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User currently offlineCathay pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

why is it some people find it so 'special' when hot towels are handed out after take off or b4 landing???????

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User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

Nice refreshment and good for hygene. Also, skin tends to dehydrate during long hour flights, so that towel should probably help.

Do most airlines do this?



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User currently offlineVictor Hotel From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 305 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

I know JAL do and I think its really nice and refreshing, especially if you have sweaty hands I get that somtimes flying I dont know why, its not nerves.
VH


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1222 times:

On US its in first class only...

Greg



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User currently offlineCaymanCX From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1210 times:

No so. Continental has them. I've only recieved them on CO, and also on Singapore Airlines, both in Y class. However the quality of the towels was, of course, much better on Sinagpore.


 Smile Patrick



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User currently offlineCathay pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1210 times:

are flights in the USA dun usually hand oput hot towels in economy(coach) class?????


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User currently offlineBostonBeau From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 464 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1200 times:

In the "olden days", the hot towels were actually made of cotton and were usually passed out in the morning after an overnight flight. I think the main reason was to allow people to "wipe the sleep out of their eyes" without having to use the lavatory. Nowadays they seem to be microwaved paper "wet wipes" and are given out at what seems to me to be strange times. Why would I need a hot towel just after takeoff? Hmmm....come to think of it...the way most airports are these days....it might not be a bad idea  Smile

User currently offlineGunFighter 6 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1193 times:

Swissair always serve warm towels Big grin

Warm regards
G.


User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1180 times:

It is simply nice to freshen up after a long or not so long flight. Especially if it is a night flight. What surprises me is that some, not most, people just don't know what to do with the warm towel. It is amusing to watch passengers as they are presented the hot towel.
Try it !!!


User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1151 times:

Mmmh, no one making any jokes about the Olympic Airways .... errr ..... "incident" so hotly discussed on another thread? I guess that means all my fellow teenagers must be sleeping right now....

User currently offlineAa737 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 849 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1146 times:

Around the US I find that I only get the towels on domestic first class flights and first and business international flights. I have never had the towel on domestic economy seats. I think the towels are nice tom get before a meal, you can wash up with out every one rushing to the sinks in the lavs.

User currently offlineCathay pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1137 times:

Aa737:
that's what i pressume...cos when i was reading posts in epinion......a lot of Americans find that hot towels in economy class is something to 'praise' about....

from my experience....a lot of the asian carriers do that..........how about european airlines???? do they give hot towels in economy class???

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User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1132 times:

Air NZ served them up: proper cotton ones too (Y class). Nice touch

User currently offlineSpaceman From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1126 times:

I like the warm towel service. I had them on China Airlines, they pass them out on everyflight they have! I wish i could have warm towel service everyday. Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4799 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1118 times:

AC brings them around before meals in Y class.

User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1115 times:

Thai's hot towels are cotton too..

I believe Pan Am still serves hot towels in economy?



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User currently offlineUALfa@jfk From United States of America, joined May 2000, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1085 times:

Domestically, UA distributes hot towels in economy on the JFK-SFO/LAX transcons. However, I've noticed some crews don't pass 'em out, even though plenty of towelettes are boarded in the galley.

This provision may have changed recently though as UA tries to find ways to save money.


User currently offlineI Like To Fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1080 times:

"This provision may have changed recently though as UA tries to find ways to save money."

Hot towles can't possobly be that expensive to the airline can they?


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8912 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1073 times:

Delta always gives them to me. I love them, wiping my face with them, it feels sooooo good.

Jeff


User currently offlineTanguy From Australia, joined Sep 1999, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

The carrier for which I work recently stopped loading pre-take off orange juice for the Y/C pax as a cost saving measure. We still offer hot towels in all classes. It seems that airline managers these days have to balance the demands of the marketing department which wants to attract pax with lots of little extras, with the need to reduce or contain overall costs which when scaled up into a large operation can become a sizeable cost for the company.
It does not surprise me at all than an airline would stop offering hot towels as mentioned by UALfa@jfk, in order to save money. Imagine if a tray of towels cost just a dollar. Add the cost of a few trays of towels to every flight ,every day and the cost isn't just "peanuts" any more... which could get me started on another topic altogether, airline food!!!!!! Enough for now, Cheers,
M.


User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

US Airways provides them on int'l flights in all classes.

User currently offlineSIA fan From Indonesia, joined Aug 2000, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

Besides handing them out before take off and breakfast service in all classes, SQ also hands out warm towels after each meal for First and Raffles passengers.


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User currently offlineKLM747 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 669 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1044 times:

Lots of airlines I've flown on have hot towels which is refreshing, especially on a long-haul trip and nothing to dampen your body. And since it's usually kind of cold on the airplane, the hot towel is warm, especially if it's served before a meal, which I love.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Regards,
-KLM747 Big grin


User currently offlineZsx81 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1033 times:

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User currently offlineRoberson From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

Most US airlines don't do hot towels in coach class, but Midway airlines is an exception.

25 CV990 : Hi! Wet/Hot towels is a status to an airline that does that! But we must see too that in long-haul flights all the good airlines should give that ite
26 GunFighter 6 : TG992 PAN AM you said ??? I am sorry but it no longer exists.
27 Cathay pacific : i thought Pan Am is serving a couple of cities in the east coast....is this new Pan Am same as the old one???
28 Singapore 777 : On our SIA Singapore-Perth-Singapore flights, they served hot towels once before departure from gate and another time just before the descent in Y cla
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