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 pretty rare 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

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. While we’ve recently seen some FIFA World Cup branded pajamas, they were previously from The White Company.

Qatar Airways business class pajamas

Qantas

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

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

EVA Air business class passengers are offered pajamas on long haul flights. I believe they’re offered on flights to Europe and the United States, though it’s possible that I’m missing some routes. These are designed in partnership with Jason Wu, and are quite stylish.

EVA Air business class pajamas

Gulf Air

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

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

United Airlines business class (often referred as “Polaris”) passengers receive pajamas on request on flights of over 12 hours. Let me emphasize that you have to know to ask for these, as they won’t generally be proactively offered by the crew. Flights of over 12 hours include some of United’s flights to Asia and Israel, and all flights to Australia and New Zealand.

United Airlines business class pajamas

American Airlines

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

American Airlines business class pajamas

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 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. Steven E Guest

    Great but the post is about PJ’s in Business not any other class on any other carrier - really

  2. Deshraju Rao Guest

    Air India also provides pajamas on it's long haul flights.

  3. Liam Guest

    In my case, to my surprise, they were proactively offered on GF16 FRA-BAH.

    Perhaps it's because of the fact that I was very tired and fell asleep right after takeoff for an hour or so. Thankfully I didn't miss the meal service, and right after I finished they offered to make up the bed properly - and that's when they were offered.

    Service and food were absolutely fantastic on that flight - in fact...

    In my case, to my surprise, they were proactively offered on GF16 FRA-BAH.

    Perhaps it's because of the fact that I was very tired and fell asleep right after takeoff for an hour or so. Thankfully I didn't miss the meal service, and right after I finished they offered to make up the bed properly - and that's when they were offered.

    Service and food were absolutely fantastic on that flight - in fact it was the best food I've ever had in J, and some of it was actually better than on the JL F flight I had 2 weeks later out of HND. Strangely enough, I actually found the A321LR used on this flight to be more comfortable than the 787.

    Indeed, Not the most exciting PJs but they've still held up with a fair bit of use.

  4. Tequila is my thing. Guest

    I recently flew American to London (red eye) and did not receive pajamas. I even inquired and was told that they don't offer them anymore. I do have Virgin's pj's and still wear them

  5. mattnav_travel Guest

    Don't forget JAL who offers Pyjamas in First and a kind of sleep cardigan in business

    1. Mark Guest

      In JAL, you're supposed to give them back at the end of the flight. They are re-used. Very disgusting!!!

  6. Sam Guest

    Me and my wife flew on Qatar Airways in business class from Toronto to Colombo but no pijamas were offered. Anyway enjoyed the flight on the Dreamliner and
    had excellent service.

  7. Brice Guest

    Lufthansa (top only) FRA-EZE. Great quality, still use them from a return flight last November.

  8. Randy Diamond

    PJs are more than just keeping your clothes neat, but they are much more comfortable to sleep in - in a lie flat seat.

  9. Norman campos Guest

    Qatar and Etihad

  10. John T Guest

    None of my last overnight Virgin Upper flight.

  11. Ashwini Guest

    You forgot Air India the national carrier. They also offer pajamas in the business and first class on long haul trips.

  12. Sandip Dasgupta Guest

    Air India offers pajamas on all long haul business class flights

    1. CSim Guest

      Sorry not now. I recently travelled business class on Air India from London to Hyderabad- No pyjamas given to anyone.; only a very good goody bag which is way better than the one given by British Airways business class.

  13. Graham Guest

    Qantas hands out pyjamas so when they loose your luggage you have something to wear!!

    1. StevenM Guest

      The lost luggage PJ's are short sleeve T-shirt and boxer shorts (have had many sets due to QF losing my luggage often). The Business class PJ's are long sleeve with long pants - higher quality too

  14. Raja Guest

    I flew business from Doha to JFK on AA in December 2022, and requested pajamas and was told by the flight attendant that pajamas are only available for first class passengers but there was no first class on the flight idk

  15. Lewis Guest

    I flew business with Cathay last summer and got pyjamas. They were not that comfortable though.

