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$1 a minute to use aircraft toilet – starting June 20 in Canada

$1 a minute to use aircraft toilet – starting June 20 in Canada

Swoop, Canada’s ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), has confirmed it will charge travelers to use the bathroom when they hit the skies on June 20.

“When our initial network was announced in February, some reporters asked if our unbundled a la carte model would see travelers being charged to use the lavatory, and that got us to thinking,” said Steven Greenway, Swoop President, who joined the company earlier this month. “There are costs associated with offering onboard lavatory amenities: Maintenance, water, cleaning, etc. Since not every traveler needs to use the lavatory on a flight, it stands to reason that using those amenities should only cost the people who use it, and not those who don’t.”

What can travelers expect
To enter the lavatory, you’ll need to tap your credit card and the meter will start running as soon as you lock the door. At $1 per minute, the quicker you do your business, the less you’ll pay. Looking to take your time in there? That’s up to you. The traveler is in control.

When it comes time to clean up your act, just tap your credit card to Swoop’s patent-pending toilet paper dispenser at $0.25 per square. Or if you really want to pinch a penny, you can BYOTP. Select flights will also have a pay bidet for extra cleanliness.

There will also be a selection of luxury products available for an additional fee, including Swooper-Ply toilet paper for the daintiest derrieres, scented soaps, hand-crafted by hipsters, and Swoop Poop sprays to prevent embarrassing odors for $1 per spritz.