And now, from the so-not-OK files, we bring you this nightmare news: 324 adults and seven infant passengers were flying on an Air India 777 from Delhi to Chicago... which eventually left them with zero working toilets. That's a 16-hour nonstop journey.
According to The Times of India, the plane was released with four toilets closed before take off, and all eight remaining others also backed up with two hours still to go before the plane reached its destination. Evidently the problem was passengers tossing stuff like bottles into the system, which could then not effectively be cleared even with attempts at nitrogen flushing.
The plane had taken off at 2 a.m. from Delhi — and passengers were served breakfast, a full meal, and alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. Naturally, there first developed long lines at the eight operational loos, and then all lavs went out of service. No lines, but no loos.
With the situation dire as it was, the cockpit and airline operations conferred on whether the plane should divert to Toronto. In the end, it continued on its full route.
And you thought your last flight felt long.
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