Nude holiday: Now you can fly naked
German nudists will be able to start their holidays early by stripping off on the plane, a travel agent revealed today.
OssiUrlaub.de is offering clothes-haters a trip from the eastern town of Erfurt to the popular Baltic Sea resort of Usedom, planned for July 5 and costing 499 euros (£371).
"It's expensive, I know," said managing director Enrico Hess. "It's because the plane's very small.
"There's no real reason why a flight in which one flies naked should be more expensive than any other."
The 55 passengers will have to remain clothed until they board, and dress before leaving the plane.
And the crew will remain clothed throughout the flight for safety reasons.
"I wish I could say we thought of it ourselves but the idea came from a customer," Mr Hess explained.
"It's an unusual gap in the market."
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"There are FKK hotels where you can go into the restaurants and shops naked, for example," Mr Hess said.
"For FKK fans - not that I'm one of them - it's nothing unusual."
"I don't want people to get the wrong idea. It's not that we're starting a swinger club in mid-air or something like that," he added. "We're a perfectly normal holiday company.
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