Bad Planning

November 2nd, 2007 at 1:58 pm by David Farrar

A bad planning award to Singapore Air for introducing first class suites with double beds, but then failing to sound proof the cabins, with the end result that couples are asked to refrain from joining the mile high club.  Sort of defeats the whole point of having the suite and a double bed I would say!

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33 Responses to “Bad Planning”

  1. Sam Dixon (630 comments) says:

    plenty of room for you and whale oil to build a fort though.

    [DPF: Just when you think they can't get more pathethic, they do]

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  2. infused (636 comments) says:

    If I was paying that much for a seat I’d be rooting all the way to the next stop.

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  3. Wodger127 (38 comments) says:

    Well, I can see why they discourage the practice. Imagine having to open the curtain to check seat belts and finding Helen and Peter in flagrante delicto.

    Now that would be a health and safety hazard.

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  4. FighterPilott (84 comments) says:

    Well said Wodger. Did you just get out of kindy?

    I think Infused has got it – has anyone seen what you’ll be paying for your root-free bed??

    maybe they’re cheap bastards on Singapore Airlines and can’t afford a big laundry bill…

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  5. Barnsley Bill (974 comments) says:

    At 10k a ticket I would expect the bed to be full of hosties, oiled up and raring to go.

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  6. anonymouse (695 comments) says:

    David, They are not really cabins, all the PR shots you see are shot from the top of the partition, which is only shoulder high, anyone walking along the corridor can see over,

    as seen here,

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2392/1753080413_0ef4605f9b.jpg?v=0

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  7. anonymouse (695 comments) says:

    also here,
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2358/1814135129_bb4f61ca20.jpg?v=0

    Fairly easy to get sprung even without the sound effects issue, ( they have no roof)

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  8. The Natural Party of opposition (75 comments) says:

    Shagging in airplane toilets never did me any harm

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  9. Bevan (3,965 comments) says:

    Shagging in airplane toilets never did me any harm

    Day dreaming doesnt count.

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  10. Sam (497 comments) says:

    That’s because you never have…

    That’s a terrible shame about the banning – I foresaw a new breed of “high”-class massage services… Turbulence might be enjoyable at last…

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  11. helmet (807 comments) says:

    “Shagging in airplane toilets never did me any harm”

    Your posts suggest the contrary my friend.

    I don’t see the problem. You’d just have to root discreetly. Not as much fun I suppose but surely more fun than economy. Even premium economy.

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  12. Barnsley Bill (974 comments) says:

    “Shagging in airplane toilets never did me any harm”
    It doesn’t count if you are in there on your own. :)

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  13. The Natural Party of opposition (75 comments) says:

    Helmet
    Shagging in airplane toilets never did me any harm”

    Your posts suggest the contrary my friend.

    I very much doubt that you are, or ever likely to be my friend

    Mainly because I steer clear of right wing fuckwits

    Sam That’s because you never have
    nevermind Sammy mind one day it wiill happen for you, one day
    just look out the cabin window and as soon as you see the flying pigs……..

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  14. burt (7,797 comments) says:

    DPF

    It’s a bit of a laugh really. I think some people are being a bit precious if they are upset because other people are enjoying themselves.

    Get over it – if you don’t want to hear others having fun then put some headphones on.

    Better still – knock all the walls down and just have one massive matress for an all in orgy !

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  15. Lance (2,442 comments) says:

    TNPO

    Hey… lighten up!

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  16. ghostwhowalks (389 comments) says:

    The A380 first class suites on Singapore airlines are 25% dearer than ordinary first class.

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  17. FighterPilott (84 comments) says:

    Burt, can you please go out to dinner tonight, preferably with the wife and kids (if you have said wife and kids), you name which restaurant and where, and I’ll arrange a few people to roger their other halves around you, since you won’t be all precious and complain about aye?

