kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12857 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5613 times:
I know that quite a few carriers banned pipe and cigar smoking, while permitting cigarette smoking. (Malaysia Airlines/MAS even banned a local product called "kretek"). Aer Lingus and SIA are two I can recall, in this category.
skymiler From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 578 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5547 times:
IIRC, pipes were allowed at one time. A friend found that for a longish flight Amphora and some "medicinal" herb were great (and undetectable due to the sweet tobacco aroma) in the last few rows, especially up against those Speys on a BAC 1-11.
Watched him in Action on Allegheny in the early 70's.!
As smoking faded, pipes and cigars were banned, and then cigarettes.
OzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5362 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5428 times:
Unless I'm getting completely senile, I recall reading something about an airline that had a special cigar lounge or something on that order. Am I maybe thinking of Mohawk's old "Gaslight" DC-3's that flew a series of flights from BOS to various upstate NY markets?
PacNWjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5368 times:
Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 6): Unless I'm getting completely senile, I recall reading something about an airline that had a special cigar lounge or something on that order. Am I maybe thinking of Mohawk's old "Gaslight" DC-3's that flew a series of flights from BOS to various upstate NY markets?
I believe I have heard about the same thing. I think there was an article about that in an issue of Airways magazine, but I am too lazy to try and look it up right now. I think I also read that United had a few "men only" flights on which complimentary cigars were provided. On a separate note, my uncle was once upgraded to first class on a Northwest flight to Europe and claims he ended up in the smoking section seated next to a passenger with a cigarette in one hand and a cigar in the other!
See the first news item that begins "I am obliged to a reader at Harvard" and includes a quote from the Herald Tribune about the Gaslight Service with "stewardesses" serving beer, cheese, and pretzels, and selling "good five cent cigars."
WROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5163 times:
Viscount724 thank for the photo and the 'men only club' pamphlet - I love it. I like the list of 'extra' services. Those were the days when you got not only a decent meal, but slippers, toothpast and toothbrush, playing cards, etc.
I could never get used to people smoking in the back of the plane. The curtain did not really help and after a hop over the pond you smelled like hell. Funny how at 10K feet you would hear that you can start smoking and now that you can use your electronic devices...times have changed.
KL642 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 350 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5000 times:
I remember my Dad smoking cigars & pipes on all of our trans Atlantic flights in the 1960's and early 1970's. I remember once being in the middle seat on an IB DC-8 JFK-LPA with my Mom puffing her Pall Malls and my dad alternating between his disgusting cigars and pipes. That was when I decided that I would never smoke! And now I have lung cancer. Go figure!
BA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8665 posts, RR: 54
Reply 20, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4708 times:
In the 90's BA did not allow cigars, though I distinctly remember one flight where the chap behind me in the 'smoking' row wrapped roll up paper around one - everybody knew because of the smell but nobody said anything.