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Old 09-20-2002, 05:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Airliner personal service facilities

AKA: Toilets

Having spent some significant quality time in various airplane 'bathrooms', I have noticed it is a much under-appreciated or discussed topic. While I have a special affinity for them that has nothing to do with their typical use, it got me to wondering about the various types and creature comforts involved.

I've noticed the newer, vacuum toilets seem to be hellaciously powerful. I read a recent article about the crew of a Southwest airlines flight that ran an entire strip of toilet paper down the aisle during their pre-flight safety briefing, then flushed to show the passengers how powerful the vacuum was. Rumor has it the performance gathered tremendous applause .

I've also heard stories of persons of considerable girth forming a perfect seal over the opening and being unable to lift their buttocks from the clutches of the vacuum mechanism. Scary.

The older, flapper bottom models seem almost benign nowadays. Especially the ones that have worn springs so they sit there and bounce bang-bangity-bang during the entire flight.

Toilets aside, and discounting Mile High Club stories, I think there is a lot to discuss on this topic. Care to contribute?
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Lightbulb Hmmm!!! OFF TOPIC!

I heard of large people getting vacuumed onto the seat and the flight crew trying to remove them. Or of too much blue stuff and having a blue wave going to the cockpit from the lav.
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Ummm ....... Interesting topic (I think)
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Talking That is a funny pun! If it wasn't for Thomas Crapper where would we go when flying?

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AKA: Toilets
It is infact true - on a 737-700, your excrement travels the length of the aircraft in about 1 - 1.5 seconds. The rear wall of the container is a touch thicker than all the other walls in case people eat a lot of bran before they board the airplane!

BTW: D.O. Guerrero - i take it your named after the fabled Authur Hailey character in "Airport"?

For more *****ty facts, as a rampie who empties the lavs!


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Hey, just a thought - can anyone do me a custom 1:400 lav system from a 737-700!??!
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It is infact true - on a 737-700, your excrement travels the length of the aircraft in about 1 - 1.5 seconds. The rear wall of the container is a touch thicker than all the other walls in case people eat a lot of bran before they board the airplane!

BTW: D.O. Guerrero - i take it your named after the fabled Authur Hailey character in "Airport"?

For more *****ty facts, ask a rampie who empties the lavs!


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This topic leavs a bad taste in my mouth
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"Tommy Boy".....bathroom scene.
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IF YA WORK ON THE RAMP AND HAVE TO DO "THE LAVS" make sure that "donut" is secured and LOCKED before ya release the BLUE JUICE....

OR U WILL BE A "SMELLY SMURF"
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My hands were blue for a week about 10 years ago yuck
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It is infact true - on a 737-700, your excrement travels the length of the aircraft in about 1 - 1.5 seconds. The rear wall of the container is a touch thicker than all the other walls in case people eat a lot of bran before they board the airplane!

BTW: D.O. Guerrero - i take it your named after the fabled Authur Hailey character in "Airport"?

For more *****ty facts, as a rampie who empties the lavs!
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Yes, it is I. I'm hoping to hook up with an excavation job in Milwaukee here in the near future, and I'll probably be flying there. I'm anticipating I'll need the use of the facilities at some point. Perhaps they strengthened the airframe and fuselage structure around it since the 707 days....
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IF YA WORK ON THE RAMP AND HAVE TO DO "THE LAVS" make sure that "donut" is secured and LOCKED before ya release the BLUE JUICE....

OR U WILL BE A "SMELLY SMURF"
one of my female friends dated a Northwest ramp rat and he didnt do something right while emptying the crap tank and he got drentched.
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I have had some prety terrible aircraft toilet experiences in my time. Here's one I thought you might like to see, this airliner was in service at the time in 1988, flying for the appropriately named CAAC!



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Jesus christ, what type of CAAC aircraft is that, a TU-154 or Trident?
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It was an Ilyushin IL14. The seat belts consisted of two lengths of Velcro! It was a great flight though.

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One of these days I will show you guys a picture of the Lav on my C-130 its called the bucket or honey pot..we also have a piss tube in the back of the plane that just lets the piss drain to the ground I always try to go over cities at low level
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