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Lavatories on Airliners... (Yes, that is my rant)

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Lavatories on Airliners... (Yes, that is my rant)

Postby aviationwiz on Thu Jul 01, 2004 2:22 am

OK, so over at Airliners.Net, someone started bitching about United, and one of his complaints was, yeah, you guessed it, Economy Class pax. coming up to Business Class to use the lavatory.

I mean, what is the big fuc*ing deal, it's a lavatory, they are all the same, :lol:

So I said, if there is a line in Y Class of 10 pax. to use the lavs. and the lav. in J Class is open, why should the people in Y wait longer, that's one more lav. that can be utilized, and it keeps the flow going throughout the cabin.

Just because you paid more, doesn't mean you can go skip all the lines and demand everything, it's a first come first serve basis, if someone in Y Class got to the lavatory before you, don't push him inside just because your in J Class, wait your turn.

Idiots...

OK, I'm done.
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Postby tazdevl on Thu Jul 01, 2004 12:04 pm

Because part of the service you paid for was a lower ratio of people to lavatories which means less wait time (assuming everyone spends the same amount of time in the restroom). If you're sitting in the aisle in business, who wants to be interrupted or woken up on a long flight by people coming up from economy to use the restroom? I've had that happen on a few flights to asia and it really pissed me off because I generally don't sleep on flights.
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Postby LoneWolf on Thu Jul 01, 2004 12:59 pm

If you pay extra, you get extra. If you save money, don't expect premium features. Simple as that. First class or bus. class toilets are a perk of paying the higher fare, and should be treated as such. Personally, I pay economy/coach class every flight I'm on (all domestic, I've never flown international) and I don't have a problem with that.

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Postby CowboySlim on Thu Jul 01, 2004 4:22 pm

Just because you paid more, doesn't mean you can go skip all the lines and demand everything, it's a first come first serve basis, if someone in Y Class got to the lavatory before you, don't push him inside just because your in J Class, wait your turn.


Yes, it does, and it starts just when you enter the airport. Immediately, you encounter the security inspection stations with two entries. A quick one for the 1st class passengers and the one with the long line is for the peasantry.

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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Jul 01, 2004 8:30 pm

Don't know what odd airports you fly into, but everywhere I go there is only one line, first, business, & cattle. Only in MSP have I seen that they have a special screening area for first/business/crew, and that is only for NWA, no other airlines. SFO, PHX, JFK, I know are all one line too.
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Postby CowboySlim on Thu Jul 01, 2004 9:17 pm

How about American Airlines at O'Hare/Chicago last Sunday. Is that airport and airline oddball enough!

What about taking a wiz (really couldn't pass on that :D ) inside the airport. Do you go to the common folks restrooms or do you have access to all those special club rooms/lounges for first class and frequent flyers that all major airlines have at all major airports?

As our resident aviation expert, you certainly must be aware of their existence, are you not?

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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Jul 01, 2004 9:27 pm

I dunno about you, but if I were flying F Class, and I had to go to the bathroom, I'd go to the nearest one, whether it's in a lounge, or if it's a public restroom.
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Postby TheWizard on Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:36 am

LoneWolf wrote:Kudos to the stew on Northwest this past week, though. When she found out we were on our honeymoon, we got free screwdrivers...


Now there is a nice honeymoon gift. Nothing like a couple Craftsmen Phillips Head Screwdrivers! :P
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