Flight attendants reveals why you should never wear jeans or trainers on planes | The Sun

NEXT time you reach for the comfortable clothes when dressing for a flight, think about how it might impact your journey.

Because the phrase 'dress for the job you want' also applies to air travel – dress for the seat you want.

Apparently your jeans and trainers could be the deciding factor in whether you get bumped to First Class.

One flight attendant told Who, What, Wear, according to Travel + Leisure: "Smart but understated. You should look like you travel often…it helps.

"Someone who is potentially due to get an upgrade can be knocked back if they aren't dressed suitably."

Another flight attendant added: "No jeans or trainers — so I always go for tight black trousers and a blazer or a dress. For men, chinos or trousers and a shirt are worn."

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Other items to avoid include dirty shoes and leggings, as well as flip flops and tracksuit bottoms.

If you follow all the rules, then you may be first in line to get bumped to first class for free.

A former British Airways flight attendant, Simon J Marton, previously said: "Dress smartly – it does no harm. If you look like you could be dressed appropriately for an upgrade, then you stand a better chance in that regard than someone in casual attire."

If you don't manage to get into first class, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the food.

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An economy passenger revealed to the Express that they were able to blag an upgrade on their food – after they fell asleep and missed their meal.

They said:  “I was travelling long haul in economy from Tokyo to London, and my partner and I fell asleep as the flight was taking off – missing the first of two scheduled meals.

“When we woke up, we were ravenous – but told all the trolley food was sold out. What's more, because of the food serving restrictions, none of the economy food was safe to eat."

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The traveller revealed that all they had to do was ask, and they were given the food from business and first class.

We previously revealed how a frequent flyer gets her upgrades – with one simple phrase.

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