When it comes to booking or buying a private jet, one of the highest concerns a private jet customer has is: what is the bathroom like? Much like real estate, a private aircraft’s status and value is often defined by its bathroom, which can vary greatly from aircraft to aircraft.
To showcase the range of bathroom types available on private jets, we’ve rounded up various aircraft and taken a look at each of their bathroom options – from the least private, to the most luxurious.
Cessna Citation Mustang
While the Cessna Citation Mustangdoes have a toilet, it’s not as private as you may hope. The toilet, dubbed an “emergency potty” (and for good reason), is located between the cockpit and the passenger cabin, however, there are no doors to enclose the lavatory – it comes with a removable privacy curtain when in use.
This is usually not a problem for Mustang passengers though, as most use this aircraft as a highly-efficient air taxi for quick, short flights.
The Learjet 75’s bathroom option is easily a step up from the light jet category. First of all, it comes with doors! A discreet and distinctive lavatory is located at the rear of the cabin, separated by solid panel doors. The standard features a lighted vanity mirror, sink and coat rod.
Additionally, the toilet is equipped with a seat belt, providing takeoff and landing capabilities for an extra passenger, if needed.
The bestselling private jet in the world, the Citation XLS+, gives passengers a private and spacious aft lavatory. While most midsize jets offer a private lavatory in the rear of the aircraft, the increased cabin size of the XLS+ allows the bathroom to also be used as a dressing area, significantly boosting its appeal in the midsize jet category.
Boeing Business Jet
The most luxurious BBJ (Boeing Business Jet) has not one, but two bathrooms. First, there is a toilet and shower available mid-cabin, but if you’re looking for more privacy, there is another ensuite shower attached to the VIP bedroom in the aft section of the aircraft.
Bombardier Global Express
The Bombardier Global Express is known for its luxurious interiors, including the bathroom. Oprah is a proud owner of this aircraft, and has custom-built one which includes designer fixtures in the bathroom.
Fit For A King
In 1975, Elvis Presley made headlines by purchasing a Convair 880, which was a big status purchase at the time. Elvis customized the entire interior of the jet, but was famously particular about the bathroom, insisting that it included a golden bath and taps.
Customized Airbus A380
The most luxurious private jet bathroom has to be the customized Airbus A380, originally designed by Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal.
Not only does this private jet come with an ensuite bathroom (with showers) for each of the five king-sized bed suites on board, but it also has a steam room for spa treatments and a marble-finished Turkish bath to relax in during the flight. It’s no wonder this Airbus customization cost an expected $500 million.
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