Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Emirates Clean Up on A380

The news Airbus super-jumbo is a roomy ship, and has inspired many airlines to offer grand accomodation to their passengers. Now Emirates have upped the ante by unveling their first A380's unique feature; on-board showers. So if you're in first class, then after showering and enjoying a cocktail or two you can nip off to your private suite - complete with desk and mini-bar - for the duration.

Sadly for the super rich enjoying the service, it's not without limitations. Each user gets five minutes, with a traffic light warning system to keep them up to speed. As Tim Clark, the airline's president, observed "If you're on amber and your hair's full of shampoo, you want to get moving."

The cubicle will be cleaned between each customer, and the aircraft will have to carry 500kg of extra water to operate the two showers. They aim to offest this weight by cutting back on magazines.

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