Oct 9, 2009

Airline asks passengers to go before they board

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has started asking passengers to go to the toilet before boarding in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.

That’s right, they want passengers to go before they go to the boarding area.

The airline claims that empty bladders mean lighter passengers and a lighter aircraft uses less fuel.

The airline began the policy on October 1, according to Japans NHK television.

Although it is intended as an experiment lasting one month and 42 flights, the trial may be extended if it is well-received by passengers and if results are positive.