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Having worked for a Government contractor, I can tell you first hand that it is very expensive to make a design change, even a trivial one like removing ashtrays that are no longer needed. I cannot tell you how many times I've seen piping being re-routed around obstructions that no longer exist. The reason was that the cost of reworking all of the ...


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Asked and answered on Aviation.SE. Summary: They're required by US federal aviation regulations. The apparent rationale is: a desperate, or unscrupulous, smoker might (illegally) light a cigarette in the lavatory. If they do, it is good for there to be somewhere safe for them to put the cigarette butt. Otherwise, if they don't see anywhere else to put it, ...


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Because they were built into the doors, panels, arm rests and other areas before smoking was banned. The seats get changed fairly regularly as airlines update their cabins, and the newer designed chairs no longer include ashtrays. But bathrooms are often left as is, unless something is broken so they still have older ashtrays still embedded.


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I've used tinfoil to separate the pages and stood it on the radiator this worked a treat : )


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Mark Mayo's answer is the best answer to this question; it is an appeal to common sense. I simply wanted to add some legal context for the UK. There are intersecting regulations for the EEA as a whole which are roughly similar. The 'generic' answer is that gun permits are generally issued by individual states, like Kentucky or Arizona. Individual states ...


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Being a US citizen certainly does not exempt one from local laws, even visiting countries close to home. The OP didn't ask about Mexico, but it serves as a good case in point. From wikipedia: "The US Department of State warns US citizens [and all persons regardless of citizenship] against taking any firearm or ammunition into Mexico without prior written ...


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Travelling with a firearm (in general) I've actually seen this scenario, where there has been an assumption by the (US) traveller that they would just be able to enter another country with their firearm. However, as @Mark Mayo states, each country has their own laws in this regard. It's important to realise other countries are likely to have much stricter ...


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Every country has their own laws governing handguns. Your license is for the US, under US (or state-specific) laws. Firstly, you'd have trouble at the border, as you generally need permission or a license to carry a gun onboard a plane, boat, train, or bus, or across borders. Secondly, you would need a license under the laws of the country you're visiting ...


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This answer is an overview since the question is broad so I'm making it a "community wiki" so we can all just edit and perfect a single broad answer. There are three factors to your question: Europe, Travelling alone, and Safety issues for female travellers. Let's look at them. Europe It's big. Really big. Some parts are safer than others. Wikivoyage has ...



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