The passenger travelling on Delhi-Chicago Air India flight desperately wanted the flight to land despite the long journey. Apart from the long travel hours, without proper toilet facilities the travellers are sure to lose their cool. This is what happened on a Boeing 777 that took off for a 16 hour journey at 2am on Saturday with only eight operational toilets while the other four remained closed.
Two hours into take off, the operational eight lavatories had to be closed down due to the choking toilets.
The aircraft was flying to Chicago with passenger, 324 adults and seven infants and 16 crew members.
A hearty breakfast, full meal and alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages were served during the flight which forced the passengers to use the toilets quite often.
As the eight lavatories had long queues in front of them, two hours past the flight time no one piled up. A quarrel began between the flight personnels and AI ground staff deciding whether to divert the flight to Toronto but finally deciding against it.
The Boeing 777-300 (VTALJ) flew into Delhi from Hyderabad on Friday night... Since the aircraft was booked to take a full load of passengers to Chicago from Delhi and no alternate aircraft could be arranged at such short notice, it was felt that the eight serviceable toilets will be enoughSenior AI official
"In Delhi we tried to clear the four toilets using nitrogen flushing. But the toilet pipes were choked with passengers flushing all kinds of stuff like plastic bottles and sanitary napkins. Opening up the system would have taken time," the official added.