Scorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5221 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2710 times:
I don't think she's talking rubbish. If I am correct, the Airbus A330 has the option of fitting the lavatories downstairs, where otherwise there would be the cargo compartment. I believe MyTravel, previously Airtours, was the first airline to choose this option. So if she was on an Airtours A330, my bet is she was right...
I am not sure there are any other planes out there that have this feature. Anyone?
BFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2446 times:
Here is an update on the situation:
"SO it's official, Jade knows more about aeroplane toilets than Alex, PJ and Tim.
Jade insisted this morning that she used stairs to visit the ladies room during a flight to the Dominican Republic last year, a claim that was met with a mixture of mockery, scorn and sarcasm from PJ and Alex.
The twosome reckoned what Jade had experienced was either a dream or a bad case of altitude sickness. The argument rumbled on and even resurfaced over supper, when Tim and Alex once again put Jade down. "It's physically impossible," insisted Alex.
But the dental assistant stuck by her words adding she remembered a perfume cabinet and that the walls of the toilet were light green.
Earlier, it was Tim who sowed the seeds of doubt when Kate asked if he had heard of planes with downstairs loos. "Well, 747s have stairs upstairs in first class. She'd have to be sitting in business class to go downstairs," he reckoned, clearly suggesting he thought such a scenario was unlikely.
But it seems we should be taking Jade seriously after all, as you lot clearly know your cargo holds from your cockpits.
Lesley emailed: "The plane that Jade spoke about this morning does exist - it's a British Airways Boeing 747. We flew on this to Miami."
Anthony, took the attack on Jade so seriously he looked into it in admirable detail. "You may be interested to know that Jade is correct! She probably travelled on an Airtours Airbus A330-200. To quote the company: Airtours International has the first A330's in the world to feature downstairs toilets. Five of the seven on board are situated on a downstairs deck, accessed via a stairway at the centre of the aircraft."
I know when I'm right
The Airbus theory was backed up by Trevor who went on by way of a disclaimer to tell us, "I only know this through work, not through any anorak-related activity."
So it is great delight that, for once, we can slap our Jade on the back for sticking to her guns on this issue.
And were we able to convey a message to PJ, Alex and Tim, it would be this: How stupid are you?"
Reggaebird From Jamaica, joined Nov 1999, 1176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2368 times:
You know, I think that Jade could have been on the new Brittania A380-900. It's the high density (1800 pax) tour company edition of the Airbuse behemoth. All w/c's are moved to a special compartment installed on the right side of the luggage hold.
Actually, I believe that she was on the Airtours A330.
Beefmoney From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1124 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2284 times:
Its times like these im proud to be apart of such a great community. Only Airliners.neters could have a girl on a TV show say how she went to the bathroom in a green colored downstairs bathroom, and immediatly come back with the airline, type, and model.
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 31
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2270 times:
Beefmoney - I think it was easier than that LOL . The Airtours A330 being one of the only aircraft to have a downstairs lavatory (Am I correct in thinking that this is an LDV container especially built...?). Being from britain, and going to the Dominican Republic, she obviously was going on a charter, considering how dumb she is, she can't have been on a scheduled for that sort of flight (because as far as I know, Travel agents will put you on a charter if available, unless you ask for a suppliment for a sched..).