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User currently offlineBoeingForEver From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 219 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

Do any airlines have showers on board for passenger use. if not, did any airline ever have them? i think its a great perk for first class travellers

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User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3059 times:

Two big problems:

First, showers use a lot of water. The airline would be forced to carry a lot more water for the showers which would make the aircraft heavier. That would increase fuel consumption which in this day and age is huge.

Second thing that others have mentioned is that what do you do in the shower if you hit unexpected turbulence? It could be quite dangerous with slippery floors and turbulence.

But you never know. Maybe some airline will figure things out and decide its worth the money to install showers.

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User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

Ah, I can see it now. A person is in the middle of taking a shower and all of a sudden they hear "Folks from the flight deck, we have reports of some heavy turbulence ahead. We need everybody to sit down immediately." ......uh oh.  wink 

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User currently offlineKhenleyDIA From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 425 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3036 times:

I think the only places we will be seeing this is on private planes, unless, like pilottim747 said, someone figures out a way to make it worth while and safe.

Can you imagine having a even 2 showers in use on a flight, say from ATL to JNB. Along the way, the seat belt sign comes on due to some upcoming turbulence. How pissed would you be if you JUST got into the shower and had to get out?

Maybe if it was a little larger room with a seat that people get into quickly, if needed. Kind of like a F/A seat? But then, you are still looking at the weight of the water and then also taking up space on the plane for something that likely wouldn't be used much. I don't know about you, but I don't think I would want to take a shower on a commercial flight, first class or not.

KhenleyDIA



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User currently offlineKhenleyDIA From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 425 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3010 times:

Quoting Jush (Reply 4):
Can imagine a gay F/A pulling you out naked after you bumped your head in severe turbulence in the shower having the time of his life.

If it were a guy being pulled out, I hope there was hot water. If I were in the shower and some F/A tried to pull me out, I think I would be fighting them. Then I would be arrested in once we landed since I was "fighting" with them. It wouldn't matter that I had been naked at the time and they wanted to put me into my seat ANYWAY.

KhenleyDIA



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User currently offlineCVG2LGA From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 630 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2792 times:

Quoting Jush (Reply 4):
Can imagine a gay F/A pulling you out naked after you bumped your head in severe turbulence in the shower having the time of his life.

are you dumb?

after all the complaining people do about having to take off shoes at a damn security checkpoint, you want to shower after who knows how many people? And just how well do you think cabin services clean those lavs there now? Imagine them wanting to clean a shower after a few people have used it? "spray spray spray walkaway".
Tchau
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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2773 times:

I remember that Singapore Airlines was talking about having on-board showers for their first class passengers on the A380.


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User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2739 times:

When I worked at Garrett we installed a shower in the master suite of a 707 that went to Aramco. It was to be used on the ground only. I do not think you would ever see anything like that get used airborne.

Anyway, that's why they make Right Guard.

That bird carried 700 gallons of potable water in four tanks and had a dual apu system in the lower hold similar to that used in the then AF1 707. The rule was "68 degrees on the ramp in Jeddah." It used a lot of fuel.


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