Friday, August 10, 2012

Qantas passengers refused to fly as XL pajamas were unavailable

Melbourne, August 10 (ANI): Two Melbourne-bound Qantas passengers refused to fly after they were told that there were no XL-sized first-class pajamas on their LA flight.

The crew's offer of business-class jim-jams failed to placate the duo.

Their luggage was offloaded after they elected to spoil their own pajama party and were left behind.

QF094 business-class passenger Angela Ceberano said that the cabin erupted in laughter when the captain announced the reason for the delay.

"He said: 'Just to inform you all, the reason we've had the delay is because two of our first-class passengers refused to fly on this plane as there was no extra large pajamas on board for them,'" the Herald Sun quoted her as telling mX newspaper.

Another passenger told her that the pajama guy had said to the crew: "Make sure you tell everyone why were so late: They didn't have pajamas for us.'"

"In his mind, he thought everyone sympathized with him.

"If you didn't laugh, you would have cried. It was unbelievable," she said.

It is believed that the irate passengers were offered business-class pajamas but insisted on being clad in the real deal, pairs of which are listed on eBay, for as little as 10 dollars.

International business-class passengers are given Peter Morrissey pajamas on "selected flights" while first class passengers get "soft and luxurious pajamas and slippers."

Qantas spokesman Luke Enright said that the two passengers chose to get off an aircraft just before departure in LA.

"Other passengers were unaffected with the flight touching down in Melbourne this morning on schedule," he said.

On Qantas International Flights business-class passengers receive Peter Morrissey pajamas and while first classers get even higher quality pajamas and slippers. A first class ticket from Los Angeles to Melbourne could cost upwards of $10,000 and takes 15 hours.

A Qantas spokesperson didn't elaborate on the incidence and said to The Herald Sun, "Two passengers elected to get off an aircraft just prior to departure in LA overnight. Other passengers were unaffected with the flight touching down in Melbourne this morning on schedule."

Qantas First Class on A380 are some of the most luxurious in the industry and pajamas are just a small part of the package. The airlines website states that amenities include:
  •  "Room to stretch out in a fully flat extra wide and extra long bed that extends up to 6'6
  • Rest well with a 'bedding-down' service featuring a luxurious sheep skin mattress, duvet, fitted sheet, large pillow and soft wool blanket
  • An extra large privacy partition along with electronic dividers ensuring complete privacy"

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