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Poll: Do You Poop On The Plane? :)  
User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 969 posts, RR: 10
Posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 22549 times:



Time for a fun poll !!


After reading the intriguing and in some cases amusing quotes (below) from this thread, which was on a different topic, I thought it would be interesting to share opinions of why you will, or will not take a dump on the 37,000 foot throne. Aside from the quotes, I guess I should state my own opinion: I have had no problem with this on several flights. In fact, I have found most airplane lavatories to be much cleaner than the airport bathrooms, and usually have better toilet paper too.  When I find the toilets in the airport to be a mess, I will wait to use the toilet on the airplane. Something to do during the flight anyway...  

Quoting travelavnut:
I still love aviation, the wonder of it, I still have those small moments when I'm on the toilet in an airplane and it just amazes me that I'm taking a dump while going at near trans-sonic speeds high in the troposphere
Quoting Coal:
You take a dump on the plane? I have to have a major case of the runs to take a dump on a a/c toilet, even in F!
Quoting travelavnut:
On a long haul flight which is not full and the toilets are clean? No problem whatsoever, when you gotta go, you gotta go.
Quoting CHRISBA777ER:
I'm with Coal on that one. Pooing on planes is nasty. Get it out of your system before you fly. I've had to go into a toilet after someone who had been for a crap too many times and thats just nasty. I'd hate the idea that anyone would be queuing up to go in after me and have to live with it. Urgh. I am 99% sure I've never had a poo on a plane ever in my life and thats in 323 flights including some very, very long ones. (17 hours DOH-IAH is prob the longest and I didnt even then, and the cabin only had a dozen or so other pax!).
Quoting falstaff:
I do all the time.... It isn't any nastier than taking a dump at the airport. I would say more people crap at the airport than in the air. The only thing I don't like about using the john on the plane is that I know other people are waiting and I need to hurry up, so I can't relax and read my newspaper.





LD4


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 22554 times:

A throne is a throne, so long as it's clean, I don't see what the problem is. Give me a choice of sitting in my bathroom looking around at the familiar furniture, or sitting at 40,000ft looking out at a shed load of awesome clouds and that deep blue infinity above.... then I know which I'd take.  


Dan  



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User currently offlineSpeedbird741 From Portugal, joined Aug 2008, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 22550 times:

As each is left to define his or her own hygienic standards, I look at it as a matter of courtesy to other passengers. The mere thought leaving the washroom knowing there will be someone outside who will have to endure a less pleasent visit to the loo would be enough for me to refrain from doing it.
Personally, it is NO because of lacking hygiene and discoustesy! Do what you have to do at home.

Speedbird741



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User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 22500 times:

It depends on whether I need to or not. It is more likely on a long haul flight like PER - DXB than PER - SIN or PER - SYD as the former is 11 hours, while the latter are about 5 hours.

Keeping the toilets clean is among the cabin crew's duties and so far I have had no grounds for complaint. Depending on the route, you may get a minority of passengers who are less considerate than others but most seem to clean up as best they can afterwards. The only real downside is that most aircraft toilets are a bit cramped, even in F/J.

General access toilets at airports can be less hygienic but it all comes down to how frequently they are cleaned. Toilets in the lounge tend to be cleaner and more pleasantly outfitted.


User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6202 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 22435 times:
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I go if I have to go, it´s not like a goal of mine one way or the other. If I find a toilette that is too dirty to my taste I go look for another one. I seldom fly Y though, so except on the airlines where C is too big, I almost never have to look around for a clean toilette.

Taking a dump on LH F 744 is a completely different story though, because there is a window above the toilete, behind it.

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy71/AR385/LH%20511/LH511135-1.jpg

So I suppose going to while in the ground is not an option but it does add aeronautical prestige to the gastro-intestinal maneuver.



MGGS
User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 22435 times:

If I gotta go I gotta go ... better to poop and enjoy the rest of the flight instead of pinching it in and racing off the plane to the nearest WC ... 

