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Airline bathrooms getting even smaller

The new Boeing 737 Max bathroom (Photo courtesy Boeing)

If you take flights often, we have some bad news for your bathroom breaks. American Airlines has debuted a new Boeing 737 Max, and both customers and flight attendants agree: it's lacking in lavatory space. Just another example of shrinking space in the sky.

The new bathrooms are 24 ½ inches wide. That’s 10 inches smaller than the airline’s older 737 models. Customers and flight attendants have complained the sinks are so tiny, they can only wash one hand at a time.

They're designed with a "notch" so that the last seat is right up against the wall of the bathroom. The smaller bathrooms allow American to fit 12 more seats in the cabin.

The Los Angeles Times also reports flight attendants are complaining because when both bathroom doors are open at the back of the plane -- flight attendants are trapped in the galley. The airline says it's looking to fix that problem.

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