Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has put the skids under proposals by budget European carrier Ryanair to introduce a scheme to charge passengers to use the toilet.
Ryanair planned to remove two of the on-board toilet areas from some of its aircraft and install extra seats, at the same time as charging customers on flights under one hour a fee of £1 to use the lavatory.
But reports from Brussels say as Boeing is under the auspices of US aviation regulations it may have problems removing the toilets in exchange for extra seats due to safety concerns.
Ryanair says it hopes the plan will continue and any concerns by Boeing and US Federal Aviation Administration will be alleviated.
Unsurprisingly, the proposals have generated reams of coverage for Ryanair (its raison d'etre).
Consumers may end up happy, but any decision to axe the plan will disappoint many in the mainstream media as the latest stab at building ancillary revenue by the airline was probably one of its most irksome proposals in years and enabled gleeful but ardent Ryanair haters to pen dozens of new articles explaining their anger.
One such columnist, Briony Gordon from the UK's Daily Telegraph, was on the end of a typical Ryanair counterattack this week after she wrote a scathing article about the airline.