10-Hour United Flight Runs Out of Toilet Paper
Passengers told to use cocktail napkins instead
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2013 2:57 PM CDT
United Airlines planes taxiing at San Francisco International Airport.   (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

(Newser) – United Airlines forgot to stock a London to San Francisco flight last week with a crucial amenity. No, not the Sky Mall catalog, but something almost as important: toilet paper. Instead, the airline offered passengers on the non-stop 10-hour flight cocktail napkins, reports ABC Local. The napkins, unfortunately, had a slogan reading "Fly by the tips of your fingers" printed on them, adds the Daily Mail. A contributor to the message board FlyerTalk posted a photo of the napkins in a flimsy box with "toilet paper" scrawled on the front.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
10-Hour United Flight Runs Out of Toilet Paper is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 40 comments
Jun 23, 2013 5:12 PM CDT
No biggie here if the passenger is an Arab or an Asian. Westerners? That's a different story. A mess.
Jun 23, 2013 9:52 AM CDT
I bet that was a shitty mess.
Jun 23, 2013 7:54 AM CDT
Syrian Arab Army eliminates terrorists in Damascus countryside The Syrian Arab Army inflicted heavy losses on the terrorists in several towns and villages in Damascus countryside. In Douma, an armed teorrist group was eliminated in al-Ibb farms, including the leader of the group, Fris al-Najjar and Yazan al-Biswani, an official source said. The source added that a unit of the Syrian Arab Army destroyed a den for an armed terrorist group dubbed as "Jamaet Jund al-Risalat" in al-Ziabieh town. In Deir Salman town, the Syrian Arab Army made major advancements and eliminated several terrorists, including Maher al-Lababidi. In al-Zabadani, units of the Syrian Arab Army continue pursuing the armed terrorist groups and killed and injured many gunmen. Syrian Arab Army Special Operations continue near Aleppo Central Prison Large numbers of terrorists were killed and their heavy machineguns destroyed in several surrounding areas of Aleppo Central Prison, said an official source. The areas where Syrian Arab Army operations were carried out include those near the Industrial City al-Sheikh Najjar, the surrounding of al-Kindi Hospital and around al-Tawwabin Mosque in Handarat camp in the countryside. The source told SANA that a unit of the armed forces carried out a special operation against a terrorist group's den near the glass factory in the surrounding of Aleppo Central Prison in which it destroyed a rocket launcher and killed four of the group's members. Other Syrian Arab Army units, the source said, clashed with terrorists who had been committing acts of looting and blocking roads on Azaz-Minnegh road and near Ahran gas station on Aleppo-Idleb road. Many of the terrorists were killed and injured and three vehicles carrying their weapons and ammunition were destroyed. In Aleppo city, units of the armed forces confronted terrorist groups which tried to infiltrate into al-Rashidin area and inflicted heavy losses upon them. It has been also confirmed Syrian Arab Army units clashed with terrorists in Masaken Hanano and al-Kallaseh neighborhoods, killing numbers of them and destroying two heavy machineguns.