    Do you actually think about what you write? One minute the problem is fat people on planes, and now you want an orgy?! Too many businessmen on flights, the odds wouldn’t be good…

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  18. tim barclay (886 comments) says:

    The fitout look like a third class railway carriage, an absolute dogs breakfast. The sleep option is obviously designed to get more people into 1st class so corporate travellers can con their employer to pay for this on long haul flights.

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  19. PaulL (5,872 comments) says:

    I think the flicker photos are of different setup – they look like the old first class pod things. Not the suites.

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  20. anonymouse (695 comments) says:

    Flickr Photos came out of here

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joe_ruffles/

    look like the real deal, the singapore airlines stock photo with the mood lighting/rose petals and champagne along with the divider between two cabins removed is heavily stage managed

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  21. Andrew Bannister (213 comments) says:

    plenty of room for you and whale oil to build a fort though.

    [DPF: Just when you think they can’t get more pathethic, they do]

    Oh come on DPF, that was pretty innocent and quite funny. I thought wodger127′s contribution was far more pathetic.

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  22. Robinsod (354 comments) says:

    AB – “plenty of room for you and whale oil to build a fort though” is a Simpsons reference but when I pointed that out my comment was erased. I’m starting to feel unloved around here…

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  23. Andrew Bannister (213 comments) says:

    Robinsod, I thought it quite funny without knowing the Simpson’s reference. Still, I’m a lefty who has no sense of humour, so what would I know.

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  24. The Natural Party of opposition (75 comments) says:

    I love you x

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  25. john (478 comments) says:

    WHAT,peter and helen having sex ,WHAT,,,,,TUI AD , yeer right???

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  26. The Natural Party of opposition (75 comments) says:

    “WHAT,peter and helen having sex ,WHAT,,,,,TUI AD , yeer right???”

    “[DPF: Just when you think they can’t get more pathethic, they do]“

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  27. hinamanu (2,352 comments) says:

    Singapore,,

    straightaway I smelt a rat.

    A country steeped in the tradition of supression and sexual repression is not going to invite an orgy between consenting adults.

    Any one who would spend a normal airfare let alone 10 k on this farce
    has lead a very sheltered life.

    In fact can anyone tell me of any creative value that has come out of Singapore. The place is on a one track business syndrome and completely subdues anything of no monetary value.

    To be born and raised in this B/W hole is to be a mindless cultureless drone.

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  28. PaulL (5,872 comments) says:

    The divider between the cabins is removeable – if you book adjoining cabins you can retract it. It was in the original publicity brochures.

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  29. kisekiman (224 comments) says:

    TNPO, that wasn’t you who led Ralph Fiennes astray in the bogs at 3500ft was it? And Rob there are plenty of MILFs out there who would love to love you…

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  30. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    hinamanu how dare yo destroy my adolescent (and still smouldering) love for the ‘Singapore Girls’ Don’t you recall those great Ads and Lord Litchfields marvellous soft-focus images of these maidenly treasures of the skies?
    Besiders what is the issue with noisy love making. Any one brought up in a working class guilt-ridden environment will Know the first rule of sex is to do it quietly. Frankly I’m suspicious of those who yelp, whine, bellow and scream while doing the do. It’s like they got too much to prove..

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  31. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    ps what is this MILF acronym? to my shame (or otherwise) I cannot for the life of me work out what it means…

    [DPF: Generally it means a Mother I'd Like to F**k, but sometimes has been a MP I'd like to F**k]

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  32. southtop (262 comments) says:

    Lee: this one got me as well a few months back. i asked my wife what it meant in front of my teenage kids…lots of laughs at my expense. Answer: Mothers I’d Like to F#@K

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  33. The Natural Party of opposition (75 comments) says:

    TNPO, that wasn’t you who led Ralph Fiennes astray in the bogs at 3500ft was it?
    Fuck me at “3500ft”, the fasten your seat belt light
    wouldn’t have gone out.
    As nice as Ralph is….

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