Last week, I began my journey home from Sydney to New York aboard Delta 40 (SYD-LAX), an approximately 7,490 mile flight operated by a Boeing 777-200LR (see – DL Schedule Change Allows for Awesome Australia Award Flights (Non-Stop JFK-LAX-SYD both ways!). It wasn’t all that unique compared to my other Delta 777 flights…besides the fact that we received pajamas! As Rene reported back in December, Delta ONE (business class) passengers on LAX-PVG-LAX (Shanghai) and LAX-SYD-LAX (Sydney) flights began receiving the sleepwear on December 15th, with an anticipated roll-out to other yet to be announced routes in March.
The PJs were handed out by the flight attendants before we took off, just after the welcome drinks and menus were provided. Sizing choices were small/medium, large, and extra large. They warned us before selecting our size that they run big…I went with the small/medium (I’m 5′ 11″ and 170 lbs). Although the PJs are a 50% cotton / 50% polyester blend, I found them to be really soft and comfortable. As an airline dork, I really enjoyed the Delta widgets and Delta ONE branding.
The pajamas are wrapped in plastic when you first receive them and are enclosed inside a drawstring bag. Delta ONE branding can be found on the bag itself, the top right hand corner of the zip up, the zipper of the shirt, and finally you’ll find a red widget on the back collar of the shirt. The drawstring pants fit better (and were more comfortable) than some of the premium PJs I’ve had on Singapore, Emirates, Etihad, and Cathay. I really really liked them.
It seemed that many Delta ONE passengers were not familiar with the PJ concept when flying up front and they simply stuffed them in their bags. In fact, I was one of only a few who changed into them for the flight (unlike the Virgin Australia flight on the way there, there’s no one waiting with a garment bag to hang the clothes you’ve changed out of).
The flight attendants back in Economy were fascinated by the pajamas. They had never seen them before and literally had me modeling them at the back galley. They used the words “super impressive”… #deltapride I guess. I even saw a few of them snag their own PJs on the way out! Delta slippers were provided as well.
Overall, I think Delta did a great job with their pajamas and I’m excited to see which routes will have these included as a standard Delta ONE amenity.
Full trip reports for Virgin Australia, Delta ONE, and Sheraton on the Park Sydney coming later this week!