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Pax trapped in the lav, UA1554 (DCA-SFO) diverted to DEN, bring on the bathroom humor

Pax trapped in the lav, UA1554 (DCA-SFO) diverted to DEN, bring on the bathroom humor

Old Sep 26, 19, 8:20 am
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Pax trapped in the lav, UA1554 (DCA-SFO) diverted to DEN, bring on the bathroom humor

Which is worse, diverted when you were stuck in a bathroom or when you refused to enter the tiny bathroom on a UA flight?

Parts of the article on USA Today are copied below.

Visiting the bathroom mid-flight is hardly a pleasant experience but getting stuck in there is a whole other kind of ordeal.

A United Airlines passenger found out the hard way on flight to San Francisco on Wednesday.

"Flight 1554 from Washington D.C. to San Francisco diverted to Denver to assist a customer who was in the lavatory when the lavatory door became inoperative," United spokeswoman Andrea Hiller confirmed to USA TODAY. "The passenger was safely removed from the lavatory after landing, and customers have since continued on to their destination on a new aircraft."



https://www.usatoday.com/story/trave...ht/3772806002/
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Old Sep 26, 19, 9:55 am
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I'll start...

Maybe the pax wanted to go to “the head” of the class
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Old Sep 26, 19, 10:51 am
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On this month's episode of "Big Metal Turd..."
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Old Sep 26, 19, 10:56 am
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Must have been an awful landing for the passenger in question.
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Old Sep 26, 19, 11:11 am
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Originally Posted by Sleepy_Sentry View Post
Must have been an awful landing for the passenger in question.
If trapped in the lav on the new A220, you at least have a window.
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Old Sep 26, 19, 12:05 pm
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This person missed nearly all of the passioned service from UA FAs (His mind was spinned with "Safety is our top priority while service is our passion!").
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Old Sep 26, 19, 12:06 pm
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How long do we think the passenger was stuck in the lavatory? Couldn't tell from FlightAware: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/...151Z/KDCA/KDEN

Let's hope it wasn't a rough landing that made the bathroom look something like this:
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Old Sep 26, 19, 12:17 pm
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FA to bathroom occupier 15 minutes before landing: "Sir/Madam, do you have your seatbelt tightly secured? We're landing shortly."
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Old Sep 26, 19, 12:26 pm
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That is definitely a crappy situation.
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Old Sep 26, 19, 12:32 pm
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Was this one of those slimlined lavs? I could see some pax becoming physically stuck in that tiny space, and requiring an extraction team on the ground.
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Old Sep 26, 19, 12:38 pm
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I'm claustrophobic, and have no doubt that this incident will come to mind next time I'm using that tiny bathroom. Might have to leave the door open...
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Old Sep 26, 19, 12:54 pm
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It was a 738 fyi.


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Old Sep 26, 19, 1:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Kmxu View Post
This person missed nearly all of the passioned service from UA FAs (His mind was spinned with "Safety is our top priority while service is our passion!").
Surprised the FAs didn't charge her $149 for self-upgrading to a "premium" seat.
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Old Sep 26, 19, 1:28 pm
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If only Macgyver were onboard.

Could anyone on this thread: Best Inflight Hack? Hold onto your cocktail nuts! have done anything?

Seriously, I read a few years back that many airlines stopped providing oxygen masks for the lavs as a cost-saving thing. I wonder what UA does on that front and what would have happened if there is no oxygen mask and they lost cabin pressure...
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Old Sep 26, 19, 1:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Sleepy_Sentry View Post
Surprised the FAs didn't charge her $149 for self-upgrading to a "premium" seat.
True. Better lighting, various amenities at your fingertips...and seat comfort likely better than the park benches in the Main Cabin.
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