Flight Expert Explains Why You Should Never Wear Leggings On A Plane

A flight expert named Christine Negroni has warned people not to wear leggings on flights.
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A flight expert has revealed why you should never wear leggings on a plane. 

Dressing for a long flight can be tricky.

You want to be comfy, have an outfit that isn’t too warm or cold, and even (maybe) look a little stylish.

But it turns out, there are some big no-nos when it comes to aeroplane fashion.

And now, one expert has issued a stark warning to anyone who chooses to wear leggings while onboard…

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People have been left grossed out by the revelation.

One person writes: “I never take my shoes off on a plane. Have you ever seen the floor of the toilet? Planes are one place where men should sit – and that’s coming from my husband!”

Another points out: “She is definitely a pessimist. Maybe just be comfortable as there are not many disasters given the amount of flights each day.”

While a third adds: “I used to dress for travel then I married a pilot. Tennis shoes and jeans (or similar) just in case.”

Woman at airport.
It’s not just leggings you shouldn’t wear on a plane – it’s also shorts and Crocs! Credit: Alamy

There have been many revelations about what you should (and shouldn’t) wear onboard a plane.

We’ve already covered the major reason you should never wear Crocs on a flight.

Speaking to Who What Wear, Andre Fischbach, a stewardess with American Airlines, revealed: “Be wary of wearing sandals if you are planning on going in the lavatory.

“That isn’t water on the floor (yes, use your imagination), and sandals invite whatever that liquid is to splash on your feet.”

And flight attendant Tommy Cimato has also encouraged passengers not to wear shorts, as it means ‘less germs’.

But now, a new warning about wearing leggings on planes is rocking the internet…

Christine Negroni
Aviation expert Christine Negroni has explained why you should never wear leggings on a plane. Credit: @christinenegroni/Instagram

Aviation expert Christine Negroni has written about air travel for decades and is the author of the New York Times bestseller, ‘The Crash Detectives: Investigating the World’s Most Mysterious Air Disasters’. 

She’s revealed all about the items of clothing you should never wear on board – and one thing she firmly recommends is wearing comfortable shoes, and not taking them off mid-flight!

Negroni tells The Sun: “If you escape an aircraft, the floor could be very hot or cold, it might be covered in oil or on fire, or in a cornfield – you won’t want to be barefoot.”

The flight expert says leggings aren’t advisable in case of a cabin fire. Credit: Alamy

And Negroni has also explained to The Sun that leggings are a no-go for your in-flight outfit.

She says: “You might have to escape through a cabin fire or there could be a separate fire on the ground once you leave the aircraft.

“Everyone is wearing yoga pants on planes now, but I avoid all artificial fibres because they are more likely to burn and stick to you if there is a fire.

“I’d advise wearing cotton clothes or anything made of natural fibres.”

She concludes: “Pick sneakers over high heels, pick natural fibres over synthetic, and take tight-fitting clothes over loose-fitting.”

Speaking exclusively to IGV, Negroni confirms: “Don’t wear leggings or garments made from petroleum-based products.

“Most air accidents are survivable but many also involve fire. Leggings are made of synthetic materials. When these chemically produced fibres get hot, they melt and can bond to the skin.

“In 1999, the Federal Aviation Administration said that garments made of cotton, wool, leather, and yes, even denim were preferable over synthetics.”

Christine Negroni is an aviation writer and safety specialist and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Crash Detectives.

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Written by Annie Walton Doyle

Annie Walton Doyle is a content editor at IGV who specialises in trending, lifestyle and entertainment news. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a degree in English Literature. Annie has previously worked with organisations such as The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Harvard University, the Pulitzer Prize and 22 Words.