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Suit on Flight/Lunch Attire

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:08 am
by henry flower
Are you not supposed to wear a suit on a flight? It seems like I've read that somewhere at some point in time. Is it because it gets wrinkly/creasy in bad places? How bad is it? What if the flight is, like, slightly less than two hours?

I have a lunch meeting/interview/schmoozefest right when I get off the plane, basically. Probably should have asked for attire, but didn't. Place is nice but not 4 star or anything. Suit? Suit sans tie? Hawaiian shirt, gold chain, and cargo shorts?

Can I bring a suitbag and a rolly carryon on the plane without paying extra? Will the firm reimburse me?

Thanks for tolerating my retarded Qs. First CB=nerves outta control. Wish me luck TLSers.

Re: Suit on Flight/Lunch Attire

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:10 am
by Anonymous User
henry flower wrote:Are you not supposed to wear a suit on a flight? It seems like I've read that somewhere at some point in time. Is it because it gets wrinkly/creasy in bad places? How bad is it? What if the flight is, like, slightly less than two hours?

I have a lunch meeting/interview/schmoozefest right when I get off the plane, basically. Probably should have asked for attire, but didn't. Place is nice but not 4 star or anything. Suit? Suit sans tie? Hawaiian shirt, gold chain, and cargo shorts?

Can I bring a suitbag and a rolly carryon on the plane without paying extra? Will the firm reimburse me?

Thanks for tolerating my retarded Qs. First CB=nerves outta control. Wish me luck TLSers.


You'll be fine in a suit if you want to wear one. Just make sure no one spills on you.

Re: Suit on Flight/Lunch Attire

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:14 am
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
henry flower wrote:Are you not supposed to wear a suit on a flight? It seems like I've read that somewhere at some point in time. Is it because it gets wrinkly/creasy in bad places? How bad is it? What if the flight is, like, slightly less than two hours?

I have a lunch meeting/interview/schmoozefest right when I get off the plane, basically. Probably should have asked for attire, but didn't. Place is nice but not 4 star or anything. Suit? Suit sans tie? Hawaiian shirt, gold chain, and cargo shorts?

Can I bring a suitbag and a rolly carryon on the plane without paying extra? Will the firm reimburse me?

Thanks for tolerating my retarded Qs. First CB=nerves outta control. Wish me luck TLSers.


You'll be fine in a suit if you want to wear one. Just make sure no one spills on you.


Haha, any spill hazard surely comes from yours truly. Also=Italian. Love the food, but SO MESSY. Probably too many utensils. I prefer things that I can eat with my hands, like burritos and pizza.

Re: Suit on Flight/Lunch Attire

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:15 am
by ph14
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
henry flower wrote:Are you not supposed to wear a suit on a flight? It seems like I've read that somewhere at some point in time. Is it because it gets wrinkly/creasy in bad places? How bad is it? What if the flight is, like, slightly less than two hours?

I have a lunch meeting/interview/schmoozefest right when I get off the plane, basically. Probably should have asked for attire, but didn't. Place is nice but not 4 star or anything. Suit? Suit sans tie? Hawaiian shirt, gold chain, and cargo shorts?

Can I bring a suitbag and a rolly carryon on the plane without paying extra? Will the firm reimburse me?

Thanks for tolerating my retarded Qs. First CB=nerves outta control. Wish me luck TLSers.


You'll be fine in a suit if you want to wear one. Just make sure no one spills on you.


Haha, any spill hazard surely comes from yours truly. Also=Italian. Love the food, but SO MESSY. Probably too many utensils. I prefer things that I can eat with my hands, like burritos and pizza.


Sorry for anon. That was me. But yeah, just don't spill on yourself. I can see it now. Eating a burrito...hitting turbulence...burrito all over your shirt. Instant no-offer. Don't stress, and good luck!

Re: Suit on Flight/Lunch Attire

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:15 am
by henry flower
Didn't mean to use anon above. So... will a two-hour flight wrinkle my suit and make it look crappy? And other Qs presented in OP. Thanks!

Re: Suit on Flight/Lunch Attire

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:16 am
by ph14
henry flower wrote:Didn't mean to use anon above. So... will a two-hour flight wrinkle my suit and make it look crappy? And other Qs presented in OP. Thanks!


No, you'll be okay. You suit in a suit all the time. Yes, wear a suit if you're schmoozefest is immediately after. Traveling and changing is a pain.

Re: Suit on Flight/Lunch Attire

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:20 am
by henry flower
ph14 wrote:
henry flower wrote:Didn't mean to use anon above. So... will a two-hour flight wrinkle my suit and make it look crappy? And other Qs presented in OP. Thanks!


No, you'll be okay. You suit in a suit all the time. Yes, wear a suit if you're schmoozefest is immediately after. Traveling and changing is a pain.


Sweet, thanks for the help and the well-wishes. I love the firms, so I am PSYCHED. And nervous (well, more like jittery) out of my mind. I need some Rocky theme music pronto.

Re: Suit on Flight/Lunch Attire

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:23 am
by 09042014
If you have to be there right away you can wear a suit. It'll wrinkle a bit, but there is no avoiding it.

