G500
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United Runs Out Of Toilet Paper On A Long Flight

Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:32 pm

take this one and chew on it for a while... Had this happened on a flight from LAX to SFO, it wouldn't been a big deal, 45 minute flight, but LHR-SFO?



"We've heard of flights running out of sugar, snacks and even fuel - but never have we ever known a flight to run out of toilet paper. That's what happened on board a recent flight from London to San Francisco, when United Airlines allegedly forgot to re-stock the plane's supply of toilet paper.

According to an account posted to FlyerTalk.com, it seems some creative flight attendants put together a pocket to hold some cocktail napkins, so passengers who had to use the loo weren't left completely stranded in the bathroom."



http://www.gadling.com/2013/06/19/un...ilet-paper-during-international-f/
 
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RE: United Runs Out Of Toilet Paper On A Long Flig

Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:40 pm

Mistakes are going to happen. The flight attendants worked out a solution that while not perfect, gets the job done. It's not like anyone was told they could not use the lav.
 
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RE: United Runs Out Of Toilet Paper On A Long Flig

Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:42 pm

Well otherwise a diversion was in order, it happens quite often when too many toilets become inoperative.
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RE: United Runs Out Of Toilet Paper On A Long Flig

Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:43 pm

Quoting g500 (Thread starter):
United Runs Out Of Toilet Paper On A Long Flight  

Oh shit! But you can always use the cloth napkins of J-class 
 
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RE: United Runs Out Of Toilet Paper On A Long Flig

Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:45 pm

Are we really going to start a thread about this ? It happens . More times than you think on many airlines ..
 
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RE: United Runs Out Of Toilet Paper On A Long Flig

Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:57 pm

Quoting etops1 (Reply 4):
Are we really going to start a thread about this ? It happens . More times than you think on many airlines ..

Ah come on, it's a funny story. I've never heard of it happening in all of my travels, so I enjoyed the post.
 
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RE: United Runs Out Of Toilet Paper On A Long Flig

Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:21 am

Quoting sw733 (Reply 5):
Quoting etops1 (Reply 4):Are we really going to start a thread about this ? It happens . More times than you think on many airlines ..

Ah come on, it's a funny story. I've never heard of it happening in all of my travels, so I enjoyed the post.

The more YouTube videos glamorize this type of ''prank'', ''trick'':
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-CfVzx3sro
(and there are lots of these videos)

The more common ''running out'' is going to become...




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RE: United Runs Out Of Toilet Paper On A Long Flig

Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:04 pm

I've had my laugh so I'll freely admit, the first thing that shot through my mind, while imagining everyone having the runs:

''Elaine: 'We had a choice of steak or fish. Dr Rumack: Yes, yes, I remember, I had the lasagna.''
I believe in coincidences. Coincidences happen every day. But I don't trust coincidences.
 
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RE: United Runs Out Of Toilet Paper On A Long Flig

Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:57 pm

I bet that was a pretty shitty flight...

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