Why Airplanes Still Have Ashtrays.

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  1. FlyingBear
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    Apparently there is an actual reason! And it actually makes sense, to me at least.

    For those that don't want to click the link, summary:

    "Back in 1973, a flight crashed and killed 123 people, and the reason for the crash was attributed to a cigarette that was improperly disposed of.
    The FAA has decided that some people (despite the policies against smoking, the warning placards, the smoke detector, and the flight attendants) will smoke anyway, and when they do, there had better be a good place to put that cigarette butt."


    http://www.standalone-sysadmin.com/blog/2012/05/engineeringinfrastructures/
     
  2. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Now... how about those Verizon Airfones?
     
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    I actually used one of those phones once when I was about 10. My parents were just indulging me, and hey, $5-10 for a novelty phone call from 35,000 feet! is worthwhile entertainment. My new temptation is the drinking fountains in some planes, like UA's ghetto bird to Hawaii. But I'm still too afraid...
     
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    Verizon's website links for it do not even work. Sign of things to come (disappear)?
     
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    Makes the aging flight attendants feel younger? Can't put a price on the well being of work force!
     

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