“On Delta, somewhere between SLC and PDX or vice versa…” – Ron Dubin
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Taken while working a flight. The lav reeked, which is why I look like that. - Thomas
This was taken last week in Kuwait on my miliatry charter carrying the heroes home from Afghanistan one year tour of duty – Sherri
Alitalia laviator – Matteo
Matteo – Nice work. Use of lav spray, a la Vanna White, always a plus. And way to work the subtley creepy look into the photo below. Heather
Good evening. I’m wanting to join the Laviators’s Club. I have attached a photo of my self at 39,000 feet on the way to Georgia on Northwest Arlines Flight #4881 on Nov 18, 2009. Thank you – Mark
No, thank you, Mark!
Following photos are from my flight from SLC to LAX last week. I attached a “traditional” laviator photo, but my other one has a story. I’ve had a runny nose for about 2 weeks, and the dry air on the plane was hurting my nose so bad. I used up all the tissue I had, and went to the lav to give the schnoz a good blow. Documenting the whole lav visit, I cannot lie that a kleenex couldn’t do the job. Mr. Index Finger had a mission. I look like a grotesque ogre, but that’s a perfect scare for a Halloween flight! (Don’t worry, I washed my hands well, then used hand sanitizer back at my seat) – Nicole
Agh, TMI! – Heather
David Parker Brown, AirlineReporter.com
David, One word – wow. This one is going into the hall of fame! – Heather
I took this pic in the middle of the night on a Delta B767-400ER in the F lav heading ATL-MAD. I was way too relaxed from all the wine and pampering, and decided it was time to laviate. The purser gave me quite a funny/disgusted/intrigued look when she saw me exiting the lav with my Canon. – Brian
Boy, is that a wet nap in your hand? – Heather
I am a flight attendant at Southwest Airlines and your blog keeps me laughing when I am delayed, distraught or just want to be distracted - Craig-Lynne
Glad to be of service – Heather.
(BTW, looks like Southwest is giving Delta a run for its money. Watch out @Shultzyness, there’s a new prettiest laviator in town! )
I fly for a private company and fly a Pilatus PC-12 not the biggest airplane but we do have a lav….and last night my captain was making fun of me because of the laviator picture I was going to take…I understand it might be not the greatest picture BUT I wanted to show you that even in Corporate aviation you are making a great impact! (and yes I will take a better one soon!!) – Andres www.flystrategicmoves.com
Taken on the SQ A380 from Singapore to London in September. Is this the first A380 laviator pic? It would be great to be the first!!! :) – TT
Just after takeoff I snuck back to the bathroom with my headshot and camera and giggling to myself. Finally, I was getting to join the prestigious ranks of the laviator club. By the way, another couple kept trying to join another kind of club the entire night if you know what I’m talking about and I think you do. I was on United Flight 0849 from PHL to LAX and was, sadly, NOT upgraded so I was stuck in steerage with a very small bathroom so I did the best I could! I included my headshot because I thought that was fitting and/or creative! I look very, very tired (me – not the headshot!) as it was a night flight. Just moments after these were taken, the flight became continuously turbulent until Denver! Whew! Just a couple of days before this trip, I got cast as Julie in Carousel at a theatre in Philadelphia and I’m super excited. - Amy Armstrong (www.operamouth.wordpress.com)
Congratulations, Amy! And thanks for joining the club – Heather
I just got back from our fifth annual weekend ritual of indulging in a pro football game, this year in the fine city of Denver. As security consultants who spend quite a bit of time in the air with AA, we were able to redeem some of our hard earned AAdvantage miles and enjoy a fantastic weekend in the mile high city. Speaking of miles high….here’s my shot! – James (Hopefully) Laviator #61
James, #61? Why #61? How bout #78. – Heather
thanks Heather! – Brandon
The service I had (in coach) on the ORD-SFO-SYD flights were TOP SHELF. I went to the back galley on the UA 767 about 2/3 of the way through the ORD-SFO flight. Asked for a water. Male flight attendant poured, handed it to me, and asked, “Is San Francisco your final destination?” I mentioned that I was connecting to Sydney in SFO. He asked if I had ever been there before (no) and if I had ever been on a flight that long (also no). Then he asked how long I was going to be in Sydney. “Well, believe it or not, I’m actually connecting from Sydney to Auckland then to Beijing.” The flight attendant almost fell over. I returned to my seat. At initial descent into SFO the flight attendant came to my seat, thanked me for my business and handed me an unopened liter bottle of water and wished me a safe adventure. What a nice gesture!
So I burn a few hours in SFO, then finally board the 744 to SYD. A flight attendant standing by her jumpseat asks “How many days are you going to be in Sydney?”
I laugh and say, “Well, actually I’m only…”
She cuts me off and says, “Are you the one making all the connections to Asia?” My mind is reeling. She explains that a member of my ORD-SFO crew contacted the purser for the SYD flight and told him/her about me and told them to “take good care of him.” The purser shared the instructions with the SFO/SYD crew during their crew briefing. The flight attendant I was talking to said she was so excited to be the one who found me. She asks me for my seat number and gets on the phone to tell everyone she found their special delivery.
