BD1959 From Australia, joined Oct 2002, 450 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1721 times:
As most (if not all) of the current QF 737-800s were meant to be destined to AA, why are these planes still being manufactered with Ash Trays in the toilets? Do Boeing not offer any sort of option on washroom fittings? Given the current fashion in the motor industry why not cup holders? What would you like to see instead of useless ashtrays?
Jetdoctor From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1686 times:
While many aircraft and airlines are non-smoking, there are regulations on designers to put a certain number of ashtrays per passenger on aircraft as a place to put a burning cigarette, should an ignorant passenger decide to light up in flight.
Would putting a burning cigarette in an empty beer can with water in it be better, most probably. But somebody gets paid to make regulations, and we must live by them.
Hope this answers your question.
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BD1959 From Australia, joined Oct 2002, 450 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1647 times:
Sorry Skystar - it was my idea of satire: buy this -800 cause it comes with a state-of-the-art glass cockpit and two dozen cupholders!! Thanks for the reply Jetdoctor: do the same regs stipulate a certain number of ashtrays and smoke detectors be fitted in all washrooms??