Besides being able to sleep comfortably, remaining clean and fresh while on a long flight is at the top of every traveler’s wish list. The problem is that airplane lavatories can be so revolting that many travelers prefer to hold it in than to cram themselves into that tiny, dirty place where 300 people do their business and where it’s nearly impossible to wash both your hands at once without touching anything grubby.
But all this dirty business may soon be a thing of the past thanks to Zodiac Aerospace’s idea to fit in a water spout on aircraft toilets.
Even though we don’t like to think about it too much, we all know that toilet paper is far from being the most hygienic solution to deal with bodily functions (if you had poop on any other part of your body, would you wipe it with paper rather than thoroughly clean it with water?); therefore, a bidet may be the perfect solution for all of us to remain as clean as humanly possible when spending hours in a metal bullet 30,000 feet up in the air.
Zodiac’s water spout will have different water settings that you’ll be able to adjust thanks to a control panel on the wall. So, if you prefer a gentle water fountain rather than an intense spray, you get to choose just that.
Zodiac’s idea is not only a great way to keep us all clean and green (we cut trees down for toilet paper, remember?), it is also an important step towards making airplane lavatories more homely to travelers from countries where bidets are part of the daily routine (the Middle East, India, Japan, etc.)
According to Travel + Leisure, Zodiac’s toilet innovations presented at the 2018 Aircraft Interior Expo also includes a UV light that could fully disinfect lavatories between uses, so you may never have to squat during turbulence ever again. That’s music to our ears.
H/T: Travel + Leisure