Starting October 1, if you’re flying first class from Dubai to New York on an Emirates Air A380, you’ll have the option of grabbing a hot shower midflight. It’ll cost you US$18,000, but some showers are worth it, am I right? “No!” say those party poopers in the environmental lobby.
You see, in order to offer every first-class passenger a shower, the airline will have to add one metric tonne of water to its payload, dragging a carbon cost of around 50,000 lbs. per trip.
All part of the luxury experience, right? No one has seen photos of the upcoming A380 first-class cabin, but it is allegedly something on par with the “seven star” Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, and that it makes Singapore Airlines’ front end—with double beds and dining “environments”—look like a dog’s backend.
Sure, an in-air shower might negatively impact the earth in catastrophic and irreversible ways, but think about it this way: the only people who will make use of it come from oil wealth, so they probably wouldn’t give a shit to begin with! [Times UK via Luxurylaunches]