are.
However, there are certain important things you should keep in mind when
choosing your travel outfits. Jumia Travel shares 5 things you shouldn’t wear on
an airplane.

Tight Clothes 
No matter how
fashionable you intend to be, try to ensure you refrain from wearing tight
clothing while on an airplane. This is because those tight clothes can restrict
blood flow in the already confined space of an airplane seat, which can lead to
risks of deep vein thrombosis, aside the prevalent discomfort you’ll feel
wearing the tight clothes. It is best to stick with wearing loose-fitting,
natural and breathable fabrics when you intend to travel by air.


This might seem obvious but you’ll be surprised at how many
people don less than clean items of clothing on their bodies, throw on perfume
or cologne so the clothes pass the ‘sniff test’ and then head off to the
airport. However, they fail to realize that odours are intensified in an
airplane, because many passengers are cramped in close quarters and stale air is
recycled throughout the cabin for the duration of the flight. It is therefore
important to reserve clean outfits for plane rides and go easy on perfumes or

Complicated Outfits 
A jumpsuit is a perfect example
of a complicated outfit. It’s probably not best to wear outfits that will make
going to the bathroom in the plane a herculean task, or that will make sitting
down for extended periods (which is basically all you do on planes) extremely

Pajamas or Other House Wares 
The fact that you are
advised to wear comfortable clothing when in an airplane, doesn’t mean you
should over do it and dress inappropriately all together, you’re still going out
in public after all.

Check the Airline’s Dress Code 
check the airlines dress code to avoid being turned away for wearing clothing
items that are non-compliant. Some airlines don’t allow passengers to wear baggy
or oversized clothing, mainly because those clothing items stir up the suspicion
of airline personnel, as they will think you’re hiding something in all that
clothing. Some airlines do allow such baggy clothing, but you might have a tough
time at security checkpoints because of how meticulous the security personnel is
likely going to be during your security check.


Tony Orji

Dr. Tony Orji is the founder and owner of Success Tonics Blog. He is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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