A German company will later this year launch flights for nudists, aimed specifically at former East Germans who pine for the good old days under Communism when just about the only thing that wasn't illegal was getting your kit off. The service will run from 5 July from Erfurt in southeast Germany to the Baltic Sea island of …
Plastic on the seats?
Could be a sticky situation at 37000 ft.!! have they announced the carrier or flight number yet? Will be needing some sanitizer after the flight.
"In case you're wondering, the aircraft's crew will keep their clothes on."
So, no 'cockpit' jokes then...
As God intended?
I'm terribly sorry, but I find the idea of plane-loads of Germans in the altogether being in some way in harmony with God's ineffable plan the most hysterically surreal concept.
Proof, if needed, that truth really can be stranger than fiction, even when the fiction concerned is Monty Python's Flying Circus.
(Must. Stop. Hysterical. Giggling.......)
But not if the FCC have anything to do with it!!
"In case you're wondering, the aircraft's crew will keep their clothes on"
I wonder how much the crew have to pay, to be chosen for that shift?
"to fly as nature intended"
...and that's why I love El Reg!
"But then they will be able to enjoy the hour-long flight in the way God intended."
Thats a bit of a strange statement, isn't it? Surely, if your one of those people who believes in all that silly God nonsense, then "the way God intended" would not be that you catch a plane at all, but that you damn well walk there.
"in the way God intended."
If God had meant us to go naked, we'd have been born naked. Er...
A stupid idea especilally considering how cramped many aircraft are. By the time the passengers got their kit off, a one hour flight would probably be over.
"fly as nature intended"
So they will be covered in feathers and not naked at all? ;)
"Fly as nature intended"
Nature never intended us to fly, naked or otherwise.
Does this mean Paris H is a communist?
Well, bits of her, anyway.
One wonders what the pleasure is sitting in a plane while naked. I suppose the pre-flight safety announcements could be more interesting than normal: "In the event of a drop in cabin pressure, you may find your nether regions are shrinking. A small woolly pouch will drop from above." etc etc...
As for hiding explosives and so on, a number of cocaine smugglers would confirm that there are numerous body cavities and organs that stuff can be hidden in. However, and I can confirm this from personal experience, Selfridges didn't hide its cosmetics when Spencer Tunick did his nude installation on the ground floor in 2003. I suppose they thought no-one would want to use lipstick purloined in this way...
I'm certain there's an IT angle somewhere here...
Anonymous for obvious reasons...
Have you not seen Man on Fire?
"We challenge even the most ingenious member of al-Qaeda to conceal a box-cutter and binary liquid explosives when he's got nothing more than an in-flight safety leaflet to cover his modesty."
Denzel: That's a bomb in your ass!
As a citizen of the U.S. of A. I object to your bootnote. To think that we would find terrorism more of a threat than the incidental exposure of naughty bits is beyond belief!
Seeing the human body in its natural form is the greatest of all terrorist acts. Have you see how big some of my fellow citizens are? That's just inhumane.
Baltic Sea Island???
Baltic Sea Island of Usedom?!? I suspect a con here somewhere....
Hot coffee, turbulence, I'll leave the rest to your imagination.
I could end this entire idea just for signing up for a ticket. Unfortunately, being sued for blindness is probably too expensive to risk it...
So there won't just be skid-marks on the runway? Sorry...
Have you not seen the South Park episode "The Snuke"? Hilary Clinton hid an A bomb "up there".
P.S. Its bad enough rubbing shoulders with fellow passengers on cramped seats.The expression "rubbing someone up the wrong way" springs to mind.
Re: Does this mean Paris H is a communist?
Quote from above:
"In the event of a drop in cabin pressure, you may find your nether regions are shrinking...."
Not so! In fact, the reverse will be true. That's why such things as certain feature-enhancing pumps are sold in erotic stores all over the world.
So a better announcement would be: "In case of a pressure drop you will find that certain oppurtunities offer themselves to you - or should I say "arise"?. Use them quickly and we will guarantee you a happy landing."
If people actually pay for that, the economic problems in that region of our glorious country are no longer a mystery. At least the plane will drop near the border to Poland, where you might actually *ahem* get something in return for your 500 bucks. If you just had not already wasted them on being trapped in a plane with 50 naked strangers old enough to miss being naked behind the iron curtain... it will take more than 500 bucks for therapy to get rid of that experience.
"I wonder how much the crew have to pay, to be chosen for that shift?"
I've seen German tourists. I think the crew will have to pay to *not* be on that shift.
Careful with that lapbelt buckle, Eugene; might rip 'em out by the roots.
I'd expect a flight of this type to be very difficult. In fact, it would be very hard for the first few hundred miles.....
So do they reserve a seat by putting down their towels?
...mine's the birthday suit at the back.
"I have had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane!"
It had to be said. Actually came back and now steal sbds human-skin coat.
Aisle Seat Dilemma
There is no way you would want an aisle seat when a 60 y.o contender for the biggest loser says "No need to get up I'll just squeeze past"
Of course if it is a 25 y.o female aerobics instructor .......
Oh-oh, Michael O'Leary will LOVE this....
Just think if Ryanair start this - you're already charged supplements for everything else, now Ryanair will start charging for each item of clothing passengers wear.... or maybe don't wear.....
The simple reason for sun lovers camps in the East
The simplest reason for sun lovers camps in the east was you could wear no wire taps hidden under your clothes and carry around an invisible note book either !
Puts a new meaning to word come fly with me , that is for sure !
Snakes On The Plane
in the men's section at least...
well here's an opportunity for the low cost airlines like the one i work for !!! ...all pax have to travel in the nude unless they pay $8 ..along with meal payment...bag payment ...legroom payment ...coffee payment ..seat allocation payment...etc...etc....they wud make a fortune...especially in Utah !!!
I wonder what the "in-flight entertainment" will be :-)