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Bidets On ANA 787  
User currently offlineFlyingDoctorWu From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 307 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6513 times:

Looks like ANA will be installing bidets on their 787...
I guess that the Japanese are really into them...
I'm not but to each their own..

Quote:

The launch customer for the plane, Japan's All Nippon Airways, is among the host of airlines here to check out Boeing's handiwork. The carrier plans to pack its aircraft with new features, including the first airliner bidets. The first 787 appears to be on track to be delivered in May, the carrier says.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/n...e=2&coll=chi-religion-topheadlines

wonder what future improvement we can expect to see onboard the 787 (and the A380 as well)
chris

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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 912 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6190 times:

Well that Russian VIP IL-86 had bidets so it's certainly a proven concept.

User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 847 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6024 times:

Bidets on the smaller 783 for ANA?

Naaaa...

Micke//  wave 



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User currently offlineERAUgrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5888 times:

Quoting FlyingDoctorWu (Thread starter):
Looks like ANA will be installing bidets on their 787...
I guess that the Japanese are really into them...

Forgive me but what are these?



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User currently offlineFlyingDoctorWu From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5875 times:

Quote:
A bidet is a low-mounted plumbing fixture or type of sink intended for washing the external genitalia and the anus. A French word originally, in English bidet is pronounced (IPA): [b??de?] (US), [?bi?de?] (UK).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bidet

I havent seen too many in the USA


User currently offlineUSAirways737 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1026 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5861 times:

Quoting ERAUgrad02 (Reply 3):
Forgive me but what are these?

They're not popular in the US obviously but are sinks that look like toilets that do the job the toilet paper didn't finish.


User currently offlineUSADreamliner From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5659 times:

Quoting ERAUgrad02 (Reply 3):
Forgive me but what are these?

Ha,ha,ha!!! I was waiting for an American to ask that question...

when they travel to France or Argentina ( where bidets are common) , the first thing Americans say is : "What is that???"


User currently offlinePellegrine From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2216 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5609 times:

I'm truly enamored with bidets, but I'm not sure I'd use one on an airliner. How often would that get cleaned? They do have those self-cleaning models but...  boggled 


oh boy!!!
User currently offlinePoitin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5584 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 2):
Bidets on the smaller 783 for ANA?

Naaaa...

Maybe they are planning on a few club -- the Six Mile High Club.  yes 


User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2948 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5517 times:

I would imagine when they say "bidet" they actually mean a Toto Washlet or similar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washlet#Japanese_bidets

These are extremely popular and widespread in Japan. And for those who haven't tried one, they are fantastic!



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User currently offlineJet-lagged From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 867 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5332 times:

Quoting FoxBravo (Reply 9):
I would imagine when they say "bidet" they actually mean a Toto Washlet or similar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washlet#Japanese_bidets

These are extremely popular and widespread in Japan. And for those who haven't tried one, they are fantastic!

Agreed!

Quoting USAirways737 (Reply 5):
Quoting ERAUgrad02 (Reply 3):
Forgive me but what are these?

They're not popular in the US obviously but are sinks that look like toilets that do the job the toilet paper didn't finish.

Nope. Used before the toilet paper. They do a great job. You find them in public restrooms even, such as hotels, offices and some nicer restaurants. I have them in my home here, and now don't like having to use old-style ones when I travel back to the home country.


User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2948 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5080 times:

Quoting Jet-lagged (Reply 10):
I have them in my home here, and now don't like having to use old-style ones when I travel back to the home country.

I must admit, I enjoyed them so much in Japan that I had one installed in my apartment in NY! Although they haven't caught on in a big way, they can easily be purchased and installed in the States.

In fact, they were in the news today--apparently Toto is stepping up its marketing campaign here, and as usual some folks are offended: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-ODD-Cheeky-Billboard.html

Check out the "cheeky" campaign here: http://www.washlet.com/



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User currently offlineA5XX From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 244 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5038 times:

A bidet, is a paper less "butt rinsing device".

Some like it, some don't..

A5XX



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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4738 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4952 times:

When you shower, you do wash your butt crack don't you? So a bidet is there acting like a quasi-shower for your butt crack while not needing to take off your clothes fully! Using only toilet paper... urgh. Not clean enough, unless you want skid marks in your under garments...


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User currently offlineA5XX From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 244 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4918 times:

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 13):
When you shower, you do wash your butt crack don't you? So a bidet is there acting like a quasi-shower for your butt crack while not needing to take off your clothes fully! Using only toilet paper... urgh. Not clean enough, unless you want skid marks in your under garments...

Maybe your parents have not thought you the proper method of cleaning your butt. Well, i don't need a firefighter hose, to make sure my butt is clean. When properly used, toilet paper can do the job, perfectly.

A5XX



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User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1439 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4758 times:

Huuh?? Never heard of bidets, ever, and I've been in Japan a few times. This is probably crude but how exactly do they work? Spray you then rinse you like in a car wash?? No Thanks, will stick to good ol' toilet paper.

