Lufthansa wins praise for first-class toilet on A380

By David Flynn, March 30 2011
Lufthansa wins praise for first-class toilet on A380

Okay, admit it – as plush as first-class seats and suites are, you're always a bit curious about the toilets.

Can they really be that much better? A bit more space, sure; brand-name soaps and lotions, without doubt.

But Lufthansa has set a new standard with the toilet in its first-class cabin aboard its all-new Airbus A380. The German carrier's superjumbo has a superloo created by Hamburg design firm Mueller/Romca.

The spacious bathroom has ample room for passengers, a large well-lit mirror, quality fittings and finish and the overall design aesthetic you'd expect for first class travel. (And it's definitely in keeping with Lufthansa's revamped Boeing 747 first class cabin, which as we've previously reported includes a full-length bed next to each seat.)

But one unique feature is the men's urinal, which is concealed behind a sliding shell. Mueller/Romca reasoned that this not only add conveniences for male passengers but it improves hygiene in the overall toilet area to the benefit of all passengers.

The toilet is even a finalist in this year's prestigious Crystal Cabin Awards for aircraft cabin products and concepts.


David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

Lufthansa A380in First Class is a great product. I just wonder what they thought about installing those 1980's business class seats in the A380. I hope they are being 'retrofitted' soon. 

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