Squirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6987 times:
I know most of you have herd stories but found this article today - it also mentions as discussed before the mood lighting in the 787.
Boeing plans to offer restrooms with views as standard equipment on its new 787 airliners. It's part of a much larger industry-wide competition to woo travelers -- or at least the carriers that buy planes -- with cabin amenities that sizzle.
''We're making flying fun again,'' said Boeing spokeswoman Mary Hanson.
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21936 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6971 times:
Why not? Most lavs on the window side of the aisles just have a blank wall where a window might go. Frankly, if they do it the new way, it makes the plane more configurable, as you can place the lavs in more varied places, no?
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17365 posts, RR: 66
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6943 times:
Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2): Why not? Most lavs on the window side of the aisles just have a blank wall where a window might go. Frankly, if they do it the new way, it makes the plane more configurable, as you can place the lavs in more varied places, no?
Well there are probably cutouts for windows anyway. They've just been covered by a plate.
Quoting TymnBalewne (Reply 3): On some BA aircraft there are windows in the lav which are frosted when aircraft is on the ground and the lav door is shut, but is clear when the aircraft is airborne and the lav door is shut.
Very nifty. On the SK MD-90s it's just a curtain like on the other windows.
"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
Ozglobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2820 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6829 times:
The toilets are usually too small to accommodate a whole window aligned between the two walls, however, on BA, QF and CX in First the large toilets do have single central window with a shade that can be lowered or raised. Somehow, when changing or using the toilet you always get the feeling you should close it, as if some passing flight might spot you!
When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
Liedetectors From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6621 times:
Have been in the 787 mockup and wow-at least on the mockup the lavs are much roomier and airy. I have been told the plan is similar to that mentioned Reply #3; the windows will be translucent while on the ground and transparent while airborne. Only time will tell just how much airiness and room will make it to production versions.
FA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6352 times:
OK, so picture it... it's the middle of a long haul flight from anywhere to anywhere... all the cabin is dark, pitch dark, because everyone is resting, then someone decides to go in the loo. A huge blinding white light shines from the lav into the cabin from that window in the lav.
and que passenger complaints in five, four, three, two....
I can already hear it.
Passenger: "excuse me, Flight Attendant! You need to close that window in the Lav so it doesn't keep waking me up".
Flight Attendant: "Sorry sir, the last user of the lav must have left the shade up".
Passenger: "This is rediculous, I fly a trillion miles a year on this carrier and the last crew stayed in the lav throughout the flight to ensure the shade was kept closed so this problem wouldn't arise. This sort of thing would never happen on CO, DL, MX, CX, SQ, HP, AA, etc etc".
The debate continues... Starwood or Hyatt... which is better
Omoo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 4706 times:
Quoting Squirrel83 (Thread starter): Boeing plans to offer restrooms with views as standard equipment on its new 787 airliners. It's part of a much larger industry-wide competition to woo travelers -- or at least the carriers that buy planes -- with cabin amenities that sizzle.
are these windows automatically closed when you are on the ground? why would i want people to see me in the shitter ...especially ground crews, spotters and nosy passengers in other planes!