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Nothing in the bathroom...new policy?

Old Sep 11, 02, 5:18 pm
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Nothing in the bathroom...new policy?

I flew yesterday and the pilot stated that the new rule was men were not allowed to bring anything into the bathroom and that women had to ask a flight attendant before they took something into the bathroom.

Is this official?
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Old Sep 11, 02, 5:26 pm
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This must be the captain making up his own rule.
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Old Sep 11, 02, 5:53 pm
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Oh, please! Are they going to look in our pockets to be sure that we haven't brought anything inside? How silly.

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Old Sep 11, 02, 7:24 pm
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Don't give them any ideas! I don't need -3- full body gropings for each flight per security procedures...

Is that a comb in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?
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Old Sep 11, 02, 8:06 pm
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That pilot is a paranoid jackass. If anyone chose to "smuggle" something into the bathroom, who would know.

If you're reading this, Mr. Pilot, you need to get some help.

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Old Sep 11, 02, 9:21 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by sfo1kmm:
This must be the captain making up his own rule.</font>
I agree, on the basis that any official rule, no matter how asinine, would probably not be gender-specific. If females are allowed to bring something into the lav after inspection, then so would males.
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Old Sep 11, 02, 10:02 pm
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Airline amenity kits, not yet totally extinct, usually contain a toothbrush and toothpaste. Where would this captain expect us to use them? And where would he want us to spit after we do?
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Old Sep 11, 02, 10:32 pm
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I'm with Spiff.
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Old Sep 11, 02, 11:02 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Is this official?</font>
Just for you
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Old Sep 12, 02, 12:19 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Efrem:
Airline amenity kits, not yet totally extinct, usually contain a toothbrush and toothpaste. Where would this captain expect us to use them? And where would he want us to spit after we do?</font>

Hopefully the airlines won't decide to permanently lock bathroom doors shut and just pass around bed pans to pax who need to "go." Spittoons in the aisles every two or three rows will solve the teeth brushing problem.

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Old Sep 12, 02, 2:49 pm
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Or worse - surveillance cameras in the restrooms...
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Old Sep 12, 02, 5:04 pm
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Who will monitor them, the air marshals? (After all, they have nothing else to do.)

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Old Sep 12, 02, 5:48 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Hopefully the airlines won't decide to permanently lock bathroom doors shut and just pass around bed pans to pax who need to "go."</font>
They already do bar restroom use for the last 30 minutes into DCA, and sometimes long lines form immediately after a movie on transpacific flights. For males, an empty water bottle works fine, especially if you're discrete. Women can also learn to do this.
http://www.restrooms.org/standing.html

I'd love to see an airline make a federal case about it and hear the expert witness testimony about kidney discharge rates, bladder sizes, the effects of prostate enlargement, the consequences of bladder stretching, etc.

"Self help" goes a long way in solving life's problems, from changing your baby on an adjacent seat, to peeing in a bottle, to always washing your hands and using the paper towel to open the airliner restroom door.

Whatever the "policy," deal with it!
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Old Sep 12, 02, 6:08 pm
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Well heck, why bother with the bottle at all??

<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by SPN Lifer:
"Self help" goes a long way in solving life's problems, from changing your baby on an adjacent seat, to peeing in a bottle, to always washing your hands and using the paper towel to open the airliner restroom door.

Whatever the "policy," deal with it!
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Old Sep 12, 02, 9:47 pm
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Pilots like this need to be the LAST ones to get guns in the cockpits.

A mental health check should be given to anyone close to getting a gun....
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