I returned to my seat in awe. For the next 14 hours I had named-service (“Mr. Meyer, may I…”) at least 10 times in COACH! The crew was unbelievable. Several stopped by to ask me about the trip. One offered a first class amenity kit. My glass was never empty and I’ve never experienced better service in my life. All seven flights in the itinerary were on time. It was a great trip and I wanted to share. Little acts of customer service make a big difference. Big acts of customer service make a HUGE difference - Justin
Dear Justin, Okay…umm….something tells me the flight attendant who poured the water had a crush on you. I’m just saying… – Heather
(WAVING HAND) I wanna “Laviator T-shirt”=) I did a transcon this week. The two flight attendants I was working with finally questioned my odd behavior of going into the lavatory several times with DEMO equipment and my cellphone/camera. I proclaimed, “I wanna be a Laviator!” – Frank
Frank, I hereby declare you a laviator. What are you waiting for? Go to windtee.com to get your shirt! – Heather
Last week a producer from ABC Nightline News contacted me about doing a story on the laviators – THE LAVIATORS! I know, it’s weird, I can’t believe it myself. But one of their corespondents actually happened across my blog after surfing around Youtube where they found people doing all sorts of bizarre things in airplane bathrooms. Of course I asked if he’d seen my video, 25 ways to use a maxi pad in flight, but he had not, so I emailed it to him right away. What he had seen, it turns out, was Michelle’s funny laviator music video.
“Michelle really stepped it up a notch,” the producer said matter of fact over the phone.
“That she did!” I agreed. Then I added, “She’s also the one responsible for getting the word ‘laviator’ into the urban dictionary! Now if only we can get the word ‘lavatar,’ as in a laviator avatar, in there as well.”
The producer laughed, and then went on to describe the club as “hysterically weird” and asked what might compel someone to take pictures of themselves in the lavatory.
Honestly, I’m still trying to figure that one out myself, and I’m the first official laviator! Although I’m pretty sure it has something to do with boredom. Or maybe it’s just exciting to do something a little risque – and weird – on an airplane. Then again, it could be all of the above. Who knows. All I know for sure is the end result is fun.
Continue reading GALLEY GOSSIP: BEST OF THE BEST LAVIATOR CONTEST and don’t forget to vote!
Getting my laviation on! – @Catchapamilla
I have to agree with Pamilla, she’s got it goin on! Without a doubt, this girl wins the award for sexiest laviator! And she’s a flight attendant, too! You go, girl!
Ladies and gentleman, laviators everywhere, we have a record. Benet of Aviationweek.com wins the award for most laviations! Laviations? Yeah, that’s right, laviations. First she submitted the you-can’t-see-my-face-behind-this-big-ass-camera photo. Then came a very sweet shot of the youngest laviator, baby laviator, posing with his super cool mom, Benet - minus the ginormous camera. And now this – an almost-celebrity, tag-team laviator shot! Benet, you’re on fire! And not only are you laviating with the amazing @flightblogger, Jon Ostrower, you’re doin it with him on Oprah’s plane – OPRAH! Wait a minute, you guys were on Oprah’s plane and didn’t invite me? Umm…okay…what’s up with that? We need to talk.
I tried to convince my hubby to do it, but he was a no go and didn’t think I would make it on your site, so PLEASE prove him wrong, so I can maybe convince him next time! This is from SFO-OGGBathroom (Thank you mileage upgrades!!) Keep on writing so I have fun stuff to distract me from actually working!
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R.F, you hereby win the award for sick and twisted laviator freak because you’ve been laviating before there were even “laviators”. And that’s a good thing! I think. Just make sure to turn that camera off when the flight attendant makes the announcement that all electronic devices must be turned off and put away. I mean it, R.F., stop playing around with the camera. Turn it off and put it away or a sick and twisted freaky flight attendant will put it away for you. I’m just saying…
Here’s my laviator shot from this morning’s AA517. I really don’t know why I look so happy since I got up at! – Ron
You’re not happy, Ron, you’re delirious. It’s too early to fly. Go back to bed and take a later departure with me.
This was shot heading back from the maxi pad post that you wrote and handed it to her to read. She found the humor in it..and not two seconds later I had my new head rest. Not only did I use it as the headrest I went as far as making me a bow tiesince I managed to snag a seat in 1A. This hardly ever happens on a long flight flying non rev. Enjoy.to ATL on the redeye this past weekend. I waited till about half way through the flight to make sure most of the other pax were asleep to ask the FA for a Maxi-pad to put it on my head rest to give it a little more cussion…I wish I would have taken a pic of her face! She looked at me like I was crazy..I quickly pulled out
Italked my friend who works in the cvg ramp tower with me into taking a pix in the love from fra-cvg. Thought I would share. – Bennett
Hey!! I’m so happy I finally get to join the Laviators Club. That’s a picture from a Delta flight from
Honored to have you!
Gjfk on jetblue. Check out the enthusiasm. I think someone should design a laviating tshirt.
Good evening Kevin. I love your enthusiasm. If there was an award for best tongue, you’d win, but I don’t want to give anyone the wrong idea. I, too, think someone should design a laviator T-shirt, which is why I have someone doing just that as I type. Let me know where to mail it.
September 18th, 2009 • Ross Martin
I’m Following A Flight Attendant. What airline? She won’t tell. All I know is that we are going to go for pizza next week, as soon as she lands. It’s Friday, and my Favorite Follow today on twitter is Heather Poole, a flight attendant.
Heather’s pretty genius, with a following all her own. Her fans call themselves Laviators, a word that just entered the Urban Dictionary. Laviators are travelers who take photos of themselves and make music videos in airplane bathrooms. We could do a whole series of these. I’m publicly daring Chester French to make a video on one of Heather’s flights.
Call them at 617-830-2532 and tell D.A. they gotta do this…
Continue reading I’M FOLLOWING A FLIGHT ATTENDANT and then make sure to periodically check out Martin’s very cool blog Somethingburning.com. And yes, we really are going out for pizza next week. I hope. And he better bring that crazy kid with him.