From the “That’s Really Gross” department comes news that a transatlantic Continental Airlines flight was disrupted by, get this, an exploding toilet that leaked sewage into the cabin.  Travelers had to endure this for nearly seven hours, and even after a pit-stop in Ireland to repair the problem, were forced to share the first class head. 

Passengers were told to limit their food and drink intake and to be judicious in their visits to first class toilet, which was also not in 100 percent working condition.

Continental’s penance?  Five hundred dollar vouchers.

With passenger anger towards airlines at a boiling point, one would think that Continental would try to head off this problem by assuring other passengers that they would do everything possible to ensure a safe and comfortable flight.  To date, there hasn’t been an official statement.

I’m not sure $500 would do it for me. — Alex Parker