Open the Airplane Lavatory Door Slowly

Open the airplane lavatory door slowlyWhen there’s no line for an airplane lavatory, and it seems unoccupied, I recommend opening the door slowly. Why? Because sometimes people forget to lock it. I’ve only had the door opened on me once, fortunately, and that time it was because the sliding door handle was stuck and didn’t slide all the way—and when the door opened I was just washing my hands. Unfortunately, I’ve also opened the door to find people sitting on the toilet numerous times, and each time it was embarrassing for everyone. That’s why I now open the door ever so slowly, just in case.

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2 Comments on "Open the Airplane Lavatory Door Slowly"

  1. If you do not latch any Airline Toilet door the light will not come on, so there is no way one can use the toilet in total darkness.

    The above tip does not make sense!

  2. On a different subject regarding bathrooms:
    Make sure you know how the controls and the flow work before stepping into a bathtub or shower. If you’re in the midst of a shower, and a hot stream comes through, you can easily change the water flow. I’ve been nearly burned a few times.

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