Samantha 01 Nov, 2018 07:49 71091 20

Why Airplanes Have Ashtrays When Taking A Puff Is Prohibited?

The necessity of the unecessary?


Just think about it for a second: there are those stickers screaming BANNED all over the airport, but you have an illuminated 'NO SMOKING' sign over your seat. The shiny thing just sits in the lavatory looking all handsome and familiar, maybe because it's wrapped in mystery. 

If there's a ban on smoking, what makes room for a sparkling ashtray in the lavatory?

The crew reminds you that tickling the smoke-detector is a criminal offense and yet just below a no-smoking sign in the washroom, there's an ashtray. Tryin' to mock them smokers?