Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(LA Times)   Airline lavatories are getting smaller while Leon's getting laaaarrrrger   ( latimes.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Delta Air Lines, robust travel demand, Advanced Spacewall restroom, recent four-hour flight, Consultant Samuel Engel, older economy-class restrooms, Air Lines Inc., JetBlue Airways Corp.  
•       •       •

4254 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Jul 2018 at 9:20 AM (18 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



117 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2018-07-11 09:16:44 AM  
Hopefully, one of these days, we will be able to drive our car to the freeway, hit a button and go to sleep while the car drives the rest of the way.
 
2018-07-11 09:24:35 AM  
I am not a small guy. I was on three flights recently, and on one, I took 3 shiats. Absolutely destroyed those bathrooms. There was feces right up on the wall. Walls.
 
2018-07-11 09:24:49 AM  

UberDave: Hopefully, one of these days, we will be able to drive our car to the freeway, hit a button and go to sleep while the car drives the rest of the way.


all the way to the scene of the crash
 
2018-07-11 09:28:50 AM  
Maybe the airlines can install some larger bathrooms for which you pay a little more.
And a premium catheter service so you don't even have to get up to pee.
 
2018-07-11 09:28:57 AM  

UberDave: Hopefully, one of these days, we will be able to drive our car to the freeway, hit a button and go to sleep while the car drives the rest of the way.


yes, all the way to Europe.
 
2018-07-11 09:29:13 AM  
Of course. They shrank the seats. They shrank the legroom. Now they shrink the restroom. It should be abundantly clear the execs, when it comes to customer experience, do not give a shiat.
 
2018-07-11 09:31:29 AM  
As someone who is over 6ft (not fat), they've already made it impossible for me to sit in coach. More than an hour without being able to move my legs is enough to have me irritable to the point of getting shot by an air martial if someone bumps my elbow again. So, I pray there's the $90 upgrade for 1st class when I check in. If not, I'll get sloshed before the flight and sleep though it (hopefully).
 
2018-07-11 09:32:56 AM  
No sir.  This flight doesn't have those facilities.  But we do offer a personal piddle pack for $45 and adult diapers for $60.  No sir. You get to keep them until you deplane.

$45 too much?  Please let me know when $45 is just right.  Then it'll be $50.
 
2018-07-11 09:33:35 AM  
As silly and mundane a suggestion, but if you want to take off your jacket, do it before you enter the plane's toilet.
 
2018-07-11 09:34:42 AM  

UberDave: Hopefully, one of these days, we will be able to drive our car to the freeway, hit a button and go to sleep while the car drives the rest of the way.


Where's the fun in that?
 
2018-07-11 09:34:44 AM  
You couldnt pay me to get on an airliner these days.

/loves to fly.
 
2018-07-11 09:36:09 AM  
myhindiheart.comView Full Size


And you will like it!
 
2018-07-11 09:41:44 AM  
Subby, thank you for the literal LOL this morning. Just what I needed.

img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2018-07-11 09:42:07 AM  

akula: Of course. They shrank the seats. They shrank the legroom. Now they shrink the restroom. It should be abundantly clear the execs, when it comes to customer experience, do not give a shiat.


Consumers voted with their dollars: they want dirt cheap prices, not comfort. You can have one or the other....
 
2018-07-11 09:43:08 AM  
Probably someone with a supposed peanut allergy and gluten intolerance complained that She is also allergic to usable toilet spaces and so they had to shrink them out of an abundance of caution.
 
2018-07-11 09:46:05 AM  
Last plane I was on was a smaller regional jet.  Lav was so small I had to arch my back to get close enough to the toilet to accurately take a piss.  See it's like shooting a new gun each time - Power isn't the issue, but accuracy, at least for the first couple seconds sure is.  Gotta get it sighted in at short range before you can take a step back.
 
