Readytotaxi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 20811 times:
Reported in The Sunday Times travel section today, they will offer a shower room for First Class passengers that will "compare with Dubai's 7 star hotel, Burj Al Arab."
The aircraft will carry an extra tonne of water to feed the shower.
Available on flights from Dubai to New York from October 1st.
Difficult to see what else to could add to a first class experience in the air, apart from the obvious one.
OA260 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 20587 times:
LOL... when you hit turbulence and have to return to your seat all lathered up and wet !!! I guess they will have anti slip mats and rails to hold on to. Interesting concept though . Wonder if the shower will have a window !!
Ikramerica From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 20526 times:
Quoting OA260 (Reply 4): when you hit turbulence and have to return to your seat all lathered up and we
The shower will very likely have a seat for disabled use, and all that would be required is a waterproof seatbelt attached to be used in case of severe turbulence.
Honestly though, I prefer the idea of using a shower once you land, but I guess at some airports, it's not really feasible. I do it all the time when I connect internationally at EWR. Also got a chance to use the QF F lounge showers at SYD (old temp club). Changes the way you look at travel when you can shower and change 1/2 way through. You feel so refreshed and your spirits are lifted.
Viscount724 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 20351 times:
Considering the number of passengers who have been injured, sometimes seriously, by unexpected encounters with severe turbulence, inflight amenities like onboard showers that encourage passengers not to remain seated with their seatbelts fastened as much as possible are not very compatible with safety.
OA260 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 20251 times:
Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 5): Also got a chance to use the QF F lounge showers at SYD (old temp club). Changes the way you look at travel when you can shower and change 1/2 way through. You feel so refreshed and your spirits are lifted.
Yeah I also prefer to shower between flights. Usually at the UA RCC LHR or LX Arrivals lounge ZRH. Certainly gives you a new lease of life for the rest of the journey. The FRA Senetor lounge showers are not bad either.
TK787 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 20211 times:
-Who gets to clean it between uses would be my first question.
-Do you reserve a certain time frame, since most people interested would like to do it towards the end.
-What if the first person uses most of the water, then what?
Don't get me wrong, I like the idea. If I had the chance I would love to use it.
Ikramerica From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 20045 times:
At 2.5 gallons (US) per minute, that is about 10kg per minute. That means there are about 100 minutes of shower time. If they cut it to 2 gallons, it's going to be about 125 minutes or so. Anything less will be unsatisfying and not fit with the "7 star" feeling.
EK can also hope that not everyone takes a shower and that not everyone will use the whole time. That means they can easily allow each F pax 10 minutes of shower time. If they find they are running out of water, they can cut it to 8 minutes max. Even 8 minutes is luxurious and wasteful, which is what EK is shooting for here with this whole product...
Comorin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 19853 times:
Even in a Holiday Inn you get your own private bathroom. So unless each F pax has his own ensuite bath, I would hardly call it '7-star' luxury. Sharing a bath is so plebeian! Emirates, you need to try harder to impress us a.netters.
Flynorth From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 19786 times:
I like the idea very much and I would use it if I could afford F (for some reasons most students doesn't ). I think this is a smart move. This is what train-companys use as a way to compete to air travel (at least in Sweden). A nights sleep, breakfast, a shower and of for work! Imagine getting of the plane in New York and ready to go to that important meeting straight away.
Also the Mile High Club just got a new interesting way of enter membership
ClassicLover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 19726 times:
Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 5): Changes the way you look at travel when you can shower and change 1/2 way through. You feel so refreshed and your spirits are lifted.
Oh tell me about it!
The QF/BA lounges in BKK and SIN were my first showers (J lounges!) - and they are soooooo good for making you feel like a new person before you continue your flight. I thoroughly agree with you on how much better it makes you feel.
TwinOtter4Ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 19734 times:
Perhaps they need to install a spa in there too with the Shower, and for coach sponges and spray bottles.
Seriously it does sound refreshing though and would be good for those on busy connecting schedules. However the water weight is not too impressive for green reason, but for the price they'll charge I don't think their too concerned.
RoseFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 19555 times:
Well showers have been fitted on business jets for many years, so the concept isn't unheard of. A few A380 with showers won't make that big of a difference. Yes turbulence is a risk, but I think passengers will still want a shower to freshen up near the end of a long flight.
LH4116 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 18932 times:
Those showers would surely make a lot of steam that might also will increase the humidity in the cabin. Could an increased humidity in the cabin shorten the lifespan on interior parts such as walls and air conditioning systems?
Just a thought...
: Maybe they can offer a time slot reservation system online with the seat selection.
: They all have a dedicated steam exhaust system. Its really not new technology, its just never been offered to the general public like this. NS
: So, if somebody flushes the toilet in economy does it make the first class shower go cold?
: As a Finn the first thing to come to my mind is a little sauna, I have one of this size in my small apartment, could fit on A380 too..
: I need to move to Finland, immediately. I enjoy both cold year round and saunas. NS
: With fuel rising above USD110 a barrel? I guess EK has money to burn.....
: While I see this point, I personally enjoy the United Arrivals product (especially at ORD) which is similar to this in-flight shower. The facilities
: Emirates can reduce the amount of cargo they usually carry by the same weight and charge the first class passengers to compensate the potential reven
: Welcome! I hate the cold but luckily we have summers too But what do they really pay for the fuel...
: I wonder how small you apartment actually is to be having a sauna...
: My flat is just 44m2, two rooms basically. It's common that even the small apartments have (tiny) saunas in Finland, I thought not rare in Sweden eit
: I hear that both of your countries also enjoy ice cream at a rate that would even make our Southern states blush. Back to the topic: showers onboard a
: I've never had the pleasure of showering mid-journey but I'm sure it would be great. Can you use the LX arrivals lounge if you don't fly LX? Or if you
: I think I know why Airbus had to delete the thrust reversers on engines 1 and 4 ! On a serious note, I do sort of think it is a bit extravagant hauli
: And since they did so, Emirates now has the freedom to haul it around. NS
: Sure, but it would seem to be a far better use of any weight saving to either use it to the benefit of fuel consumption, or haul an extra tonne of fr
: If it gets them an extra high yield passenger every other flight, it will not only pay for itself, but also make a hansom profit. As you know all air
: True, I have no doubt as to the marketing coup that this will represent. Sure, it is essential to carry some water for purposes such as flushing toil
: No more of an extravagance than other comforts such as full flat beds, duvets, champagne, IFE, seat power supplies, magazines, newspapers and multipl
: Don't forget that EK is indirectly the recipient of that cash...their country sells oil, so the higher the price, the better for EK, since it's gover
: Wait no one has really addressed the issue of the water possibly pulling from the main supplies. Even the travelling public knows how dirty that water
: Sure would - not to mention the thought of turbulence, and the hope that the thing is properly cleaned after each use. I still couldn't bring myself
: Can couples take the shower together? If so, what a nice mile high club
: That was exactly what I was thinking about when hoping the thing is properly cleaned (along with other even worse thoughts). It actually puts you rig
: Probably the most expensive drops of water you have ever used You can count the dollars for every drop...
: howw bout a Bathtub? Iknow just my idea
: Interesting. There are onboard water recycling system available that can do with an amazing low amount of water. Something in the range of 10-20 litr