Sleeping on flights: pyjamas vs underwear or shorts only

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Stephen D

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 12 Nov 2017

Total posts 42

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

Me too, the latest iteration of their jarmies are very good.

daft009

Member since 09 Jul 2016

Total posts 19

my last couple of J flights, I changed into my SQ PJs as soon as I boarded (while Y people were still boarding).. as soon as the seat belt sign was off, it was time to fold the seat and fall asleep for nearly the entire trip home.


It was the ~1am flight from SIN to SYD.

GigiPk

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Mar 2016

Total posts 17

  • The idea of traveling in Business or First Class is so one is comfortable, has decent legroom, able to put one's feet up & be able to recline in comfort but please this is not your house or bedroom. One needs to have a safety approach to ones attire as well as having comfortable clothing & minimal footwear.

antkleve

American Airlines - AAdvantage

Member since 15 Feb 2013

Total posts 18

I've seen people sleep in every imaginable attire over the years. Recently I even saw someone strip down to nothing but a pair of boxers in a Qsuite. There is only one thing I would politely suggest and that is for guys to wear briefs under what they are wearing whether it's pyjamas, footy shorts or whatever.

Paully

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 02 Feb 2015

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No one will judge you, just do whatever’s comfortable ;)

no,no,no,no wrong advice totally....... OMG !!!!

TomHi

Member since 16 Feb 2017

Total posts 4

When we say people are sleeping in undies what are we talking here - Boxer shorts or briefs/boxer briefs? I wouldn't have thought people would do the latter but perhaps I've been oblivious and have been missing out on a cooler, comfortable sleep.

stoffel

Member since 27 Jul 2017

Total posts 21

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.

The other day I was in J on a QF 737. There was the regular parade of economy passengers coming forward to use the J toilet. One of them, however, was a young lady who was barefoot. The flight attendant in the galley approached her and I could tell that she was politely suggesting that shoes be fitted before entering the toilet. Said lady just shrugged and went in regardless. Yuck!

Last editedby stoffel at Dec 24, 2018, 05:11 PM.

Dramagirl

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 30 Dec 2018

Total posts 1

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?

PJs were provided on my last long-haul with Virgin (BNE-LAX) in Business.

sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

Total posts 419

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.

The other day I was in J on a QF 737. There was the regular parade of economy passengers coming forward to use the J toilet. One of them, however, was a young lady who was barefoot. The flight attendant in the galley approached her and I could tell that she was politely suggesting that shoes be fitted before entering the toilet. Said lady just shrugged and went in regardless. Yuck!
Last edited by stoffel at Dec 24, 2018, 05.11 PM.

Some people just have no standards.

Madhatter49

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 11 Dec 2016

Total posts 69

I've never changed from my standard travel clothes of jeans (not a tight pair or ones with thicker denim, which wouldn't be good, but a normal worn in pair) and tshirt in all the travelling done. Find a good pair of jeans to be quite warm and suitable on overnight long distance flights which can get cold.

Don't see any reason to do anything else.
Having had people around me take off their shoes sometimes and their then smell coming off them is quite disgusting. So I never take off the shoes either in respect of other nearby passengers in the cabin.

The alternative key thought for this, is being prepared. If a rare emergency situation comes up halfway through a flight causing an emergency landing (engine trouble etc..). In that case, the toilets will be locked off, seatbelt sign on or whatever. Noone is going to be able to get into the bathroom to change again and you would be pretty absurd if you end up evacuating a plane into a freezing cold area of the world. Sure, this would be quite unlikely situation, but it is entirely possible and does happen. Might as well be prepared for it.

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