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Plane expert warns you should never wear leggings on a flight

Lucy Devine

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Plane expert warns you should never wear leggings on a flight

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If your go-to travelling outfit involves leggings, you might want to have a rethink next time you're heading off on a flight.

According to one expert, you should never wear leggings on a flight, and it's all to do with some important safety reasons.

We never knew this!

Although a pair of comfy leggings is the go-to choice for many travellers when flying, aviation expert Christine Negroni advises against it, just in case there's an emergency onboard the flight.

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

According to one expert, you should never wear leggings on a flight for safety reasons. Credit: Matej Kastelic/Alamy Stock Photo
According to one expert, you should never wear leggings on a flight for safety reasons. Credit: Matej Kastelic/Alamy Stock Photo

"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."

According to Christine, ditching your shoes on a flight isn't a good idea either, especially during take off and landing. It's also important to choose sensible shoes, and no heels.

"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," she said.

"Mainly err on the side of caution. Pick sneakers over high heels, pick natural fibres over synthetic, and take tight-fitting clothes over loose-fitting."

Keeping your shoes on is also a good idea. Credit: Shutterstock
Keeping your shoes on is also a good idea. Credit: Shutterstock

In other travel news, we recently told you about one woman's genius iPhone travel hack, which she shared on TikTok.

In the clip, @live_thedash explains a mega easy way for family and friends to track your flight when you jet off on holiday.

All you need to do is send the airline and flight number in an iMessage, for example, 'Ryanair FR553' and whoever you send it to will notice a box pop up on the message window.

There are two options to choose from, 'preview flight' or 'copy code', but if the recipient selects the 'preview flight' option, they can then track your flight in real time. There's even information on departure time, arrival time and flight duration, so they know exactly what's happening while you're up in the sky.

And other TikTokers were pretty blown away by the tip, with people calling it 'amazing' while one said: "Just found out about this a day ago and this is actually fire."

We're defo giving this a go on our next flight.

Topics: Travel

Lucy Devine
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