Delta will be the first airline to take the plunge, (OK, pun intended) with the first passengers squeezing into them by the end of the year on new jets. Other airlines are expected to follow suit in the next few years.
Given that the smallness of toilets on planes is a staple of comedy and complaining, what prompted the switch? By reducing the size of bathrooms, engineers are able to squeeze four more seats onto the plane. Delta argues that the adjustment will barely be noticed by passengers; space is carved out from behind the sink and in contouring the walls. Do you welcome the newly curtailed bathroom and its consequent additional seats, or is this just another instance of passengers having to pay for airlines' greed? We'll reserve judgment for when we meet the new lavatories face to face in the coming year.