On a day flight from Europe to the US, my mother and I marveled at the number of people who switched into (other airline) pajamas for the trip. Since this was a day flight, it’s the type of flight you don’t want to fall asleep on in order to adjust back to East Coast time.
As we discussed it, we decided it made sense. You don’t want to wrinkle your clothing and if you didn’t wear something particularly comfortable, it can certainly help you relax.
But then I started noticing people changing into their (other airline) pajamas on 4-hour flights. That seemed a bit excessive to me, especially given the time it takes to get to a cruising altitude, plus the time you would need to change on the way back.
But I also see people walk into 4-hour flights already in their pajamas (often wielding pillows), so perhaps it isn’t that strange.
What do you think? What is the appropriate flight length to take the time to switch into your Cathay Pacific (or other airline) PJs?
Also, don’t forget–a first class passenger delayed a whole plane over not getting pajamas.