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User currently offlineCx123 From Australia, joined May 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6301 times:

On my recent trip from HKG-SYD, the person who sat next to me made the following comment:

"Who ever design the toilets in the airbus must be a woman! The curvature of the wall makes it difficult for the man to use. Again, the french are always putting form over function (eg. CDG)"

Coming to think of this, it is true, The curvature of the wall does intrude more in the Airbus than the 744.

Just an interesting thought

Hopefully things will improve on the 380

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User currently offlineTasha From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6234 times:

Who ever design the toilets in the airbus must be a woman! The curvature of the wall makes it difficult for the man to use. Again, the french are always putting form over function (eg. CDG)"

You know, come to think of it... you're right

Tasha  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



User currently offlineCx123 From Australia, joined May 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6208 times:

I know hahaha!! I never thought of that as I never spend enough time in the bathroom. But I guess it is harder for men to "Aim Accurately"! given their face can be blocked by the wall.

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6203 times:

I second that.
And the next time, ladies, you gripe about your husband's aim... blame it on the WOMAN that (by process of elimination) must have designed Airbus lavs. Hahaha.

R


User currently offlineTasha From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6197 times:

I have flown on many diffrent AB types, 319,320,321,330, and the 340 - yet they do have... What whould you call it? Intrusions perhaps in the restrooms over the commode. I think the only one that didn't was the 330 which had restrooms in the center also. I could see were it would be difficult for a man to pee, especially if he's tall.

Tasha  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineCx123 From Australia, joined May 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6191 times:

hahaha!
And tell your husband to travel in more Boeing aircrafts!


User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1739 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6099 times:

I have no problem in Airbus toilets. I can seem to aim correctly on all aircraft. The only reason for "spills" is turbulence. You sure someone was not hitting the "sauce" during the meal service?

Airplane toilets are confined closets to begin with. You will never be comfortable in either Boeing, Airbus, McDonald Douglas, Fokker, ERJ's, CRJ's, SAAB, etc...

SR 103


User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5607 times:

Try using one of the toilets in a regional jet or a j-41! You almost have to be a contortionist if you are a man and need to take a pi$$!  Big thumbs up


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offlineHz747300 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 1656 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5438 times:
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To avoid having to deal with the curvature problem I always pee in the little sink in the bathroom.


Keep on truckin'...
User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5423 times:

Personally i dont see why in this day and age airlines cannot incorporate toilets into the seats. It would certanly save me getting up inflight and they could install more revenue producing seats where the toilets once were.

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5409 times:

That is sick...pi$$ing in the sink...i hope you wipe it down after you are done you sick ba$tard!  Big grin


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offlineUA744KSFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5360 times:

Or they could just put Depends (for people with bladder disorders) in the seatback pocket along with the barf bags!

User currently offlineUltrapig From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 581 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5146 times:

I am very surprised I thought Airbus "Aimed to Please"

User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4997 times:

The headroom above the head, or the curvature of the wall behind the biffy is a function of just one thing - the diameter of the tube (fuselage) it is mounted in.

Airbus 320-series bigger than 737, smaller than 767 etc.




Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineAreopagus From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4881 times:

Airbus 320-series bigger than 737, smaller than 767 etc.

320 is wider than 737 at floor level, but at (seated) shoulder level and above, 737 is wider, and that affects the lav.


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4687 times:

"Or they could just put Depends (for people with bladder disorders) in the seatback pocket along with the barf bags!"
How will someone put them on? And that's a little bit embarrassing, don't you think? Big grin



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4345 times:

Peeing in the sink! - Damn I hope you were drunk (each time) since it is usually either drunk people or lazy sods who relieve themselves in the sink.

Now for a bit of extra knowledge nobody wants:

Did you know that on the Airbus A320 (Most models) the toilet flush is 70mph!!! of course this varies between some aircraft varients who have different systems, ahem.

No I didn't research it, I was reading the A320 Aircraft chapter in the cabin crew manual and that is as far as I got.

Phil
FlyingColours



Lifes a train racing towards you, now you can either run away or grab a chair & a beer and watch it come - Phil
User currently offlineSquirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days ago) and read 4001 times:

DASELL develops and produces lavatories for various locations and requirements inside of commercial aircraft. As a OEM (original equipment manufacturer) DASELL delivers sanitary units for the entire AIRBUS family (A300, A310, A318, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340, A380). In addition to standard aircraft lavatories, lower deck lavatories and handicapped-accessible modules DASELL provides washrooms or shower cabins.

http://www.dasell.com/lavatories/lavatories.html

First Class Lavatory for long range aircraft such as the AIRBUS A380

The design was specially developed for the new generation of long range aircraft like AIRBUS A380, but it can also be adopted to the requirements of any other aircraft.

The aim was to create a new exciting interior to meet the demands of higher standards. Fine materials, new surface appearance, special focus on illumination and noise reduction.


http://www.dasell.com/lavatories/a380-first-class-lavatory.html


User currently offlineAntares From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 1402 posts, RR: 39
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days ago) and read 3914 times:

The downstairs toilet on the LH A340-600 is great. I could pee standing up.

But the worst enemy of those who believe toilets should be ergonomic is the airlines.

On a BA flight in J class seated upstairs in a 744 some genius had designed the baby change table to fold up from a location beside one's knees when seated, which meant that one's friggin* knees were so close together it was almost impossible to use the toilet paper without standing up.

You'd think the world's favourite airline (not) could adopt a successful design, like a folding down baby change table, just one of many examples of stupidity on that carrier's part that has me dreading the next time I have to fly them.

The other think that struck me last time I flew them through LHR was watching a whole line of people waiting to check in under a giant Club World sign being asked by a cretin whether they 'really meant to be checking in in economy?'. Now if that isn't insulting, and a foolish waste of a wage, I dunno what is. Like he didn't even ask in any language other than english, so the logic of the question totally failed me, like the toilet.




User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5977 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3805 times:

It might just be me - but isn't it against the rules to stand up & pee? I mean, I recall being told thatn when using the lav in flight, always sit down in case of a bit of turbulence.

User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3438 times:

Lord help us! I'm about ready to puke! Pee, Depends, peeing in the sink(!!!!!!!!!!!), STOP THE THREAD I WANNA GET OFF!!!!!!!!!!! Big grin


Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineJetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 18 hours ago) and read 3177 times:

i thought i was the only person on earth that though this about airbus. made me laugh.


Tired of airline bankruptcies....EA/PA/TW and finally DL.
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