The author states: "Among the cavalcade of pajama pants, tracksuits, nightgowns, painting rags, and ill-fitting sweatshirts..." I fly at least 3 times a year and I've never seen someone wearing a night gown.
He also states: "..it is wise to wear some of the clothes you’d like to have access to again while in transit." Hahaha. That may backfire. I don't think anyone wants me to be wearing my swimsuit on our flight.
I agree. Has this guy even traveled on a plane: "...but I can manage to pull together an attractive trouser, a pressed shirt, close-toed shoes." Has he ever been through security???
Though, I do remember my grandparents getting dressed up to fly to Vegas in the early 70s.
I love the old pics. Especially the guy reclining in his seat. Look how much room they had!! And the picture of the luggage stowed over the seat in just cargo netting.
You know, I remember when you dressed well for the airplane. I got many free upgrades to first by dressing up a bit. Now a lot depends on where you're going, and most of us are referring to travel to Aruba. No need to get all gussied up, but when we fly to Aruba, we wear nicer shorts and shirts, but that's just us. As they say "different strokes" so wear what you feel comfortable in, but please no jammie pants!