Airplane bathrooms aren’t exactly the best place to deal with your bowel movements, but holding it in can cause some serious issues on your digestion. Erika Roth, a long time flight attendant, lets us in on when is the most suitable time to have a go when you’re 30,000 feet above the ground.
She advised that people should use the toilet before the drink service begins or right after the pilot turns the seat-belt sign off.
Roth continues that there’s a slim chance that other passengers would need to use the potty room after the plane takes off. It grants you more privacy without thinking that someone is waiting at the door. Don’t stay for too long because, after 20 minutes, an attendant will surely knock on your door. Those are the standard rules, remember that.
If you’re thinking about the kind of smell that might come out of during your potty break, then that’s something you can’t avoid. The stench might follow and that’s okay. It’s better than risking your health because you’re too conscious about what other people might think, the flight attendant told Mel Magazine. But if you really can’t handle the embarrassment, follow this genius technique most flight attendants do to eliminate unwanted odors.