Airplane Secret

On Saturday I was flying from Nagpur to Mumbai. About halfway into the flight, I got up to use the restroom. The sign on the door said “Occupied” so I waited in the aisle. After five minutes go by, one of the flight attendants asked me if I need any help. I told her I’m just waiting for the bathroom. She was not convinced that somebody was in there, even though the sign indicated otherwise.









The flight attendant looked over her shoulder to see if anyone was watching. She then slid the small sign that says “Lavatory” to one side and peaked into the bathroom. After confirming that nobody was in the bathroom, she slid the door open and motioned for me to enter.

I never knew that airplane lavatories have secret windows that flight attendants use. People can peep in at any moment. I’m going to see if this is true on other airlines I fly. If so, it’s a very interesting trick.

Leave a comment if you’re also familiar with this trick or another.

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3 Responses to “Airplane Secret”

  1. Pascal Wagner Says:

    No way! That is crazy! You should definitely try to see if you can open it yourself. I’d be interesting in hearing your results if it’s on other flights too!

  2. Juan Pico Says:

    Too funny bro! Next time I’m on an airplane I am going to tell the flight attendant…”I know about your secret window”..and walk away lmao!

  3. anon123 Says:

    It’s not a window. You definitely can’t ‘peep’ in. The sign that says “Lavatory” is a cover for the locking mechanism. If you lift the cover, you can unlock the door. The cabin crew must be able to access the lavatory from the outside incase someone needs help and can’t unlock it themselves.

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