Why You Shouldn’t Wear Shorts on the Plane

Why you shouldn’t wear shorts on the planeI rarely wear shorts on the plane, because planes and airports are usually freezing. But this Reader’s Digest article lists another and more important reason to not wear shorts on a plane. From the story: “Try to wear clothing that covers skin that could touch your seat. Like other parts of the plane, the seats aren’t cleaned between flights and could be places where germs hide.”

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4 Comments on "Why You Shouldn’t Wear Shorts on the Plane"

  1. wow!! shud we always disinfect our environment too?

  2. This might be sage advice for people with compromised immune systems, but for the general population, it’s needlessly germaphobic.

  3. Hi JJ,
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    Here I aim, writing this reply from the Admirals Club in MEX. We just came from MAD yesterday on IB in C Class. My only excuse is that my wife didn’t pack my bag (yes, my fault) and I didn’t have any long pants. I have shorts on now about to go FC to DFW and ATL. My thing is, I would rather wear long pants because it is more respectable if you are in Business or FC. Last year we flew BA from LHR to ATL in FC and most of the PAX were wearing t-shirts, shorts and in some cases, Flip-Flops. Shame, shame,

    Bryant P. (the Airline T-Shirt guy)

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