PropilotJW From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 589 posts, RR: 7 Posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7358 times:
with all of the major carriers cutting back on amenities, what airlines offer FREE use of pillows and blankets on flights? I know JetBlue and Southwest do but does anyone else? I am talking domestic operations not international flights. please help
N766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8308 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7228 times:
DL has nice big fluffly pillows and large (albeit thin) blankets in Business Elite. But, that would be expected. Although they could get away with tiny thin coachy pillows so I'm glad they still have big ones.
Yeah Southwest does still have them. But I wouldn't use them unless it was on a morning originating flight. It's not like they're all changed out after every flight throughout the day. Your better off bringing in soft sweatshirt and one of those little horseshoe shaped pillows you can find in the airports these days.
Quoting HPRamper (Reply 5): I don't know who'd want to use those filthy airline blankets for ANY airline though.
RobertS975 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 945 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 7072 times:
Quoting S5FA170 (Reply 3): Delta still offers blankets. We get them on our -170s. We do not, however, get pillows. I think Delta Mainline might still offer them in First Class on some domestic flights, but I'm not positive.
DL mainline domestic has not had pillows for over 6 months... blankets yes.
Midnights From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 7028 times:
Just a word of advice from someone who sees what these aircraft cabins go through over time, IF there are any blankets on the plane, I would strongly recommend folding one up and placing it on your seat to sit on. These seats have drinks spilled on them as well as other "accidents" often enough and the cover might be changed but the cushion is not always. And if the spill or accident is not reported to a F/A then no one sits in that seat the next leg, it may be dry by the time you get to it, but not entirely clean, if you know what I mean.
HPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4073 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6820 times:
Quoting Midnights (Reply 11): These seats have drinks spilled on them as well as other "accidents" often enough and the cover might be changed but the cushion is not always.
I'd rather contaminate my ass with the seat itself than with those blankets. Possibility of nasty cushion vs. KNOWN nastiness of blanket, plus with the cushion, you aren't getting the long hairs and dandruff of ten people before you on yourself from that.
AlanUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6499 times:
A pillow and blanket on each seat in all classes (of course the quality of both items increases in each cabin, all the way to velvet pillows and egyptian cotton duvet covers in First).
A pillow and blanket on night flight (mainly Athens, Larnaca) for all passengers.
A small stock of pillows and blankets for Club Europe on all other European flights, crew usually give to EuroTraveller too if requested.
No pillows or blankets available. (Although the odd one may be found in the wardrobes or overhead lockers if the aircraft has come from a European service).