Photos: new Qantas first class pyjamas, amenity kit

By David Flynn , September 28 2016
Photos: new Qantas first class pyjamas, amenity kit

Qantas' first class pyjamas are going 'fashion forward' with a new design from Melbourne-born, Paris-based couturier Martin Grant.

These prêt-à-porter PJs borrow subtle cues from the Qantas uniforms such as a dusky French navy, while the matching slippers incorporate a flash of 'Qantas red'.

Woven from 100% cotton, the unisex sleepwear "features a tailored neckline and tapered silhouette to ensure elegant comfort" for first class flyers, Qantas says, and will be issued in a useful drawstring bag.

And we're pleased to announce there are pockets in those pants!

The colour scheme strikes a dramatic different from the charcoal of Qantas' current first class sleepwear (below).

In addition to the PJs and slippers, Grant has also created a new first class amenity kit for passengers at the pointy end.

This sees today's SK-II goodies make way for a line of botanical ASPAR skincare products from Australian company Aurora Spa, including hand cream, lip moisturiser and facial moisturiser.

There's minimal difference between the women's kit... 

... and the bag for blokes.

There's also a made-by-Grant '3D eye mask' which cups the eyes to help block out light when it's time to count some first-class sheep.

Grant has become the Flying Kangaroo’s go-to fashionista with his revamp of uniforms for Qantas pilots and crew, but he admits that "designing pyjamas is something completely different for me, creatively.”

"Material breathability, flattering colours and tapered lines were top of mind when coming up with the design, as well as ensuring the pyjama bottoms don’t crawl up the leg and a non-restrictive neckline just as important."

The new pyjamas and amenity kits will be handed out in the first class cabins of Qantas' flagship Airbus A380 from 21 October 2016.

In related news, Sheridan will provide a "new bedding ensemble... using natural fibres in luxury fabrications" for the A380 first class suites from mid-2017.

How do you rate the new Qantas first class pyjamas? Vote in our reader poll...

... and have your say in the comments area below.

 
David

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

15 Mar 2016

Total posts 169

I miss out by five days! Damn! They look lovely, not that I minded the grey. The best bit is they're staying with 100% cotton. 

11 Jul 2016

Total posts 10

Nice, people wearing them will look less like koalas now :)


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

20 Mar 2014

Total posts 135

the pajamas seem nice, but the amenity kit looks like a big step backward. Aurora products are great, but got nothing on SKII!

19 Nov 2012

Total posts 42

It's to be consistent with the product in the first class spa. 

10 Sep 2012

Total posts 151

Yeah, a big "meh" to Aurora.  

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

25 Sep 2013

Total posts 1227

Definitely a big step down. I'm sure the bean counters are very happy with the cost savings.

Nice! The grey Business class PJs are starting to look a little pedestrian. Any idea if J PJs are getting a refresh?

24 Oct 2010

Total posts 2405

We've heard there may be some Martin Grant 'special editions' on and off, but for the most part Qantas will be staying with the current business class PJs

sgb
sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

30 Nov 2015

Total posts 745

Should be appearing in Op shops by end of year then.

17 Jan 2013

Total posts 7

Lamenting all sign of the Qantas leaving the slippers and pj's.

Qantas

22 Oct 2012

Total posts 281

I'm disappointed that they'll no longer supply a shaver and shaving gel.  Looks like I'll have to bring my own.

Does anyone seriously shave on the plane?

19 Nov 2012

Total posts 42

In First they are bulk loaded and are available by requesting from the crew. 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

20 Mar 2014

Total posts 135

good to know :)

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

20 Mar 2014

Total posts 135

yeah thats a good point!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

26 Jun 2012

Total posts 56

Love the new colour and the quality looks excellent. I much prefer a vee-neck top but that is a small quibble. 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

21 Jul 2014

Total posts 144

The eye masks look like someone took inspiration from 50 shades of grey.

Qantas - Platinum (Lifetime Gold)

25 Apr 2013

Total posts 55

Love that they now have pockets, colour very masculine in my humble opinion, love EK PJs both for the pockets and also more 'gender neutral' beige

10 Sep 2012

Total posts 151

I like the colour, and I'm sure they feel luxurious, but I'm a V-neck man.

sgb
sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

30 Nov 2015

Total posts 745

Look like Prison Blues.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

06 May 2012

Total posts 170

Look forward to checking them out in December. Very disappointing kits though compared to some like Emiraes but still ahead of other like BA. 

