Airline bans A380 mile-high club
Singapore Airlines has taken the unusual step of
publicly asking passengers on its new Airbus A380
plane not to engage in any sexual activities.
The potential problem has arisen because the
first class area of its giant superjumbo contains
12 private suites complete with double beds.
Singapore, which is the first airline to start
flying the A380, said the suites were not
It said it did not want anyone to offend other travellers or crew.
Singapore added that while the suites were
private, they were also not completely sealed.
"All we ask of customers, wherever they are on
our aircraft, is to observe standards that don't
cause offence to other customers and crew," the
airline said in a statement.
"Nothing different applies for our Singapore Airlines Suites customers."
Singapore Airlines took delivery of its first
A380 earlier this month, with the first services
between Singapore and Sydney starting on 25
It is now set to take delivery of a further five
A380s in 2008, out of its order of 19.
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