Those of us who are overweight know how annoying the tiny airplane bathrooms can be. Fortunately, that is all about to change. A German company has created the Big Lavatory for airplanes. The aim is for those who need extra room, along with individuals who need wheelchair access. The current airplane bathroom is about 5 feet wide by only 4 feet deep. The design for the Big Lavatory is considerably bigger than that, which will offer additional comfort for overweight individuals and more leg room for others.
Thankfully, that means in the future, passengers won’t have to decide between cramming themselves into a tight space on a tiny toilet and having to hold it on a long flight. Of course this innovation isn’t the only thing that has been announced. At the Crystal Cabin Awards, there were other announcements that were made that deal with in flight comfort.
Friends who travel together will no longer have to decide the breakdown of their group on their flight. Instead, reversible inflight seating will allow everyone to sit face to face. This will make flying a more enjoyable experience, while boosting socialization. Safety is of course the goal of these seats which can be returned to their standard position and secured during the takeoff and landing process. This makes them a safe and smart invention.
Of course, while this is a nice feature it doesn’t offer the practicality of the Big Lavatory that will help a group of people who are often overlooked. This groundbreaking trend in improving the comfort of overweight passengers is really a great move forward. Especially since overweight individuals have long been overlooked and rejected by society itself.
Airlines remain interested in these larger toilets because they are a great way to boost business. Commuters will be more interested in having additional room in the bathroom, which means those who are larger will have a more comfortable flight. Most aren’t even concerned with the loss of precious seating either. The reason is that advertising on an in room bathroom will air while an individual is using the facilities. The airlines can use the revenue to offset their losses, while advertising companies pay to have a captive audience.
This translates to a boost in sales, since more people are overweight in the United States than ever before. These new toilets allow everyone to fly comfortably. Also represented are handicapped individuals who might otherwise be forced to try to hold everything in until they are able to access the toilets again at the airport.
While it isn’t a groundbreaking medical discovery, those who are regularly traveling will certainly appreciate the larger bathrooms that are designed for them. Large people and those with special needs no longer have to feel like outcasts, thanks to a considerate German company that decided to address a problem that many others choose to overlook.