The Strange Toilets of Chicago O’Hare and Even Stranger Firing of the Alaska Airport Manager

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  1. You’ve never seen those toilets before? And I thought you were a man about town. They have been around forever!

  2. @Patrick I have seen and used them, but it was still interesting enough to pass along

    If you must know though I prefer to use club lounge toilets

  3. I have long loved those toilets at O’Hare. I’m not sure why the author of the original article has such an issue with them. Any woman knows that the paper liners never stay put and if there is an “liquid” on the seat, it is just absorbed into the paper liner. So gross. I wish there were more O’Hare toliets in this world!

  4. I remember these from 13 or so years ago! They’re wonderful… I’m sure they’re expensive however… but, do hope that other airports do this as well..

  5. The changing seat cover toilets at O’Hare have been around forever. I wish all public rest rooms had them! I have only seen them in one other public rest room.

  6. But nothing beats the heated musical toilets complete with various sprays (including deodorizing) in the Narita AC…

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