Can anyone tell me why, in this day and age, when flying first class especially, the pyjamas are ugly grey and horrifically large and masculine.

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Alex Gough

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 24 Oct 2010

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Can anyone tell me why, in this day and age, when flying first class especially, the pyjamas are ugly grey and horrifically large and masculine. Does ANY airline factor in the male/ female thing and ask for sizes. Surely when paying over $13,000 return, I should get a call or email from Singapore airlines to confirm size and as they would already know my gender, I can't see why we can't get some gorgeous PJS - they brag about the Givenchy design but if I were the house of GIVENCHY, I certainly wouldn't be putting my name to them and I'm flying Singapore to Europe from Sydney next year and have been told they don't even give you PJS in business. I have dreams of a beautiful Pucci design or some pretty floral. I don't know one woman who looks forward to getting her Qantas business class Pjs either - more ugly grey with a black Kangaroo on the front. Has anyone found pretty PJS?

abudhabi1

Thai Airways International - Royal Orchid Plus

Member since 15 Jan 2013

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Hard to say really but surely depending on the port of where they are flying from.They can take women into account and say get a local supplier to provide the PJ's.If it's from an Australian City Then A Sussan or Peter Alexander or Bra's n Things or any Lingerie/Underwear place should talk to the airlines of what to do in that area.I haven't included guys in this as such yet.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Grey is neutral. Colours are chosen to appear as neutral to as many people as possible be it for men, woman or everything in between. Blame society's subversive association of colours with gender.

Why don't you bring your own? Expecting an airline pyjama in the premium cabin is so middle class; as is having a hissy fit and demanding to be off-loaded, when the right size is not catered for.

Serg

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Member since 12 Apr 2013

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TRB I only agree with you if you talking about regular flyers, like once per quarter guaranteed. But some fly in J once per 1-2 years (or even once in lifetime!) and they simply have not got PJ suitable to wear in aircraft – all way too “domestic” style. Also keep in mind that from time to time someone get surprise upgrade – it happens to me 2 times and I am not flying that often. So I agree with OP – they could and have to do better for female passengers.

jackthomas

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Member since 04 Jul 2014

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I've seen some pretty feminine looking Cathay Pacific PJ's for men and women. Agree that the Singapore and Qantas PJ's are pretty gross...

But I guess they need to be somewhat appealing to everyone. 

mern2001

Qantas - P1 Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Apr 2013

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I think this photo of Barry Humphries in his QANTAS pyjamas sums it all up. They look blue in the photo - but I think that's just the photo. And I don't think it's fair to berate anyone for having a hissy fit, or being middle-class in these pages. We’re all fortunate to be flying and to have the spare time to contribute. 


Serg

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Member since 12 Apr 2013

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It is really funny, but it is so damn true! Really, how much OK (I am not saying “the best”!) PJ cost? Few dozens of dollars? And how much it would be for airline? About 5-7 bucks? And indeed they issue so ugly PJ that there is no joke! How much they saving on PJ? $3 per set? This is it? And frankly it is quite difficult to find fine female PJ that suitable for aircraft – all of them are too bright and “betty” style. I know it for sure because I have spend few days trying to find one for my wife – like to make surprise for her, she did not know that we flying J

Richard Brown

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Member since 26 May 2012

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Is the main aim not to have something comfortable to wear for a good nights sleep, which probably should take preference over style? Have never thought of airline PJs as a fashion item. though Cathay's Shanghai Tang PJs certainly stand out from others. Personal preference was always dark blue coluring which too is often kinder on the figure. Interesting too is to look at how many are left behind on the plane after a flight!

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