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Padded Toilet Seats On Luxury Jets?

Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:43 pm

Something that has always made me curious-

Why, on luxury jets, are the toilet seats padded like a regular seat? Why not have normal toilets?
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Padded Toilet Seats On Luxury Jets?

Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:46 pm

Well, the super-rich do need a softer cushion for their rotund backsides. And how do you know the lavs in their mansions aren't padded  
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RE: Padded Toilet Seats On Luxury Jets?

Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:10 pm

Quoting cloudboy (Thread starter):
Why, on luxury jets, are the toilet seats padded like a regular seat? Why not have normal toilets?

On some business jets the toilet, with the lid closed, can be used as an extra occupant seat.
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RE: Padded Toilet Seats On Luxury Jets?

Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:10 am

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 2):
On some business jets the toilet, with the lid closed, can be used as an extra occupant seat.

This is correct. Usually referred to a "Belted potty" in the USA, its not the most comfortable seat, but i have seen it used mostly on shorter flights where they will max out seating capacity on a smaller aircraft. Citations, Lears, Beechjets, King Airs all are good examples of the Belted Potty Seat.

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RE: Padded Toilet Seats On Luxury Jets?

Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:14 am

A friend of mine used to fly the de Havilland Heron that was formerly the Queen of England's plane. It's toilet seat was covered in fur.
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RE: Padded Toilet Seats On Luxury Jets?

Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:27 am

The toilet seat is padded? Do you mean the toilet seat lid? I've been around private jets for decades and have never seen a padded toilet seat. Toilet seat lids are padded and used as a vanity seat for the ladies.
 
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RE: Padded Toilet Seats On Luxury Jets?

Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:33 pm

You can buy padded toilet seats at the store. Why would you want to sit on something hard anyway..I dont see what the big deal is.
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RE: Padded Toilet Seats On Luxury Jets?

Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:46 pm

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 4):
A friend of mine used to fly the de Havilland Heron that was formerly the Queen of England's plane. It's toilet seat was covered in fur.

Is that the one Air Tahoma had?
 
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RE: Padded Toilet Seats On Luxury Jets?

Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:56 pm

Quoting citation501sp (Reply 3):
On some business jets the toilet, with the lid closed, can be used as an extra occupant seat.

So when someone wants to use the Potty it's a case of musical chairs?
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RE: Padded Toilet Seats On Luxury Jets?

Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:56 pm

Quoting DashTrash (Reply 7):
Is that the one Air Tahoma had?

I believe is was this one: http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?regsearch=N82D
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RE: Padded Toilet Seats On Luxury Jets?

Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:00 pm

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 2):
Quoting cloudboy (Thread starter):
Why, on luxury jets, are the toilet seats padded like a regular seat? Why not have normal toilets?

On some business jets the toilet, with the lid closed, can be used as an extra occupant seat.

Also known as the "ultimate business suite" complete with a locking door, running hot & cold water, counter top which doubles as a desk, and toilet all rolled into one.

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RE: Padded Toilet Seats On Luxury Jets?

Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:13 pm

Quoting flanker (Reply 6):

Airplanes are not at all like your home or camper...you can't equip them with items from Home Depot.

Only approved devices can be installed on an aircraft. This would include a padded toilet seat. I'm sure one could develop and certify a padded toilet seat for their jet but it would be tremendously expensive.

Ex: We just replaced a simple, but FAA approved, convection oven in the GLEX. Unit cost more than $20K.
 
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RE: Padded Toilet Seats On Luxury Jets?

Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:52 pm

This is what a belted potty looks like under the cushion:



Though this one is not belted, same idea. Below the cushion is your standard toilet. Nothing much to it really.
 
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RE: Padded Toilet Seats On Luxury Jets?

Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:07 pm

Why are toilet lids padded, sometimes, anyways? Why would you want to hang out in.. A bathroom. I imagine the situation is the same at 35,000 feet.
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RE: Padded Toilet Seats On Luxury Jets?

Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:49 pm

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 2):
On some business jets the toilet, with the lid closed, can be used as an extra occupant seat.

Does RYANAIR know about this??
 
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RE: Padded Toilet Seats On Luxury Jets?

Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:03 pm

Quoting 26point2 (Reply 11):
Airplanes are not at all like your home or camper...you can't equip them with items from Home Depot.

Only approved devices can be installed on an aircraft. This would include a padded toilet seat. I'm sure one could develop and certify a padded toilet seat for their jet but it would be tremendously expensive.

Ex: We just replaced a simple, but FAA approved, convection oven in the GLEX. Unit cost more than $20K.

I was speaking in general. Its no big deal either way.
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RE: Padded Toilet Seats On Luxury Jets?

Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:06 pm

Quoting panpan (Reply 14):
Does RYANAIR know about this??

Yes they do, as soon as they can fix a price on the Jump seat, this idea is next. 
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