Airline Offers 5-Minute Showers
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Oil prices of course have hit airlines hard, but that hasn't stopped some from coming up with new amenities for their lucrative first class passengers. Our last word in business is mile high hygiene. Emirates Airlines, based in Dubai, now has showers on its aircrafts. They're on the upper decks for jetsetters who pay nearly $10,000 a seat. Even the wealthiest, though, can't spend the entire flight luxuriating under streams of hot water. Emirates Airlines has to carry so much extra water on board, it's limiting shower time to five minutes, and it's installed a traffic light to let passengers know when it's time to get out.
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