German nudists will be able to start their holidays early by stripping off on the plane if they take up a new offer from an eastern German travel firm.

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Travel agency OssiUrlaub.de said it would start taking bookings from Friday for a trial nudist day trip from the eastern German town of Erfurt to the popular Baltic Sea resort of Usedom, planned for July 5 and costing 499 euros (370 pounds).

"It’s expensive, I know," managing director Enrico Hess said. "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 disembarking, said Hess. The crew will remain clothed throughout the flight for safety reasons.

via Arbroath