7 Clothing Tips For Long-Haul-Flights!

Frequent flyers know that it takes a combination of factors to have a positive trip, and that comfortable clothes play a huge part in it.

This is why to have the best travel clothes, your outfit should not be left as a last-minute thought.

To help you with that, we have narrowed down a few pieces of clothes that won’t slow down your airport stride or make you twitch uncomfortably in your cabin seat.

Travel Clothing For Women

Putting together your airport outfit is no easy feat. One has to take in factors like alternating air cabin temperatures and destination climate. And all the while, there’s pressure to preserve some sense of style.

Hopefully these items will help you do just that:


This outerwear piece is the quickest way to look stylish and increase the chances of an airplane seat upgrade.

We advise you to wear a classic long jacket at the airport. This will make it easy to conceal your casual wear underneath.

Depending on the weather, opt for a lightweight fabric like a cotton/polyester trench coat or wool fabric.

2.Long Cardigan or Pullover

Six-hour flights and above involve long hours of sitting in an airplane cabin. A long cardigan or pullover will give you warmth when the temperature drops in your cabin.

3.Scraf Or Pashmina

When it comes to air travel, a maxi scarf/pashmina has a dual function!

With the right size, texture and design, it will make you look smart and fend off the chilly cabin temperature.

4.T-shirt Or Top

Your tolerance to cold will determine how many tops you layer with.

T-shirts, blouses and vests are some of the pieces you can wear underneath your bulkier top.

5.Trousers That Stretch

Frequent flyers prefer wearing trousers over shorts or skirts. This helps avoid your bare legs making contact with germs on airport and airplane seats.

Personal style will dictate which comfortable trousers you wear. The options include harem trousers, leggings and palazzo pants.

You can also opt for athletic-inspired trousers since its trending and very comfortable.


During long-distance flights, air passengers who have to remain seated for long periods are prone to deep vein thrombosis.

To avoid your legs becoming red, swollen and heavy due to constrained movement, compression socks are a must. They help to stimulate blood circulation, thus lowering the risk of DVT.

7. Sneakers Or Comfortable Shoes

Again, this boils down to personal preference. For some, comfortable shoes are sneakers, for others, it’s soft leather flats.

It important to remember that feet swell up when you fly, especially on long haul flights, so choose your footwear wisely.

Travel Clothing For Men

When traveling a short distance, it’s more convenient for businessmen to travel in their formal work clothes. However, for the majority, wearing a suit for a long-haul flight is incredibly unappealing.

For menswear travel clothing, the key is to wear structured layered pieces to avoid looking unkempt. Here’s how you do that!

1.Jacket Or Blazer

This is the key piece that will elevate your entire look. Wear a jacket in a neutral style that will work seamlessly with your other travel ware.

Keep the texture of your jacket wrinkle-free. To enhance mobility during your trip, avoid stiff textures like leather.

2. Shirt

This could be a casual short-sleeved T-shirt or a smarter button-down shirt. Shirts are versatile as they can be worn on their own or combined with your other travel clothes.

3.Sweater Or Pullover

As tempting as it may be, leave your hoody nestled in the depths of your carry-on. A sweater or pullover will make you look more put together.

4.Comfortable Trousers

When it comes to air travel getup, it’s vital that your trousers are functional. This is because your airport journey will involve movement.

This could be standing in a line that moves at a snail’s pace or walking briskly to catch your flight.

One suggestion is you can replace your jeans with Khakis. They are also more comfortable than dress pants or jeans to sit in with for hours. Another attractive feature (when compared to jeans) is khakis offer a more casual yet professional look.


A scarf will add depth to your airport ensemble. It’s also an easy way to add color or character to your outfit.

This accessory will come in handy when the air cabin temperature drops.


As mentioned before, wear compression socks to help you tackle DVT or swollen feet. Also for hygiene purposes, this is a must.

7.Sneakers or Slip-on Foot ware

Sneakers are really comfortable and its perfect if you’re tavelling in casuals, but it may not be a very good option if you’re wearing clothes on the formal side.

If that’s the case then go for convenience and choose footwear that are easily to slip on and off like formal Loafers.

How do you strike the balance between style and comfort?

Are there any garments or accessories we’ve missed on our list?

We’d love to hear from you & share your thoughts!

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