Airline considers in-flight showers

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Singapore Airlines is considering providing shower facilities for passengers aboard its planes, an airline spokesman said.

Singapore Airlines is considering providing shower facilities for passengers aboard its planes, an airline spokesman said.

In-flight showers are "just one of the many things we're looking at," said Derrick Chiang, a spokesman for the national carrier. "We're always looking at things like that."

The airline, which promotes a luxury image, installed bed-like sleeper seats in its first-class cabins two years ago.

"Technology makes these things possible," Chiang said. "Pretty soon we're going to do e-mail on board."

The airline would start trials for the e-mail service at the end of the year, Chiang said.

Singapore Airlines' currently offers shower facilities in its fist-class and business-class airport transit lounges. The service has been a big hit with passengers, Chiang said.

Seattle-based AquaJet Appliance Company unveiled a water supply system for in-flight showers at the recent Farnborough air show in Britain, Singapore's Straits Times newspaper reported Tuesday.

Singapore Airlines and Britain's Virgin Atlantic Airways were among carriers that have shown an interest in the system, the newspaper said.

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