24 Pairs of Jeans You Should Actually Wear on a Flight

The best jeans for flying


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In my opinion, the perception that wearing jeans on a plane is a mistake is false. I travel a lot, and I can count the number of times I've worn leggings or sweatpants for a flight on one hand (and most of those were international flights). What is a mistake—and it's one that I've regrettably made—is wearing stiff, 100% cotton jeans on planes. Even if it's a quick flight, sitting straight up in an uncomfortable plane seat while wearing uncomfortable jeans can't be good for your organs or your mental state. But the good news is that there are plenty of comfortable, stretchy jeans on the market that are also very stylish.

I can say from personal experience that a pair of jeans with a significant amount of stretch is comfortable and flexible enough to wear on a long cross-country flight or even an international one. And since the summer travel season is upon us, I scoured the internet and found the 24 best airplane jeans on the market.

As you can see, Paige's stretch jeans are really good.

This new J Brand style is perfect for summer, and it's calling my name.

When the style name contains the words "comfy" and "relaxed," you know you've found a winner.

I own this pair and have successfully worn them on flights. 

Agolde made its cult-favorite Pinch jeans in a stretch version, and I'm rejoicing.

You could step off the plane and wear this sleek pair to dinner. 

I own these and reach for them whenever I know it's going to be a long day.

These will give you stretch without the stretch-out.

I love that these come in both ankle and regular lengths.

Madewell has perfected the art of comfortable, affordable jeans.

These contain 21% lyocell (aka stretch), and they're, well, massive.

The loose fit and the hint of stretch equal comfort.

I purchased this soft, summery pair recently, and I've already worn them multiple times.

An ultra-high rise is doable if they're as comfortable as these.

I love that these look like a rigid vintage pair (but aren't).

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