coat hanger

Souvenir Sunday: don’t lose your coat

Each Sunday here at is Souvenir Sunday – a day to look at some of the fun things you can find when you’re stuck at the airport.

This week, I want to share a ‘souvenir’ that you might soon find inside the airplane. At the Airline Passenger Experience Conference (APEX), held recently in Seattle, I spotted this business class coat hanger.

If you’re lucky enough to fly in the business or first class cabin, a flight attendant will offer to hang up your coat.

To make sure your coat is returned to you at the end of the flight, the flight attendant will likely also ask for your boarding pass so it can be attached to the hangar.

This new business class hangar by the folks at Asian Pioneer has two wheels built in – so if you’re in seat 4B, the flight attendant merely dials up that combination when hanging up your coat.

If you’ve got an electronic boarding pass – as more and more people do – you have nothing to hand over. So this seems like a low-tech but spot-on solution.