German nudist flight could be grounded
DDP/The Local · 6 Apr 2008, 15:16
Published: 06 Apr 2008 15:16 GMT+02:00
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It was meant to be an occasion for nudists to let their hair down and take their pants off at 30,000 feet. Earlier this year, the Internet travel agency OssiUrlaub.de announced a textile-free flight to the Baltic Sea in July which grabbed the attention of the clothes-averse and media outlets from around the world.
The flight was sold out almost immediately.
But according to a newspaper report, the Ostfriesische Luftransport air carrier has gone back on their pledge to provide one of their airplanes for the flight.
"The carrier apparently got cold feet due to the intense public interest," Enrico Heß from OssiUrlaub.de told the Ostthüringer Zeitung newspaper.
A spokesperson for the air carrier, however, said they get hundreds of requests daily for charter flights and a special contract for a nudist trip was never negotiated.