Business class passengers using the economy loo?

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mushmush

Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club

Member since 14 Nov 2013

Total posts 40

perhaps we should be discussing the fact that there is only 1 toilet for 28 seats!!


I understand the economies of scale and how every seat counts for profitability but 1 toilet for a whole cabin is surely pushing it especially in the hour leading up to landing.

John Phelan

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Oct 2011

Total posts 245

The A330-200s are gradually being re-refurbed, and an extra J toilet is being installed (with a loss of 2 J seats).

traveller99

Member since 18 Nov 2015

Total posts 110

Larry David thought it was fine to do in Curb Your Enthusiasm.


moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 835

5 of the proposed 8 longhaul 332s (the ones with seatback IFE) already have toilets, with 6th under maintenance.


And the business ratio is much better than economy - I doubt you won't wait if you go down the back, particularly towards the end of the flight

Geoffair

Member since 04 May 2018

Total posts 42

All J class should have 1 (preferably2!) forward and lights to show if the Y class are available behind the partition.
Frequently go to Y if available,or just for a walk around the'plane for exercise!

cooper81

BA Gold

Member since 01 Apr 2012

Total posts 75

When I fly on Malaysian's A330's in J they have a pretty weird J class config.....there are 30 J seats in the forward cabin. On most aircraft the 30 seats would occupy the whole cabin between the front galley and the galley at doors 2. But on MH they've squeezed the 30 seats into a smaller area and put a small Y cabin of just two rows behind the J class seats in the forward cabin. So effectively, there's one loo in the forward galley to use for J and two loo's in the mid galley are for Y.


What i've noticed they often do (not sure whether it's official service standard or not) is block off one of the mid galley Y loos and stick a 'business class' sticker on it. And when they see a wait in the forward galley they escort you to the mid galley loo and unlock it. A bit odd but kinda effective.

puppy79

Member since 06 Dec 2017

Total posts 23

what's wrong with that.just don't do an elaine on seinfeld and sneak into business class and sit down when your seat is in coach after going to the toilet.

gjspectre

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 21 Feb 2017

Total posts 35

I was on a Qantas 737 from Karratha to Perth last week in business, and there was a steady stream of economy passengers using the business toilets, and not a thing was said by cabin crew. Both times I needed to use the toilet I had to wait for economy passengers. Virgin Australia with their little white rope reduces this in my experience.

JJJJJJJ

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Feb 2017

Total posts 60

You certainly can use the economy loos but let me be brutally honest. Apart from the loos being cramped the economy lavs tend to be pretty messy the further into a flight you get! I'd rather stay in my seat up front and wait for a business class loo.

Yes us uncouth economy class passengers don't know how to use a toilet properly... gosh this site espouses some elitist rubbish sometimes!

Get the very obvious chip off your shoulder s4172249 and do the maths. There are so many people using the economy loos that they do get messier quicker.

s4172249

Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Feb 2018

Total posts 37

You certainly can use the economy loos but let me be brutally honest. Apart from the loos being cramped the economy lavs tend to be pretty messy the further into a flight you get! I'd rather stay in my seat up front and wait for a business class loo.

Yes us uncouth economy class passengers don't know how to use a toilet properly... gosh this site espouses some elitist rubbish sometimes!

Get the very obvious chip off your shoulder s4172249 and do the maths. There are so many people using the economy loos that they do get messier quicker.

No chip buddy; just a bit over the classism and elitism often displayed on this website. I choose to fly Y mostly, except for ultra long haul, and I fly for both work and pleasure, so the lack of recognition for a “business” traveller in economy on this website gets a bit grating after a while; in fact it appears that business travellers don’t fly economy according to this website? Adding to that by insinuating that we’re a back of grubs in the back end of the plane who can’t use a toilet? - well get stuffed then, and hold it in until your precious business class loo is available.

tommygun

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 16 Oct 2017

Total posts 177

perhaps we should be discussing the fact that there is only 1 toilet for 28 seats!!

I understand the economies of scale and how every seat counts for profitability but 1 toilet for a whole cabin is surely pushing it especially in the hour leading up to landing.

That's exactly the point. One lav for 28 J pax (that's business passengers) is an insult.

tommygun

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 16 Oct 2017

Total posts 177

I was on a Qantas 737 from Karratha to Perth last week in business, and there was a steady stream of economy passengers using the business toilets, and not a thing was said by cabin crew. Both times I needed to use the toilet I had to wait for economy passengers. Virgin Australia with their little white rope reduces this in my experience.

Happens often on Qantas. Between the flight crew and the economy passengers using the forward lav, business class passengers come off second best. Virgin does it much better with the rope, although some cheeky economy riders will still slip through when crew aren't looking.

AsiaBizTraveller

Member since 20 Nov 2015

Total posts 39

You certainly can use the economy loos but let me be brutally honest. Apart from the loos being cramped the economy lavs tend to be pretty messy the further into a flight you get! I'd rather stay in my seat up front and wait for a business class loo.

Yes us uncouth economy class passengers don't know how to use a toilet properly... gosh this site espouses some elitist rubbish sometimes!

Get the very obvious chip off your shoulder s4172249 and do the maths. There are so many people using the economy loos that they do get messier quicker.

No chip buddy; just a bit over the classism and elitism often displayed on this website. I choose to fly Y mostly, except for ultra long haul, and I fly for both work and pleasure, so the lack of recognition for a “business” traveller in economy on this website gets a bit grating after a while; in fact it appears that business travellers don’t fly economy according to this website? Adding to that by insinuating that we’re a back of grubs in the back end of the plane who can’t use a toilet? - well get stuffed then, and hold it in until your precious business class loo is available.

I fly a mix of business and economy class and it's clear the difference in cleanliness in lavs at either end of the plane, and a lot of that is because the business class toilets are cleaned more often during a flight. As to this website being elitist, I don't think so, it simply chooses to focus on the business traveller and business class. Of course some business travellers fly economy, I do on short hops around Asia, but it doesn't bother me that AusBT ignores economy because there's not much to say about economy!

stmaus

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 20 Nov 2017

Total posts 35

Well the name of website is Australian Business Traveller (not Australian Business Traveller travelling in F or J), so I for one would be appreciative of more coverage of Y alongside the other classes as I often travel Y for business.

For example, I was just reading an article about EY downgrading one of its services from an A380 to a B777. The article then discussed the implications in terms of the quality of the F and J seats, but no mention of Y. On Etihad A380->B777 (as with many other airlines eg Emirates), that is a massive negative change which readers ought to be made aware of, whereas the F and J downgrade is much less significant.

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