Friday 30 September 2022, JW Marriott Grosvenor
November 2022, Virtual
21 November 2022, Hilton London Metropole
Now if there is one quandary that aircraft designers have not overcome is the use of the on board rest rooms (toilets to the English, or ”lav” ” short for lavatory) as a place to quietly sit and read. With limited facilities on board overindulgence is just not fair. Smoking was banned (don't believe the stories about safety, loo puffers were just taking up too much time) which eliminated some of the waiting period but now we have another problem. It seems that with the emergence of Connexion by Boeing and other airborne Internet systems passengers have been seen taking their laptops into that most private of rooms. New rules and regulations will now have to be organised and no doubt both Airbus and Boeing will come out with stickers (at $100 per sticker ” nothing is cheap on an aircraft ” and it has to be approved by the joint airworthiness board). ”Surfing the Internet whilst in this area is banned! A ”500 fine will be levied and your domain name removed!” Japanese versions as well (see the JAL story above)!