On Instagram, tall and wide passengers have begun posting photo evidence of their struggle to use the famously cramped bathrooms on new Boeing 737 MAX planes using the #airplanebathroom hashtag.
The toilets on new Boeing 737 MAX’s are 24.5 inches wide, making them 10in smaller than older 737 models. The decrease in size allows 12 more passengers to fit in the cabin — and sometimes barely one person in the bathroom.
Passengers are not only taking #airplanebathroom selfies, but taking to social media to say that they’re so cramped that sometimes they have to wash their hands one at a time and water still gets everywhere.
Tall (6ft 4in) passenger Barry Brandes told The New York Times that flying United Airlines is a squeeze: “If I don’t duck, I hit my head on the door. I can’t stand up completely, so I have to twist myself into a pretzel to use the facility,”
Have you ever flown the MAX? Check out the photos below to see if these cramped conditions feel familiar.
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