But I do try to go before departure though.



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User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 969 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 22423 times:

125 views and only 5 replies?  

Funny how shy many people are on the subject! Many want to read the opinions of others, but don't share theirs.

Everyone has an opinion, yours is welcome in this poll too! 

  


LD4



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User currently offlinevhtje From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 22426 times:
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If you're spending 23, 24 hours travelling from LHR to SYD and your "movement" is not timed with the SIN/BKK/HKG stopover, then it is inevitable, I am afraid.

Otherwise, no, I try to avoid use of the lavatories on aircraft. They are generally not very pleasant places to be.


User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 22374 times:

No problem to use the lav' for its intended purpose.
Only downside is its limited size / space available. Worst (= smallest) I have had on a long haul flight was the aft lav' on PrivatAir´s BBJ flying between AMS and IAH. Hardly any space to move in ...
-HT



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User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 22358 times:

Quoting vhtje (Reply 7):
If you're spending 23, 24 hours travelling from LHR to SYD and your "movement" is not timed with the SIN/BKK/HKG stopover, then it is inevitable, I am afraid.

Isn't that why you stop in DXB?  


User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3005 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 22348 times:

Why not? If you need to go, you need to go. It's no different from any other public convenience with a restriced use, eg. in a restaurant or on a train. If anything, it's better, as it gets cleaned more often. Just don't go in barefoot!

signol



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User currently offlinetravelavnut From Netherlands, joined May 2010, 1611 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 22335 times:

Haha well my stance on this subject is already pretty clear   But I want to clarify that I'm not a serial-plane-pooper, some people might have gotten the impression that I actually enjoy going number 2 in an airplane. I don't. But you don't always control the calls that nature make. And if the occasion does arise I like to combine the vile act of actually using a toilet the way it was intended with some philosophical thoughts concerning incedible height, speed and a act that is as old as humanity.

Don't forget people, we used to squat in the bushes, now we sit on a flying throne...let me repeat that; A FLYING THRONE!

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 1):
A throne is a throne, so long as it's clean, I don't see what the problem is. Give me a choice of sitting in my bathroom looking around at the familiar furniture, or sitting at 40,000ft looking out at a shed load of awesome clouds and that deep blue infinity above.... then I know which I'd take.



  

Quoting Speedbird741 (Reply 2):
As each is left to define his or her own hygienic standards, I look at it as a matter of courtesy to other passengers. The mere thought leaving the washroom knowing there will be someone outside who will have to endure a less pleasent visit to the loo would be enough for me to refrain from doing it.



While that is a good point if I have to go, and I don't, my body starts producing gas in copious amounts. This is not really a courtesy to my seat neighbours. I don't like using a smelly toilet, but hey, it's a freaking toilet!



Live From Amsterdam!
User currently offlineTOMMY767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 22319 times:

I don't for a few reasons:

1. Usually there is uncleaned piss all over the seat from various passengers
2. Long lines of passengers waiting to use the bathroom -- I don't feel comfortable holding them up for a poop
3. Possible turbulence while in the bathroom

So between all those reasons I always do it before I board or after I land.



"Folks that's the news and I'm outta here!" -- Dennis Miller
User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 22301 times:

Quoting TOMMY767 (Reply 12):
ally there is uncleaned piss all over the seat from various passengers

Isn't that why sterile seat covers are offered on reputable airlines? The same as there are in public toilets in many airports around the world?

Quoting TOMMY767 (Reply 12):
Long lines of passengers waiting to use the bathroom

Unless you can go before departing for the airport, and even more in transit, the same may apply at airports on route.

Quoting TOMMY767 (Reply 12):
Possible turbulence while in the bathroom

That might be a problem but as you are sitting down and ther poo will not usually fly up it shouldn't be too much of a problem, despite the lack of seatbelts.  


