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Why Don't Aircraft Toilets Have Windows?

Old 29th Apr 2009, 20:13
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Why Don't Aircraft Toilets Have Windows?

I have always wondered...

Why Don't Aircraft Toilets Have Windows?

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Old 29th Apr 2009, 20:17
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Privacy. Frosted glass is too heavy.
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Old 29th Apr 2009, 20:25
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Some do. In BA, premium washrooms do have windows. When you slide the lock, the glass changes to frosted magically. It must have an LCD film in it. Very swish.
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Old 29th Apr 2009, 20:32
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But when I am changing into my pyjamas before pushback I always lower the blind - I really am suspicious of technology and it doesn't seem to "frost" on the ground. I'd hate to be ejected from my flight for inadvertantly flashing my netherbits at the world at large.......
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Old 29th Apr 2009, 20:58
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So you can't sneak out of the window without paying.
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Old 29th Apr 2009, 21:38
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It also discourages people from hanging around more than strictly necessary to enjoy the view.
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Old 30th Apr 2009, 00:02
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But when I am changing into my pyjamas before pushback
And a fine site you will look on a dark and stormy wet winters night when the aircraft aborts TO and evacuates you! Running over the muddy grass, in the pouring rain, in your panjams and slippers! Often wondered why people change before and not after TO.
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Old 30th Apr 2009, 09:42
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Why Don't Aircraft Toilets Have Windows?

They do On Etihad.

I always get a laugh when I go in to find the previous person had pulled down the window blind obviously worried that someone outside may be able to see them sitting on the throne.
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Old 30th Apr 2009, 10:39
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Save money on production? Perhaps there is some saving on a plain panel, rather than the window and it's fittings.
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Old 30th Apr 2009, 10:49
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Oooh, a loo with a view. If there was a shelf of magazines in there, I'd probably try booking it.
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Old 30th Apr 2009, 10:57
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Im pretty sure its a Boeing/Airbus thing. I've never seen a Boeing aircraft lavatory with windows, but every Airbus lavatory has had a window.
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Old 30th Apr 2009, 11:31
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Not every Airbus lavatory has windows - the one I was on last night didn't. There was supposed to have been a complaint from an American woman on Concord that somebody could look in on her while she was on the loo. that was when they were over the Atlantic.....
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Old 30th Apr 2009, 16:29
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VC10 does!
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Old 30th Apr 2009, 16:38
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VC10 does!
yes but they are are outside !!
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Old 30th Apr 2009, 21:46
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Because the Neighbours were complaining of too many scantily clad people using the loo.
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Old 3rd May 2009, 14:14
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Never mind the frosted/clear glass debate, why don't the windows open so you can clear the previous toilet user's reasty fumes from the air ?

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Never mind the frosted/clear glass debate, why don't the windows open so you can clear the previous toilet user's reasty fumes from the air ?
To stop pigeons coming on board....
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Old 3rd May 2009, 17:30
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hi,

Two aircraft that I have been on have windows in some of the toilets;

(1) BA 747 in First class - the forwardmost toilet has a window)
(2) Finnair A340- business class toilests had windows ( VS A340 did not IIRC)

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Old 3rd May 2009, 18:48
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slightly changing the subject a bit... still on the window topic though,

why is there at least 1 row with a plain wall and not a window, notibaly the 737-800 or i think the 767 (ba anyway) in front of the wing, is it a structural thing on an aircraft?
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Old 3rd May 2009, 19:03
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That gap in the windows is where the air conditioning ducting runs up to the over head panels from the air cycle machine just forward of the gear
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