I'm one of those people who is always cold. Indoors, outdoors, and especially on a plane.
When I wear my uniform pants, I also have on heavy tights and a pair of silk underwear beneath them. I'm not still warm enough. Even when I'm up at moving around the cabin doing my service. Still not warm enough.
So it was with great interest that I read "Hot Tips for Cold Fliers" on Tripso. James Wysong, a former (and possibly current) flight attendant, lists a variety of ways to make sure passengers can keep warm on a flight.
His best tip, and the one that makes the most sense, is to be prepared by dressing warmly. Like all clothing recommendations for cold weather, layering is key.
His worst tip is to demand heat. If you've been following any of the posts, here or elsewhere, you know how vigorously the subject of airline etiquette is being discussed. Hopefully, by now you've also realized that demanding anything is going to ensure that you are ignored. Asking to have the heat turned up is perfectly reasonable. Asking repeatedly, also reasonable. Keep the demands for a true emergency.
Read all of James' tips and keep warm on your next flight.