I’m a frequent flyer and this is why you should NEVER wear leggings or yoga pants on a plane

  • In the event of a mid-air disaster fashion choices can have painful consequences 

A flight expert has revealed the terrifying reason you should never wear leggings on a plane and also advised against taking off your shoes whilst in the air. 

Aviation journalist Christine Negroni has written about air travel for decades and is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Crash Detectives. 

Speaking to the Sun, the writer explained that no matter how tempting it may be to get cosy on your long haul flight – it’s probably not worth the risk in the event of a disaster onboard. 

She explained: ‘You might have to escape through a cabin fire or there could be a separate fire on the ground once you leave the aircraft.

‘Everyone is wearing yoga pants on planes now, but I avoid all artificial fibres because they are more likely to burn and stick to you if there is a fire.

‘I’d advise wearing cotton clothes or anything made of natural fibres.’

Christine Negroni says leggings can be extremely dangerous to wear on a flight

And don’t even think about taking off your shoes because in the same situation you would have a rather painful walk to the emergency slide and safety.

She continued: ‘If you escape an aircraft, the floor could be very hot or cold, it might be covered in oil or on fire, or in a cornfield – you won’t want to be barefoot.

‘Mainly err on the side of caution. Pick sneakers over high heels, pick natural fibres over synthetic, and take tight-fitting clothes over loose-fitting.’

In other news, the urban myth that waste from passenger aircraft is released mid-flight has been debunked. 

Veteran Air Canada Dreamliner captain Doug Morris explains that lavatories on planes are actually serviced at airports, on ‘most ground stops on long-haul flights and less so for short-hop flights’.

The waste is flushed to holding tanks at the rear of the plane.

Veteran Air Canada Dreamliner captain Doug Morris explains that lavatories on planes are serviced at airports – and that emptying the tanks is a sought-after job

In his fascinating book This Is Your Captain Speaking (ECW Press), Captain Morris explains: ‘There is an access panel near the rear (no pun intended) of the airplane to allow the holding tanks to be sucked of human sewage.’

What’s more, the job of emptying the tanks, he reveals, is ‘sought after at many airlines among the ramp attendants, because if they get it, that becomes their only duty’.

He continues: ‘They drive from airplane rear to airplane rear with possible extended breaks.

‘Special biohazard suits and masks are worn by these “lavologists”. And the sewage must be “dumped” at a designated biohazard site at the airport.’

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