My crew and I were sitting in the hotel van traveling about 2 miles per hour in the falling snow on our way to the layover hotel in downtown Saint Louis, when I spun around in my seat and exclaimed, “NO WAY!”
The bus driver snickered as the windshield wipers fanned back and forth.
“I don’t believe it. It’s just way too disgusting to believe,” I said.
“Well it’s true,” said one of my fellow crew members.
“Why?” I asked, because I truly needed to know why. Why why why! Before anyone could tell me why, I said, “I’ll be looking that up as soon as I get home.”
Apparently I’m not in the know when it comes to traveling nude. And that, I think, is a good thing.
Just as I’d promised, I walked into the crash pad, threw on a pair of yoga pants, and logged onto the computer. Naked Flight, that’s what plugged into the search engine. Oh my. Several sites popped up. I was shocked. My crew was right. There really is such a thing as flying naked, as in one hundred percent nude inside a germ infested flying petri dish. And that, I think, is just gross. Which leads me to a few more questions, like did all those naked butts sit on something, say a tissue, or two? And were the seats steam cleaned after the flight was over? God I hope so. I mean who in their right mind would travel in such a manner?
“These are professionals who lead very stressful lives and are ready to let it all go,” said Donna Daniels, co-owner of the Castaways travel agency and an in-the-buff traveler on the inaugural flight. “They are adventurers and risk takers. They don’t even want clothes as a constraint. “
My next question of course had to do with the crew. Yeah. How the hell did that work out? According to the Naked Air website the captain and crew kept their clothes on, no hot coffee or tea was served for fear of spills, and there was no hanky-panky.
To read more about the Naked Air flight from Miami to Cancun in 2004, you can check out the website by clicking here…BUT WAIT! I really really hope you waited. Because you must be forewarned. There are photos on the website. Naked photos of passengers. Not just any passengers, but…ummm…not so attractive passengers. Now go!
For those of you who didn’t go, there’s more – yes more! Even I couldn’t believe it. Turns out nude flights are all the rage in Germany right now. Seriously. Here’s what some guy named Hess had to say about it, “All the passengers will fly naked, but they are only allowed to undress once they are in the plane. But then they will be able to enjoy the hour-long flight in the way God intended.”
Which bring me back to my first question, WHY!
Yeah, that's me, the one standing in the aisle wearing flammable polyester...