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Ash Trays In QF 737-800 Toilets  
User currently offlineBD1959 From Australia, joined Oct 2002, 450 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 8 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2263 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?

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User currently offlineJetdoctor From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2228 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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User currently offlineSkystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2216 times:

Do you really want to be drinking in the toilet anyway?

I doubt you need cupholders for mouth rinsing purposes, and if I were taking medication, I'd rather be using non bathroom water.

User currently offlineBD1959 From Australia, joined Oct 2002, 450 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2189 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??

User currently offlineQF717 From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2156 times:

Noticed this in the First lav on a flight in August, couldn't quite figure that out.

The 738 has GOT to have the smallest premium passenger lav flying -- it's terrible! Low ceiling, narrow, ugh! The MD80 is SPACIOUS in comparison! I swear the 734 is slightly larger.

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