Starlionblue wrote:The lock mechanism is just a mechanical hasp. About as simple as you can make the thing, so there's not much that can malfunction.
Starlionblue wrote:The doors are pretty flimsy. Not that you could necessarily force one, but certainly attracting attention is not that hard with some judicious thumping.
atomicstar wrote:I’m not sure how powerful the toilet actually is, but the size of the hole is not large enough for a person to be sucked in. If that happens, the toilet will break.
Lukas757 wrote:atomicstar wrote:I’m not sure how powerful the toilet actually is, but the size of the hole is not large enough for a person to be sucked in. If that happens, the toilet will break.
I doubt that the OPˋs fear was to get actually stuck in the toilet seat, rather than get stuck in the toilet-cabin. I‘m sure no toilet system would get a certification if it had the power to suck in a human body. There will be a pressure relieve valve somewhere in the system.
trent768 wrote:I hate the toilet on the 1st generation A330. It is not the fear of getting sucked, but just the really loud noise that somehow freaks me out. Does the newer built A330 has a better sounding toilet?
Starlionblue wrote:trent768 wrote:I hate the toilet on the 1st generation A330. It is not the fear of getting sucked, but just the really loud noise that somehow freaks me out. Does the newer built A330 has a better sounding toilet?
A vacuum toilet makes a sucking sound. I don't think designers design with flushing sounds in mind...
KentB27 wrote:I have a phobia of lavatories for an entirely different reason. I'm somewhat of a germaphobe. The smallness of lavatories makes that even worse. Because if someone just got done pinching off a huge bowel movement in there right before me then I'm even closer to the fecal matter than I would be in normal bathroom. I'm pretty grossed out by public restrooms in general though. On shorter flights I will refrain from drinking any fluids prior to the flight and urinate as close to my flight's boarding time as possible in order to avoid using the lavatory on the plane. If I have to do a #2 I will hold it unless it's an absolute emergency. I've actually never crapped on a plane before. I'm also really grossed out by how many people presumably don't wash their hands after using aircraft lavatories or public restrooms. So if I can hold it, I will wait. Public restrooms aren't great but they still are better than airplane lavatories.
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