Too late to blog seriously tonight, but I just have to draw your attention to an article in today's telegraph. All this talk about climate change is apparently worrying some of the smaller travel agencies in Germany. Medium term projections suggest that there will be increased financial and moral pressure on tourists to arrange holidays that do not involve any flying. Ossialaub.de, a German agency has come up with a novel idea to entice a new category of travellers to use its planes. From July, the company is going to launch a 'pilot' scheme where all 55 passengers will be required to travel stark naked. The idea came from a dissatisfied customer. The Managing Director of the travel agency is named Herr Hess.
Herr Hess informs us that the Nazis banned 'free body culture' (naturism) during the war, but that the practice has 'blossomed' since. He adds that it is an unusual gap in the market and that people will not get the wrong idea that his company is some sort of recruiting agency for the mile high club.
Before plane spotters start writing letters to their MPs to express concern that they may find themselves distracted from those things that they would normally be spotting, we should note that passengers will embark and disembark with their kit still on. Some potential passengers will no doubt be disappointed that the stewardesses will continue to wear clothes 'for safety reasons'. I should think that passengers will be required to keep their seatbelts on for safety reasons as well. "Best of luck Herr Hess" is what I say. Such innovation deserves reward.