The 737 MAX, Boeing’s next-generation 737 jets. The aircraft has been promised to have “next level passenger experience”, however many passengers, especially on U.S based airlines have had the complete opposite experience.
Passenger bathrooms were never big, but big enough that you could fit actually fit inside without bending your neck, however, the 737 MAX aircraft operated by American and United have no such promise. The toilets are 61cm wide, about the same size as a household oven. Other toilets onboard other aircraft are about 86cm but the real killer is the curved roof. The curved roof makes standing for tall people almost impossible with some passengers having to put themselves in painful positions just to access a basic human right.
The bathrooms are so small because many airlines, frankly, put profits over people. The smaller bathrooms allow 6 extra seats to be put in, meaning 156 passengers have to share a bathroom the size of a dishwasher for upwards of 5 hours
American Airlines has 16 of the MAX’s while United has 8. The aircraft has been of scrutiny lately after a Lion Air 737 MAX crashed into the sea with the aircraft itself looking like it is to blame.
American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX full photo credit