2018-07-11 09:54:11 AM  
Never had to make a 'major transaction' in one of those things. I am not a small guy (just under 5'11", 300 lbs) and the way they are laid out and the way the doors open and shut, even going in and taking a leak is a bit like that viral video of that climber crawling down through a dinner plate sized hole in a rockface (tried looking for it for the post, but no go...)

Most cases, I just try to do my best to hold it until the plane lands (and pray we don't hit any muscle loosening turbulence)
 
2018-07-11 09:54:43 AM  

Dinodork: akula: Of course. They shrank the seats. They shrank the legroom. Now they shrink the restroom. It should be abundantly clear the execs, when it comes to customer experience, do not give a shiat.

Consumers voted with their dollars: they want dirt cheap prices, not comfort. You can have one or the other....


It's because the people who buy the tickets, the expensive ones that make airlines a lot of money, are business travel agents, who in turn are contracted by company travel departments, who are beholden to bean counters under financial pressure from company directors.  The poor bastard who actually has to fly is several layers of bureaucracy removed and has no choice whatsoever.  The "consumer" is a fiction.
 
2018-07-11 09:55:42 AM  

smunns: Probably someone with a supposed peanut allergy and gluten intolerance complained that She is also allergic to usable toilet spaces and so they had to shrink them out of an abundance of caution.


memegenerator.netView Full Size
 
2018-07-11 09:56:07 AM  

some_beer_drinker: I am not a small guy. I was on three flights recently, and on one, I took 3 shiats. Absolutely destroyed those bathrooms. There was feces right up on the wall. Walls.


Did you use a new bathroom each time, or just keep using a progressively more shiat covered toilet?
 
2018-07-11 09:57:33 AM  
If you happen to dress nicely to travel, like the crew, it's a real problem. You want to be able to get in and out of there without having your clothing touch any surface. Hell, even if you dress like a slob you want that.
 
2018-07-11 09:57:54 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: UberDave: Hopefully, one of these days, we will be able to drive our car to the freeway, hit a button and go to sleep while the car drives the rest of the way.

Where's the fun in that?


Road sex in the back seat the while way?
 
2018-07-11 09:57:56 AM  

akula: Of course. They shrank the seats. They shrank the legroom. Now they shrink the restroom. It should be abundantly clear the execs, when it comes to customer experience, do not give a shiat.


No, the lesson is that customers are clamoring for the cheapest fares even if that means they're super uncomfortable for a few hours. If you pay more money you can absolutely receive better service. The public at large has decided that extra comfort for a flight isn't worth a few hundred dollars more.
 
2018-07-11 09:58:13 AM  
Deal with it.  C-130.
img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2018-07-11 10:01:38 AM  
DoughyGuy:
Most cases, I just try to do my best to hold it until the plane lands (and pray we don't hit any
muscle loosening turbulence)


I think this was the title of Jefferson Airplane's unreleased acoustic album.
 
2018-07-11 10:02:42 AM  
I have no idea how football and basketball players handle frequent flying.  I'm 6'5" (closer to 6'6" or 6'7" in shoes), so I'm as tall or taller than many in the NFL, though not as tall as many (most?) in the NBA.  On the rare instances I have to fly, I try to dehydrate myself as much as possible to avoid using the lavatory, otherwise I have to tilt my head sideways (at a minimum) to even take a piss.  Worst case is I have to try to contort my body and hope that I hit the bowl.

Not surprising, but I'd prefer to drive everywhere I travel to, which is one of the reasons why I haven't made any trans-oceanic flights.
 
2018-07-11 10:05:25 AM  

Dinodork: akula: Of course. They shrank the seats. They shrank the legroom. Now they shrink the restroom. It should be abundantly clear the execs, when it comes to customer experience, do not give a shiat.

Consumers voted with their dollars: they want dirt cheap prices, not comfort. You can have one or the other....


When I was young and stupid (as opposed to the currently old and stupid), I thought the coming of the internet would help bring a consumer revolution.  It kind of did in some small sectors but for the most part nothing happened.

