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An aviation expert has warned what can happen if you wear this (Credits: Getty Images)

There’s a common item of clothing that should be avoided at all costs next time you get on a plane, according to a travel expert.

Many frequent flyers swear by leggings for a comfortable journey, but American aviation and travel writer Christine Negroni claims they’re actually the most dangerous thing you can wear.

The author, who released a book on the world’s most mysterious air disasters, told The Sun why this little-known travel faux pas is one to steer clear of. 

In the event you have to escape the aircraft after a crash or if there’s a fire in the cabin, Christine warned: ‘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.’

She also shared the materials that are suitable to wear when on an aircraft, adding: ‘I’d advise wearing cotton clothes or anything made of natural fibres.’

Stick to natural fibres (Picture: Getty Images)

The aviation expert had another attire-focused safety tip for passengers too.

‘One of the best things people can do is put their shoes on for take-off and landing,’ she said. ‘This is still not required by many airlines and I think it ought to be.’

Explaining what can happen if you don’t follow this unofficial rule, Christine 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.’

She also advised choosing trainers over high heels and avoiding loose-fitting clothes.



Hate flying? You don’t want to book this seat

Even if you’re a frequent flyer, the thought of sitting on a plane for hours on end can be nerve-wracking.

So, a travel expert revealed the worst seats on the plane to book if you’re scared of turbulence – and the results are somewhat surprising.

Firstly, you should avoid seats by the wings at all costs.

‘While a window seat over the wings provides a cool view, it also means you’ll experience more turbulence and rocking due to the air currents flowing over and under the wings,’ Michael Moore, founder of travel company Countdown to Magic, previously told Metro.co.uk.

Additionally, the tail section is also a no-go.

And, surprisingly, the middle of the cabin is also likely to be a bumpy ride.

Michael explains: ‘Turbulence and rocking motions are amplified the farther you are from the stabilising effects of the wings on either side. Seats in the middle of the cabin will experience more side-to-side and up-and-down shaking.’

Not only have our go-to long haul outfits been deemed unsuitable, travel experts recently warned against using a particular type of suitcase.

While colourful or designer-branded luggage may look the part for your holiday, it could draw unwanted attention to yourself, explained Shahzad Ali, security expert and CEO of Get Licensed.

‘It’s best to choose a more common-looking suitcase, and if possible, a worn-out one – as to not stand out from the crowd – and with it, a high-quality padlock,’ he said.

‘This can make a big difference in keeping your items safe. You can add an identifier, such as a ribbon or sticker, to avoid getting your luggage mistaken for someone else’s whilst still remaining subtle.’

Sure, it may be a little bland, but it’s what’s inside that really counts.

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