Let me start out by saying I do have issues with folks showing up for a flight — even an overnight flight — in say “ducky” PJs or something similarly appropriate only in your own home. Not saying we should all dress up like in the “good old days of air travel” (whatever that was – smoke-filled cabins – yuck) but there are some things that are just not OK to fly in.
But what about bedding? Have you ever seen folks about to board a long flight with a pillow almost as big as they are? What about a huge blanket from home? Am I the only one who would simply never do this even in coach (some folks on Twitter have real issues with this).
What I bring, when not in a full flat seat, is a simple neck pillow filled with beads that keep my neck cool. Well that and my Manta Sleep eye shade plus ear plugs and I am in la-la-land until we land.
Sometimes I like the small 1st class pillow for lumbar support when stuck back in an exit row (when I upgrade and my wife does not – she gets the 1st class seat but I snag the pillow on the way back to my seat). Now is this wrong? After all no one else in coach has a 1st class pillow to enjoy in their seat?! I don’t think so but maybe you have other feelings on this? Let’s take this to the next level.
I love love love the warm fluffy Westin Delta One blankets. One day flight I was on had these but I was connecting to a Delta 737-900er that did not (was in biz class both flights). The latter was a redeye and I wanted to be warm so my Westin blanket ended up on the 737 and I did get a few looks all tucked up and cozy as I drifted off to sleep (was this wrong – nah?)!
But what about using 1st class blankets back in coach? I know if you are cold you can ask an FA nicely if they will bring one back for you (especially in the cold exit rows). And would it be any different if an FA got one for a passenger or if someone got one from 1st because their +1 was up in 1st class. Does this matter? I asked a friend who is a Delta FA and was told: “If 1st class paxs put them up in the overhead and someone wants it, we usually ask them if they’re going to use it before handing it out to economy.” The FA also told me a Delta One blanket would NOT be ok back in coach.
What do you think of my ramblings today? Agree? Disagree? Have a 3rd point of view? Let us all know! – René
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