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    Showers and creature comforts - at 35,000 ft
    11:30AM Tuesday July 29, 2008
    By Grant Bradley

    Passengers flying on an Emirates Airlines A380 out of Auckland from early next year will be able to take a shower en-route - if they can afford a first class ticket.

    The airline unveiled the first of 58 of its A380s at a ceremony in Hamburg last night.

    The A380 is the world's biggest passenger plane and will fly the Tasman route from next February 1. Return first class fares on existing Emirates aircraft across Tasman are around $2600.

    Emirates is touting its cabin fitout of the aircraft as the finest and most comfortable in the sky.

    It says the "jewel in the aircraft's crown" is its shower spa in the 14-seat first class compartment which has two fully equipped bathrooms, including shower facilities.

    First class and the 76 business class passengers can also enjoy an onboard lounge with a horseshoe shaped bar designed to make passengers feel like they are in their own "executive club."

    Another first class social area and bar is located at the front of the upper deck.

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    A shower would be a nice thing. Get used to long trips if you move here. Most places except Oz are a long way away. You will get used to 10+ hour flights.
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    "New Zealand isn't just a physical place it is a state of mind."

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    We managed to get our shower by default. We always seem to have quite long periods between ongoing flights and are given a hotel room. This break in an otherwise very long flight really does seem to make a difference. So far we've always arrived in NZ pretty fresh and jetlag-free. Let's hope the same applies when we go down early next year.
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