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Rocket2
30th Nov 2006, 14:26
Spend a penny before you fly
A Chinese airline has calculated that it takes a litre of fuel to flush the toilet at 30,000 feet and is urging passengers to go to the bathroom before they board. Under pressure from escalating fuel prices, China Southern is to encourage passengers "to spend their pennies before boarding the aircraft", reported Xinhua news agency.
I guess it's only a matter of time before squeezy & pieonair will be installing pay as you go loos on their aircraft now?:\

Silverspoonaviator
30th Nov 2006, 14:35
Assuming vacuum toilet, then I can see minimal cost.

A normal toilet, then perhaps the weight of water uplifted might be significant....

Max Angle
30th Nov 2006, 14:39
Reckon they are taking the piss.

Jet II
30th Nov 2006, 15:06
Assuming vacuum toilet, then I can see minimal cost.

A normal toilet, then perhaps the weight of water uplifted might be significant....


surely its the other way round - vac toilet uses potable water in each flush, tank toilet just recirculates whatever is in the tank.

hobie
30th Nov 2006, 15:10
perhaps it's the weight of the body fluids being carried onboard that could be otherwise be left on tera firma ......

of course this is pure speculation .... :)