Superjumbo Beds Are Not For Rocking
Despite the airlines’ offering
of the world’s first airborne bed for two on its Airbus A380,
Singapore Airlines cabin crew will be put to the test to police
amorous couples, according to the London Times.
"If couples used our double beds to engage in inappropriate
activity, we would politely ask them to desist," said SIA spokesman
Stephen Forshaw. "There are things that are acceptable on an
aircraft and things that aren’t, and the rules for behavior
in our double beds are the same ones that apply throughout the
One might believe with so many passengers on board, surely the
cabin crew will be too busy to notice. But that wasn’t the
case for Tony and Julie Elwood from Perth, Australia.
They booked the first A380 Double Suite, on the first commercial
A380 flight last week... but hardly had a moment of privacy for a
kiss, or anything else more intimate. In addition to an observant
crew, a parade of nosey journalists also came knocking.
The Elwoods weren’t too impressed with Singapore’s
"So they’ll sell you a double bed, and give you privacy
and endless champagne -- and then say you can’t do what comes
naturally?" asked Tony Elwood, a vigorous 76 years-of-age. "Seems a
"They seem to have done everything they can to make it romantic,
short of bringing round oysters," added Julie, 51. "I’d say
they shouldn’t really complain, should they?
"Though I don’t think they’ll have anything to worry
about from us -- the flight is so busy with people coming to see
the suites, we wouldn’t have the opportunity," Julie