The dangerous reason why airplanes still have ashtrays even though smoking was banned 25 years ago

There’s one item you’re not allowed to use on a plane – even though it’s clearly visible.

Ashtrays are still built into the doors of airplane bathrooms.

Smoking on flights was first banned in Australia in 1987, followed by the USA in 1988 and the EU in 1997


Smoking on flights was first banned in Australia in 1987, followed by the USA in 1988 and the EU in 1997Photo credit: Getty

Although smoking on flights was first banned in Australia in 1987, the US in 1988 and the EU in 1997, aircraft are still required to have a safe place to store cigarettes to prevent potential fires.

Flight attendant Jessica explains why this is the case in a video on TikTok.

She said: “Why are there still ashtrays on planes when smoking is banned?”

“Because in the event that someone does not follow the rules, it is a legal requirement to have a safe place to dispose of cigarettes on board.”

In the video, Jessica demonstrated how to open small ashtrays that were placed directly under “no smoking” signs in airplane lavatories.

Even though there were only a few thousand views on TikTok, several people jumped into the comments to voice their opinions.

One person wrote: “Flight attendants here, this is because people are trying to break the rules and we prefer they use ashtrays to hide their cigarettes rather than cause a fire hazard by putting them in one.” hide in a small corner.”

Although it seems hard to believe, Swoop flight attendant Kaylee backed this up in her own video on the social media platform.

Sophie Tang, a woman traveling alone, also posted recently a video about airplane ashtrays.

She added: “Did you know that it is a legal requirement to have ashtrays on flights?”

“Smoking is not allowed, but if someone lights a cigarette, there must be a place to put it out.”

Although the smoking ban has been in place for decades, passengers have been known to break the rules over the years.

For example, in 2019, a man drugged passengers after they smoked on an airplane while traveling on a Spirit Airlines flight to Minnesota.

Passengers caught smoking on board a plane could be fined up to $4,000 (£3,287.74). However, this fee may be higher if other incidents occur such as flight interruptions and smoke detector tampering.

Vacationers could also face other consequences, including arrest and a future ban on flying that airline.

Airlines have also banned vaping and e-cigarettes Airplanes In 2015, carrying e-cigarettes on planes became legal, but smoking became illegal.

E-cigarettes and e-cigarettes should be stored in the passenger’s carry-on luggage.

This is because the lithium batteries contained in e-cigarettes are known to explode in the hold and catch fire.

Passengers must check with their airline how many e-cigarettes they are allowed to take on board the aircraft.

Vacationers should also check e-cigarette laws in other countries, as some countries such as Thailand, Cambodia and Singapore have strict anti-e-cigarette regulations.

Read more at the Scottish Sun

Meanwhile, another flight attendant revealed the passengers’ toilet habits that she doesn’t like having to deal with during the flight.

And that’s the worst thing you can do on the toilet during a flight.

Ashtrays are still built into the doors of airplane bathrooms


Ashtrays are still built into the doors of airplane bathroomsPhoto credit: Alamy

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