If the restroom on your next flight looks a bit comfortable, don't think you 've picked up a few pounds.
American Airlines are increasingly installing smaller toilets on their aircraft. -
The economics of this decision means they may stay here.
With rising labor costs and soaring fuel prices, airlines are using strong travel demand to squeeze as many passengers as possible into the plane. Knee-
Attacks on legroom and elbow
According to the size of the seat, the crunch cut is goodknown tactics.
The latest method is to transform the old aircraft and order the new one with a small toilet that allows for extra seating.
The airline says the new restroom is a few inches smaller than passengers are used.
But it wasn't as big as the bathroom at first, and the closer fit caused complaints from the pilots, the concerns of the flight attendants and the complaints from the travelers.
Consultant Samuel Engel says his 4-year-
In the last 4-
An hour's flight is like a yoga practice.
"We are all compact people, but I still have to basically cross him to get used to lav together," Engel said . " Engel leads the aviation group of the consulting firm ICF.
"The sink is too small. we made a kind of four.
The ballet washed each of our hands in turn and splashed with water in the process.
"This experience can be replicated on almost any American airline.
American Airlines used a smaller toilet provided by Airbus on the new A321neos and remodeled the old A321s to squeeze more seats.
The airline will also install a small washroom made by Rockwell Collins on more than 300 Boeing 737 aircraft.
United Continental has Rockwell toilets in about 10% of its 737 fleet-
Nearly 35 planes-
And will use at least 155 of Jets below 737, Boeing's upgraded Model SingleWorkawayers by aisle
Delta has been using the restroom since 2014.
Meanwhile, Safran's Zodiac airline is equipping some fleets with a small toilet.
President of Gary Weissel Tronos Aviation Consulting.
It is estimated that according to the average fare and typical aircraft usage, the United States can create about $400,000 per seat for each additional seat for the aircraft each year.
The airline told investors last fall that the Boeing 737 added seats
The 800 and Airbus A321 will bring $0. 5 billion a year.
JetBlue estimates that increasing the capacity of the A320s by 12 seats to 162 seats will increase annual revenue by about $100 million.
"Even if the passengers had complaints about these lavs, I didn't see the airlines pulling them out," Weissel said . ".
"The income from being able to get extra seats there is too much.
"At shoulder height, the width of Rockwell's advanced space Wall washroom ---
Manufactured by the company's B/E Aerospace Department--
Similar to the old economy-Class restroom
The space saved comes from the level of the sink, allowing a row of three seats to be hidden in the bend because the walls are bent.
According to a Rockwell spokeswoman, the toilet is just an option available and offers 7 inch cabin space.
The company and several airlines declined to provide the full size.
The smaller restroom on 100 new 737 Max aircraft in the United States prompted employees to name it Mini.
About 230 years old 737-
The 800 will also be refitted with petite restrooms.
The economy class on Max 8 in the US is "the most tragic experience in the world," the airline's captain, Jimmy Walton, told the company's president, Robert Isom, at an employee meeting.
"You added another 12 seats and there was no toilet and you reduced the toilet to the previous 75%," Walton said . ".
"I can't turn in there.
"Dissatisfied with the travellers, the flight attendants on the front line also criticized the smaller restrooms.
"We believe that these toilets have greatly contributed to the general decline in the employment population.
"Flight experience and the potential to lead to increased air rage incidents," said Shane Staples, spokesman for the American Association of Professional Flight Attendants.
There are about 22 restrooms.
Americans say they sit 4 inch in the chest of passengers. That's 3.
1 inch narrower than previous models.
"You're talking about inches.
"We're not talking about feet," said David Seymour, senior vice president of integrated business in the United States.
"I don't know how many people are going to be in a situation where I can't walk around.
However, trimming a few inches more may be a big deal for passengers who have gradually lost space.
Jami Counter and SeatGuru, vice president of TripAdvisor Flights, said the airline "has decided that the toilet is not so important" because they are trying to squeeze more seats. com air-travel sites.
"I think they may have gone a little too far.
They removed it from the already thin configuration.
"On June 7, United Airlines's first Boeing 737 Max 9 flight triggered a complaint on Twitter about the small bathroom.
Zach Hogg, editor-at-
Great for points people, a trip
The Tips website tweeted that the economy class bathroom on the plane was "very bad" and "very narrow ".
"737 of the airline offers two or three different services --
Manchester United spokeswoman Maddie King said there were large and small toilets, including one in the senior cabin.
The restroom at the front of the plane is usually larger ---
But under normal circumstances, economy class passengers are not available.
JetBlue has at least one plane.
Spokesman Doug McGraw said there was a large and small toilet in front that could be used by any passenger.
"The space of the plane is limited," he said . "
"It's not no challenge, but the customer's feedback on all of our internal upgrades is very good.
Rockwell says it offers a variety of restrooms to help airlines adapt as travel and fare changes.
From the big bathroom to space.
Spokeswoman Pam Tvrdy said: "Save the toilet and allow the airline to optimize the cabinCleary.
Zodiac in the JetBlue restroom did not respond to requests for comment.
Boeing provides toilets for increased internal space, as well as toilets that allow airlines to increase cabin space.
"Our goal is to provide maximum flexibility to our airline customers to meet their personal business needs," spokesman Doug Alder said in an email . ".
The operator may be forced to give in at some point, said engher, an ICF consultant.
"Some people change their diapers in the aisles, or a bigger American gets stuck in the lav," he said, could end up putting pressure on a new generation of toilets, "squeezing less ". "