Emirates Airbus A380 cabin temperatures

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MrDamage

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Member since 05 May 2017

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I've flown BKK/SYD regularly for a year in J. One thing that I've noticed is that the temperature inside the cabin goes from warm to sickly hot to the point I now fly in shorts and tshirt and get around the cabin barefoot. The air vents are next to useless as they tend to blow warmish air and/or you need them turned up so high that they freeze part of you only. I've asked them why and they say they'll adjust the temperature but it never really feels right.


Anyone know why by default they're so high?

sid

Member since 07 Jan 2011

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Rumours are that some airlines put high temperatures to put people to sleep. It's very rare that they will change the cabin temperature on the request of a passenger. 

Joshb

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Its a broad generalisation that heat puts people to sleep, I for one am the opposite and struggle to sleep when hot. I found SQ J very warm on both sectors from MXP-MEL earlier this year. Why they don't have personal air vents is beyond me.

ajstubbs

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Humans sleep better in cool temperatures and environments so whoever started that rumour is a bit of a dill. I've never had any issues with EK flights being too warm (as someone who gets too hot very easily) other than on first boarding in DXB before the aircon kicks in. 

adelaidegreen

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 24 Jul 2016

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Yes,some planes are ridiculous. Theres nothing worse than being stuck in artificial heat. I too found SQ J too hot from LHR to ADL last month. I always find VA too warm before take off and then they cool it right down.

AnthonyvB

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Member since 19 Jun 2013

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Yes,some planes are ridiculous. Theres nothing worse than being stuck in artificial heat. I too found SQ J too hot from LHR to ADL last month. I always find VA too warm before take off and then they cool it right down.

Interesting topic - I fly the SIN to ADL route every month.  I found last week (seeing in seat 31A) it was very warm.. to the point I pulled out a silly little novelty USB fan I have to cool down.  However went to use the restrooms and walking up the plane, noticed it got quite cooler.  So am wondering if also seat location has something to do with it 

SeatNextToYours

Member since 12 Mar 2014

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Is there ever any real excuse to go barefoot (beyond the confines of your seat)?

Last editedby SeatNextToYours at May 26, 2017, 01:52 PM.

sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

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My brother is a senior Jetstar pilot, and is constantly amazed by the antics of the barefoot brigade. He tells me 'Never' to remove footwear on an aircraft. (Health and above all Safety).

GigiPk

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Member since 17 Mar 2016

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Why would one take off their shoes & socks/stockings on a plane & walk around? Need enclosed shoes "just in case" & surely going to bathroom requires shoes on feet. I fly Business Class & would never be without shoes, no matter what the temperature of the aircraft may be at any point in time

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Rumours are that some airlines put high temperatures to put people to sleep. It's very rare that they will change the cabin temperature on the request of a passenger. 

A warmer cabin keeps me up. Keep it cool if you want me to sleep! Which is why I never sleep well in the summer. Is it just me or am I weird?

Andy Travels

Member since 03 Nov 2015

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The temperature on QF6 the other night fluctuated all night. It was nice and cool when I went to sleep then woke me up almost sweating before it cooled down again to a nice temperature. Cool crisp air on a plane is the best thing for sleeping. Actually it should be cool and crisp all the time, if its too cold for you then there is always the option of a blanket or more clothes.

neilc82

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Member since 06 Oct 2015

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@therealbabuskha - no not weird at all. Optimal human sleeping temp. is 18.5 degrees apparently.


sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

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I've Never had any air con problems with EK on 777 or A380 upper deck.

Doubleplatinum Banned

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Member since 07 Feb 2013

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I've flown BKK/SYD regularly for a year in J. One thing that I've noticed is that the temperature inside the cabin goes from warm to sickly hot to the point I now fly in shorts and tshirt and get around the cabin barefoot. The air vents are next to useless as they tend to blow warmish air and/or you need them turned up so high that they freeze part of you only. I've asked them why and they say they'll adjust the temperature but it never really feels right.

Anyone know why by default they're so high?

Glad I'm not seated next to you with your bare feet 

pointyendmark

Qatar Airways

Member since 06 Jul 2016

Total posts 14

Each zone of a modern aircraft can have its temperature individually set by cabin crew. My impression is that they set it to the temp they fancy. I always ask for the temp to be turned down when I'm too hot, and they usually comply: if they don't I complain to the cabin services director at the time, or write to the airline afterwards.

I had a horribly hot flight between DOH and SIN this year in J on QR, in their A350 which, according to QR's PR offers 'the optimum cabin comfort'. I changed my return to be on a B787 ex KUL.

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