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Jeans and 5 other things you should never wear on a plane

Choosing the right outfit for long plane flights is important for our comfort and safety.

Avoid clothes that may impede movement [iStock]

Appropriate clothing on a plane is more important than we think. Our attire may be crucial not only for the comfort but also for the safety of passengers.

We often choose clothes that are comfortable, but have we ever wondered if they are appropriate?

Aviation industry experts explained which items of clothing we should avoid during a flight because they may expose us to unexpected risks.

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According to Tommy Cimato, a TikTok user who shared his travel thoughts in a viral video, shorts are the first thing we should avoid wearing on a plane. The reason is that airplane seats are not cleaned regularly, and wearing pants that end above the knees can expose us to bacteria.

Flight attendant, Andrea Fischbach, quoted by The Sun, advises to avoid clothes that fit tightly to the skin. They may cause cramps, swelling and, as a result, pain. As he emphasises, freedom of movement in the seat and maintaining blood flow is extremely important, especially during long flights, where there is a risk of deep vein thrombosis.

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Andrea also advises against wearing high heels on flights. The reason is safety issues, as well as practicality during transfers at airports. High heels can make evacuation difficult if necessary and puncture rescue slides.

Christine Negroni, an aviation expert and author of a book about the most mysterious plane crashes in the world, warns that leggings, especially those made of artificial fibers, may prove dangerous in the event of a fire on board the plane. She recommends wearing clothes made of natural fibers such as cotton.

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CNN aviation analyst, Mary Schiavo, advises avoiding wearing flip-flops when traveling. In the event of an evacuation, they may make it difficult to move quickly and even lead to falls.

Flight attendant, Katie Ellen, recommends avoiding stiff, tight jeans on flights because they can cause your legs to swell. High-waisted pants during a cruise can also be dangerous for the proper functioning of our intestines because they can press on them.

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Choosing the right outfit for long plane flights is important for our comfort and safety. Let's avoid clothes that may impede movement, expose us to bacteria or pose a threat in the event of evacuation. Let's choose clothes made of natural materials that are comfortable and safe.

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This article was first published on Onet Travel.

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