Two first class passengers on a flight from LA to Melbourne delayed a plane after having a tantrum and refusing to fly without extra large pajamas.
The Australian couple refused to take another pair from business class and ultimately decided to leave the plane due to the pajama mix up.
A passenger on the Qantas A380 plane, Angela Ceberano told The Herald sun that the entire plane started laughing when the captain made the announcement. ""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.'"
Apparently the pajama complainer told the crew, "Make sure you tell everyone why we're so late: they didn't have pyjamas for us."
Ceberano added, "In his mind, he thought everyone sympathised with him. If you didn't laugh you would have cried. It was unbelievable."
The flight waited 30 minutes for the passengers bags to be unloaded and then took off, arriving on time in Melbourne.
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"