Sleeping on flights: pyjamas vs underwear or shorts only

54 replies

bne_barry

Member since 28 Mar 2018

Total posts 1

I always wear shorts (gym shorts/footy shorts) and a tshirt. I normally change into these in the lounge prior to boarding. Most of my flights are QF and never an issue, also did the same on a recent return trip to Europe flying EK and again no problems.

blaz

Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 03 Jul 2018

Total posts 1

You can wear whatever you wish...once you are covered by a blanket, nobody cares. However, I like to wear my prized first class Emirates pj's as they are stretchy and thick enough to keep you warm without a blanket. My biggest issue is simply getting too hot after over indulging on wine and food.

crosscourt

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer - Chairmans Lounge

Member since 01 Sep 2011

Total posts 92

I change in to the airline PJs as soon as I get them but use one of my own t-shirts as I prefer the short sleeves. I've done just the undies on EK first as their cabin gets too warm. :)

Bra

QF

Member since 11 May 2015

Total posts 6

I wear a polo shirt and light weight absolutely crush proof trousers on long haul flights and sleep/work/eat/read/look out of the window in these. If the airline offers PJs I take a pair back to give to family members.

anthony watts

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Mar 2015

Total posts 15

I wear my Qantas jammies every long distance flight regardless of airline! Never had any (voiced) complaints!

evolve80

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 29 Aug 2017

Total posts 5

just wear something sensible. I often just change into my gym shorts and t shirt once the cabin lights dim for sleeping time and have never had a problem.

aggie57

QF

Member since 04 Apr 2014

Total posts 134

I travel long haul overnight often and never bother changing these days. I find it just too much hassle. This last trip, LA-Auckland return, I wore polo and jeans and slept in those. 7 hours sleep straight on the way back no drama and perfectly comfortable.

Last editedby aggie57 at Dec 12, 2018, 05:28 PM.

AfricaTraveller

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 20 Jan 2018

Total posts 15

Thank you very much for your comments. I was always thinking you need to wear shirt and trousers when travelling on Business.
In that case I will bring a football shorts to sleep then.
Does Virgin give out PJs for international long haul?

Haaa haaa, you must feel free to wear the style of clothing that's right for you, within reason.

I usually fly Emirates F, sometimes J and I have seen it all. There is definitely no dress standard. People wear whatever they want. It's mostly only the toffs and wannabes that wear shirt, trousers and (heaven forbid) a tie!

The ones in ties give me a very dismissive look when I'm in F with shorts, tee shirt and sandals. I love their reaction. I obviously lower the tone!

Racala

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 22 May 2018

Total posts 35

With Emirates it's gym shorts and a t/shirt. With Qantas their pjs on the longer flights and just the top on the shorter ones eg Melb /Sing. Saves my shirt if I miss the mouth with food or heavens forbid wine!

CityRail

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 17 Nov 2014

Total posts 78

Thank you for your comments.

Can I also ask does Virgin International long haul provide slippers by any chance?
If not, I might bring one on board so I can take off my shoes and socks if it is acceptable?

airADL

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Mar 2014

Total posts 198

Thank you very much for your comments. I was always thinking you need to wear shirt and trousers when travelling on Business.
In that case I will bring a football shorts to sleep then.
Does Virgin give out PJs for international long haul?

Haaa haaa, you must feel free to wear the style of clothing that's right for you, within reason.

I usually fly Emirates F, sometimes J and I have seen it all. There is definitely no dress standard. People wear whatever they want. It's mostly only the toffs and wannabes that wear shirt, trousers and (heaven forbid) a tie!

The ones in ties give me a very dismissive look when I'm in F with shorts, tee shirt and sandals. I love their reaction. I obviously lower the tone!

Yeah I was in F a fews times in shorts and thongs not even sandals. I got some sour looks but I just smile back.

pointyendmark

Qatar Airways

Member since 06 Jul 2016

Total posts 15

Wear what you like mate, but respect the Islamic culture on the MH flight. When on airlines that don't give out PJs to J class, I enjoy wearing their competitors' PJs. Similarly, if cabin crew don't lower cabin temp to a comfortable level, I'm happy to go topless to make a point.

Kevin Jackson

Member since 18 Mar 2016

Total posts 1

If passengers can wander around in bare feet, why should anybody care what you have on your lie flat

bed !!!!!!!!!!
It disgusts me the airlines choose not to challenge the bare footers.

Rita Cavanagh

Member since 01 Dec 2011

Total posts 10

I flew to UK this year, wore QANTAS pjs on MH and Oman air. Coming home, I changed into Oman pjs, kept them on to transit Muscat, and when I got to KL. Walked through the lounge to the shower, changed into QANTAS pjs and changesd back when I landed in Melbourne. Nobody seemed to mind.

jch

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 15 Nov 2017

Total posts 143

I wore the VA PJs HKG MEL and all through winter in Sydney!

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