The problem is that there are too many people who don't give a shiat or can't afford to give a shiat.  There are *plenty* of people who care, just not enough to drive the quality and not enough who can afford to do so.
Personally, I think getting less for the same price (or higher price) is a recipe for disaster.  You're going to hit a tipping point sooner or later....I would think.  Maybe they prepare for that, I don't know...that's one for people who know more about business than I do.
 
2018-07-11 10:06:18 AM  

A10Mechanic: Deal with it.  C-130.
[img.fark.net image 194x259]


Luxury.  Look at all that leg room!!!
 
2018-07-11 10:06:40 AM  

DoughyGuy: Never had to make a 'major transaction' in one of those things. I am not a small guy (just under 5'11", 300 lbs) and the way they are laid out and the way the doors open and shut, even going in and taking a leak is a bit like that viral video of that climber crawling down through a dinner plate sized hole in a rockface (tried looking for it for the post, but no go...)

Most cases, I just try to do my best to hold it until the plane lands (and pray we don't hit any muscle loosening turbulence)


Just eat a 20oz block of gouda the night before.
 
2018-07-11 10:07:46 AM  
I guess "lose some weight" is an impossible solution?
 
2018-07-11 10:09:38 AM  
I just flew last week.  I had to use the restroom.  It was amazingly small.  Just to get my pants down and turn around took some Houdini like moves.  Then came the hard part - wiping    Absolutely insane.
 
2018-07-11 10:10:09 AM  
🎵C-130 rollin down the strip, airborne daddy gonna take a little sh*t, emission top secret, defication unknown, he don't know if he shoulda waited till home!"🎵
 
2018-07-11 10:13:37 AM  
Dinodork:

Consumers voted with their dollars: they want dirt cheap prices, not comfort. You can have one or the other....

I don't disagree with that. The sad thing is that it seems as though the arrangement has not been maintained, and the roads have been continually diverging.  As prices rise, comforts/amenities are reduced.
 
2018-07-11 10:15:07 AM  
Sigh.  That's gold.
 
2018-07-11 10:15:49 AM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: I have no idea how football and basketball players handle frequent flying.


Chartered jets. The rich players have their own private charters.
 
2018-07-11 10:18:53 AM  

hawks9nkh: UberDave: Hopefully, one of these days, we will be able to drive our car to the freeway, hit a button and go to sleep while the car drives the rest of the way.

yes, all the way to Europe.


Ha, jokes on you, I'm already in Europe.
 
2018-07-11 10:19:44 AM  
I'm 6'5". It's already a circus act for me to try to stand up and take a piss on the smaller commuter planes. No wonder the things end up messier than a strip club restroom.
 
2018-07-11 10:21:40 AM  
Hercs in SVN were really classy. 44 gallon drum lashed to the floor near the ramp. First class had the rim flattened...
 
2018-07-11 10:21:41 AM  

Persnickety: Wave Of Anal Fury: I have no idea how football and basketball players handle frequent flying.

Chartered jets. The rich players have their own private charters.


Should have guessed that.  Not surprising when you're dealing with a team full of larger-than-average people.
 
2018-07-11 10:22:06 AM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: akula: Of course. They shrank the seats. They shrank the legroom. Now they shrink the restroom. It should be abundantly clear the execs, when it comes to customer experience, do not give a shiat.

No, the lesson is that customers are clamoring for the cheapest fares even if that means they're super uncomfortable for a few hours. If you pay more money you can absolutely receive better service. The public at large has decided that extra comfort for a flight isn't worth a few hundred dollars more.


The "public at large" want lower fares because they don't have any money.
Adjusted for inflation tickets are cheaper now than they were in the past.
 
2018-07-11 10:23:17 AM  
You see, us consumers have some serious power here.  Forget all this voting with your wallet crap.  It doesn't work.  What works is civil disobedience.  Next time you board a plane get a double chile bean burrito with extra onions from Chipotle and tell the attendants that you are going to eat it in protest of the small bathroom.  Imagine if two people did the same on the same flight.  Then five, then fifty.  What you have there is called a movement!
 
