TRAVEL TIP | It’s always surprising to see passengers in business class sporting their office attire on long flights – hanging up their jacket to keep it crisp, but then crumpling up their nicely-ironed shirts and trousers: wearing them as they sleep or even while just lazing about and watching movies.
Worse yet is when airlines provide complimentary pyjamas on overnight flights, which many travellers are quick to don.
Equally as fast though, travellers' business shirts are stashed and crushed into their cabin bag until landing, by which time they’ll have gained many more creases than by simply wearing it.
The solution? You can still wear those comfy pyjamas, but ask the crew to help hang your outfit during the flight – easily done in one of the many closets found aboard, normally used for the business class jackets.
Personally, I’ve made this a habit whenever travelling overseas beyond those short trans-Tasman hops, and in hundreds of flights have never once been knocked back.
Some crews will simply fetch you a coat hanger and show you where the cupboard is, while others, particularly on Singapore Airlines in our experience, will take and hang your garments and return them to your seat when requested.
It’s not something to expect in economy, but the next time you’re flying high in business class to arrive well-rested, take a moment to hang your outfit during the journey and arrive well-presented, too.
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