FlyingDoctorWu From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 307 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6673 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..
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.
FlyingDoctorWu From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6035 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).
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.
Ryanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4754 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5112 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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A5XX From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5078 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.
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Norcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1447 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4918 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'.
SANMAN66 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 789 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4336 times:
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.