User currently onlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2292 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 22297 times:

My answer is a resounding no. Of course, necessity might drive my to do so, one day, but taking a dump on a plane is not high on my to-do list, you see. In fact, neither is taking a dump in the airport. In 10 years of travels, that only happened once, in a ATL Crown Club (Terminal E), circa 2003. I much prefer to do so at home.

Enough details for you?  


User currently offlineBR076 From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 1086 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 22294 times:

Quoting Skydrol (Reply 6):

lol , your nickname is so suitable to this topic, at least for Dutch people  



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User currently offlinetravelavnut From Netherlands, joined May 2010, 1611 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 22285 times:

Quoting BR076 (Reply 15):
BR076 From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 1065 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted Tue Feb 22 2011 18:34:55 your local time (17 minutes 38 secs ago) and read 6 times:

Quoting Skydrol (Reply 6):

lol , your nickname is so suitable to this topic, at least for Dutch people

I was thinking it, you were saying it   In Dutch your name, and the aviation hydraulic liquid, actually means Sky-Turd, sorry dude  



Live From Amsterdam!
User currently offlineTOMMY767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 22232 times:

Quoting Quokka (Reply 13):

I just have a general fear of doing so. It's hard enough to pee in airplane bathrooms as it is.



"Folks that's the news and I'm outta here!" -- Dennis Miller
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 18, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 22207 times:

I try to go before the flight, but not because I have a problem with pooping on the plane. It's because there's nothing worse than being stuck in your seat with the seatbelt sign on when you're already prairie doggin it. The same applies for using the lav before landing on long flights, it sucks having to pinch it when standing in an immigration line or something desperate to get to a toilet.


Word
User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 22198 times:

When nature calls one has to answer, wherever one happens to be at the time! That said, I believe that in all my years of flying, the only time I've ever done anything more than a quick pee on a plane was on a flight from LHR to NRT. It wasn't the relaxed affair that I usually prefer (although I did consider stuffing a copy of the inflight mag up my t-shirt before heading to the back of the plane), but I don't really see what the issue is with "sitting down" on an aircraft toilet. Granted I wouldn't have given the thought houseroom on my AI flight LHR-JFK in 1988 (I'll spare you the details as to why!), but even with a lack of proper seat covers, a few strategically placed sheets of toilet paper can work wonders!


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User currently offlinedaviation From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 22160 times:

I try to avoid pooping in any public place, including the facilities in my office building. And I always try to tend to my personal business before a flight. Having said that, however, there are times when nature calls and you have no other choice.

I still maintain that having a poop in the quiet of your own restroom and in the privacy of your own home is a sacred experience!


User currently offlineairportugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3629 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 22153 times:

Wont do it, because its not comfortable. I like big bathrooms, makes the movement easier!

Additionally, I don't want to be the poor chap who is on the throne if I am on that 1-in-million flights that takes a nosedive. Thats no way to remember your last moments on Earth hahaha



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User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 22141 times:

Quoting airportugal310 (Reply 21):
I like big bathrooms, makes the movement easier!

The mind boggles!! 



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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9029 posts, RR: 75
Reply 23, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 22053 times:
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Quoting AR385 (Reply 4):
Taking a dump on LH F 744 is a completely different story though, because there is a window above the toilete, behind it.

Do that at the gate, but don't forget to close the shade then!

I heard that men standing there like to leave it hopen, hopefully that everybody can see 'it'  

wilco737
  



It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently offlinecanadianpylon From Canada, joined May 2003, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 22039 times:

Hey, when you gotta go, you gotta go.

Generally, I take care of business BEFORE I get on the plane, but that doesn't preclude an urge to purge.

I feel bad for the pilots though... I've read a few posts of noxious smells wafting into the cockpit due to the close proximity of the forward lav to the cockpit. I know the damage I can do. The pilots should be able to collect hazard pay for having to deal with that!

Quoting airportugal310 (Reply 21):
I like big bathrooms, makes the movement easier!

Wow... That works on so many levels... Now, I must scrub the image from my brain!