    Cathay's are the best! We have about 6 sets and have them to lend out when guests come over to stay and forget theirs. Everyone loves them! In fact my partner prefers them to his actual pyjamas.

    1. Lewis Guest

      I flew business with Cathay last summer and got pyjamas. They were not that comfortable though.

      Qatar's are the best! We have about 6 sets and have them to lend out when guests come over to stay and forget theirs. Everyone loves them! In fact my partner prefers them to his actual pyjamas.

    2. Lewis Guest

      OK I've really messed that up

      I meant "Qatar's are the best". I tried to edit the comment and ended up replying to my original post with the same post.

      I haven't even had a beer yet ‍♂️

    3. Lewis Guest

      And I'm not sure how the ‍♂️ emoji got there!

    4. HP Guest

      perhaps you need a beer!

  16. Anthony Joseph Guest

    You missed Hainan Airlines. I believe that all Skytrax 5 star rated carriers provide pajamas in business class.

  17. Carrigvet Guest

    Emirates flights are sold as Qantas but they are so stuck up and focused " on maintaining service separation between first and business class" that they don't provide them in business class. What a load of baloni

  18. Charles Senior Guest

    You missed Air France's La Premiere cabin. I still have my two sets of their stylish pajamas. Their amenity kit is still one of the best I've seen. I suppose it should be considering the ticket price right? BTW....maybe someone from Delta will read your article and provide them in Delta One/First Class.

    1. Truth Guest

      That's a first class product. Not a business class

  19. Jane Blogs Guest

    I mostly have Qantas PJ’s but give them to the Salvos as I don’t wear them, can’t stand the grey colour or the kangaroo logo. Just had some on AA from AKL to DFW & return which had better neck & nicer cotton. Actually wore the JAL cardigan once but they collect those the same way AA collects the Bose headsets at least an hour before landing, so annoying. Only PJ’s I have ever kept...

    I mostly have Qantas PJ’s but give them to the Salvos as I don’t wear them, can’t stand the grey colour or the kangaroo logo. Just had some on AA from AKL to DFW & return which had better neck & nicer cotton. Actually wore the JAL cardigan once but they collect those the same way AA collects the Bose headsets at least an hour before landing, so annoying. Only PJ’s I have ever kept are QF first class designed by Martin Grant in navy with a black stripe down the pants & no logo. As for the amenity kits these days, hardly worth even opening let alone taking off the plane, pointless.

  20. William Coenik Guest

    Pre covid we flew China Eastern business and they had PJs. And also in First on a flight from Shanghai to Frankfurt.

  21. Jabiru New Member

    I love my Qantas p.j.'s! I find them really comfy and wear them regularly. When doing SYD-LHR-SYD, I usually end up with four sets. I keep one or two and give away the others to family or friends, along with the surplus amenity kits. They're always well-received.

  22. Timg Guest

    Why did you not mention “the beam me up Scotty” style on Emirates or are they only in First Class

  23. iamhere Guest

    Interesting to know, but it is not the reason I choose airlines nor is it related to my points or miles strategy.

  24. Jason Guest

    Flew Business on Qatar from LHR to DOH (then on to MLE) on the A380 and received no PJs....was bummed. But hey, we had the bar!!!

  25. Carlos Guest

    @Lucky, you should write an article on what do you do with all the PJs and amenity kits you get.
    @Lucky, Emirates gives PJs in first-class not in business-class. And Singapore. And Thai Airways. And Jet Airways...

    The user "AC" does NOT get it. Go away. Actually feel sorry for the bloke or blokee

    I LOVE my PJs. I got them all while flying first class on CX, JL and AA.

    I wear them...

    @Lucky, you should write an article on what do you do with all the PJs and amenity kits you get.
    @Lucky, Emirates gives PJs in first-class not in business-class. And Singapore. And Thai Airways. And Jet Airways...

