So this is what I wore for my recent trip to Paris. I’m a budget traveler, and I found a great deal, with a four hour layover enroute to Charles Du Gaulle. And a direct flight back on my way to Vancouver (where I’m based) flying Delta.
I skipped jeans, and very Vancouverite of me to opt for my new Aritzia Tna mid rise black tights, which pretty much looked like pants in my defence. And I wore a fabulous score from a movie set sale, a Club Monaco coat.
I flew for about 16 hours, from Vancouver to Minneapolis, and then finally to Paris. I must say I was pleasantly surprised by how beautiful the MSP airport was, and if you need a minor chiro adjustment, there’s a chiropractor available! How cool.
After finally arriving in Paris it took about 3 hours in the lineup to clear customs. Who knew there would be a massive lineup at 7 am!
I was so grateful to be wearing something comfortable and chic. However, my little booties from H&M were making me dream of walking barefoot.
So if you’re reading this, and have an international long flight ahead of you, I recommend getting into your most comfortable pants and shoes. But not PJs! It’s been said in many articles written by flight attendants, you do get treated better based on what you’re wearing.
There have been passengers who weren’t allowed to board for wearing denim cutoff shorts on a domestic flight in the US.
One of the lessons, I learnt from this trip was to not wear brand new shoes on a long flight. They may be comfortable for an hour or so, but if you have to go from one end of the airport to the other, or in my case at Charles Du Galle, wait for 3 hours to finally collect baggage, maybe wear flat boots, or sneakers instead.