Cerulean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3667 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.
L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1712 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3362 times:
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.
Transactoid From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3224 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.
Bobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3200 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...)
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 37
Reply 21, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3180 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!"
Kjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 976 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3140 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:
SAS-A321 From Denmark, joined Mar 2002, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3020 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
: 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,
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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