Layers are the key when travelling on a plane. Clothing should be comfortable and preferably loose or stretchy. This is because you will be spending a lot of time sitting down and tight fitting jeans may but into you and make you uncomfortable. The air-conditioning on planes these days is often put on full blast for the duration of the flight so to avoid catching a cold, remember to put a light jacket or cardigan in your hand-luggage. If you are going to a hot country, the chances are you are going to want to peel of some layers as soon as you step out of the plane and into the warm air, so make sure you have a t-shirt or vest underneath!
In terms of footwear, it’s sensible to wear something comfortable in case you have to run for your flight! Also though, if you are on a long-haul flight, inactivity can cause legs and feet to swell due to blood pooling in the veins. One way to prevent this is to wear loose-fitting clothing. Another solution is to take a walk around the cabin once in a while. Therefore, you should avoid taking sleeping pills or you may be too tired to move! In particularly serious cases, where a person has recently had surgery, it may be advisable to wear flight socks as they can help prevent blood clots.
Make sure your clothes are freshly laundered before you fly and preferably not doused in perfume or after-shave – you are going to be sitting within close proximity to other people for a long period of time so its courteous not to subject them to the unpleasant smell of body odor or the overwhelming stench of a fragrance that may not be to everyone´s taste. It should go without saying, but avoid any items of clothing with slogans on that could be considered offensive. Believe it or not, airlines have the right to deny you access to the plane if you are wearing something inappropriate.