What's your ideal cabin temperature?

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  1. RCyyz
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    Over on the AC Forum we've been having a discussion regarding cabin temps. The general concensus is that we like our temps set cold (less than 20 C and even as low as 16) than the high that seems to be the norm on most airlines.

    Where would you like you cabin temp set?
     
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    I posted there that I was encouraged so many people agreed with the cool cabin. It's much easier to add a layer (and a blanket) if you're too cool, rather than feeling nauseated and unable to sleep on an overnight flight when it's too warm. You can't do too much to cool off.

    We've had some too-warm experiences on LH but find our main carrier UA generally good, although we did have an overly warm cabin on a recent UA flight.
     
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    I think about 18C. BA in particular is awful for over heating cabins. Particularly if in a premium cabin overnight flight, the ability to sleep with a blanket on is part of that feeling of being 'in bed' for me!
     
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    I prefer on the cooler side. As mentioned, you can always add a blanket. A too-warm cabin is uncomfortable and there's nothing you can do.
     
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    Much like counting threads, a no win discussion as many people like it warm and cozy (of which having to wear a blanket does not make it)...
     
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    Whatever the temperature in F cabin is.
     
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    Cold as possible as you can always make yourself warmer within reason but getting cooler is a different story.
     
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  8. 20C or lower. For me, this is what makes the difference between a good flight, arrive cool, rested and refreshed; and a miserable sweaty experience waking up parched every 20 mins.

    The poster who mentions a particular problem on BA strikes a chord with me. Part of the problem there is the lack of individual air vents in CW.
     
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    I agree, the flights from Brisbane to Singapore on SQ I always find too hot. Nearly tempted to break out the shorts and thongs (flip-flops).
     
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    The champagne is chilled don't worry, see you up here soon [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the qualification as thongs (US definition) may be deemed inappropriate and unsanitary by the majority of the flying public.
     
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    I thought as much, also thought about who would respond if I didn't qualify it and was pretty much right there as well !![​IMG]
     
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    Colder the better. Easier to put on clothes than take them off. I hate it when the flight is too hot.

    FAs always seem to think everyone wants it warmer than it is. I think I've been on more flights where the FAs apologize for how cold it is, and yet I'm sitting there on the verge of sweating.
     
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    Add another vote for a cool, even cold cabin. I find warm cabins incredibly uncomfortable.
     
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    I agree. Definitely easier to seek warmth.
     
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    Cooler then too warm, but let's not hang meat.
     
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    And that's why I don't think people should wear thongs as a way of relieving the oppressively warm cabin temperature.
     
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    Small update applied
     
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    Ah yes...I totally agree with that revision. [​IMG]
     
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    SQ universally gets high marks, but one of the worst flights I have ever been on was the SQ SIN-LAX flight in C. The temperature was set so high, that I woke up half-way through the flight in a pool of my own sweat. [​IMG] I couldn't get back to sleep and spent the rest of the flight suffocating. With no air vents on SQ, that was one long, miserable, hot flight!

    I now know that I can ask to have the cabin temp lowered (even if only temporarily), but I have avoided that flight (and any flights over, say, 15 hours) ever since. Being able to get out, stretch my legs, and get some fresh air makes a connection worth the extra time for me. Nonetheless, I have now added a portable USB-powered fan to my travel bag, just in case! [​IMG]
     
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    Cool baby, cool. All the way.
     
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    Now that's a cool tip. I'll look into getting me one of those.
     
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    My first SQ flight I searched so hard for the non-existent vent to cool off [​IMG]
     
  24. Freddie Listo
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    Thanks for the clarification. ;)

    For the record, before everyone and their dog started wearing thong-style underwear, thong sandals (especially the cheap ones you could get at the grocery store) were generally called "thongs", in San Diego, anyway.

    Indeed!
     
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    The dress code still applies.
     
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