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Flight attendant explains why you should always wear pants instead of shorts on a plane

Flight attendant explains why you should always wear pants instead of shorts on a plane

Wearing shorts on a plane? No thank you...

Next time you're jetting off into the skies for your next holiday it's a good idea to be wearing pants instead of shorts - even if you'll be stepping off the flight and into swelteringly hot weather.

You might want to dress for the weather you're going to be heading into instead of the cloudy conditions which typify the Great British summer, but be warned.

Flight attendant Tommy Cimato took to TikTok to warn of the terrible dangers of uncovered calves on board a plane.

Don't wear shorts.

It turns out you'd be better off just packing a pair of shorts and changing in the airport toilets or something.

According to Cimato, the one thing you want to really avoid on board your flight is shorts.

He said: "Don't or try not to wear shorts when you're on an airplane. It's the same thing as the window, you never know how clean it's gonna be, so if you have pants, you're gonna have less germs."

So if you don't want your uncovered skin picking up germs, jeans might be a safer bet.

Reeling off a list of other plane tips, he added: "Do not ever touch the flush button with your bare hands. It's honestly just super unsanitary and pretty gross, so when you flush, use a napkin or tissue that's in the lavatory.

"Don't forget to drink water. Stay hydrated. You wanna have about 16oz for every flight you go on, so keep that in mind.

"Do not fall asleep or lean your head on the window. You are not the only that has done that and you don't know how many people or children have wiped their hands or other things all over the window.

"Don't feel afraid to let a flight attendant know if you're feeling sick. So if you need food, water, or an air sickness bag, please feel free to let us know."

Basically what you should be hearing from all of this is to not touch anything as the entire plane is basically filthy - so perhaps for your next flight you could wear a Hazmat suit.

While we're on the topic of air travel, another flight attendant shared their top tip for getting pampered while onboard.

Best to avoid shorts if you don't want to catch any germs.
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Kat Kamalani (who is on TikTok as @katkamalani) often shares videos explaining what life as a flight attendant is like.

In a post, Kamalani said there's one thing that will help you get treated well by cabin crew, saying in the caption: "Your flight will change DRAMATICALLY."

In the video, Kamalani told viewers: "If you do this one simple thing on an aircraft, I promise you, you will get the royal treatment from the flight attendants.

"Being a flight attendant is exhausting. You're always in different time zones, waking up crazy hours, and dealing with angry customers.

"So I promise you, the next time you fly, if you want special treatment from the flight attendants this is all you have to do."

It turns out the secret is to bribe your flight attendant with a little gift to brighten up their day.

Featured Image Credit: Getty Stock Photo/TikTok/@tommycimato

Topics: Travel, TikTok, Health, Plane Etiquette