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Padded Toilet Seats On Luxury Jets?  
User currently offlinecloudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 835 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9376 times:

Something that has always made me curious-

Why, on luxury jets, are the toilet seats padded like a regular seat? Why not have normal toilets?


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User currently offlineTCASAlert From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9373 times:

Well, the super-rich do need a softer cushion for their rotund backsides. And how do you know the lavs in their mansions aren't padded  

User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15778 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 9129 times:

Quoting cloudboy (Thread starter):
Why, on luxury jets, are the toilet seats padded like a regular seat? Why not have normal toilets?

On some business jets the toilet, with the lid closed, can be used as an extra occupant seat.



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User currently offlinecitation501sp From United States of America, joined May 2000, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 8958 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 2):
On some business jets the toilet, with the lid closed, can be used as an extra occupant seat.

This is correct. Usually referred to a "Belted potty" in the USA, its not the most comfortable seat, but i have seen it used mostly on shorter flights where they will max out seating capacity on a smaller aircraft. Citations, Lears, Beechjets, King Airs all are good examples of the Belted Potty Seat.

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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 8944 times:
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A friend of mine used to fly the de Havilland Heron that was formerly the Queen of England's plane. It's toilet seat was covered in fur.


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User currently offline26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 836 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8864 times:

The toilet seat is padded? Do you mean the toilet seat lid? I've been around private jets for decades and have never seen a padded toilet seat. Toilet seat lids are padded and used as a vanity seat for the ladies.

User currently offlineflanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1641 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7000 times:

You can buy padded toilet seats at the store. Why would you want to sit on something hard anyway..I dont see what the big deal is.


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User currently offlineDashTrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6921 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 4):
A friend of mine used to fly the de Havilland Heron that was formerly the Queen of England's plane. It's toilet seat was covered in fur.

Is that the one Air Tahoma had?


User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3314 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6840 times:

Quoting citation501sp (Reply 3):
On some business jets the toilet, with the lid closed, can be used as an extra occupant seat.

So when someone wants to use the Potty it's a case of musical chairs?
A case of keep each others seat warm!

[Edited 2012-02-06 09:03:52]


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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6840 times:
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Quoting DashTrash (Reply 7):
Is that the one Air Tahoma had?

I believe is was this one: http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?regsearch=N82D



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User currently offlineEricR From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1904 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6815 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 2):
Quoting cloudboy (Thread starter):
Why, on luxury jets, are the toilet seats padded like a regular seat? Why not have normal toilets?

On some business jets the toilet, with the lid closed, can be used as an extra occupant seat.

Also known as the "ultimate business suite" complete with a locking door, running hot & cold water, counter top which doubles as a desk, and toilet all rolled into one.

[Edited 2012-02-06 09:00:48]

User currently offline26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 836 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6726 times:

Quoting flanker (Reply 6):

Airplanes are not at all like your home or camper...you can't equip them with items from Home Depot.

Only approved devices can be installed on an aircraft. This would include a padded toilet seat. I'm sure one could develop and certify a padded toilet seat for their jet but it would be tremendously expensive.

Ex: We just replaced a simple, but FAA approved, convection oven in the GLEX. Unit cost more than $20K.


User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6226 times:

This is what a belted potty looks like under the cushion:



Though this one is not belted, same idea. Below the cushion is your standard toilet. Nothing much to it really.


User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6132 times:

Why are toilet lids padded, sometimes, anyways? Why would you want to hang out in.. A bathroom. I imagine the situation is the same at 35,000 feet.


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User currently offlinepanpan From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5914 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 2):
On some business jets the toilet, with the lid closed, can be used as an extra occupant seat.

Does RYANAIR know about this??


User currently offlineflanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1641 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5844 times:

Quoting 26point2 (Reply 11):
Airplanes are not at all like your home or camper...you can't equip them with items from Home Depot.

Only approved devices can be installed on an aircraft. This would include a padded toilet seat. I'm sure one could develop and certify a padded toilet seat for their jet but it would be tremendously expensive.

Ex: We just replaced a simple, but FAA approved, convection oven in the GLEX. Unit cost more than $20K.

I was speaking in general. Its no big deal either way.



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User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3314 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5820 times:

Quoting panpan (Reply 14):
Does RYANAIR know about this??

Yes they do, as soon as they can fix a price on the Jump seat, this idea is next. 



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