Airline travel hasn't been all that pleasant in recent years. Starting with the restrictions on number of bags allowed, taking your shoes off and on, removing your watch, keys, and wallet, placing your laptop, and everything else in separate bins, and discarding your large shampoo bottles--who wants to go anywhere on an airplane?
Now comes a new twist: the suggestion to urinate before boarding your plane. According to the British Daily Mail, Nippon Airlines, a Japanese airline, is testing out asking passengers to urinate before they board their planes.
Their rationale sounds environmentally correct and may appeal to passengers interested in doing their part to build a green planet. Nippon claims that empty bladders mean less weight and lower carbon emissions. The airline estimates that 5 tons of carbon emissions could be saved in one month. The measure has appeal to the airline industry, which continues to explore novel ways to cut costs.