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Changing into pyjamas in Qsuites - etiquette?

Changing into pyjamas in Qsuites - etiquette?

Old Dec 30, 19, 4:48 am
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Old Dec 30, 19, 6:00 am
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Originally Posted by gms View Post
You can change in your QSuite, but surely anyone walking past will see everything! The door isn't that high!
Hah, the photoshopped pictures on Qatar website seem to show the door being about 2 feet higher than a normal human's head.
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Old Dec 30, 19, 6:05 am
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Originally Posted by PAL62V View Post
Yes. I tend to do just that too. And have the seat made up before takeoff if possible so I can sleep when I want.
I have the flight attendant make up my bed and change me into my pyjamas pre-takeoff if possible.
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Old Dec 30, 19, 6:15 am
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Originally Posted by 3544quebec View Post
I have the flight attendant make up my bed and change me into my pyjamas pre-takeoff if possible.
So many questions...
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Old Dec 30, 19, 10:09 am
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The problem is not changing into PJ but getting out of it.
Before landing the toilets are in heavy use, in part because girls and boys wish to make up and look presentable upon arrival I usually get waking up as late as possible and by the time I finish quick breakfast, the seat belt sign is on. The suite door is quite high and I see no problem changing at my seat. A bit more difficult with my lovely wife wearing her sexy lingerie ....
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Old Dec 30, 19, 11:58 am
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So there have been times where Iíve been very warm and trying to sleep in a qsuite where Iíll change my pajama bottoms to basketball shorts, however I will make sure Iím wrapped in my blanket and laying down in flat bed mode when conducting this maneuver to play it safe and guarantee no one has a chance of knowing what Iím doing (let alone get anything close to a glimpse). I will, however, always use the lavs to change from street clothes to pjs and vice versa, but as some have mentioned, the lavs get super crowded prior to landing (especially on the 35K where thereís only 3 lavs for 46 J seats), so I can understand the frustration of waiting. But letís be real, the vast majority of travelers in J donít have bodies of Instagram models or pro-athletes, and no matter how good you think you look, most people arenít gonna appreciate seeing you in your skivvies (or even worse in your birthday suit) mid changing, so for the sake of everyone, perhaps itís best to leave the changing in the lavs regardless of how much weíd like to not.
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Old Dec 30, 19, 4:18 pm
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Since we are two pages into this rabbithole, can I just add this: in the Nordics we have the sauna culture. I you haven't been exposed to a hundred strangers a year in their free range outfit then you haven't been out of your house much. I have yet to see any of my colleagues faint over a sauna session or a sprawl in the snow, so I don't see the issues with getting in or out of PJs...

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Old Dec 30, 19, 5:22 pm
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Originally Posted by ph-ndr View Post
Since we are two pages into this rabbithole, can I just add this: in the Nordics we have the sauna culture. I you haven't been exposed to a hundred strangers a year in their free range outfit then you haven't been out of your house much. I have yet to see any of my colleagues faint over a sauna session or a sprawl in the snow, so I don't see the issues with getting in or out of PJs...

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I'll bear that in mind for the next time I'm at a Scandinavian sauna. In the meanwhile, this thread is about etiquette onboard an aircraft.
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Old Dec 30, 19, 6:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Aston100 View Post
So many questions...
It's classified as a pre-takeoff amenity and why I always book myself as an unaccompanied minor at the age of 57
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Old Dec 31, 19, 3:21 am
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Originally Posted by ph-ndr View Post
Since we are two pages into this rabbithole, can I just add this: in the Nordics we have the sauna culture. I you haven't been exposed to a hundred strangers a year in their free range outfit then you haven't been out of your house much. I have yet to see any of my colleagues faint over a sauna session or a sprawl in the snow, so I don't see the issues with getting in or out of PJs...

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But we aren't talking about Nordic sauna culture, we're talking about a mix of cultures aboard an aircraft. I would suggest being seen in a state of undress aboard a Qatari aircraft, by a Muslim female passenger who subsequently complains, would not be good for all involved. I've previously witnessed female passengers complain vehemently about being merely seated next to male passengers...

OP, do everyone, including yourself, a favour & change in the toilets. Qsuite walls only come up to mid-chest height & you could easily be seen by passers-by.

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Old Dec 31, 19, 12:13 pm
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Originally Posted by ph-ndr View Post
Since we are two pages into this rabbithole, can I just add this: in the Nordics we have the sauna culture. I you haven't been exposed to a hundred strangers a year in their free range outfit then you haven't been out of your house much. I have yet to see any of my colleagues faint over a sauna session or a sprawl in the snow, so I don't see the issues with getting in or out of PJs...

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Perhaps itís because Iím a prude yankee, but anytime Iím in a Nordic sauna, Russian bathhouse, or japanese onsen, I just get hella creeped out and uncomfortable by all the men that seem to be perfectly cool chilling in their birthday suits; in a way totally defeating the purpose of visiting said sauna . But regardless, as others have said, a business class cabin is not a sauna (although one might be forgiven in thinking that with the temperatures some Asian carriers keep their cabins at), hence itís best to have a modicum of humility and keep the changing to the lavs. This is QR after all and not hooters air 😂
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Old Dec 31, 19, 12:42 pm
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Originally Posted by fender5787 View Post
Perhaps itís because Iím a prude yankee, but anytime Iím in a Nordic sauna, Russian bathhouse, or japanese onsen, I just get hella creeped out and uncomfortable by all the men that seem to be perfectly cool chilling in their birthday suits; in a way totally defeating the purpose of visiting said sauna . But regardless, as others have said, a business class cabin is not a sauna (although one might be forgiven in thinking that with the temperatures some Asian carriers keep their cabins at), hence itís best to have a modicum of humility and keep the changing to the lavs. This is QR after all and not hooters air 😂
Out of interest, what is your opinion on toilet cubicles in the USA, which seem to have massive gaps all around, and can often lead to unwanted eye contact?
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Old Dec 31, 19, 1:55 pm
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Just to close this, I changed in the toilet!!

Slept into 2020 and now feeling rested and well fed.

Happy new year FTers
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Old Dec 31, 19, 3:27 pm
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Originally Posted by PAL62V View Post
Just to close this, I changed in the toilet!!

Slept into 2020 and now feeling rested and well fed.

Happy new year FTers
LOL. Problem solved!

And a HNY to yourself & all FTers too.
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Old Dec 31, 19, 4:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Aston100 View Post
Out of interest, what is your opinion on toilet cubicles in the USA, which seem to have massive gaps all around, and can often lead to unwanted eye contact?
HA I hate them and have no clue why this practice continues! Heck, they even did an episode of Seinfeld about this very issue. At least, nowadays more and more workplaces, restaurants and bars are switching to all-gender individual washrooms (at least in the cities), which gives one that much more privacy. But to stay on the topic of changing, doesnít etihad (or some a380 carrier) have separate changing rooms on their 380s?
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