What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby r.m.anderson » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:22 am

denimini wrote:At least the seats in an aircraft are mini skirt friendly; not like some trains or busses where the seats face other passengers.

I haven't flown in a skirt as none of them are aerodynamic enough :)



I haven't flown in a skirt as none of them are aerodynamic enough

All you need is a propulsion vehicle like a broomstick that is always apapro with a skirt or dress
Ya donna need any pointy hat - you won't be making any sonic shock waves
due care on landing - a skirt is not a parachute (petticoat drag chute)
Avoid having a splash-down (melting) water landing
Click your heels three times to resume normal skirted demeanor you aren't in Kansas anymore !

Oh you were discussing commercial air travel and not Hollywood theme park stuff !

Must admit wearing a kilt or a skirt is pushing the take (off) envelope for the common public.
But it is all legal - let them eat cake !
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby weeladdie18 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:50 am

Witch style of skirt do you prefer to wear with your broomstick ?...........L.O.L.
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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby weeladdie18 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:25 am

Perhaps this is the thread to discuss the flying experiences of Robert Burns the Immortal Scottish Baird.

It was said that he grew up in Alowa and was a very philanthropic gentleman....
One of his friends invented a Miners Saftey Lamp....As this lamp did not flare up during use ,......
Burns considers it might be suitable for modification to be used as a Kilt Warmer hanging benieth his Kilt....

On the first Burns Night in Alowa ...Burns wore his Kilt Warmer benieth his Kilt and
performed a Scottish Highland Sword Dance in the village street
to the accompaniment of the Local Piper....

The local residents were waiting for the outdoor performance under a clear and star light sky...

As his dancing became more energetic Burns shouts of joy turned to screams of pain...
Smoke poured out from benieth his Kilt.....Then a big sheet of flame.....
There was a technical problem with the Kilt Warmer.......Slowly Burns rose from the ground...

His speed of assent increased and he headed across the roof tops of his village at a height of 200 feet
with a sheet of flame coming out of his Kilt

This epic space travel story set Burns and his local community at least 200 years ahead of the International Space Race.

Any Kilt Wearing Community will wear their Kilts with pride when they share a wee dram to celebrate Burns Night
My friends always thought this tale of the Heritage of Scotland was worthy of another dram........L.O.L.
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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby pelmut » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:17 pm

weeladdie18 wrote:Perhaps this is the thread to discuss the flying experiences of Robert Burns the Immortal Scottish Baird...

I often wondered why he was called "Burns".
There is no such thing as a normal person, only someone you don't know very well yet.
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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby STEVIE » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:16 pm

Just to set the record straight, Rabbie Burns never wore The Kilt and never flew unless fuelled by whisky.
The Flying Scotsman is a wholly different entity.
The Davy safety lamp was not responsible as he died in 1796, nineteen years before its introduction.
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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby weeladdie18 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:13 am

STEVIE wrote:Just to set the record straight, Rabbie Burns never wore The Kilt and never flew unless fuelled by whisky.
The Flying Scotsman is a wholly different entity.
The Davy safety lamp was not responsible as he died in 1796, nineteen years before its introduction.
Steve.


I stand corrected.....I do apologise gentlemen.......
As far as I am aware the crew of the Flying Scotsman were well " Trained " .............

This was a very fast mode of transport on the right track but never actually ... " flew " .... down the line..............L.O.L.
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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby eightofnine » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:10 pm

I worn a skirt a few times knee length and i have been really cold on the plane .I have had to use the blanket to keep warm ,I might try a longer skirt next time .
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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby dillon » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:20 am

eightofnine wrote:I worn a skirt a few times knee length and i have been really cold on the plane .I have had to use the blanket to keep warm ,I might try a longer skirt next time .


Airplane air conditioning is among the reasons I chose an ankle length skirt for that flight.
As a matter of fact, the sun DOES shine out of my ...
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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby skirtyscot » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:03 pm

pelmut wrote:I often wondered why he was called "Burns".


I believe it was his father's surname.
Keep on skirting,

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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby GerdG » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:56 pm

I have more times been flying in kilts. Every time I have been wearing my USA Kilts Casual which is closed by Velcro and there has no metal parts. Then I just remove my belt and sporran and send it through the x-ray. No alarms set – except for the first time. I was wearing garters and their metal snaps must have been enough.
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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby andrewsh » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:12 pm

I found this lungi/longyi the most comfortable skirt for me to fly in:
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It has, just as any lungi, a downside: after sitting in it for long time the tie loosens, so when you need to go to the loo you may find the lungi is very loose, so you have to hold it to prevent it from falling onto the floor :)
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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby dillon » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:20 am

And if I had those abs, I’d fly exactly like that, skirted and shirtless!
As a matter of fact, the sun DOES shine out of my ...
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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby kidme » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:10 pm

I have flown ultra long hauls in mini skirt, calf length pencil denim skirt, and loose ankle length skirt. No issue getting through security, been through multiple airports inside USA and Asia.

My favorite is the ankle length skirt. Loose enough for me to position my legs on the plane without any trouble. Long Pencil skirt is tight - makes sitting in Economy even more miserable. Mini rides up gradually when I shift around in the seat, if I am not careful.

The only “incident” I had was after collecting my bag at SFO (transit), while waiting for my colleague to collect his, I was stop by a TSA who did a extra check on my passport (at the belt). He asked why am I wearing a skirt; my response was I wanted to be as comfortable as I can on the ultra long flight...

Still thinking over if I want to be wearing a skirt in coming trip... since it is flying from summer weather to winter temperature.
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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby Freedomforall » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:29 pm

andrewsh wrote:I found this lungi/longyi the most comfortable skirt for me to fly in:
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It has, just as any lungi, a downside: after sitting in it for long time the tie loosens, so when you need to go to the loo you may find the lungi is very loose, so you have to hold it to prevent it from falling onto the floor :)

I have one from them and it is very nice. The fabric is excellent quality and very comfortable.
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Re: What is your favorite skirt for flying and why?

Postby Pdxfashionpioneer » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:28 am

My favorite skirt for flying is a dress.

In fact, a particular dress. 2 of the 3 times I flew in a dress it was a black printed number from Ann Taylor Factory. Knee length.

The third time was a tank style minidress that I had bought in Hawai'i. Perhaps flying from Hawai'i to Oregon in the middle of March in a light tank dress with only a cardigan and a leather jacket for warmth when I arrived wasn't the best plan, but I survived. And I was recognized a few weeks later in a fabric store by the lady I had sat next during the flight!

As far as TSA hassles went, none really. If it's a concern, pay $40 for a TSA Easy Pass or whatever they call (Pre Screening Pass). Anyway, they check you out before. When they determine you have no connection to a terrorist group, you're good to go in the shorter, faster line that basically just gives your carry-ons a cursory check and no groping.

Oh yes, why? Because it's a nice, classy dress and it was the first one I took the chance to fly in so I think of it as my "travel dress."
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