How To Open A Plane Toilet Door From The Outside

Next time your kid locks him/herself in the aeroplane bathroom, or you just feel like being particularly creepy with a stranger, here's how you can easily unlock an aeroplane lavatory with nothing but your finger.

Simple travel search tool Hipmunk shares a bunch of great travel tips on their blog. Today, they show us how to unlock an aeroplane lavatory door from the outside:

  • Step 1: Approach locked lavatory
  • Step 2: Lift "LAVATORY" sign
  • Step 3: Slide the knob into the unlocked position
  • Step 4: Cackle because you've just unlocked the bathroom from the outside

That's all there is to it. Kind of unsettling, right?

HowTo: Unlock the aeroplane lavatory door (from the outside) [Hipmunk Blog]


    5. Walk away and watch the next person who tries to use the toilet and accidentaly walks in on someone.

      Unlocking it would turn the light off so I suspect the person inside would work it out pretty quickly.

    The light turns off inside (when unlocked), so it would be pretty obvious.

    it sounds more creepy than anything, anyone can walk in on you :|

    or easy acess if your joining the mile high club ;)

    Nobody seems to have pointed out that you can't open the door while someone is inside (on most planes) as there is no room. The door opens inward and would hit the persons knees.

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