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Ashtrays installed on all aircraft….still….

Ashtrays installed on all aircraft….still….

  1. Anonymous

    Hi Lucky – ever noticed how all new aircraft STILL have ashtrays built into the bathrooms? Why is that? Smoking has been banned on board for, what, almost 30 years?

    Just flew some Dreamliners and A380s and I took some pictures as a reminder to ask you.

    Does anyone know?

    Thanks

  2. David W

    There’s people out there who will disregard the ban and smoke anyway. You need a place to put the ashes instead of people throwing it away or flushing it. People may still throw it or flush it but at least then the person cant say they didnt see an ashtray.

  3. Mark Reinecke

    [QUOTE=”David W, post: 60119, member: 29″]There’s people out there who will disregard the ban and smoke anyway. You need a place to put the ashes instead of people throwing it away or flushing it. People may still throw it or flush it but at least then the person cant say they didnt see an ashtray.[/QUOTE]
    But, surely, the aircraft industry is a sophisticated one, where cost-cutting is key. I can’t imagine that the industry installs a feature just in order to offer convenience to someone who wishes to break the law? That would be madness. After all, they don’t install hanging hand straps in case someone wishes to stroll down the aisle when taking off….if you see what I mean. Thanks.

  4. rickyw

    I like the hand strap analogy!

    But, the ashtray piece is because it’s the law 🙂

    [URL]https://money.cnn.com/2017/03/09/news/airplane-ashtrays/index.html[/URL]

  5. Mark Reinecke

    [QUOTE=”rickyw, post: 60160, member: 1436″]I like the hand strap analogy!

    But, the ashtray piece is because it’s the law 🙂

    [URL]https://money.cnn.com/2017/03/09/news/airplane-ashtrays/index.html[/URL][/QUOTE]
    Thanks for looking it up – still an odd law, no? Surely a running tap would be a better place to extinguish a cheeky cigarette in the loo?

  6. Owen

    They’re there just Incase somebody decides to smoke on board, so the crew have somewhere to dispose of it safely. A running tap would basically do the same thing, but I guess they’re still afraid of tossing it in the trash afterwards.

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