LOO MUST BE JOKING
British fliers should prepare themselves for a new breed of cramped aircraft lavatories.
Both Boeing and Airbus are increasingly bowing to demands from airlines to make on-board loos more compact so they can pack in extra passengers.
The newest Boeing 737 aircraft, already used by several US airlines and being delivered to
European carriers, including Ryanair, early next year, feature cubicles just 24in wide – down from the 34in offered on previous models.
And complaints have been flooding in from American passengers struggling to use the tiny facilities, with many posting photographs on social media. Taller fliers report having to duck to avoid hitting their heads, while the sinks are said to be so small that it is impossible to wash both hands at the same time.
Airbus has also unveiled reconfigured lavatories for its newer models that allow room for six extra seats. BA is waiting for 35 new short-haul Airbus jets with the compact offering.