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Plane expert warns you should never wear leggings on a flight

Plane expert warns you should never wear leggings on a flight

A plane expert has warned against the dangers of wearing leggings on board a flight.

When preparing for a flight, many of us will carefully consider what we are wearing to ensure it is as comfortable as possible.

Unless you've gone over the 22kg of luggage of course, and have to put a few more layers on to ensure you can take all the clothes you need.

Particularly if you are on a long-haul flight, you want to be as comfy as possible.

Some may consider leggings as that comfy plane outfit choice, but you may want to rethink that next time you are heading for the skies.

In fact, according to one plane expert, you should never wear leggings on a flight due to safety reasons.

So, all you legging wearers, listen up.

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.

The expert said that leggings should not be worn in case of an emergency.
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"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.
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In other travel news, it's not just the clothes you wear that are important to consider when on a flight.

Scientists once test-crashed a large plane to see which seats would best survive an emergency.

On April 27 2012, the boeing 727 plane took off from a Mexicali airport - after being denied by the US government to run the experiment on their land - flew into the desert and deliberately crashed into the ground below at 140 miles per hour.

The experiment took place on Channel 4's The Plane Crash when it originally aired in September 2012.

It turns out - unsurprisingly or not - those at the front of the plane were more likely to die from the crash. Those over the wing would sustain some serious yet liveable injuries and those at the back, according to the state of the test dummies after the experiment, remained intact - meaning those passengers are more likely to survive.

It's safe to say the next time we book a flight, we'll be wearing cotton pants and sitting at the back.

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Topics: Travel