    The user "AC" does NOT get it. Go away. Actually feel sorry for the bloke or blokee

    I LOVE my PJs. I got them all while flying first class on CX, JL and AA.

    I wear them every night at home. I rotate between CX, JL, AA. I think of all my trips when (1) I look for the PJs, (2) then put them on, then (3) how great they feel even after washing and wearing them all these years, then (4) as I drift off to sleep, then (5) when I wake up, then (6) when I take them off.

    I am an AA EXP. I take my AA PJs on the plane with me because I know in business class AA will not give me any PJs. I change into them before we take off. There were two occasions where the flight crew took a look and said "oh, you have the old PJs, you should be wearing the new PJs, here, stay right here, let me get you a set, by the way, what size are you?" Now that is service. 99 out of 100 are rude cabin crew. But the 1 out of 100 is who I remember.

    When working from home, I live in my airline PJs all day long

    My dreams take flight every night. Who knew such a temporary fleeting object would have its own flight paths and journeys...

  26. Nigel Leonard Guest

    Eva air fantastic

  27. Luc Guest

    Not sure qantas is consistent about their pajama offerings. On a recent LAX - MEL flight they “forgot to load” pajamas and amenity kits so no ear plugs, eye masks, etc. they also had been given the wrong menu and came around with a pen to cross off half the menu. I had read some recent reviews too where they told passengers they forgot to load the pajamas. Class act.

    1. Carrigvet Guest

      Qantas were doing that sort of crap service in April 2022 and the excuse was "ironing out the wrinkles" . Clearly still stuffing it up. I haven't flown with then International since similar poor service out of heathrow in April. Not helped by a nose cone on the 787 that seemed to be secured by duck tape. Watch out for qatar business lite fares. You have to pay for seats doesnt matter that you are...

      Qantas were doing that sort of crap service in April 2022 and the excuse was "ironing out the wrinkles" . Clearly still stuffing it up. I haven't flown with then International since similar poor service out of heathrow in April. Not helped by a nose cone on the 787 that seemed to be secured by duck tape. Watch out for qatar business lite fares. You have to pay for seats doesnt matter that you are one workd emerald and you can't use the main lounges. so sad to see a great service of qatar business class ruined by the same yield chasers that have destroyed qantas and BA.

  28. Travel Mama Guest

    I have a couple of Delta pj’s from Delta One flights LAX to PEK.

  29. peter Guest

    Air India also offers pajamas in business class on flights to the US and Canada.

  30. Ella Guest

    Those United pjs are from the past. I do like both my old ones and the new ones that they cheerfully offered to everyone on my recent flight New York to Joburg. And I hope never to see the hideous Qatar World Cup pjs again - not only super ugly, but made from a very cheap, scratchy fabric. But who doesn’t love airline pjs? I’ll choose routings around getting more!

  31. Eskimo Guest

    Notable mention based on recent development.

    Air India.

    You get P in J.

  32. AC Guest

    Maybe I just don’t get it for the fascination with doors in business class and now pajamas is ridiculous IMHO. I haven’t worn pajamas (or anything else) during sleep at home for over 40 years so not about to put them on for a flight. I order comfortable clothing that I can sleep in on the plane and frankly don’t care how bad I may be wrinkled when I arrive (will go to hotel and...

    Maybe I just don’t get it for the fascination with doors in business class and now pajamas is ridiculous IMHO. I haven’t worn pajamas (or anything else) during sleep at home for over 40 years so not about to put them on for a flight. I order comfortable clothing that I can sleep in on the plane and frankly don’t care how bad I may be wrinkled when I arrive (will go to hotel and change). Then you have the issue of changing into and out of them in the bathroom (which I prefer to spend as little time in as possible).

    Overall doesn’t matter to me and can’t for the life of me understand why it would to anyone else. Frankly I would laugh at people walking around in free airline e pajamas.

