Sleeping on flights: pyjamas vs underwear or shorts only

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ecbailey

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 12 Jan 2016

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I do Peter Alexander PJ shorts and a t shirt...and I was still boiling. No clue how anybody survives in the long one supplied. Nobody seemed to care, it was dark anyway!

stmaus

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 20 Nov 2017

Total posts 44

"Football" shorts, if by that you mean rugby league shorts, are probably inappropriate, but something like basketball shorts (as mentioned above) would be okay. (Paired with a t-shirt.)

But VA long haul business class provides pyjamas, so wear them!

russell

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Member since 04 Nov 2011

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I'm not keen in getting into PJ's or just shorts and T's for sleeping on any aircraft, it's the just in case scenario, a bit like kicking shoes and socks off, no thanks, I'd sooner be ready, just in case... My brother is a QF Pilot, and commends my approach for safety over comfort. I think you can sleep OK in a relaxed style of clothing and loafers at least as minimal footwear.


Thin edge of the wedge right there. Just in case it crashes? Firstly, it probably wont matter what you are wearing considering the likelihood of surviving is minimal. If you want to wear PJ's then wear them....be comfortable.

Last editedby David at Dec 11, 2018, 03:30 PM.

Richard Brown

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Member since 26 May 2012

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Have been on a couple of flights up front, where passengers in underwear only(and indeed not very flattering underwear) have got up without putting on shorts or similar and headed for the bathroom. Definitely not on in my book!

Dredgy

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Definitely not illegal to sleep in what is comfortable, though I eschew pyjamas. The first time I was on a flight that provided pyjamas I absolutely worte them, but I had to wake up considerably earlier to join the queue of people to change back. However I don't wear suits on a plane - usually a t-shirt and either shorts or jeans.


If you want to wear underwear, go nuts.

Last editedby Dredgy at Dec 11, 2018, 04:17 PM.

Eli

Member since 30 Jul 2015

Total posts 9

I have a great pair of very thin PJ shorts that I usually wear around the house only... but now use them on overnight flights along with a nice comfortable t-shirt. Works better than PJ's (own or given by airline) but overall PJ bottoms and t-shirt work great. So underwear and shorts (not boxers) are fine, but please wear a t-shirt.

sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

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Not entirely sure what decent folk in Y wear for sleeping attire, not sure if they bring their own PJ's or not.

Steve987

Member since 23 Feb 2015

Total posts 266

Definitely not illegal to sleep in what is comfortable, though I eschew pyjamas. The first time I was on a flight that provided pyjamas I absolutely worte them, but I had to wake up considerably earlier to join the queue of people to change back. However I don't wear suits on a plane - usually a t-shirt and either shorts or jeans.

If you want to wear underwear, go nuts.
Last edited by Dredgy at Dec 11, 2018, 04.17 PM.

Hopefully that last sentence isn’t viewed as mixed messaging.

BigH

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 24 Dec 2012

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Definitely comfy tops and bottoms, eg airline pj's or tracky or something equiv. Anything short of that is inconsiderate and frankly... rude.

Jflyer

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Member since 18 Aug 2017

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I just wear a a comfy pair of shorts and a loose fitting t shirt and generally just use the blanket from the waist down as I find it can get too warm with the cabin temp.

Ourmanin

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 08 Jun 2018

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I'm not keen in getting into PJ's or just shorts and T's for sleeping on any aircraft, it's the just in case scenario, a bit like kicking shoes and socks off, no thanks, I'd sooner be ready, just in case... My brother is a QF Pilot, and commends my approach for safety over comfort. I think you can sleep OK in a relaxed style of clothing and loafers at least as minimal footwear.


Thin edge of the wedge right there. Just in case it crashes? Firstly, it probably wont matter what you are wearing considering the likelihood of surviving is minimal. If you want to wear PJ's then wear them....be comfortable.

Last edited by David at Dec 11, 2018, 03.30 PM.

I’m with russell on this one. No evidence to prove it, but I’m guessing that the outcome of a post ‘event’ investigation has never been; “if only they hadn’t been wearing PJ’s.”

AB__CD

Member since 29 Mar 2014

Total posts 23

Not entirely sure what decent folk in Y wear for sleeping attire, not sure if they bring their own PJ's or not.

I just wear whatever I wore onto the flight and don't bother to change. I'm already seated in a 31 by 17 inch space with 5 inches of room to breathe and forced into an upright position anyway; a slightly more comfortable set of clothes doesn't make a difference.

Tancho

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 31 Jan 2013

Total posts 38

I generally wear neat comfortable casual on board and don't change into sleepwear. But I think PJs/or t shirt shorts (and no not boxers) are fine, so long as you keep certain parts out of sight, taking into account that things shift while you are asleep.

I've encountered one shirtless underpants wearer on one overnighter and have to say, not a fan. No one needs to see that......

boeingimgoing

Member since 26 Aug 2015

Total posts 4

This is the first thing I do once the seat belt sign goes off on an overnight j leg. Straight into pj’s. In saying that they are winter ones with a shirt. I always find it cold. I know that SQ don’t care.

Singapore airlines don’t offer pj’s in business class at all. Wear something comfortable and loose fit clothing to ensure you can relax. I have seen people in pj’s many times and they looked really comfy. Try something like a pair of loose basketball shorts with underwear and a loose t-shirt to ensure maximum relaxation. Have a great trip!

Last editedby boeingimgoing at Dec 12, 2018, 11:53 AM.

TZB88

QFF

Member since 16 May 2016

Total posts 18

"Illegal to wear pyjamas?" Hilarious question!! Mate, many airlines will offer them. On a night flight, the first thing I do is get into them!! On a recent HKG-SYD leg, you could tell the frequent flyers from the occasional - FFs changed into pj's immediately, before pushback. Everyone else looked at us like a bunch of weirdos before accepting that's what you do and joined in. If I'm doing longhaul economy, I'll take them with me also. Comfort on longhaul is just crucial - and aids blood flow.

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