Always looking for the longest route with the most transfers.
25 Post contains images wilco737 : Thank god not on the 744. There is a enough space to the cockpit door. And we have our own toilette right behind the cockpit. So no smell... I try to
26 stratosphere : LOL just had to check and naturally just what I figured only a topic like this would spur only male responses. Oh and for the record I really don't ca
27 falstaff : Thanks for the quote. I thought about that thread yesterday while flying on a DL DC-9 STL-DTW. I thought maybe nature would call, but nothing... A lo
28 Post contains images canadianpylon : If the toilet plugs, I can call maintenance to fix it, rather than have to do it myself.... SCORE!
29 Post contains links and images Skydrol : This may have been a concern with the older recirculating (seat and bowl on the tank style) toilets, but with the vacuum toilet systems, enough air i
30 MYT321 : Taking my first ever long-haul flight very soon....will not feel like I've got my £££s worth if I don't 'drop the kids off' ' at least once . In fa
31 usflyer msp : I would never poop on a plane...the thought send shivers down my spine. Yuck! When I fly longhaul I actually take anti-diarrhea pills because they bin
32 Post contains images KBUF : I'd rather poop IN the plane rather than on it, thank you very much.
33 UK_Dispatcher : I recently took an EK flight from DXB to NBO and I swear 3 or 4 people must have parked their breakfast in the lav behind my seat just during boarding
34 Post contains images ash1111 : I haven't had the need, but if I ever do, I would -- unless the flight was nearly over. That said, if it was really rough, I would think twice before
35 tsugambler : I wouldn't go out of my way to do it, but I would if I needed to. Actually, I find the lavatory on an airplane to be more private than those in an air
36 blueflyer : This is one of those things I'd never think of until someone asked... I actually have no idea whether I do or not. I do not have a "personal policy" a
37 chootie : Hi All!!! A VERY strange topic, and all I have to say is, if you gotta go, do it and get it over with. Always better n an aircraft than in those scank
38 Post contains images BasilFawlty : Same here, but if I really have to go I have no problem with places that are cleaned multiple times a day, like airport and aircraft toilets. Before
39 Post contains images YVRLTN : Only once, and that was coming back from DAR (twas the curried hippo for breakfast...) but I rarely even pee on a flight, even on the long YVR - LHR.
40 hamad : wow! the topic is just..................... interesting. Alright, I would contribute to this important post. I have never done that on an airplane, ne
41 KingFriday013 : Although it rarely happens, if I have to go, I'll go. If it's a regional jet or turboprop, I'll hold it in longer if I can (never had to do that thoug
43 airportugal310 : Tiger stripes! HAHA havent heard that one before. I shall use it now whenever possible!
44 Post contains images WildcatYXU : Same here. I always try to take care of it before boarding, but if you gotta go, you gotta go. Because if you don't go when you have to go...well, yo
45 AirbusA6 : When a man's gotta go, a man's gotta go.... On long haul, I find my bowels will quite often need to be exercised, airline toilets are a bit cramped, b
46 CharlieNoble : This - actually your entire post - is hilarious! I find that I am much more pleasant if my business is not unduly delayed, so I'll go if I have to. C
47 N49WA : Haven't seen this one posted yet...for some reason when I fly I CAN'T drop one through the hoop. Even a 1 hour flight binds me up for a day or two. Ev
48 Post contains images Rotation : I try to avoid it - but when I flew LAX-AKL I had to. The concern on that flight was that I had exit row next to the toilets, and I was a little paran
49 Post contains images KingFriday013 : When I wrote that, I must've jinxed myself. I wish I had gone in Detroit -J.
50 ajd1992 : I haven't but I wouldn't rule it out. If you have to go, you have to go. In my experience of long haul flights (Florida-UK or Arizona-UK) I'll crap be
51 Post contains images readytotaxi : Have been on many 8hr+ flights had a couple of meals and still can only manage a pee. For me I think that the cabin pressure must make a difference,my
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