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CarolineSwan Sep 15th 2008 9:05 am

what to wear for flight
 
ok i know this probably sounds stupid, but furthest i have flown is florida, so was wandering what you guys wore and packed to change into during the flight, i have a 2 year old so any info would be great

thanks

caroline

sarahw Sep 15th 2008 10:00 am

Re: what to wear for flight
 
I always end up either too hot or too cold on the plane so I'd suggest layers are a good idea. Also taking a change of clothes is worth considering.

On one flight from UK to NZ my OH was covered in apple juice by the guy sitting next to him within 2 hours of taking off on the first leg. :mad:

Fortunately he had a change of clothes but it wouldn't have been much fun if he'd had to spend 24 hours slightly damp and sticky :blink:

CAN2NZ Sep 15th 2008 10:13 am

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I agree with the above poster. I wore a long sleeve Tshirt because I always find the plane has the potential to be too cold at times and brought a jacket. A change of clothes is a great idea. We brought two changes for each kid in their bags and some for us. The flight is more boring than tough. I mean, you sit for so long and how much tv can anyone watch? However, it all comes to an end with a sigh of relief.

It was fun collecting the bags, going to the immigration officer and she asking each of the kids who they were while she looked at their passports. It was nice. We found we were tired by 9pm every night for weeks and needed to go to bed.

teebrown Sep 15th 2008 10:47 am

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On one of our flights there was a guy who changed into his PJ's after laughing for a few mins, I thought actually that was a good idea, I put a pair or slippers in my bag, first thing I do is take my shoes of and slap abit of moisturiser on my face. I would take spare clothes for the kids and me (lightweight stuff) and a couple of nappies for the kids (just in case), my son was 4 when we flew but got hit by a D & V bug whilst on the plane, so the nappies came in real handy!

I also take, ear plugs and eye mask, just so I can stop all the noise around me. I wear loose clothing, my view is, who cares what you look like when you get off a 28 hr flight.

All the best
:thumbsup:

Browner_ Sep 15th 2008 10:50 am

Re: what to wear for flight
 

Originally Posted by carolineshewan (Post 6784367)
ok i know this probably sounds stupid, but furthest i have flown is florida, so was wandering what you guys wore and packed to change into during the flight, i have a 2 year old so any info would be great

thanks

caroline

Definitely several layers and definitely a change of clothes, particularly with a 2 yr old. Mine threw her dinner up over me 1 1/2 hrs out of Hong Kong and covered several seats and several other passengers too.

Some parecetamol for the 2 yr old is essential, plus plenty of things to do. Its a big help if the airline has personal screens/computers for each passenger, as it really occupies the youngsters. Singapore Airlines do, so do Air New Zealand, but Lufthansa dont.

love30stm Sep 15th 2008 1:02 pm

Re: what to wear for flight
 
I would wear clothes:p

CarolineSwan Sep 15th 2008 1:56 pm

Re: what to wear for flight
 

Originally Posted by love30stm (Post 6784979)
I would wear clothes:p

:lol: that sorted that problem out then tyty :lol:

thanks for all info, was thinking of packing a couple of pairs of jammies for Lucy and maybe a couple changes, just not sure on us yet , but def pack changes.. oh yea and my slippers :lol: cos i always take my shoes of as soon as we take off

caroline

j19fmm Sep 15th 2008 6:54 pm

Re: what to wear for flight
 
Some people find jeans very uncomfortable - too many seams! Definitely layers, earplugs, eyemask and a bucket full of moisturiser. Clean underwear,change of top, toothbrush etc.. just realised why I have so much handluggage:huh:

CarolineSwan Sep 15th 2008 8:16 pm

Re: what to wear for flight
 

Originally Posted by j19fmm (Post 6786017)
Some people find jeans very uncomfortable - too many seams! Definitely layers, earplugs, eyemask and a bucket full of moisturiser. Clean underwear,change of top, toothbrush etc.. just realised why I have so much handluggage:huh:

think i will invest in a cheap track suit, as i dont own one and take a few tops to change into, have a wee toilitries bag packed already with mini tooth paste , brush etc

j19fmm Sep 15th 2008 8:23 pm

Re: what to wear for flight
 

Originally Posted by carolineshewan (Post 6786339)
think i will invest in a cheap track suit, as i dont own one and take a few tops to change into, have a wee toilitries bag packed already with mini tooth paste , brush etc

I always manage to look like a pile of ***** by the time arrive, no matter what I do! But I guess we all look the same after 28odd hours on the move.Check the drawers in the toilet area early in the flight, that's where the freebies are and they go quick!Those packs of wet wipes/cleansers are useful too.When do you fly out?

Vitalstatistix Sep 15th 2008 8:32 pm

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Flight socks - reduce the risk of DVT/also stops you getting swollen feet & ankles ;).

j19fmm Sep 15th 2008 8:34 pm

Re: what to wear for flight
 

Originally Posted by Vitalstatistix (Post 6786404)
Flight socks - reduce the risk of DVT/also stops you getting swollen feet & ankles ;).

Mmmmm and sooo sexy........:rofl:

CarolineSwan Sep 15th 2008 8:37 pm

Re: what to wear for flight
 

Originally Posted by j19fmm (Post 6786361)
I always manage to look like a pile of ***** by the time arrive, no matter what I do! But I guess we all look the same after 28odd hours on the move.Check the drawers in the toilet area early in the flight, that's where the freebies are and they go quick!Those packs of wet wipes/cleansers are useful too.When do you fly out?

not booked flights yet but OH job starts on the 15th Dec so looking at maybe the 7th with air NZ via San Fran as i dont want LAX as im scared lol, but we need the luggage allowence as we not sending a container over so will be packing everything
... i will have lucys baby wipes so stocked up in that area .. Freebies in the toilet wow never heard of that b4.. what kind of freebies lol i love a freebie, hell im female of course i do :rofl:

never had the sexy flight socks b4 though i have always said i will get them, and yes i do to look like a pile of s*** after any flight never mind a 30 hour one lol

Vitalstatistix Sep 15th 2008 8:41 pm

Re: what to wear for flight
 

Originally Posted by j19fmm (Post 6786412)
Mmmmm and sooo sexy........:rofl:

So you're planning to join the mile high club (or maybe a member already:sneaky:) & don't want to put any potentials off ,hey?? :rofl:

j19fmm Sep 15th 2008 8:43 pm

Re: what to wear for flight
 

Originally Posted by carolineshewan (Post 6786418)
.. Freebies in the toilet wow never heard of that b4.. what kind of freebies lol i love a freebie, hell im female of course i do :rofl:

On Korean Air there was soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes.other flights there's been handcream, moisturiser etc. It's worth a look. And on your way off if they send you out through Premium Economy or Business Class casually collect the eyemasks and socks....:rofl:


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