This article popped up on my FB feed: http://www.slate.com/articles/life/a_fine_whine/2014/09/dressing_up_for_air_travel_in_defense_of_looking_nice_on_a_flight_or_train.html
It got me to wondering, seeing as so many of us have travel coming up, how you ladies see the whole experience. I think it's an absolute no to wear your sweats or pjs to the airport, but I'm changing as soon as that seatbelt sign first turns off. If the travel is less than four hours, I don't bother packing the sweats in the carry on. And yes, I will wear them again at my destination, but remember that most of my travel involves going to visit friends and family in places I've previously lived. I spend a certain amount of time hanging around the house, enjoying not going out.
Oh, and why is old, comfortable clothing some sort of sensory assault? My clothing is always clean when I get on the plane. That should be enough. What I wear isn't the business of the person sitting next to me. And, as someone who flies often, I can honestly say that dressing well won't get you an instant upgrade, like this article suggests.
What do you guys think? Go classy, or comfy, when it comes to travel? Not saying that you can't do both simultaneously, but this writer is talking about doesn't sound comfortable for travel longer than about two hours.
Also, what do you ladies do to entertain yourselves while you're traveling? If I'm flying, I'll write letters, or sometimes do a bit of needlework if I can get the equipment past security. Otherwise I always have a book or e-reader on me. I can't write on the bus or train, but reading and needlework always occupy me (although embroidery/needlepoint goes in tandem with an audio book on long trips). I'm so curious as to what everyone else does.