Which Airlines Offer Pajamas In Business Class?

Which Airlines Offer Pajamas In Business Class?

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There are all kinds of features that contribute to a great business class experience. While I would hardly consider this to be the most important aspect of a business class flight, some airlines offer their passengers pajamas.

This can be useful on a couple of levels. For one, pajamas can be helpful for getting comfortable on a flight, and for keeping the set of clothes you board with fresh. Furthermore, since you can keep pajamas, they’re a fun way to remember a great flight, and can also be enjoyed at home, especially if you’re an avgeek.

While most airlines offer pajamas in first class, it’s not common to get them in business class. In this post I wanted to compile a list of the airlines that offer pajamas in business class. This is the current situation to the best of my knowledge, though if I missed any airlines or I got details wrong about which flights offer them, please do let me know.

With that out of the way, here we go, in no particular order…

Qatar Airways business class pajamas

Qatar Airways is known for its incredible Qsuites business class, and I’d guess that the airline probably hands out more pajamas to business class passengers than any other airline. In general you can expect to be offered pajamas on Qatar Airways when traveling in business class on all long haul flights, and on overnight medium haul flights as well.

Qatar Airways has gone through different collaborations over the years, with the most common collaboration being with The White Company.

Qatar Airways business class pajamas

Qantas business class pajamas

Qantas business class passengers receive what might just be my favorite pajamas offered in business class on any airline, as they feature Qantas’ iconic kangaroo logo. These are offered on select long haul flights from Australia, including to the United States, Singapore, London, etc.

Qantas business class pajamas

Virgin Atlantic business class pajamas

Virgin Atlantic business class (often referred as “Upper Class”) passengers also receive complimentary pajamas on all overnight flights. This consists primarily of flights across the Atlantic, but also includes flights to Asia. As someone who loves Virgin Atlantic, I wish they were branded a bit more, but I do find them to be comfortable.

Virgin Atlantic business class pajamas

EVA Air business class pajamas

EVA Air business class passengers are offered pajamas on long haul flights, including flights to and from the United States and Europe. These are designed in partnership with Jason Wu, and are among the most stylish pajamas offered by any airlines.

EVA Air business class pajamas

Gulf Air business class pajamas

Gulf Air business class passengers receive pajamas on all medium haul overnight flights (including from Bahrain to London, Paris, Frankfurt, Singapore, Manila, etc.), and they’re also sometimes available on request on daytime flights of similar lengths. While it’s nice that these are offered, I have to say that these aren’t otherwise the most exciting pajamas out there.

Gulf Air business class pajamas

Oman Air business class pajamas

Oman Air business class passengers can request pajamas on all medium haul overnight flights (including from Muscat to London, Paris, Frankfurt, Bangkok, Manila, etc.), and they’re also sometimes available on request on daytime flights of similar lengths. I quite like these pajamas, and prefer them to those offered by Gulf Air.

Oman Air business class pajamas

United Airlines business class pajamas

United Airlines business class (often referred as “Polaris”) passengers receive pajamas on request on flights of over 14 hours. Let me emphasize that you have to know to ask for these, as they won’t generally be proactively offered by the crew. This is only available on United’s longest flights, like selection flights to Asia, Australia, and Africa.

United Airlines business class pajamas

American Airlines business class pajamas

American Airlines business class passengers receive pajamas on select premium long haul routes. American’s ultra long haul route network isn’t exactly robust at the moment, so this could include flights to Auckland, Delhi, Doha, Sydney, and Tokyo.

American Airlines business class pajamas

Starlux Airlines business class pajamas

Starlux Airlines business class passengers receive pajamas on long haul flights (including Los Angeles and San Francisco flights). They’re offered proactively, and are among the highest quality pajamas I’ve received in business class.

Starlux Airlines business class pajamas

Air Serbia business class pajamas

Air Serbia business class passengers receive pajamas receive pajamas on request on overnight long haul flights. Air Serbia has a small long haul network, so this primarily includes flights from Chicago and New York to Belgrade.

Air Serbia business class pajamas

Air India business class pajamas

Air India business class passengers receive pajamas on most long haul flights. Those have been nicely upgraded recently, because nowadays the airline offers sleepwear from Tumi. The pajamas are unisex and are crew neck style, with Tumi branding and an accent highlight of Tumi red on the drawcord.

Air India business class pajamas

Emirates business class pajamas

Emirates business class passengers proactively receive pajamas on flights of over nine hours. This is a new feature as of February 2024, so it’s nice to see the airline rolling this route. This custom loungewear consists of a relaxed cowl neck top and drawstring pants, and is available in two sizes.

Emirates business class pajamas

Other business class pajamas with limitations

The above are the airlines that most consistently offer pajamas in business class. However, there are some other airlines that offer pajamas, but with more limitations. For example:

Japan Airlines business class cardigan

Bottom line

It’s always a treat to get pajamas on a flight, especially if you’re an airline fan and enjoy wearing these at home. While there are lots of amazing business class products out there, not that many airlines offer pajamas. Furthermore, even on the airlines that do offer them, some only provide them on request, so it helps to know what to expect.

