Why no py­ja­mas for world’s long­est flight?

Business Traveller (Asia-Pacific) - - UPFRONT -

has re­launched its non-stop flights to New York (see page 66), a ser­vice that at more than 18 hours has en­abled it to re­claim the ti­tle of long­est com­mer­cial flight in the world. But de­spite the length of the trip, the air­line has re­mained stead­fast in its com­mit­ment not to of­fer py­ja­mas to pas­sen­gers in busi­ness class, even though it has in­tro­duced other of­fer­ings de­signed to pro­mote sleep. So why is that?

Ac­cord­ing to Camp­bell Wil­son, SIA’s se­nior vice pres­i­dent of sales and mar­ket­ing, the car­rier feels that the ma­jor­ity of pas­sen­gers on its flights don’t use py­ja­mas and that “most trav­ellers bring a change of clothes if they wish to, or in­deed just sleep in the clothes they have”. Hav­ing been on the flight our­selves, though, we feel this was a missed op­por­tu­nity.


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