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Windows In The Bathrooms On The 787  
User currently offlineSquirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6427 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.


http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/12286751.htm

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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17041 posts, RR: 66
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6418 times:

Well, this depends on the carrier but I've always liked windows in the loo. Makes it feel less like the cramped closet with a water closet (haha...) than what it is.


"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21532 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6411 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.
User currently offlineTymnBalewne From Bermuda, joined Mar 2005, 950 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6398 times:

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.

Pretty nifty!
C.



Dewmanair...begins with Dew
User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17041 posts, RR: 66
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6383 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.

Pretty nifty!

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."
User currently offlineMainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2097 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6364 times:

Maybe they should have an extractor fan or a hinge so you can open it and have a quick smoke.  Big grin

User currently offlineOzglobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2721 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 6269 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.
User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 6264 times:

Quoting MainMAN (Reply 5):
Maybe they should have an extractor fan or a hinge so you can open it and have a quick smoke.

Now, thats a good idea.

Windows in the lav are fun - I remember flying a CSA TU134 and it had a skylight type window - that was cool.


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17041 posts, RR: 66
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 6191 times:

Quoting Ozglobal (Reply 6):
Somehow, when changing or using the toilet you always get the feeling you should close it, as if some passing flight might spot you!

I don't get that feeling, but then again I have zero modesty about my body...



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 84
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 6106 times:

SQ's 345s have windows in at least some of the lavs.

N


User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1619 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 6103 times:

Singapore A345's also have them


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nothing like a good view when doing the business!

Rich.


User currently offlineBobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 6063 times:

Gives a new meaning to "Moon over Miami".

User currently offlineLiedetectors From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 6061 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.


If it was said by us, then it must be true.
User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3948 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6024 times:

Quoting Bobster2 (Reply 11):
Gives a new meaning to "Moon over Miami".

 bigthumbsup  Very good!

RK  Wink


User currently offlineFA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5792 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".

FA4UA



The debate continues... Starwood or Hyatt... which is better
User currently offlineBrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1289 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5564 times:

Quoting Richard28 (Reply 10):
nothing like a good view when doing the business!

Depends what business we're talking about, doesn't it? I mean females among us will not benefit from the window nor would males taking a dump.

And the window will surely not help those daring males among us who desperately try to aim correctly at the target. Distraction isn't too good...



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User currently offlineJyatlantic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5010 times:

Quoting BrightCedars (Reply 15):
And the window will surely not help those daring males among us who desperately try to aim correctly at the target. Distraction isn't too good

hehe


User currently offlineOmoo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4146 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!


User currently offlineORDagent From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4026 times:

You shouldn't squating when the plane is on the ground. You should be belted. I do relish the idea of mooning the ramp rats though.

User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6485 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3976 times:

The 787 features electrochromic windows -- basically a large, single-element LCD. Luxury cars already have mirrors that do it. They would be completely dark on the ground, and it would be automatic.


When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3878 times:

Great, now when the Plane is parked at the gate, you can moon
the baggage handlers. I suppose it will be better for people like my wife
since she is clausterphobic and can't use airplane Lavs.

PIA777



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