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u.s. gov wants ban on toliet queuing on planes

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posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 03:41 AM
geez cant I piss in peace mr. bush???

Qantas began informing passengers last night about the toilet queue ban but said it was too early yet to gauge customer reaction. 'The US Transport Security Administration are now requiring that passengers on flights to the US are not to congregate in groups in any areas of the aircraft, especially around the lavatories,' a Qantas spokeswoman said... Board of Airline Representatives of Australia executive director Warren Bennett described the US edict as silly and impossible to enforce. 'It's [a toilet] a very prime piece of real estate on an aircraft at certain times in the flight,' Mr Bennett told ABC radio. 'It's obvious that whoever thought this up in the US authority hasn't travelled on a 14-hour flight to Australia.'"

Is all this really needed??This kind of stuff is getting out of hand now dont ya think??..what are we going to have to raise our hands and ask to use the rest room like when we were in elementery school??

[Edited on 8-1-2004 by McGotti]

posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 03:44 AM
At this rate in 2 years we will have to file for permission to fly somewhere with the government 6 months in advance of any travel. I bet greyhound will be making a fortune when that sad day arrives.

posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 03:48 AM
Oh boy, my parents will be thrilled when they fly back fom Oz later this month on Qantas.

If they really don't want people congregating in large groups on the plane, lock each individual passenger in their own plexiglass bubble with a slidey door so the flight attendant can still deliver the crappy in flight meal. Add some shackles, handcuffs, straight jacket, whatever, and now you have your airline security.

Next time I go to Australia, I think I'll take a #ing boat.

[Edited on 8-1-2004 by kaoszero]

posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 04:02 AM
kaoszero, for one it's not the aussie government saying this is needed, nor is it QANTAS.

it is infact the government of the USA!

it would be the same for BA, AA, UA, TWA, and whatever other planes fly to the USA.

and for two, i think your going a bit overboard.

so what, you might have to go back to your seat if someones in the freakin dunny, it's not prison.


back to the story

i think the US gov, is going to far.

i mean, how many people are gonna crap their daks waiting in their seat for the dunny??

and is the US gov gonna re-emberse those who do??

i know theyre not saying you cant go to the toilet, but how many people will try not going to the toilet for fear of being branded a "terrorist" or a "security risk"

here's the situation

Flight attendent: excuse me, could everyone waiting for the ammenities please return to their seats
Jon doe: but i'll crap myself
FA: sir it is manditory that no-one ques to use the lavitory
Jon doe: but if i go back im gonna do a S#!t
FA: sir if you do not return to your seat i am going to have to report you.
Jon Doe: it's not like im a terrorist, i just need to do a dump
(everyone gasps at the word terrorist)
FA: sir i am going to have to report you
Jon doe: fine but can i crap first
FA: please go back to your seat
Jon doe: no
FA (on intercom 2 pilot): we have a security breach
Pilot: ok thank you i will report it to JFK airport
Pilot: (talking pilot mumbo jumbo) we have a security risk, requesting escort
Tower:Thank you
(plane get's escorted, jon doe gets arrested, Media have a feild day)

posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 04:08 AM
Instead of queuing, they should make them stand in line. After all THAT is the American thing to do!!

posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 04:10 AM
I realize it's the US government, but if they don't like what goes on on INBOUND flights, they can't land.

Further, keeping people from congregating for national security or whatever sounds dumb. On every international flight I've been on, you almost have to wait in line in bathrooms because people are changing clothes, brusthing their teeth, whatever else.

Plus, I was having a good time with sarcasm

posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 04:15 AM
lol, im having a hard time working out what is and sint sarcasm lately, must be the work hours

posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 04:16 AM

Originally posted by kaoszero

Plus, I was having a good time with sarcasm

Yeah, me too!

posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 04:17 PM

At this rate in 2 years we will have to file for permission to fly somewhere with the government 6 months in advance of any travel

That's most realistic thing I've seen posted on this thread. Even more upsetting is that you are probably right.

posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 04:30 PM
Just retrofit the seats with pee tubes and a pull down shade. Hey we allready have the oxygen mask at the ready

posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 04:40 PM
Jeez - wonder if they'll just give everyone a urinary catheter? then only the folks that need to poo will have to get up and stand in line...
I only say this because when I fly I can barely make it in time when I'm standing in line - what's gonna happen when lines aren't permitted ?

Gonna be a lot of pissed off folks... er I mean pissed ON folks....

posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 05:44 PM
They gonna do this in Airforce 1 as well?

"Sorry Mr.President, go down to your seat and # your panties, you are still queued at 6th place"

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