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Will shrinking aeroplane toilets stop fat people flying?

Old 19th Nov 2018, 19:59
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Will shrinking aeroplane toilets stop fat people flying?

The next wheeze to squeeze more pax in ...
The new 61cm-wide lavatories found on some US flights can free up space for six additional passengers. But some may not be able to close the toilet door
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Old 19th Nov 2018, 20:06
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Sadly, the bog-standard toilet is a thing of the past.
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Old 19th Nov 2018, 23:18
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No. We will just crap in our seats.
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Old 20th Nov 2018, 06:39
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There are such things as Disability rules and access here in the UK - and the EU - putting Brexit aside for a mo
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Old 20th Nov 2018, 10:23
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Are we still allowed to call fat people fat ?

I listened to a BBC programme where it was said that fat people are simply fat because of how our modern society is - fast food outlets everywhere and that they were a product of our society and it is not their fault....

I switched off the radio due to the rubbish being spoken. We all make choices about what we put in our mouths and what level of exercise we do or do not do.
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Old 20th Nov 2018, 13:01
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I recently flew on an A320 fitted with these toilets in the galley area.

I am not fat (some may disagree with that) but I could just fit in and my shoilders touched the sides!

On exiting I said to a cabin crew member “what do very large passengers do?” He replied “Hold on to it”.

I hope,the bean counters don’t consider there use in longhaul aircraft.
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Old 20th Nov 2018, 14:44
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Had my first flight on a BA 787 from IAD to LHR recently and made use of the aft economy lav by the galley. I'm not sure if it was one of these 61-cm lavs, but it sure was small, and I'm a relatively slim guy. Seating, however, was actually rather comfortable in economy, even for my 6' frame.
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Old 20th Nov 2018, 17:39
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My problem with these mini lavs is not in using the toilet, rather it is in using the sink. There is just not the width to be able to bend down over the basin. Thus, if you want to wash your face, you need to figure out how to lift water from your waist to your head. It cannot be done without nearly all of it splashing onto your shirt and pants.
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Shrinking seat pitch doesn't stop tall people flying... Stack them deep and sell them cheap!
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There was a joke that a gentleman entering the smallest room of concorde had to decide what he wanted to do to and then enter facing forwards or backwards.
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Given most of the use aircraft loos get is blokes like me with small bladders peeing the whole flight, why don't they fit a couple with just a urinal?
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..........why don't they fit a couple with just a urinal?
Our Britannia 312 circa the "50's had a small cubicle rigged as a Gents Toilet, with just a urinal pot on the wall. In that era we flew charters for the Gov't. carrying immigrants from the West Indies, none of whom had never flown before of course.

One day a steward entered the flight deck and whispered to the Flt. Eng., who started to laugh and then wrote in the Tech. Log. for the benefit of the next maintenance engineers at the next stop, then showed me ... Gents Urinal used as Arsenal, please clean .... At the next station the engineers cleaned out the urinal and wrote ... " Rectumfied"
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Old 25th Nov 2018, 09:11
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Originally Posted by rog747 View Post
There are such things as Disability rules and access here in the UK - and the EU - putting Brexit aside for a mo

Being fat is not a disability.
And yes I know that’s not what you meant.
The aisles are not regular wheel chair accessible either .
Here’s the problem with traveling on an airplane when you’re disabled, you’ll never make it out in case of even a ‘moderate’ emergency.
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Old 25th Nov 2018, 10:23
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Absolutely true, I remember it well!
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….entering the smallest room of concorde had....
And why were the windows frosted ?
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And why were the windows frosted ?
Not frosted on SAS' MD90, best view ever.
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Old 28th Nov 2018, 10:41
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Didn't the Tristar have urinals?

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Old 28th Nov 2018, 16:04
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Originally Posted by AARON O'DICKYDIDO View Post
Didn't the Tristar have urinals?

Aaron.
Not on BA but the back area had a row of toilets that were known as ‘Penny Lane’.
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" Not on BA but the back area had a row of toilets that were known as ‘Penny Lane’. "

Maybe I was thinking off the RAF version of the Tri*.
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