Pajamas: Approved for Travel?
She was dressed in cartoon-like pajama pants, an oversized t-shirt, obviously (very obviously) wasn’t wearing “support,” an oversized sweater for when she became cold, and most off all: no shoes.
She was seated in a middle seat which I’ll agree isn’t the most comfortable seat on a plane, but she was able to release her inhibitions and dress as if she as at home, sleeping in her own bed.
Seeing travelers fly in their pajamas is becoming more and more common and not just on red-eye flights. They come on dressed like they’re ready to crawl into bed and don’t seem to mind that they’re in public. I understand that some airlines actually offer their passengers pajamas on longer flights, which I think is fine. If the airline provides them, I say, wear them. But I want to know why people think it’s okay to dress like this while traveling.
Part of me thinks it has something to do with security, at least thats the excuse I’m trying to use. I think, maybe, just maybe, it’s easier to pass through security in fabrics which you know won’t set off the metal detectors. And maybe, waiting in line while wearing your PJs is just more comfortable than waiting in line in jeans? But then again, do you wait in line at Starbucks in your PJs? Wait.. don’t answer that.
So, I put the question out there on Twitter & Facebook, asking you all of traveling in PJs is okay or not, or just okay on redeyes. Here’s some of the responses:
ofrevolt 5:45am: @upupandagay Ugh, one of my pet peeves! Never okay, even on red-eyes! So awful. It is about manners – pajamas are for bed – not planes, not shopping, not outside your own house at all!
Peri Ropke Duncan NEVER!
Nancy Stanley At the risk of sounding like an old fart, pajamas need NEVER be worn in public. Seriously. I’m all for comfort when I travel, but I think we can safely draw a line at sleepwear.
Graceanne Brown There are plenty of classy, yet comfy, options for travel. For women- leggings and dress that covers your bum.
Shawn-Kathleen Howard Absolutely not!!!!
So, it seems to be that the general answer is no. Pajamas should not be worn on the plane or while traveling.
Do you agree?