Woman Shares Secret Compartment for Period Products on Delta Planes

A TikTok user has shared a handy tip for air passengers who need toiletries mid-flight, especially women having their periods.

Joselin Lora, who says she works for Delta Air Lines, posted a video that shows a secret compartment filled with supplies, which is behind the mirror in an airplane bathroom. The clip has already been watched more than 5 million times.

Lora said some Delta planes had buttons under the mirror, which causes it to open like a bathroom cabinet. Inside are "amenities of your needs like pads."

"In other planes, it's a pull-out box on the walls," she added.

In Lora's video, she opens the cabinet to reveal paper towels, sanitary towels and boxes of tissues.

Various people who said they also worked for Delta commented on the clip to confirm her remarks. "Man, I miss cleaning planes for Delta," wrote one.

According to other TikTok commenters, many airplanes have similar storage facilities for toiletries.

"I flew Alaskan [Alaska Airlines] about a month ago and accidentally discovered this while I was bored on a seven hour flight," wrote one TikTok user.

"I just flew on American Airlines on the third, it is a pull-out box on the wall and it has the girl figure like on the restroom signs," posted another.

Although the secret compartment impressed most viewers, it also sparked confusion over whether or not passengers should be accessing the products themselves.

Some commenters suggested that they were there for flight attendants to give to passengers when requested.

"This is for flight attendants, if you ask for one they will give it to you, you're not supposed to do that on your own," wrote one user.

"It's literally stuff for refilling for the cleaners and not for the passengers to open," added another.

Lora countered that idea in a comment, writing: "Not true, we always have extra."

Another commenter supported her view, posting: "This is true. My mom works for Delta and stocks these items. It sucks when it's unused because they are required to dump them regardless. Use them!"

Newsweek has contacted Delta Air Lines for comment on whether passengers are really allowed to help themselves to the products.

Whatever the official airline policy, many viewers said they wished they had known about the secret compartment earlier.

"When I was younger I got my period on the plane and used rotating toilet paper during a five hour flight, this would have been nice to know then," wrote one TikTok user.

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A touch lavatory is seen on a United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Los Angeles airport on November 30, 2012. A TikTok user has revealed that most plane bathrooms have secret compartments for toiletries. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images