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Why No Windows In The Lavatories?  
User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 975 posts, RR: 8
Posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3278 times:

I was wondering why in airplane lavatories there are no windows? It would be nice if they did. If they had windows, I would think it would make them feel more spacious.

Kris


AA - Doing what we do best.
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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3247 times:

The Tu134 does have windows in the lavs. Infact my favorite thing to do was to stand on the toilet and look out the window at the tail while cruizing. :P


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User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3231 times:

because its bad enough that people miss while paying attention they don't need a distraction.

lubcha132 (speaks the truth)


User currently offlineSk945 From Sweden, joined May 2002, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3198 times:

SAS have windows in there lav. on different types of there airliners.

User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1563 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3144 times:

Is the lav not a sealed unit placed somewhere in an aircraft, therefore, a wall against the fuselage?

User currently offlineCyprus-turkish From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3112 times:

from what i could see on BA website, concorde does have windows in its lavs.

User currently offlineCerulean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3102 times:

As ridiculous as this may sound, one probable reason that there are no windows is because the pax would be "afraid of peeping toms".

Yes, I know that you are not likely to encounter some yahoo perched in a tree with binoculars while cruisng along at 30,000 feet travelling at 550 mph. But still....you know how dumb (or gullible...or superstitious) the public can be....especially when it comes to air travel.

It's kind of like people not wanting to fly on flight #13.

...it's along those lines.


User currently offlineSk945 From Sweden, joined May 2002, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3093 times:

Heres a pic from SK A343
http://www.sasflightops.com/gallery/A340/Images/touchngo_06SEP01/interior/toilet/Dscn0054.jpg


User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 975 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3021 times:

Thanks for all of the info. I didn't realize that any had windows. Sk945: Thats a nice pic. Its too bad that U.S. airlines don't do nice things to their lavs like SK does.

Kris



AA - Doing what we do best.
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6202 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2990 times:

Perhaps they just want you to take care of your business and then get out, rather than ponder over the scenery.  Smile Actaully, the EMB-120 has a window in that tiny bathroom.


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User currently offlineSuperG From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2932 times:

I was on an American Trans Air (former American Airlines) 707 charter flight once. The forward lavatory had a small window.

User currently offlineBWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2925 times:


Lubcha 132 is right and besides how much time you plan to spend in there. The most I would do is to put a painting if so much.



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User currently offlineH. Simpson From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 949 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2910 times:

Does "more spacious" mean pissing to the world  Wink/being sarcastic

just kidding!


User currently offlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1670 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2797 times:
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Eastern's Electras had windows in their lavatories. The lavatories were a little forward of the middle, right in the plane of the props. It was really noisy in there. You could stand up on the seat and look out the window at the props.

Bob Bradley
Richmond, VA



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User currently offlineFrequentflyer5 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2791 times:

Most of the JAL 747-400s have windows in their First Class lavatories. A electronic button activates the tint (on/off).

User currently offlineCanadian747 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2721 times:

I have seen evrythig........ Cause I have never thought of putting windows in lavs  Smile But good choice.

User currently offlineMarara From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 678 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

Qantas F class do, saw it on Airport.


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User currently offlineTransactoid From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2659 times:

Seriously, it's probably to cut back on the average amount of time a person spends in there. People will have no interest in staying in a fully enclosed area for long and will get out as quickly as possible. But put windows in there and this may no longer be the case.

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

I don't think jets with engines mounted on the rear fuselage could have windows in the back. But the F/C lavs could get them. Make it even more first class, yeah?

User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

EVA Air(BR) of Taiwan has one window in the first class lavatory on the upper deck of 747-400s. It is on the right side. I once had to "rush" to the lavatory and take care of business while the plane was still at the gate. When I was done, I realized I had forgotten to pull the shade down. (which was really not necessary as the upper deck lavator was too high for anyone to see in...)  Big grin

User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2628 times:

The first class lav on Saudi Arabian MD-90's has a window. Not only that but it has a little pull up blind for privacy. Why you need privacy at 35000 Ft I don't know.  Smile

User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 21, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2615 times:

Thanks alot guys, now whenever I go on a plane I am going to be looking in every lav for a window, the F/As are gonna think I'm a terrorist, and my excuse will be "I was just looking for a lavatory with a window in it!"


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User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 975 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2575 times:

LMP737: I think the reason they have blinds is so that when you are taking a piss, you wont have the sun blinding you. Also if you are on the ground, you probibly don't want some ground staff seeing you like this:

Kris



AA - Doing what we do best.
User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

Say I have to use the bathroom while the plane is at the gate, or there is a delay. Do I really want people in the plane next to me to see me doing my private things?

Seriously though, the lavatory is where you go to the bathroom. You go in, do what you have to do, and get out. If you want to look out the window, go to your seat.

blink



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineSAS-A321 From Denmark, joined Mar 2002, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2455 times:

Jeremy from Airport also showed that Aeroflot had windows in its brand new 777, and he told that they were the only company to have it......ooops there he was wrong! I think he should just stay in the Santa Claus business  Laugh out loud


It's Scandinavian
25 Crosscheck : The Qantas First Class toilets have windows, and I must say it's rather nice. They have a special feature as well. When the aircraft is on the ground,
26 HAL : As mentioned briefly above, the reason most lavs don't have windows is that in all newer airplanes they are modular in design, so the airline can plac
27 Patroni : The Saab 2000 turboprops have a window in the lav. There is the story that this was done on special request of Moritz Suter, at that time CEO of Cross
28 Post contains images EGFF : tints and blinds? who's gonna be a peeping tom at 35,000ft? i'd be very worried if i had to pull the blind down cause someones looking in at me droppi
29 Setjet : No windows in the Concorde! The main reason might be the additional cost and the modular basis of airplane design. There was some talk about removing
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