    1. DCS Guest

      Um, are you saying you sleep "al fresco" on the airplane?

    2. glenn t Diamond

      Given AC's preferred sleeping arrangements, a door is almost essential, preferrably locked!

  33. 9volt Member

    I flew VS Upper Class in Dec 2020 and no pajamas were given. Granted, it was during the pandemic and many amenities were scaled back. But since the pajamas are not reused, I figure they would have at least kept that.

  34. MikeInOregon Guest

    I still have a few set of the old EVA Air PJs from a few years ago and I wear them at home, they're very comfortable. I really dislike the new ones, the weird slit design at the neck line is bizarre and not nearly as comfortable, the pants also shrank in the dryer unlike the old ones.

  35. Kevin G Guest

    I believe I got them on Turkish IST-IAH last year

  36. Dick Bupkiss Guest

    Thai Airways
    Cathay Pacific
    JAL
    ANA
    All very nice.

    We have lots of all of these at home. I'm lounging in my ANA jammies right now as I type this.

  37. Alvin | YTHK Diamond

    Does Lufthansa get a mention for giving half of a pajamas?

    1. Matt Guest

      I was wondering about that. I got the pajama top SAN-MUC but no pajama MUC-DEN. Maybe they only give it for red eye flights.

  38. Andrew Guest

    Does JAL business from HND to DFW offer pajamas? Flying it next month.

    1. Venu Guest

      In business, JAL offers a cardigan "free rental" to North America. You have to give them back. In First, they give a pajama set that you can keep.

  39. brianna hoffner Gold

    Not sure if they're still doing it, but Korean Air had pajamas in F last time I flew them NYC-ICN...

    1. brianna hoffner Gold

      lol sorry i just re-read the title of the danged article :P they had them in F, but not in J. Too bad there's no Delete button for my earlier comment

  40. Miramar Guest

    At some point I just started bringing CX F pajama pants with me on all long hall flights and declining others, they're so comfy and I'm lucky to have a ton of them. Their eye masks too, I always bring them, so comfy, never had better.

    1. Bagoly Guest

      I pack BA First pyjamas when travelling any overnight flight.
      And I must compliment one BA Business steward who realised that I was a sweaty mess (from Mexico City I had planned enough time to get to the airport by metro, but was messed up by a flood leading to train cancellations, so had to run) and so (without my suggestion) brought me a pair of PJs from First.

      For eye-masks, no airline...

      I pack BA First pyjamas when travelling any overnight flight.
      And I must compliment one BA Business steward who realised that I was a sweaty mess (from Mexico City I had planned enough time to get to the airport by metro, but was messed up by a flood leading to train cancellations, so had to run) and so (without my suggestion) brought me a pair of PJs from First.

      For eye-masks, no airline comes anywhere close to Tempur - I have one by my bed at home, and one in my cabin-bag.

  41. Phar Guest

    Hainan Airlines pjs ( SEA to PEK, 3 yrs ago) was very nice!

    1. Patrick Purcell Guest

      Just got home after a night away and read this article while already wearing my very comfortable British Airways first class pyjamas, which are excellent.

  42. JB Guest

    I have like 6 pairs of Qatar's Business Class pjs. They are the only pairs of pajamas that I currently have lol. But they are really comfortable and I love the memories they bring back.

    Does AA offer pajamas on its flight from DFW to NRT in Business Class?

  43. jcil Guest

    I think airlines that offer pajamas for grown adults should take it a step farther and offer them with footies, like I used to wear when I was 3 years old. You guys weren't supposed to take Obama's pajama boy as a role model.

    1. David Diamond

      The purpose of the pajamas isn't to emulate childhood, but rather so business travellers would not wrinkle their shirt and suit from the flight.

      Your comments simply make your sound ignorant.

    2. jcil Guest

      Airplane pajamas are perfect for people with soft minds and soft bodies--pretty typical for today's "business" traveler, unfortunately.

