Here's A Better Way To Poop In Airport Stalls

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.fastcodesign.com/3023709/terminal-velocity/heres-a-better-way-to-poop-in-airport-stalls

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    Squeezing into the Pez-sized bathroom stall with carry-on luggage can be a real hassle. Alex Tee, a mechanical engineer with Altitude, has a simple solution

    We’ve all been there. You’re at the airport traveling alone when you decide to stop in the airport terminal bathroom. You wheel your carry-on over the dirty bathroom floor--careful not to pick up any wet scraps of toilet paper--before squeezing into a 36-inch by 60-inch stall.

    Now you’ve got to carefully arrange all of your belongings into a three-square-foot wedge of floor space, which we at Altitude have termed “the triangle of tribulation.” You might try and suspend your luggage on the coat hook to keep it off the floor and out of your way--but coat hooks are designed to support a trench, not a 30-pound carry-on--forcing you to sit below an impending avalanche of luggage.

    Overall, sharing a bathroom stall with your luggage requires a degree in logistics, the physical dexterity of a gymnast, and not a small bit of luck. Traveling is full of minor annoyances like this, and it becomes all the more troublesome when you’re traveling by yourself. Last year, one-third of all business trips included a flight and according to one survey, 60% of those trips were done alone. Even among leisure travelers, 11% of trips are made solo, with no one to watch bags when you have to go.

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  2. Bill Hunt

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    That is one reason that I keep the UA Lounge membership updated - plus my wife can watch my wheelie of unimaginable stuff, and I can reciprocate. Life is just easier that way.
     
  3. FetePerfection
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    Playing devils advocate, luggage suspended overhead might easily be taken and given the state the owner is in, I doubt he would be in a position to give chase :D
     
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    It would be a little hard to run with your pants down, agreed
     
  5. flynow

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    You got to do what you got to do !!
     
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    Agreed.
    Thats why I keep both - United Club and Admiral's club membership. It's just convenient. :)
     
  7. birvine

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    My first thought would be to 'go' once you have checked your luggage and gone through security. My carry on easily hangs from the stall hook.

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  8. kiwi
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    The last pic looks like there's been an accident.
     
  9. lunettes noires
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    A fixed-height rack is either going to be impossible to reach for people of shorter stature (like me) or a head impact hazard for taller people.
    How about pivot bins mounted on the wall above the toilet? Reachable by any stall user to store their bags, but inaccessible for thieves. And appropriately sized, a further deterrent to people trying to carry on items that clearly don't fit in standard plane bins....
     

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