Flight attendants and Pilots should use flight socks and tights during every flights. Do you know why?
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition manifested by the formation of blood clots of the body. When these clots break apart it can lodge into the heart and lungs. For airline crews the risks are higher since they have to work for long hours at their feet in extreme environments.
To prevent DVT, pilots and flight attendants should wear flight socks or tights with gradient compression. Wearing compression socks help to relieve fatigue, reduce possible swelling of legs and feet and aid blood circulation.