What are your favorite airline pajamas you’ve received? Did I miss any airlines?

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  1. Keli Guest

    I loved this article because, all things considered and prices being pretty similar, I’d pick a pajama-giving flight over one that doesn’t. Thanks so much for this helpful list!

  2. Alex Guest

    I have ca 6 pairs from Qatar and 2 more from EVA...actually those PJs are great and heavily used...they easily match every PJ I ever bought...no flights planned on PJ supplying airlines this year but lets see what 2025 brings

  3. Dana Guest

    Cute idea.. but I picture those jammies to look and feel like they came from the sale pile at Dirt Cheap

    1. bmr Guest

      QR biz is very rough and flimsy (35% cotton). BA first (100% cotton) is average, silky collared and better than QR.
      QF biz (88% cotton) is one of the most comfortable long-sleeve shirts I've worn. It's a bit oddly sized with extra fabric around the mid-section (which sucks if you're not... yk, fat) but it's incredibly soft--among the most lightweight and soft feeling shirts I have.
      Polaris (? cotton) one that I just...

      QR biz is very rough and flimsy (35% cotton). BA first (100% cotton) is average, silky collared and better than QR.
      QF biz (88% cotton) is one of the most comfortable long-sleeve shirts I've worn. It's a bit oddly sized with extra fabric around the mid-section (which sucks if you're not... yk, fat) but it's incredibly soft--among the most lightweight and soft feeling shirts I have.
      Polaris (? cotton) one that I just got is close to QF for comfort. It's very well portioned for me and "snaps in place" / feels "just right" and have a more smart casual look to it.

      So in summary, they could sit in Macy's/JCP up to being in Saks (Polaris bedding is actually branded that), Neiman, Bloomingdale's etc. Certainly better than GAP or Walmart/Target & worse.

  4. Thrawn Guest

    You don't get a pyjama on Qatar Airways e.g. from Doha to JNB even if the flight is long haul.

    And btw, you won't get an amenity bag e.g. on the 17h+ flight vom AKL to DOH. Just a paper box.
    Qatar is only loading as many meals in total (!) for C as there are passengers on board, so last rows get the leftovers.

    Qatar is not the airline it used to be pre-pandemic.

    1. John Guest

      BA have been taking this skimping on loading enough catering for almost a decade. To the point that they assume some in each cabin won't eat, so they don't even load the number of meals for the number of souls on board
      'British" Airways or the UK brand of a Madrid registered multinational NEVER provide pajamas in business, again cut to increase profits (like functional IT systems and effective cabin cleaning/maintenance.

  5. GN Guest

    For the price one pays for business class of more than 6 hours, it surely is a tiny fraction of their costs to supply pyjamas or lounge wear to their business class passengers. It can help with branding too.

  6. Stan Guest

    I flew DFW-ICN on AA twice in January.
    No PJ’S :(

  7. Carrie Gold

    My new favourite airline pyjamas are the Rebecca Vallance edition to commemorate Qantas flying QF 3/4 - stylish and not too heavy ....... and even better.... liberated from my daughter!

  8. Robert D Guest

    On ANA I was not only given a “cardigan” but PJ bottoms. It was a bit awkward at the end of the flight when they collected them and I had to dig them out of my carry-on. I had assumed they were mine to keep.

  9. Chauney Guest

    I'm also currently wearing my Starlux pants, I'm really impressed with their quality. I think they're a big step above the EVA set I received on the same trip. Only annoyance is the largest size they had on my flight was L.

  10. glenn t Diamond

    Best set I've had post-pandemic was Qatar special edition for Qatar2022 World Cup. Well made, stylish and comfortable. Get regular use, and launder well, unlike some.
    It's a mystery why AirFrance doesn't supply any. I imagine they'd be trés chic if the do get around to it!

  11. MRego Guest

    You should mention also Lufthansa´s "half pajamas" (the pajama shirt) made by Van Laack for all long haul LH Business Class passengers

    1. Manny Guest

      Why didn’t i get them ? Had two long haul flights with LH last month.

      One flight was over 10 hours.

  12. Anon Guest

    JFK: REALLY!? really.... (3)premium lounes (which should be one nice one!)

    so Exec Plat people need to walk an extra mile for the "Admirals Club"

    so odd that AA is obsessed with their love of Britsh Airways. which is one step above RyanAir

  13. henare Diamond

    I can't imagine caring about this. I would just wear sweats and go right to sleep.

  14. iamhere Guest

    I have to laugh at posts like this. This is absolutely not one of the reasons people choose one airline over another....

    1. Nate Dyer Guest

      I actively seek out flights that do.

    2. Alan Guest

      I'm here on this post deciding which airline(s) to fly BKK to MIA and this is one of the perks I'm interested in. There are a lot of avgeeks here, it's not just a blog for business travelers.

