Worst onboard toilet experience?

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  1. Mangy
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    I am not sure if this should be in the 'dining' forum, but there is some relationship. [​IMG]

    I am sure many of us (some??) want to know your worst onboard toilet/bathroom experience.

    For me it was on the Ariana Afghan Airlines Kabul - Sharjah flight in 2005. I believe it was an old B727 with the original Air India motif on the wall.

    Before takeoff the toilet looked like one you may find on an old train. After takeoff, well you can imagine. Needless to say, most pax used it as a squat toilet with varying degrees of accuracy.

    Sorry, no pix.
     
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    Oh dear...
     
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    Oh goodness, please let's NOT have this in the dining thread.
     
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    I'm not sure I've ever had what could be termed as a good onboard toilet experience.

    Neutral at best. Get in, get out and get on with whatever you were doing. :)

    Now I had a pretty nasty experience in a toilet on an old Greek freighter ship once. I'll wait and see how this thread goes before I explain it in detail.
     
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    [diver90 runs away without reading anything on this thread]
     
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    but you're secretly waiting for more posts, aren't you?! [​IMG]
     
  8. diver90
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    No. I'm not here. Pay no attention to the man in the wet suit dripping on the curtains and carpet.
     
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    C'mon DGM, we all want a good laugh at your expense! =P
     
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    It was a early flight and<CENSORED><CENSORED><CENSORED>the door was closed<CENSORED><CENSORED>I could not CENSORED><CENSORED> CENSORED><CENSORED>and what a mess.
     
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    Are you now describing your own worst onboard experience? [​IMG]
     
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    yikes, but like it!
     
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    This looks a nice quiet place
     
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    At least there are no photgraphs
     
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    Ugh.
     
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    Never had a really bad experience in a plane toilet, but then I don't travel on such exotic airlines as Ariana!

    But before entering the toilet, I always open the door very slowly - I am scared of old ladies hiding there who forgot to lock the door [​IMG]
     
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    Not a worst, but funny. I used to fly Alitalia TATL a lot, and I'd track the 767's by the name on the nose. (they have about 15 of those, a different Italian historic figure's name painted on each one).

    January of '07 I boarded, noted it was Marco Polo. One lav was out of order, taped shut.
    April '07, again flew on Marco Polo, that lav was still taped shut and so was a second one.
    Five days later I boarded again, saw the name "Marco Polo" and I really cringed, expecting a 9 hour flight with three lavs out of order. I immediately walked around and checked, but fortunately, all had been repaired.

    :D
     
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    Seems to happen more often than you think
     
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    Was on a UA flight from LHR to LAX a few years ago in C and wanted to use the lav. Upon opening the door I saw the most disgusting mess ever. Somebody must have lost all control of lower bodily functions. Not sure how but there was .... everywhere. A female FA passed behind me an peeked in as well. She just said "oh my god" and closed the door and bolted it shut for the remainder of the flight. I feel sorry for the ground staff that had to clean up the mess later. [​IMG]

    In general US airline flights have lavatories that get fouler and fouler the longer the flight. On many Asian airlines like NH the crew frequently cleans the lavs. Much appreciated.
     
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    Why else do you think I am scared of them? [​IMG]
     
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    But do they wash their hands before arranding salad on your plate after that?
     
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    Now I am really sick.[​IMG] I think overall the Japanese have a very high hygienic standard, or at least I hope so.

    Dirty toilets on planes also bring up another disgusting habit of people barefoot or in socks going into the lavs. I for one do not like to have pee and other body fluids and solids under my feet.
     
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    Socks are OK - they absorb pee and other dirt from the toilet floor and thus help keep the toilet clean.
    I wouldn't go there in socks myself, but I appreciate other people doing it [​IMG]
     
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    A pretty graphic thread, does not leave much to the imagination. [​IMG]
     
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    We can wait. You don't have to be in a hurry to share.

    [​IMG]
     
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