Another answer on SE Aviation (Why pilots would leave the cockpit in a short flight? ) had this bit of information in it:

The cockpit of some airliners lacks a lavatory.

Isn't is more the other way around: i.e. A Lavatory inside a cockpit is a rarity?

Which airliner cockpits have an entire Lavatory inside them?

I always thought the Flight Crew came out to use the forward-most Business / First class lavatory.

  • $\begingroup$ wilfredasuquo.com/2015/03/… $\endgroup$
    – Him
    Jan 2, 2016 at 10:06
  • $\begingroup$ I suppose it depends on how the airline orders the aircraft. Although with the secured cockpits I wouldn't be surprised if it is becoming more common $\endgroup$
    – TomMcW
    Jan 2, 2016 at 20:51

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As far as I know, some Boeing 747-400s (BA, Air France) had lavatories inside the cockpit. Apparently, Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental has a lavatory behind the cockpit door:

... Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental is unique in that the flight deck crew have their own lavatory, ... behind the locked cockpit door, allowing for extra security and a non-disruptive cabin service involving trolleys blocking the door.


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