American Airlines: Please Read This

Jul 30th, 2006, 03:12 PM
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If the toilets in the back of the plane are not working, they better not expect people to flying without using the toilet. That would be a good reason for an exception to the rule.

I still think a sign on the bulkhead is the best way since everyone knows the word "toilet" and not everyone understands the message.
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Aug 1st, 2006, 11:34 AM
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I don't understand what all the uproar is about. If you want to be able to use the restroom that is being shared with just 30 or so other people, then pay the 5 or 6 thousand dollars for the right to do so. It's part of the ticket price that people pay to be in f.c. or b.c. I don't ever see why there should be an "emergency" to use the restroom. If you are sick, use the barf bag, but don't wait until you absolutly have to "go" before you get out of your seat to use the restroom. We have all flown before and we know there will be lines for the coach class restroom, especially after a meal or drink service. The folks pushing the cart down the aisle will move out of the way to let you pass. Don't try to make it an "I'm better than you are" issue. If you paid for hamburger, you get hamburger, not filet mignon. Don't want to wait, pay the money and you won't have to.
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 10:00 AM
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I've flown first (international and domestic) and I've flow coach.

When flying coach, I would never think to use the forward lavs. It's just not respectful or right to do so.

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Aug 5th, 2006, 09:26 AM
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We flew Delta last night from Seattle to Miami in first class, which is a very rare treat for our family. At no time did any of the flight attendants discourage anyone in the constant parade of coach passengers who came up to use the lavatory next to the cockpit door. They were often lined up four to five deep down the first class section, treating us in row 1 to constant jostling and close up views of their rears virtually the entire flight - similar to the furthest most seats in the back of the plane. At one time a woman stood waiting with a screaming toddler there for a good five minutes or so - chatting with the FA the entire time. And of course, we then had to queue up to use our own lavatory. The back lavatories were fully operational, so that wasn't the issue. Interestingly, there was a curtain available to separate the cabins, but it remained tied open the entire flight. Having just experienced one side, I have to say allowing coach unrestricted use of the first class lavatory detracted from our experience. If I ever fly first again, I won't sit in the front row!
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Aug 5th, 2006, 12:11 PM
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If I had/have that experience, I'll take all names and foward those to senior management.
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Aug 5th, 2006, 03:12 PM
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So would I if there were no problem with the coach restrooms.
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Aug 11th, 2006, 09:51 AM
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Wow, I donít usually check this board but we were just having a similar conversation at work. I wouldnít just go into another section and use the bathroom. But I donít think the 1st or Bus Class passengers should be allowed OUT of their section, either. They seem to enjoy letting their awful children run up and down the aisles in Coach. We have little enough room as it is!
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Aug 11th, 2006, 10:21 AM
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What do you guys think of this idea?

Instead of bringing the beverage cart up and down the isle on a short flight (with no food) and since we can not bring liquids on the plane anymore, why not just tell people that when the fasten seat belt sign is removed, feel free to walk to the galley and order your drink and then walk back to your seat and drink it.

This way, there will be no beverage cart that will restrict people from using the toilet, people can get their drink when they want it, and stretching the legs is important during a flight.

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Aug 11th, 2006, 10:39 AM
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What do I think of it?

I would get Crystal on your case.
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Aug 11th, 2006, 01:03 PM
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I agree with you Dohlice. Wally, maybe you could just book the seat next to the galley & you could just stretch out your hand with your empty glass?
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Aug 11th, 2006, 01:28 PM
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I can't imagine that they'd put up with a line of people waiting to place their drink orders or pick up their drinks. Maybe they should have you mark your drink preference on a card you get with your boarding pass -- hand it to the FA on your way in and they can bring the drinks to your seat (without the silly cart).

Re: toilet traffic.

Generations of my family were toilet trained with the assistance of "potty chairs." It seems just a matter of time before they equip coach seats to receive waste, thereby making it possible to confine coach pax for the duration of the flight. ;-)
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Aug 11th, 2006, 02:56 PM
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Soccr - we'll still want to go to FC/BC and use their "seat toilets" because they will be fitted with heated toilet seats
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Aug 11th, 2006, 04:27 PM
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jetBlue doesn't use the carts. The FAs carry the drinks and snacks, so the aisle is generally accessible all the time. No first class, so the rr in front is available to all. very democratic.
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