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What To Wear On A Plane If You Want To Be Upgraded To First Class

According to a flight attendant!
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Whenever I travel, which isn't often, my choice of attire always SCREAMS "comfort." I am usually in leggings and a giant, loose shirt—topped with a messy bun. On one occasion, much to my mother's dismay, I came back from a class trip wearing my silk pajamas. (The flight was for more than 10 hours, and I was a teenager—give me a break!) That's how much IDGAF about what people's also why I've never been upgraded to first class out of pure luck, LOL! 

Apart from traveling alone and being a part of the airline's frequent flyer club, another factor that affects your chances of being bumped up to first class is your attire. 

A flight attendant told Who What Wear that dressing properly "definitely helps your chances...When we fly, we have a strict dress code to follow. 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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If you wanna sit in first class, you gotta look the part. Here's what that means: "Smart but understated. You should look like you travel often. But don't be dripping in designer clothing. It helps; someone who is potentially due to get an upgrade can be knocked back if they aren't dressed suitably."

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Once you've been upgraded, though, feel free to whip out those sweat pants 'cause they can't exactly kick you out for that...right? 

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