What to wear on a long-haul flight

Travelling out of Melbourne for work can make you a seasoned globe-trotter, especially if your work takes you to distant places for a couple of weeks for urgent business. You get accustomed to the airport transits, organising international Melbourne airport parking and maybe even some of the airline staff. 

One crucial thing you need to get right in order to make your trip as easy and enjoyable as possible, is the outfit you wear while flying. While it's all well and good to want to look your best in a suit or blazer during short-haul flights – you never who you might meet – longer stretches require different attire if you want to stay comfortable. Here are some of our top tips for what to wear on your next long-distance fight. 

Dress appropriately for your long-haul flight.Dress appropriately for your long-haul flight.

For the ladies

Repeat after us: comfort and layers, comfort and layers. The ideal outfit for long-haul flights will let you feel comfortable enough to go to bed, yet stylish enough to look put together. So, we suggest pairing up dark leggings with a T-shirt and cardigan or cashmere wrap.

In terms of shoes, you should again choose comfort over fashion and avoid anything too laced-up to take off easily – hello annoying hold-ups at the security check! And don't forget to wear socks since it can get a bit fresh up in the air. 

Are you prepared for a long-haul flight?Are you prepared for a long-haul flight?

For the gents

Again, we suggest comfort over fashion. Instead of full-on suits, go with relaxed chinos, a T-shirt and hoodie – or, if you want to look more refined, a cardigan or casual blazer. Finish your look with some well-fitting wool socks and slip-on shoes, and you're ready to go. 

Our pro tip: do take a see-through toiletry bag with you on the plane. You don't want to have to rely on the airline for the essentials, just to find out that because of budget cuts they don't provide overnight bags anymore. Be prepared! And don't forget that there's a limit of 100mls for each liquid bottle. 

Also, to make sleeping on the plane that little bit easier, invest in a neck pillow and good face mask. 

When you're packed and ready to go, the last thing you want to worry about is long stay Melbourne airport parking. Let us help make your trip memorable for all the right reasons. Book with our team at Pacific Airport Parking today and rediscover the excitement of business holidays.