Mayukh Saha
Mayukh Saha
March 8, 2024 ·  3 min read

Flight Attendant Explains Why You Shouldn’t Wear Shorts On A Plane

When we are traveling via flight, there are a few things that occupy our heads. But one thing we don’t concern ourselves with is whether we should wear shorts. According to a flight attendant who goes by the handle @tommucimato on TikTok, that is something we should actually focus on. Recently, he uploaded a video where he went over some things that he believes everyone should be aware of when traveling by air.

The list ranges from bathroom habits to not wearing shorts in the air. It would not be wrong to assume that we all like to wear the comfiest clothes that we can find when traveling- so that the journey remains comfortable. Interestingly, some individuals pack in a number of garments they would choose from before disembarking from the flight. But for most of the population, we choose a single piece of clothing and stick to it. 

According to this flight attendant, the one piece of clothing that we should forego is shorts. “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 is gonna be, so if you have pants, you’re gonna have less germs.” This is something that we can mostly agree on- with the world reeling from the effects of the coronavirus. Some other plane tips that he spoke about were, “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 16 oz for every flight you go on, so keep that in mind.

Flight Attendants Talk About Do’s And Don’t’s In a Flight

The flight attendant further mentioned, “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.” For those wondering what the moral of this monologue could be don’t touch anything in a plane. Most things carry germs, and you wouldn’t want to be in contact with them. 

Another flight attendant, on the other hand, went on to disclose a technique that would ensure that we get the royal treatment if we are ever on a flight. “If you do this one simply 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.

This flight attendant, Kat Kamalani explained that if passengers showed a little token of appreciation towards the attendants, they, in turn, would take care of the passengers. “$5 Starbucks gift cards- it means the world to us when a customer gives us this. And if you don’t have gift cards, you can just pick up some candy bars, lip balm, or anything and give them to your flight attendants. We will know where you’re sitting, and we will know what you look like, and the whole crew will make sure you are taken care of.


  1. Flight attendant explains why you shouldn’t wear shorts on a plane.” Lad Bible. Dominic Smithers. December 28, 2022.