8 Things You Shouldn’t Wear On A Flight, According To Flight Attendants.
High heels, flip flops, and slides will only make you wish you'd stayed home. But we get it! Choosing the right shoes for flying is a total pain!
High heels can elevate anything you're wearing, but they slow you down, and they could potentially puncture the slide if there's an emergency onboard. As for flip flops? No one wants to stare at a stranger's bare feet, for starters. Not only are feet a total eyesore, but you wouldn't be able to sprint or run if you're about to miss your flight. Plus, flip flops can slide off your feet easily, and you'll be exposed to the trillions of germs that are swarming on every corner in the airport. So what are the best in-flight shoes? Well, according to Garland, anything you can lace up, like sneakers, booties, and lace-up ankle boots are all you need.
Avoid any fabrics that are too flammable, like polyester and nylon.
According to The National Transportation Safety Board, over 60% of plane crash fatalities result in deaths because of post-crash fires. Apparently, the impact of the crash isn't what could potentially do you in. So if you're wearing any fabrics that are too flammable, they won't allow air to circulate and you might meet your maker in the event there's an accident. Go for cotton t-shirts, silk, linen, or wool and anything that allows air to flow.
Bulky jackets seem like the ultimate way to trick the airline, don't they? Since they weigh a ton, you can just wear them instead of checking them with in bags, and avoid paying extra fees.
The only problem is, they're way too big and take up too much space in the overhead compartment. You won't even get to shove them in your carry-on bag. And if it's hot for a jacket that size, you'll have to carry them everywhere, which will get exhausting after spending a couple of hours at the airport. Instead, wear an all-season jacket that's warm enough for winter, but not too heavy and thick for spring.
And whatever you do, make sure to always wear compression socks. They're a total lifesaver!
When you're sitting around for too many hours, your legs can swell up and cut your blood flow. Thankfully, compression socks come in many levels of tightness and can help decompress and increase blood flow, which reduces the risk of getting blood clots. It also helps with swollen feet, which is a total plus!
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