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

08 Aug 2014

Total posts 41

Pretty underwhelming. Some of the product looks cheap, like Jetstar socks - lol. You would expect more refinement and zhuzh in the fabrics too. And do they, pray tell, have a good range of sizes including XXXL for Aussie and Kiwi blokes? Not everyone who flies First is a model.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer - Chairmans Lounge

01 Sep 2011

Total posts 387

Pockets, yeah! 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

01 Mar 2013

Total posts 169

Thanks David. They did need an upgrade, and do look nice. I swim regularly at Manly in the mornings and the amount of people wearing Qantas First or Bus PJ's is huge. Only a matter of time till we see new ones. On a side note...I'm still suggesting EK First are out in front but the SQ First PJ's last a life time.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

29 Jul 2013

Total posts 209

Are you seriously saying that people are wearing airline pj's to the beach?!? What is that about? PJ's are sleepwear not swimwear!

01 Apr 2014

Total posts 91

Still wish they would include a comb like some other airlines.

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

11 Mar 2015

Total posts 191

this is the best they can do?Etihad gives similar to business class passenger.not to mention emirates first class-and where will you change in to your pj's there is absolutely no privacy here-have to use the toilet I guess this is not really first class .

Joe
Joe

03 May 2013

Total posts 517

Qantas deodorant and mouthwash are essential items. You got the deoderant but where is mouthwash? FYI Emirates Business Class Amenity kit still outclasses yours with all that and more than your new 'First' Class kit. 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

29 Jul 2013

Total posts 209

Colour looks great, extra points for pockets. Agree with comments about preferring a V-neck, but that's just an aesthetic preference more than a comfort thing for me. As for the amenity kit, other than the eye mask, ear plugs and socks, does anyone actually use any of the other stuff the airlines puts in there? No airline uses any brands I like or the specific products I use, so I just dump the toiletries to keep the amenity kit pouch/bag. I've honestly never seen any other regular First passengers use the toiletries provided, most times the whole kits are left behind, unopened. I regularly bump into a lady on the SIN-JFK route who brings her own sheets and pillow for her SQ suite

I am sure the PJs are great, but Qantas never offer sizes larger than XL and I am 6`8 ! Why do they assume everyone is of  average height?

I would prefer to see the Qantas logo not Martin Grant 

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

23 Mar 2015

Total posts 47

Love the PJs with pockets, just running around in Virgin Business PJs where the lack of pockets is really annoying. The previous 1st amenity kit was very low rent, but this one is not very exciting either, really should do a bit better.

QFP

22 Jan 2013

Total posts 58

Can they please put a razor and foam back into the kits. 

The pockets are a great improvement.

18 Nov 2015

Total posts 121

Wow. New pajamas. Qantas needs to focus on other much more important aspects of its First Class service. Having recently flown First on a number of competitors I'm sorry to say Qantas First isn't up there with the best.  

18 Apr 2015

Total posts 68

Do the PJs have even a subtle nod to the flying kangaroo? A small kangaroo on the shoulder, a hint of red? While they might be well-made, there is a risk that you've walked into a cult if too many people are wearing them. And I'm sure the ladies are impressed with the blokey amenity kit??

UA

09 Mar 2016

Total posts 52

I have no intention of ever changing into PJs at FL390; I do not wish to emerge from some forced landing, hijacking, or accident dead or alive in a pair of grey or blue polyester pyjamas, thank you very much. And the Martin Grant uniform is not bad, except that on a woman with even a tad of extra weight, they resemble sausage casing, and they've been executed in a really cheap fabric, that looks tatty and worn after about 6 months. And the amenities packs on all airlines are just rubbish to be chucked out. There's always oral hygiene stuff in the J or F lavs, and I have my own skincare routine (far superior to any of the luxe brand name crap the airlines provide) which travels on board with me. Give me a perfect seat and perfect privacy, restrained and observant service, good wine, cleanliness, punctuality, and unobstructed boarding whenever I am ready and immediate disembarkation upon arrival and I'm happy.

04 Jan 2014

Total posts 41

Recently flew EK from Dubai to Paris in First during the day and no PJ offered. When I mentioned I had not bought any PJ for my Paris stay, they soon found a set for my wife and I in the nice carry bag. Also did a trip from Vancouver in J with JAL last week. They offer to loan you a black cardi type thing that must fit a 12 year old. The JAL amenity kit nothing like the EK version. The First kits from EK make great gifts for friends. 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

15 Mar 2016

Total posts 169

FYI if you're flying in the days before these come out, you'll get business class PJs - they've run out of the old F pyjamas. Unbelievably some people did complain about this.

02 Jul 2017

Total posts 1

What sizes do the PJ's come in?

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

20 Dec 2012

Total posts 41

Just FYI the new slimline F PJ’s have been ditched and they have gone back to the baggy style. Same color scheme but nowhere close to what the new PJs were like when first launched last year.


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