    3. Zain Nensey Guest

      Your crankiness reeks of infantile whininess. Pretty typical for a certain subset of the population today.

    4. seanp78 New Member

      You seem like a wonderful person. Keep posting your insightful comments.

  44. [email protected] Guest

    UA’s 2nd gen pjs are little more than Chinese-made rags. (Agree that’s an old stock photo; v-neck buttons long gone.). Thought about adding “SUCKS” below the Polaris logo on back of shirt. Donated to charity.

    -I have ANA pjs (4-5 years ago) in luxurious thick navy cotton with orange trim. Provided at seat; needed to change size.
    Is ANA still offering PJs?

    -Flew LH A380 Biz sfo-muc four years ago. Had to ask for...

    UA’s 2nd gen pjs are little more than Chinese-made rags. (Agree that’s an old stock photo; v-neck buttons long gone.). Thought about adding “SUCKS” below the Polaris logo on back of shirt. Donated to charity.

    -I have ANA pjs (4-5 years ago) in luxurious thick navy cotton with orange trim. Provided at seat; needed to change size.
    Is ANA still offering PJs?

    -Flew LH A380 Biz sfo-muc four years ago. Had to ask for pjs. Given a Van Laack v-neck shirt with 3/4 length sleeves. Too tight.

    -Flew Air India sfo-del five years ago. Given a cute pj set; logo top in cream, bottoms form fitting.

    1. brianna hoffner Gold

      Yes. ANA offered me pajamas on my NYC-HND flight last June. They wanted them back at the end of the flight though :)

    2. Daniel from Finland Guest

      Why do you think it appropriate to donate rubbish to charity? It's just unnecessary work for them to sort it out and throw it away.

    3. [email protected] Guest

      Rubbish?? Frequently, charities bundle donations and ship them to Africa. Either gangs take possession and resell them to the masses, or, they are recycled into repaired clothing. Or, bundled as rags.

  45. Mike O. Guest

    AFAIK, JAL gives you a cardigan, but I think you have to return it?! lol

  46. YULtide Gold

    1) Pretty sure EVA also gives pyjamas on flights to Canada (not just US).

    2) Honourable mention to Lufthansa, who give a pyjama top in J.

  47. Richy Guest

    I love them - and wear them at home… though in my last 4 flight ls with Qatar (long haul, night flights) they didn’t provide them … change or policy.

    1. Origami Guest

      Recently flew long Hak QR overnight, PJs given out at seat.

  48. Daniel Guest

    I love the EVA Air pajamas and use them at home. Just be aware that they might run out of XL and then only have L available as biggest size. While the pants are still good for people up to ~6ft, the shirt will then be way to small for big people.
    So you better don't rely on them but still always bring your own backup pajama.

  49. Eli Guest

    I love to wear them at home, I have a full collection and my wife really wants to get rid of some because I am not stopping to bring them home. My biggest fight

  50. Bob Guest

    your stock pictures are old. Those United PJs havent been in circulation in quite a while.

  51. Supropal Guest

    Another one would be Oman Air for even day medium haul flights (like MCT-CDG) on request

  52. AnishReddi Member

    Oman air also offers pyjamas on request.

    1. Ben Schlappig OMAAT

      @ AnishReddi -- Great point, thanks! Updating the post now to reflect that.

    2. Tom Guest

      Your current photo of Oman Air business class pajamas is actually of Oman Air first class pajamas, by the way.

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David Diamond

The purpose of the pajamas isn't to emulate childhood, but rather so business travellers would not wrinkle their shirt and suit from the flight. Your comments simply make your sound ignorant.

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brianna hoffner Gold

lol sorry i just re-read the title of the danged article :P they had them in F, but not in J. Too bad there's no Delete button for my earlier comment

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Miramar Guest

At some point I just started bringing CX F pajama pants with me on all long hall flights and declining others, they're so comfy and I'm lucky to have a ton of them. Their eye masks too, I always bring them, so comfy, never had better.

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