Filed under: Luxury Travel & Hotels
What good is a lie-flat seat if you're going to muss your outfit as you slumber? That, at least, is the thinking behind international airlines that distribute pajamas to their upper class passengers, and, it's good thinking -- I've noted before that flying business class is like having the best sick day ever, and where would a sick day be without great pjs?
The last time I flew Qantas three years ago, they weren't on the pajama bandwagon, but it's now a standard in-flight amenity in Business and in First. (There are different pajamas by class, naturally, differences I shall delve into after the jump, so come along.) I was in business so the pjs I received were grey cotton, with the Qantas kangaroo logo on the shirt. They come with a little cotton pouch to store the jammies in post-flight, and the inside of the shirt bears this handwritten phrase: "I wish you wonderful travels to dream land - Morrissey, x. " (The x is a goodnight kiss.) I was a little confused about why the one time lead vocalist from The Smiths was involved with Qantas pajamas -- and isn't he a Brit? I've since learned that this Morrissey's first name is Peter, the Australian fashion designer who also handles Qantas uniforms, which makes much more sense.