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I remember the moments when I was flying to Nepal. That air hostess stopped me when I was about to enter the toilet. I wondered but I had no option except saying 'okay.' I didn't know that airplanes don't allow using the toilet during take-off and landing. Yes, that was the time when my flight was about to land.
I kept on thinking and was curious why so. And I know you are curious as well. Let's know more here!
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Yes, you are not allowed to use toilet during take off and landing.
Jim Gordon on Quora says: "Take-off and landing are the occasions for most aircraft accidents. The airline wants you out of the toilet compartments to give you a better chance of surviving any accident."
"Toilets are not fitted with seatbelts and have hard, sharp surfaces that could injure you during an accident."
Pilot Emma Swain says: "In a nutshell, when ever an aircraft is within 1000 feet of the ground, everyone on board must, by international aviation law, be in their seats, wearing their seat-belts. Obviously this covers the take off and landing phases of commercial flight, but also covers low-level, and a lot of helicopter operations. Toilets are not legally seats, and they have no belts."
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