Since airplane seats have been getting smaller and closer together, flying the “friendly” skies has been a pretty miserable experience. (We won’t even list the various instances of poor customer service and in-flight problems that have arisen in the last year or two that have turned flying into a hellish experience.)
Well, now it seems that the airline industry intends to top itself when it comes to further crushing the in-flight experience. Since airlines want to accommodate more seats (?!) they will be making the bathrooms even smaller. Yes, the space where you can barely squat without hitting your face on the door will shrink even more.
— QuickTake by Bloomberg (@QuickTake) July 10, 2018
United is one of the airlines that has already begun introducing the hip, new disastrously tiny spaces in which passengers are expected to relieve themselves and freshen up during flights. And American Airlines updated some planes to have bathrooms that are only 24 inches wide.
— Forbes (@Forbes) June 2, 2018
Some Twitter users had a few things to say about the change.
Nope, not luggage storage — it’s toilet storage:
“Oh, fun, what’s this little thing? A vertical luggage storage compartment?” Nope… it’s a real, live, somehow-Boeing-United-and-the-manufacturer-signed-off-on-this airplane bathroom, now flying on @United’s 737 MAX. See what makes it especially terribl… https://t.co/fNlbDTjYAZ pic.twitter.com/fn4fTXSlvz
— Zach Honig (@ZachHonig) June 7, 2018
Now tall people can experience less legroom everywhere in the plane:
— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) October 30, 2016
Is there anything worse than being over 6 feet using a shuttle airplane bathroom during unexpected turbulence?
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) February 27, 2017
This looks pretty comfortable:
And yes, 6’3″ is tall, but certainly not giant:
I don't feel like I'm a tall person, but nothing reminds me that I'm 6-foot-3 more than an airplane bathroom.
— Greg Miller (@GameOverGreggy) April 10, 2018
And perhaps the main reason airlines should reconsider this unappealing trend: