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Windows In The Bathrooms On The 787

Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:47 am

I know most of you have herd stories but found this article today - it also mentions as discussed before the mood lighting in the 787.


Boeing plans to offer restrooms with views as standard equipment on its new 787 airliners. It's part of a much larger industry-wide competition to woo travelers -- or at least the carriers that buy planes -- with cabin amenities that sizzle.

''We're making flying fun again,'' said Boeing spokeswoman Mary Hanson.


http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/12286751.htm
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RE: Windows In The Bathrooms On The 787

Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:49 am

Well, this depends on the carrier but I've always liked windows in the loo. Makes it feel less like the cramped closet with a water closet (haha...) than what it is.
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RE: Windows In The Bathrooms On The 787

Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:50 am

Why not? Most lavs on the window side of the aisles just have a blank wall where a window might go. Frankly, if they do it the new way, it makes the plane more configurable, as you can place the lavs in more varied places, no?
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RE: Windows In The Bathrooms On The 787

Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:53 am

On some BA aircraft there are windows in the lav which are frosted when aircraft is on the ground and the lav door is shut, but is clear when the aircraft is airborne and the lav door is shut.

Pretty nifty!
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RE: Windows In The Bathrooms On The 787

Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:55 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2):
Why not? Most lavs on the window side of the aisles just have a blank wall where a window might go. Frankly, if they do it the new way, it makes the plane more configurable, as you can place the lavs in more varied places, no?

Well there are probably cutouts for windows anyway. They've just been covered by a plate.

Quoting TymnBalewne (Reply 3):
On some BA aircraft there are windows in the lav which are frosted when aircraft is on the ground and the lav door is shut, but is clear when the aircraft is airborne and the lav door is shut.

Pretty nifty!

Very nifty. On the SK MD-90s it's just a curtain like on the other windows.
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RE: Windows In The Bathrooms On The 787

Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:56 am

Maybe they should have an extractor fan or a hinge so you can open it and have a quick smoke.  Big grin
 
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RE: Windows In The Bathrooms On The 787

Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:45 am

The toilets are usually too small to accommodate a whole window aligned between the two walls, however, on BA, QF and CX in First the large toilets do have single central window with a shade that can be lowered or raised. Somehow, when changing or using the toilet you always get the feeling you should close it, as if some passing flight might spot you!
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RE: Windows In The Bathrooms On The 787

Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:45 am

Quoting MainMAN (Reply 5):
Maybe they should have an extractor fan or a hinge so you can open it and have a quick smoke.

Now, thats a good idea.

Windows in the lav are fun - I remember flying a CSA TU134 and it had a skylight type window - that was cool.
 
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RE: Windows In The Bathrooms On The 787

Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:05 am

Quoting Ozglobal (Reply 6):
Somehow, when changing or using the toilet you always get the feeling you should close it, as if some passing flight might spot you!

I don't get that feeling, but then again I have zero modesty about my body...
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RE: Windows In The Bathrooms On The 787

Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:34 am

SQ's 345s have windows in at least some of the lavs.

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Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:35 am

Singapore A345's also have them


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Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:41 am

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RE: Windows In The Bathrooms On The 787

Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:43 am

Have been in the 787 mockup and wow-at least on the mockup the lavs are much roomier and airy. I have been told the plan is similar to that mentioned Reply #3; the windows will be translucent while on the ground and transparent while airborne. Only time will tell just how much airiness and room will make it to production versions.
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RE: Windows In The Bathrooms On The 787

Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:54 am

Quoting Bobster2 (Reply 11):
Gives a new meaning to "Moon over Miami".

 bigthumbsup  Very good!

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RE: Windows In The Bathrooms On The 787

Thu Aug 04, 2005 11:56 am

OK, so picture it... it's the middle of a long haul flight from anywhere to anywhere... all the cabin is dark, pitch dark, because everyone is resting, then someone decides to go in the loo. A huge blinding white light shines from the lav into the cabin from that window in the lav.

and que passenger complaints in five, four, three, two....

I can already hear it.
Passenger: "excuse me, Flight Attendant! You need to close that window in the Lav so it doesn't keep waking me up".
Flight Attendant: "Sorry sir, the last user of the lav must have left the shade up".
Passenger: "This is rediculous, I fly a trillion miles a year on this carrier and the last crew stayed in the lav throughout the flight to ensure the shade was kept closed so this problem wouldn't arise. This sort of thing would never happen on CO, DL, MX, CX, SQ, HP, AA, etc etc".

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RE: Windows In The Bathrooms On The 787

Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:53 pm

Quoting Richard28 (Reply 10):
nothing like a good view when doing the business!

Depends what business we're talking about, doesn't it? I mean females among us will not benefit from the window nor would males taking a dump.

And the window will surely not help those daring males among us who desperately try to aim correctly at the target. Distraction isn't too good...
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RE: Windows In The Bathrooms On The 787

Fri Aug 05, 2005 3:06 am

Quoting BrightCedars (Reply 15):
And the window will surely not help those daring males among us who desperately try to aim correctly at the target. Distraction isn't too good

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RE: Windows In The Bathrooms On The 787

Fri Aug 05, 2005 4:43 am

Quoting Squirrel83 (Thread starter):
Boeing plans to offer restrooms with views as standard equipment on its new 787 airliners. It's part of a much larger industry-wide competition to woo travelers -- or at least the carriers that buy planes -- with cabin amenities that sizzle.

are these windows automatically closed when you are on the ground? why would i want people to see me in the shitter ...especially ground crews, spotters and nosy passengers in other planes!
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RE: Windows In The Bathrooms On The 787

Fri Aug 05, 2005 4:55 am

You shouldn't squating when the plane is on the ground. You should be belted. I do relish the idea of mooning the ramp rats though.
 
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RE: Windows In The Bathrooms On The 787

Fri Aug 05, 2005 4:59 am

The 787 features electrochromic windows -- basically a large, single-element LCD. Luxury cars already have mirrors that do it. They would be completely dark on the ground, and it would be automatic.
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RE: Windows In The Bathrooms On The 787

Fri Aug 05, 2005 5:10 am

Great, now when the Plane is parked at the gate, you can moon
the baggage handlers. I suppose it will be better for people like my wife
since she is clausterphobic and can't use airplane Lavs.

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