  15. AD Diamond

    American's long haul PJs are shockingly good... just don't expect them to actually remember to load them at JFK.

  16. Paul Newacheck Guest

    Does anyone know if EVA pajamas are true to fit? I don't want to order too big or small. Thanks.

    1. Travel Girl Texas Guest

      Just flew EVA in December and the pajamas were true to size. When distributing the pjs, the flight attendant looked us over and then handed pjs that fit us well.

    2. Jacques Portgieter Guest

      If you get a size too small, they will happily replace, and you might be able to keep them if you ask politely. Happened to me.

  17. Crosscourt Guest

    I seriously don't get this, the constant banging on about qatar "Qatar Airways is known for its incredible Qsuites business class, ...". It's cramped and claustrophobic, the table is badly positioned under the tv so you often knock it when sleeping, the foot tunnel is narrow.

    1. KD Guest

      I totally agree. And the J and F lounges are way over rated too.

    2. AM Guest

      Sitting in one as i type this and could agree more….

  18. James S Guest

    Qantas provides pajamas but not slippers which I found odd

    1. glenn t Diamond

      Slippers in F; can't remember if in Business as it's quite a while since I did QF long-haul.

  19. jjmpdx Guest

    Pre-pandemic, Hainan Airlines gave out decent pajamas with gold silky accents. Currently I’m enjoying lounging in my Starlux PJs.

  20. JT Guest

    Well, I guess you get Qatar PJ only if you have business ticket from the start, not in the case of upgrade. At least that was in my case. And it was on the same route. First time I made an upgrade 24h before the departure on the way back and there was no PJ and no amenities, with business ticket I got the whole package.

    1. glenn t Diamond

      If you got an upgrade to Business cabin you would have got a full amenities kit with pjs, especially if you'd asked.

  21. JackL Guest

    When complimentary pajamas are offered, do many business class passengers actually bother to change into pajamas during the flight? What are your observations? Isn't it a quite a hassle to change clothing in the limited space provided by most airplane bathrooms?

    1. Mike O. Guest

      I personally bring my own pajamas. And as far as space in the bathroom goes, I tend to use the one that's handicap accessible.

    2. Patti Guest

      Not difficult. Always change on Emirates JFK-DXB and definitely changed on the non stop Singapore JFK-SIN.

      Been wearing my Qantas ones forever, looking forward to new Emirates ones.

  22. Chris@Oak Guest

    Ben, can you update the article to include minimum flight durations that offer pajamas?

    I noticed a significant lack of airline branding on the pajamas; except for the Polaris rags.

    Sad to read ANA moved to a loaner cardigan.

  23. john Guest

    My two favs are the Qatar pjs and Qantas, though my absolute favorite is my JAL cardigan. I rock the Mr. Rogers look with it.

  24. A380 Guest

    United has recently changed their PJ's which I would say are more comfy than the Qsuite PJ's

  25. ATX Jetsetter Guest

    I wear my Qatar pajamas around the house on a regular basis.

  26. JC Guest

    Lufthansa offers Pyjama tops (i.e. only shirts) on flights over 11 hours I believe, so it could be part of your "limitations list".

    1. Alvin | YTHK Diamond

      +1 – I hate to give Lufthansa credit, but you did miss them.

  27. Jance Guest

    Maybe these have disappeared post-pandemic, but has ANA dropped their pants, um, PJs? I'm currently lounging at home in my favorite PJs - from previous business class flights on ANA. I've also got some Thai Airways PJs that I *think* were from business class (I also have some First Class Thai PJs, and the Business Class PJs are different).

  28. Jeff Guest

    The Starlux pajamas are very comfortable. I've been wearing the pants around the house all week since coming back from Taiwan. Much to the dismay of my wife who dislikes the tan color of them.

  29. Manny Guest

    Can confirm, Air India PJs were some of the best i have ever encountered.

  30. Ben Guest

    China Eastern provide PJs in long haul J & F too

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iamhere Guest

I have to laugh at posts like this. This is absolutely not one of the reasons people choose one airline over another....

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Keli Guest

I loved this article because, all things considered and prices being pretty similar, I’d pick a pajama-giving flight over one that doesn’t. Thanks so much for this helpful list!

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bmr Guest

QR biz is very rough and flimsy (35% cotton). BA first (100% cotton) is average, silky collared and better than QR. QF biz (88% cotton) is one of the most comfortable long-sleeve shirts I've worn. It's a bit oddly sized with extra fabric around the mid-section (which sucks if you're not... yk, fat) but it's incredibly soft--among the most lightweight and soft feeling shirts I have. Polaris (? cotton) one that I just got is close to QF for comfort. It's very well portioned for me and "snaps in place" / feels "just right" and have a more smart casual look to it. So in summary, they could sit in Macy's/JCP up to being in Saks (Polaris bedding is actually branded that), Neiman, Bloomingdale's etc. Certainly better than GAP or Walmart/Target & worse.

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