2018-07-11 10:24:25 AM  
img.fark.netView Full Size


Good thing there is a sale at Penny's......
 
2018-07-11 10:29:07 AM  

gilatrout: You see, us consumers have some serious power here.  Forget all this voting with your wallet crap.  It doesn't work.  What works is civil disobedience.  Next time you board a plane get a double chile bean burrito with extra onions from Chipotle and tell the attendants that you are going to eat it in protest of the small bathroom.  Imagine if two people did the same on the same flight.  Then five, then fifty.  What you have there is called a movement!


Even just one doing that would have something called a movement.
 
2018-07-11 10:32:06 AM  

Prof. Frink: gilatrout: You see, us consumers have some serious power here.  Forget all this voting with your wallet crap.  It doesn't work.  What works is civil disobedience.  Next time you board a plane get a double chile bean burrito with extra onions from Chipotle and tell the attendants that you are going to eat it in protest of the small bathroom.  Imagine if two people did the same on the same flight.  Then five, then fifty.  What you have there is called a movement!

Even just one doing that would have something called a movement.


That is also called the punch line
 
2018-07-11 10:35:10 AM  
Frankly, I'd rather have cheaper fares and lavatories smaller then a phone booth.

I don't use the lavatory on a domestic flight, and kind of look down on those who do (with the exception of  those with legitimate medical issues, but even then, there are depends).  Particularly when they don't have an aisle seat (annoying other passengers) and/or don't obey the fasten seat belt light (annoying stewardesses).

/Nearly every airport has large, much more comfortable bathrooms just feet from most gates. you can't hold it for the 2-6 hours of a domestic flight?  Is it a novelty thing?
//At 5'11", I Wouldn't mind more leg room, but again, I'm more about getting from A to B economically.
 
2018-07-11 10:39:05 AM  

gilatrout: You see, us consumers have some serious power here.  Forget all this voting with your wallet crap.  It doesn't work.  What works is civil disobedience.  Next time you board a plane get a double chile bean burrito with extra onions from Chipotle and tell the attendants that you are going to eat it in protest of the small bathroom.  Imagine if two people did the same on the same flight.  Then five, then fifty.  What you have there is called a movement!


But would it be worth the risk of getting e.coli?
 
2018-07-11 10:45:08 AM  
Meh. If it saves me $50 on the price of the ticket, I'll take a piss at the airport before I board and you can remove the lavatories from the planes completely.
 
2018-07-11 10:56:41 AM  

akya: Frankly, I'd rather have cheaper fares and lavatories smaller then a phone booth.

I don't use the lavatory on a domestic flight, and kind of look down on those who do (with the exception of  those with legitimate medical issues, but even then, there are depends).  Particularly when they don't have an aisle seat (annoying other passengers) and/or don't obey the fasten seat belt light (annoying stewardesses).

/Nearly every airport has large, much more comfortable bathrooms just feet from most gates. you can't hold it for the 2-6 hours of a domestic flight?  Is it a novelty thing?
//At 5'11", I Wouldn't mind more leg room, but again, I'm more about getting from A to B economically.


You sound young.  Once upon a time I could hold it for a transcontinental flight.
 
2018-07-11 11:01:11 AM  

Thong_of_Zardoz: I guess "lose some weight" is an impossible solution?


I will, if you lose some height.
 
2018-07-11 11:01:31 AM  
Dinodork:
Consumers voted with their dollars: they want dirt cheap prices, not comfort. You can have one or the other....


To The Escape Zeppelin!:
No, the lesson is that customers are clamoring for the cheapest fares even if that means they're super uncomfortable for a few hours. If you pay more money you can absolutely receive better service. The public at large has decided that extra comfort for a flight isn't worth a few hundred dollars more.

You guys all missed the joke. I agree with you, but really- an article about airline bathrooms and a comment about execs not giving a shiat?

Maybe some things have become too subtle for Fark after all.
 
Displayed 50 of 117 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking





On Twitter



Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report