Shorts and sandals acceptable in business class?

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  1. lancexfang
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    I’ve done it before. I used to not even think twice about it.

    But after reading the thread about people not like to see people to put their feet up – which I don’t do, I started to think maybe there is dress code, unspoken maybe, for business class at least, that I should pay attention to.

    Heck, flying between warm climates, I’d love to dress comfortably. But I guess changing into jeans and loafers won’t be too bad if I am asked to.
     
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    what if you were the CEO or some big-wig for companies like North Face, REI, etc...

    seems to me like it would be promoting your business by flying like that.

    anyway, if you buy the ticket with your money (or upgraded on a tik you paid for), then dress however you like as long as it's not offensive or too revealing. i don't consider shorts and sandals to fall into those categories
     
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    I see shorts and sandals in first and business all the time. Doesn't matter to me and I don't hear anyone being asked to change clothing.

    Feet up: don't put them on the seatback IFE screen or on the back of the headrest of the seat in front. And most importantly, don't put them on the armrest of the seat in front of you if I'm sitting there. Guy did that to me twice in one trip last week, inching his sock-clad foot further and further forward. First time I turned back and stared. Second time I knocked the foot off the armrest with my elbow and reclined my seat. This was a short flight in domestic first with adequate legroom.
     
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    Unfortunately, a lot of people cannot distinguish between 'casual' dress and 'sloppy' dress.

    Tank tops on men with very hairy armpits are one of my pet peeves.
     
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    Shorts and sandals (with clean feet please) are fine. I do have issues with people putting their feet up on the bulkhead wall (is that what it's called lol?) or the seat in front of them. I've even seen people do this in first as well as coach and this display of lack of mannors amazes me. It's not just 'kids' doing it either.
     
  7. lancexfang
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    let's keep it to the dress code shall we? Not that I mind so much about another wave of exchanges about feet up. I just can't handle that mental image very well...
     
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    There isn't a dress code, except on kettlicious Southwest. Quit
    obsessing on others' sartorial splendor - better for everyone else,
    and better for you in the long run.
     
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    The only dress code I enforce at work -- and that I wish applied on planes -- is that a man's toes should not be seen in public.

    And really, do you want to go through a TSA checkpoint in bare feet?
     
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    I'm basically, a 'redneck' blue jeans and T shirt, tennies, white socks and a ball cap. But when I fly, regardless of the season, or the class of service I'm in, coach, first class or Premier Plus, it's a Polo shirt, with a collar, Sports jacket, Dark Blue Blue jeans, Black shoes, and of course, my US Navy ship ball cap.
     
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    I haven't checked recently and I don't remember specifics, but some international lounges have had dress codes. I don't know how seriously they're enforced.
     
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    If there's no dress code then I don't think its a problem. I tend to dress a little nicer when traveling intl F or J as I'll just change into my LX F pjs shortly after take off anyway.
     
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    What's wrong with toes showing on a plane? Are the dainty toes of a petite female OK but a guy's hoof isn't?

    I usually fly in shorts and sandals. If in C or F I'll wear a linen button shirt or nicer. I think it's more important to be clean and hygienic. After all, you're on a plane, not dining at Per Se.
     
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    I put my feet up on the bulkhead wall sometimes... but never my bare feet. I will continue to do so - can be comfy if i'm lounging.
     
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    It was different in the days when a roast was carved in the aisle, table clothes, china, etc. Sitting in business was to be equated with a fine dining experience. No longer. Anything goes for passengers as well as for the way you are treated by some airline personnel!
     
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    hoping I see you in your jammies. ;)
    I don't know ...feet on the wall seems so uncouth.
     
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    Domestic shorts and sandals are acceptable. On an international flight I'd probably advise against it.

    I was once singled out for extra screening and was wearing sandals. I was really tempted to ask the TSA agent how they felt about wanding my bare foot.
     
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    I would never go "casual" for flying whether Y, C or F. Always a button-down and/or sweater/jacket, slacks, socks and loafers. Just a personal preference.
     
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    I was once also singled out for a customs check and I was wearing sandals. Does that mean one had anything to do with the other?

    NB: I've worn sandals for 50+ US arrivals.
     
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    I have been singled out for customs check and have never
    worn sandals on a plane!
     
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    I am mildly offended by seeing shorts and sandals for airline passengers. The cleanliness issues are themselves a concern, but the biggest issue for me is that it seems just too casual. We are not at a beach, after all, but in a cramped metal/plastic tube careening together though the sky. Jeans and sweatshirts don't bother me, that is how I often dress. If I'm long distance on a refined carrier (we all know who they are, I suspect) I wear slacks and a polo short, generally.

    Almost nobody who would wear shorts on an airplane would agree with me anyway. I just hope I don't need to sit next to them.
     
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    I'm more offended by people, regardless of what is or what is not on their feet, putting their feet up on the bulkhead wall.

    I'm okay with shorts and/or sandals. I only have a problem with socks only or bare feet in case of an emergency, people will not be able to get out as fast.
     
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    Living in Florida, practically everyone wears shorts and sandals, even in some business settings. While I've not worn that attire in business, I wouldn't have a problem if someone else did.
     
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    I normally wear my Rainbows , a nice pair of shorts and a collared shirt when flying...except for that one time I got an op-up to F. Still, my feet are nice and clean and I don't smell ;)
     

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