Definitely wear a full suit with tie to a callback lunch.

Re: Suit on Flight/Lunch Attire

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:27 am
by Anonymous User
Desert Fox wrote:If you have to be there right away you can wear a suit. It'll wrinkle a bit, but there is no avoiding it.

Definitely wear a full suit with tie to a callback lunch.


Sort of in CB/Screener limbo, this one. There are no interviews before or afterwards (that I know of). But then I got a CB dinner later (for another awesome firm), and they said bizcaj or suit, whatevs, and stressed its informality (serious callbackin' on that one the next day). I might do suit, blue shirt, no tie for that dinner.

Aspie question alert! Do I bring padfolio with app materials to lunch? No, right?

Re: Suit on Flight/Lunch Attire

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:28 am
by goodolgil
You can ask a flight attendant to hang the jacket up in the front of the plane. There is usually room in the closet.

Re: Suit on Flight/Lunch Attire

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:28 am
by henry flower
Damn it, not supposed to be anon. SORRY!

Re: Suit on Flight/Lunch Attire

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:29 am
by ph14
Anonymous User wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:If you have to be there right away you can wear a suit. It'll wrinkle a bit, but there is no avoiding it.

Definitely wear a full suit with tie to a callback lunch.


Sort of in CB/Screener limbo, this one. There are no interviews before or afterwards (that I know of). But then I got a CB dinner later (for another awesome firm), and they said bizcaj or suit, whatevs, and stressed its informality (serious callbackin' on that one the next day). I might do suit, blue shirt, no tie for that dinner.

Aspie question alert! Do I bring padfolio with app materials to lunch? No, right?


Yes if it's a CB/Screener. CBs I haven't needed a resume or transcript, but always good to be prepared. Maybe bring a professional looking bag and put it in there.

Re: Suit on Flight/Lunch Attire

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:34 am
by henry flower
ph14 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:If you have to be there right away you can wear a suit. It'll wrinkle a bit, but there is no avoiding it.

Definitely wear a full suit with tie to a callback lunch.


Sort of in CB/Screener limbo, this one. There are no interviews before or afterwards (that I know of). But then I got a CB dinner later (for another awesome firm), and they said bizcaj or suit, whatevs, and stressed its informality (serious callbackin' on that one the next day). I might do suit, blue shirt, no tie for that dinner.

Aspie question alert! Do I bring padfolio with app materials to lunch? No, right?


Yes if it's a CB/Screener. CBs I haven't needed a resume or transcript, but always good to be prepared. Maybe bring a professional looking bag and put it in there.


No professional-looking bags! Damn it. I meet at the office first, and then we all go to lunch. Bring resume-filled padfolio to office--Leave it if not needed?

Re: Suit on Flight/Lunch Attire

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:36 am
by ph14
henry flower wrote:
ph14 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:If you have to be there right away you can wear a suit. It'll wrinkle a bit, but there is no avoiding it.

Definitely wear a full suit with tie to a callback lunch.


Sort of in CB/Screener limbo, this one. There are no interviews before or afterwards (that I know of). But then I got a CB dinner later (for another awesome firm), and they said bizcaj or suit, whatevs, and stressed its informality (serious callbackin' on that one the next day). I might do suit, blue shirt, no tie for that dinner.

Aspie question alert! Do I bring padfolio with app materials to lunch? No, right?


Yes if it's a CB/Screener. CBs I haven't needed a resume or transcript, but always good to be prepared. Maybe bring a professional looking bag and put it in there.


No professional-looking bags! Damn it. I meet at the office first, and then we all go to lunch. Bring resume-filled padfolio to office--Leave it if not needed?



Yes, definitely. You can leave your stuff at reception too if you have bags.

Re: Suit on Flight/Lunch Attire

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:44 am
by bk1
ph14 wrote:Eating a burrito...hitting turbulence...burrito all over your shirt. Instant no-offer. Don't stress, and good luck!


I can't remember the last time I had a serious (non-pretzel/peanut/cracker) meal on a domestic flight.

Re: Suit on Flight/Lunch Attire

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:45 am
by ph14
bk1 wrote:
ph14 wrote:Eating a burrito...hitting turbulence...burrito all over your shirt. Instant no-offer. Don't stress, and good luck!


I can't remember the last time I had a serious (non-pretzel/peanut/cracker) meal on a domestic flight.


What TTT airline do you fly?

Re: Suit on Flight/Lunch Attire

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:46 am
by bk1
ph14 wrote:What TTT airline do you fly?


I pretty much only fly TTT airlines.

Re: Suit on Flight/Lunch Attire

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:24 am
by lisavj
I've brought a hanging bag and changed in the airport bathroom. It's not that bad for ppl like me who tend to spill at the worst possible times. (shortens the window of possibility for such things).

Re: Suit on Flight/Lunch Attire

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:22 pm
by Anonymous User
Almost all planes have closets that you can put your garment bags in. Why wear a wrinkled suit/get your suit smelly from the plane?

Re: Suit on Flight/Lunch Attire

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:42 pm
by The Duck
If you wear the suit, tell the attendant you have an interview and ask them to hang your jacket. It's technically for first class but if you're nice most will do it for you.