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We are flying to New York next year (my first time out of Europe) and are lucky enough to have enough airmiles to fly Virgin upper class. I know this is really shallow and no one else will care but what should I wear that is really comfortable but smart bearing in mind I'm normally a Sainsbury's clothes type person. Was thinking something like yoga pants, long sleeved t shirt and soft long cardi with flat shoes but really don't want to look like I don't belong.
Jeans, T-shirt and jacket/sweater was what I wore. So wear what you fancy. The only way you could tell who was going in Upper Class was everyone in Upper Class was chilled by the no-hassle express security and the lovely lounge. Worth arriving in good time to enjoy it. Plus if you are flying back Upper Class you must go to the Revivals Lounge - I thought I had died and gone to heaven.
I used to fly Upper Class regularly, sometimes alone for work, sometimes with DCs on trips back to the UK, and apart from a few more people in suits (stupidly uncomfortable to wear on a long flight, but never mind) you really couldn't tell who was flying which class.
No one is going to push you back to economy because you're not smartly dressed - you have a perfect right to be there.
(oh, and when I started flying Upper Class to Tokyo for work, I was a scruffyish 24-year-old in jeans etc - check-in desk often looked like they were about to tell me I was in the wrong queue until I produced my ticket)
Sounds like I'm on the right track, really looking forward to it as I'm normally stuck with easyjet. This will be a real treat especially as we've got limousine service door to door too, no worrying about if taxis will turn up or battling with trains after a long flight. Can't wait. Will try Revivals too dusty
Flown twice Business class with Continental to Newark. It was wonderful and so-o quick because i just loved the cabin, the food, the toiletries, the people watching etc... what I would say is that plan your NY itinerary before you get on the plane as you won't get round to it up in the air...
Good advice, I am googling madly, we're going for a wedding but staying for a week so will have time for sightseeing. Am planning to stay in an apartment as you seem to be able to get good value ones which are very central.