Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Other Aircrew Forums > Cabin Crew
Reload this Page >

Smoking makes a comeback!

Cabin Crew Where professional flight attendants discuss matters that affect our jobs & lives.

Smoking makes a comeback!

Old 7th Sep 2008, 15:13
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 32
Smoking makes a comeback!

I heard from a usually reliable source that the A380 has ashtrays installed in the seat armrests. Can anyone advise whether this is true? I haven't had the pleasure of travelling on the Whale myself. I do hope it's true - so that Air France can raise two fingers to the health freaks when they bring their 380s into service.
quartermilltopo is offline  
Old 7th Sep 2008, 16:37
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: the lonely desert
Posts: 848
Do AF still permit smoking onboard their flights?

I'm sure that aircraft must be fitted with ashtrays, for those passengers who break the rules and smoke onboard. Something to do with having somewhere safe the put the cigarette butt or is that totally worng?
transwede is offline  
Old 7th Sep 2008, 17:02
  #3 (permalink)  
Upto The Buffers
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Leeds/Bradford
Age: 44
Posts: 1,115
You'd be surprised how many airlines still permit smoking. I don't believe AF is one of them, however. I smoke, but non-smoking flights don't bother me, never have, even on long-haul.

I got an AF codeshare a couple of years ago and that WAS smoking. I had one, just for the novelty value.
Shunter is offline  
Old 7th Sep 2008, 18:09
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: LFPO
Posts: 17
I think it has something to do with a FAA ( USA ) requirement that the aircraft is fitted with ashtrays, they talked about this weird equipment a couple weeks ago and they gave this reason...

As for AF all fights are non smoking.
laurent-ez is offline  
Old 7th Sep 2008, 18:27
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 80
Ash Trays on board ? It might be the Customers first time on a Plane ..

also if Ash Trays missing from a Toilet under CAA regulations the Aircraft,
should not leave base " No go item " ..

Same as why we have to show passengers how to open and close there seat belt,
it might be there first time on a Aircraft..

Hope this helps

Smoking will never come back ... I hope !!!!!
Flower Duet. is offline  
Old 7th Sep 2008, 19:48
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Europe
Posts: 1,139
I am not a smker but I find ashtrays useful for a simple reason. Some small rubbish like the wrap of chewing gum in a cabin with no ashtrays have practically no-where to go. I could wait for the cabin service to collect the empty caps but still having the ashtrays it is much more usefull.

Rwy in Sight
Rwy in Sight is offline  
Old 7th Sep 2008, 19:57
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 80
I don't think the cleaner's ever clean the Ash trays.

Use your Sick Bag for waste
Flower Duet. is offline  
Old 7th Sep 2008, 19:59
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: East Anglia.
Posts: 416
Such receptacles on a non smoking a/c are not ash trays, they are a p1ss take.
Avitor is offline  
Old 7th Sep 2008, 20:18
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Europe
Posts: 1,139
Flower Duet,

The volume is so small of a wrap that I think it is a waste to use a sickness bag. But I come to think cleaning the ashtrays would seriously slow down a turn around.

Rwy in Sight
Rwy in Sight is offline  
Old 7th Sep 2008, 20:39
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Europe
Posts: 650
that the A380 has ashtrays installed in the seat armrests.
Excuse my ignorance but surely a specific airline would put in ashtrays, rather that "the A380" comes with them... because after all "THE A380" doesn't come with seats, the airlines order a certain set and have them fitted on the aircraft before delivery.

INNflight is offline  
Old 8th Sep 2008, 00:06
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: OMAL
Posts: 56
All AF flights are non smoking
baob2oba is offline  
Old 8th Sep 2008, 18:43
  #12 (permalink)  

Fabulous Flyblue
Bleu SuperModerateur
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Europe
Posts: 3,261
All AF flights are non smoking, and all AF aircraft have ashtrays to dispose of small items like candy wraps etc. And they are cleaned during turnaround.
flyblue is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.