There have been times when because of trolleys being in the way, FA
's in Y class have told passengers to use the FC loo as getting to the rear of the plane would be too cumbersome.
On one occasion when I was in steerage, I was told to use the FC toilet by a FA
. As I made my way to the loo, the FA
in FC informed me that it was for First Class passengers ONLY. I brushed her aside telling her to "Take the matter up with your coworker who advised me otherwise." No, I didn't have the attitude that I somehow had the right to use the facilities in FC, but rather since I had been given permission, I wasn't about to allow some pompous twit mow me down. Normally, I would use the lavatory in the part of the plane for which I purchased my ticket.
I've travelled in FC many times, and it's never bothered me if someone from behind the "curtain" wishes/needs to use the FC toilet. Then again, it was all done very orderly and without disturbing anyone greatly. Should the FC toilet be for FC passengers? Yes, that IS
how it's set up. But, there are times when bodily functions will need to take precedence over the price paid for one's airline ticket.
The idea of an ill-mannered 8 year old running loose about the plane is another matter not exclusively related to having to choose the right lavatory. Any child who cannot behave themselves unattended should be accompanied by an adult. And any adult who cannot make their reasonably grown children behave on public transport might wish to take some parenting classes.
I would not blame the child fitself or causing a disturbance. But, I would support the idea of banning the parents from flying the airline in the future. If an adult creates a bad situation on an aircraft, they can be barred. If an adult chooses to inflict a bad situation in miniature by bringing aboard a poorly behaved minor, I see no difference.
Having read some responses on the topic of FC vs. Economy lavatories, I cannot help get the impression that many of the greatest gripers who jealously guard their FC rights and priviledges are more bothered by the notion that urine from the common folk might be mixing with their more exalted urine in the FC loo.