On a different note, I was using a bathroom at ICN this past weekend on a layover and when I sat on the bowl, the freaking seat cover was hot, not warm but kinda hot. Kinda freaked me out coz that was definately a new weird feeling but I still can't figure out what was up with that. No wonder there were all kind of buttons on the side of the bowl with the light on 'auto'.



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User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1439 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4749 times:

Wait, one of the links above show them on urinals too. Forgive me for asking but how the hell does that work and why would someone wanna try it 'up front'? No to any 'machinery' on me.


If you're going through hell, keep going
User currently offlineOldAeroGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3423 posts, RR: 67
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4663 times:

Quoting FoxBravo (Reply 9):
These are extremely popular and widespread in Japan. And for those who haven't tried one, they are fantastic!

They do have an unerring aim for the anus.



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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3825 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4610 times:

Cool, a drinking fountain in the lavatory.


Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlineSANMAN66 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 758 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4176 times:
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The bidets they are talking about must be those "Washlet" thingies incorporated into the toilet seats and the toilet itself.
If not, then they would have to install much larger lavatories to incorporate separate toilet and bidet fixtures.The only reason I would see airlines having bigger lavs would be for wheelchair access.



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User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5214 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3943 times:

This will only make the waiting lines for the toilets longer.


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User currently onlineRP TPA From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3912 times:

Hmmmmm......I 've just read the wikipedia description for a bidet. The history of the word is quite interesting.

(From Wikipedia)
"Bidet is a French word for pony (and in Old French, bider meant to trot). This etymology comes from the fact that one bestrides or rides a bidet much like one does a pony."

 Wow!  Wow!  Wow!


User currently onlineRP TPA From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3894 times:

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 18):
Cool, a drinking fountain in the lavatory

That does it!! From now on, I'm only drinking bottled water.


User currently offlineAerofan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3863 times:

er i thought bidets were only used by women. why are several men here using them?

User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 24, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3853 times:

Quoting RP TPA (Reply 21):
Bidet is a French word for pony (and in Old French, bider meant to trot). This etymology comes from the fact that one bestrides or rides a bidet much like one does a pony

Too funny

Quoting RP TPA (Reply 22):
That does it!! From now on, I'm only drinking bottled water.

This has got to be one of the funniest threads in a long time on a.net

Quoting Aerofan (Reply 23):
er i thought bidets were only used by women. why are several men here using them?

Men have butts too don't they?? It's not just for women.



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25 Aerofan : true, but it was my understanding that bidets were not for butts, but more for that part of a woman that does not exist on a man. hmmmmm unless some m
26 Post contains images Terryb99 : LOL The new NW World Club at NRT has those also. I actually thought it was a bidet when I saw the controls for it, but when I turned it on, it warmed
27 Post contains images Terryb99 : The Bidets at the Prince Shinagawa Hotel in Tokyo, had a control to tell it if you were a man or woman. It sure did!!!
28 Post contains images Aerofan : Quoting TerrryB 'The Bidets at the Prince Shinagawa Hotel in Tokyo, had a control to tell it if you were a man or woman. LOL HAHAHAHAHA! get out!!!!
29 Naritaflyer : Actually the bidet ANA is talking about is not what you think. It's attached to the toilet seat and sprays water at the right place. It's very easy to
30 Aaron747 : Someone needs to do some traveling...and use their imagination. I absolutely love my Washlet toilet, except mine is Hitachi, not Toto.
31 Post contains links and images RICARIZA : This is what a BIDET end up being used for: This is what is supposed to do (this is a toilet-bidet):
32 Post contains images SANMAN66 : Correct! .I've been to countries where they don't use toilet paper,(most notably the Middle East).The men there use bidets to wash their butts after
33 Post contains images Norcal773 : Great tasting beer I bet.
34 Tsaord : WOW. lol. At first I thought it was something that would be mounted to the plane or something. Different cultures!! Gotta luv em! A biget!! heheheheh
35 Mham001 : Many Americans believe they are for women only because Americans' first major exposure was during the war. The soldiers would visit the bordellos, see
36 Tsaord : So does the plain water eliminates smells???? What about soap? Also, once you use it if those folks do not like toilet paper what do they dry their b
37 Post contains images CV880 : Have You heard of the A&P? Well that's what it's for. At least in my home.
38 SANMAN66 : That's why a lot of those public restrooms also have toilet paper to dry off (and for us western folks to wipe).The sprayers are pretty much those li
39 Aaron747 : My hitachi model has three different functions for odor dissipation.
40 Post contains links and images Pr1268 : Hehe, yes, bidets are indeed a "foreign" concept to most Americans. Interestingly, the house at the Southfork Ranch (where the famous televsion show
41 Norcal773 : I believe I have read everything on a.net, from a wing of a 747 to spraying your a$$ with water! LOL
42 Post contains images Gkirk : This has got to be one of the funniest threads ever on a.net
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