Pajamas are usually only offered to international first class passengers. I have countless pairs, worn and unworn, the new ones I usually give away at Frequent Traveler University events.
I love the old Cathay Pacific Shanghai Tang pajamas, they’re my favorite overall for combining comfort and attractive style. Their new PJs are fine, possible even more comfortable though a bit less attractive.
Surprisingly enough I love American Airlines’ grey pin stripe pajamas, they wash well. They’re the ones I’ve brought with me most often on overnight flights where I wouldn’t receive a new pair (I’ve worn them for instance in Air France business class in American business class).
Korean Air’s pajamas remind me of an outfit out of North Korea.
Yesterday Lucky mentioned EVA Airways introducing pajamas — and they do not have a first class cabin. Star Alliance member EVA, though, offers one of the world’s best business class product – a seat similar to Cathay Pacific business on their 777-300ER, some pre-order meal options, and Dom Perignon chanpagne.
They’re not the only airline doing business class pajamas, of course.
Mid-month Virgin Atlantic will begin trialing pajamas on some routes and in particular the first airline onesie.
Of course, no Virgin Atlantic promotion is complete without Richard Branson, so (and I’m giving you fair warning, you may want to stop looking now… in fairness, I should have warned you before showing you me in pajamas but I figure now I at least owe you one..)
I find that changing into really comfortable clothing for a long flight makes a difference in my ability to sleep. And that the act of ‘changing’ puts me in a mindframe to sleep, and changing back into my clothes prepares me to re-enter the world at the other end of the flight (plus I do not make such a mess and wrinkling of the clothes, either). So I do value pajamas, whether airline-provided or bringing my own from a previous flight.
What say you … how do you get comfortable on a long haul flight?