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Reuters, via MSNBC, reports on one of the most stomach-turning airborne spectacles since the Hindenburg explosion:

German nudists will be able to start their holidays early by stripping off on the plane if they take up a new offer from an eastern German travel firm.

Travel agency OssiUrlaub.de said it would start taking bookings from Friday for a trial nudist day trip from the eastern German town of Erfurt to the popular Baltic Sea resort of Usedom, planned for July 5 and costing 499 euros ($735).

Thank heaven for small favors:

The 55 passengers will have to remain clothed until they board, and dress before disembarking, said Hess. The crew will remain clothed throughout the flight for safety reasons.

More here.

Needless to say, I support totally deregulated air travel, including the right to do this. But suddenly flying coach on U.S. Airways got a lot more comfortable.

The other great German fashion faux-pas analyzed here.

Info on 2003 Naked Air Flight originating from Miami (pictured here).

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  1. AUGH! Normally work-safe Hit & Run filled with German Ass! ABORT! ABORT!

  2. Isn’t this normally the punchline of any joke regarding TSA?

    And it’s a good thing neither 60 min nor 20/20 ever did a story on naked air, or else they would probably be out $5.6 million dollars.

  3. DO NOT WANT!

    Seriously, though. Don’t let the FCC find out about this. They’ll get all Sipowitz on their ass.

  4. The other great German fashion faux-pas analyzed here.

    No. The other German fashion faux pas is wearing black socks with sandals.

  5. I was about to say, you’d better put some fuzzy bubbles over those asses or you might get NYPD Blue’d

  6. I hope those flight attendants are paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for this.

  7. I wouldn’t want to have to use those seat cushions as a flotation device after these people were done with the plane.

  8. For the sake of the next group of passengers, lets hope that they are putting some sort of covers on the seats. Can you say “skid marks”?

  9. Mummenshitz!

  10. But suddenly flying coach on U.S. Airways got a lot more comfortable.
    Piffle! I don’t care if I’m flying with the cast of a German opera. If the plane takes off the same hour it’s scheduled, and lands in the right city, it’s still better than US Air.

  11. Wasn’t there an old comedy routine about a little old lady pinning the curtains closed in the toilet on the plane so no one could look in? I forget who did it: Jonathan Winters, maybe?

    Mooning at 37,000 feet.

  12. not to mention the snail trails in the seats.

  13. I PREFER HAIR ON MY GERMAN MAN-ASS

  14. We make sudden depressurizations fun!

  15. I already get cold on airplanes. And I’m already uncomfortable sitting so close to people.

    More power to them, though.

  16. snakes on a plane? anyone?

  17. I went to a “swimsuit optional” beach once. Count me out.

  18. Who knew reasonoids were such uptight cats? I wish southwest were clothing optional.

    Obligatory Futurama quote:
    Fry: “There’s supposed to be some kind of, you know, pine tree.”
    Professor: “Pine trees have been extinct for eight hundred years, Fry. Gone the way of the poodle and your primitive notions of modesty.”
    (He then gets naked)

    By the way, I believe a small but significant number of the professor’s lines are an homage to Heinlein.

  19. Exactly, J sub. It is usually a vew attractive women and lots of unattractive men looking for a few attractive women. EuroTrip comes to mind.

    Too much penis!

  20. I have had it with these motherf*cking snakes on this motherf*cking plane!

  21. Has anyone ever seen German nudists? Talk about terrorism in the skies!

  22. I suspect that the people in the photo are professional models and not actual nudists, because the woman in the left foreground actually appears to be attractive.

  23. Nudist airplane pickup lines:

    “May I have your attention please? In the event of sudden a loss of pressure, my penis will drop down. Place it in your face and breathe normally.”

  24. “NO! NO! I asked if there would be PEANUTS on this flight!”

  25. Are you kidding? I have enough trouble finding enough room to take my jacket off on a plane. How are 100 people all gonna get undressed, then dressed, at the same time in 10 square feet of space?

  26. DON’T GIVE THE TSA ANY IDEAS!

  27. Flat Bunz, I like Flat Bunz.

  28. Ok, I’m forced to admit: there can be such a thing as too much freedom…

  29. Just envision an emergency landing where they have to use the slide to exit…

  30. How are 100 people all gonna get undressed, then dressed, at the same time in 10 square feet of space?

    You must fly in the first class section. 😉

  31. when i lived on the north shore of oahu, there was an unofficial nude beach about 1/4 mile away from from my house. it’s patrons were what you’ll probably see on these flights: aging hippies where discretion would definitely have been the better part of valor

  32. Stevo is back in classic form.

  33. NO! NO! I asked if there would be PEANUTS on this flight

    All the shriveled up nuts you can gag down, my friend.

  34. Saftey reasons???

  35. aging hippies where discretion would definitely have been the better part of valor

    First law of public nudity: The people quickest to remove their clothes are the people who should most leave them on.

  36. Picture it. Take all your clothes off. Sit down. Click the buckle of your seat belt shut right over your…

    Ouch!

  37. I used to go to a nudist beach. Not because I was a nudist, but because being a nudist beach, it was not crowded. The people were nice. But they were saggy. There was nothing sexy at all, just natural and saggy. I learned that there are some people you do not want to see naked. If not for the philosophy of nudism, I am sure these people would have put on bathing suits in agreement with me.

  38. “No, sir, I said bring your seat to its full, upright position”

  39. Hit submit too soon. Anyway… the thought of all that sagginess in the tight enclosed space of an airplane is not appealing. I’m not twenty anymore, no one wants to see my naked butt. And if it’s not a flight full of hot Czech supermodels on the way to a photoshoot, I don’t want to see theirs either.

  40. I don’t even want to see the hot Czech supermodels unless one of them is going to take care of me. I don’t need blue balls for 3 hours thank you very much.

  41. Heck, these days I don’t even want to see most of the stewardesses naked.

    Those wacky Germans. There has to be some Godwin potential here somewhere.

  42. Phil | January 30, 2008, 12:43pm | #
    Are you kidding? I have enough trouble finding enough room to take my jacket off on a plane. How are 100 people all gonna get undressed, then dressed, at the same time in 10 square feet of space?

    QFT

    And a big fat UP YOURS to everyone who thinks being exposed to ugly people is an imposition.

  43. And a big fat UP YOURS to everyone who thinks being exposed to ugly people is an imposition.

    Many of us are exposed to ugly people all the time. Remember, Warren, most of us look in a mirror at some point during the day. However, is it necessary we be exposed to naked ugly people, too? I get enough of that after my shower in the morning, and I try to get a towel on before the condensation dries from the mirror.

  44. Ugh, I can feel the crabs itching already.

  45. And a big fat UP YOURS to everyone who thinks being exposed to ugly people is an imposition.

    It is. Standard Libertarian Disclaimer #6 goes here. I wear clothing not for modesty, rather it is consideration for others. It’s the same reason I don’t do Karaoke.

  46. You know you’re on a libertarian website when the discussion about public nudity is about aesthetics, not morals.

  47. Calm down, people. They are Germans, so it would basically be like looking at nude robots. Nothing to fear.

  48. It’s the same reason I don’t do Karaoke.

    That’s what alcohol is for, my friend.

  49. But, the monkeys; will they be touched?

  50. “And a big fat UP YOURS”

    Literally.

  51. How are 100 people all gonna get undressed, then dressed, at the same time in 10 square feet of space?

    I think the photo above give a hint as to the mechanics involved.

  52. Nick seems so puritanical with his set-up for this thread.
    I’m thinking a tiny gold replica of a leather jacket on a nice chain would help him get through an experience like this just fine.

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