Tim e-mails with a story that is too strange to possibly have been made up. Airline goes green by asking passengers to use the toilet before boarding:
A Japanese airline has started asking passengers to go to the toilet before boarding in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) claims that empty bladders mean lighter passengers, a lighter aircraft and thus lower fuel use.
Airline staff will be present at boarding gates in terminals to ask passengers waiting to fly to relieve themselves before boarding, The Independent reported.
What's next, bladder scans as we go down the jetway to make sure we've complied? A mandatory pre-boarding enema to make sure our systems are all cleaned out? The Onion can't compete with reality.