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When Airlines Permitted Smoking - Cigars?  
User currently offlineGulfstream650 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 538 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5130 times:

I was wondering if airlines allowed cigar smoking when smoking used to be permitted? Googled it but nada.

Thanks.


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5109 times:

No.. I don't think so. Pipes too were a no.


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User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12467 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5109 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.

User currently offlineskymiler From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 530 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5043 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.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25311 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5043 times:

Quoting Gulfstream650 (Thread starter):
I was wondering if airlines allowed cigar smoking when smoking used to be permitted? Googled it but nada.
Quoting EMBQA (Reply 1):
No.. I don't think so. Pipes too were a no.

Some did. KLM and Sabena even handed out free cigars in first class.


User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4942 times:

When I started flying in 1971 for National cigars were allowed along with pipes and cigarettes.

User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5110 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4924 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?


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User currently offlineOldAeroGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3523 posts, RR: 66
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4919 times:

Quoting Gulfstream650 (Thread starter):
I was wondering if airlines allowed cigar smoking when smoking used to be permitted?

Cigar smoking was allowed on the "Hindenberg". There was a special hydrogen proof smoking room.



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User currently offlinePacNWjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4864 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!


User currently offlineTxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4852 times:

Even as far back as the late 50s/early 60s Trans-Texas (later Texas Intl, now Continental) had a sign on their DC3s and Convairs that read "cigarette smoking only."

User currently offlinePacNWjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4783 times:

Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 6):
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?

Here is information about Mohawk's Gaslight Service from page 704 of the November 4, 1960 issue of Flight magazine:

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1960/1960%20-%202496.html

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."


User currently offlinejmbweeboy From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 266 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4712 times:

United's "Men only" Caravelle flights between Newark and Chicago permitted cigars and pipes during the 1960's

JMBWEEBOY


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25311 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4694 times:

Quoting jmbweeboy (Reply 11):
United's "Men only" Caravelle flights between Newark and Chicago permitted cigars and pipes during the 1960's

Photo of that UA Caravelle service, including a cigar and a pipe!




And a little earlier when DC-6s were used.

http://file.vintageadbrowser.com/l-eq3gc4yz1bu5j0.jpg


User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 956 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4659 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.


User currently offlinemastermis From Cayman Islands, joined Apr 2008, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4648 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 1):
No.. I don't think so. Pipes too were a no.

I clearly remember a guy smoking a pipe when I was a kid. The smell was unbearable. This was either on Wardair or Air Canada.


User currently offlineKL642 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 350 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4496 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!
Alex


User currently offlinextra1 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 111 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4411 times:

Havana Cigars were available on Concorde in the late 70's /early 80's.
Here is part of the menu of SQ/BA 016. SIN-BAH-LHR:-


User currently offlineSNLH From Belgium, joined Aug 2010, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4292 times:

According to this video not on LH !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lcgj6Yiafs0
around 3:36


User currently offlineconductor From Canada, joined May 2007, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4223 times:

Hi,I was on OLYMPIC AIRWAYS in Mar,1984 on a flight from Athens(ATI) to the Island of Crete ,Heraklion(HER) a 707, and a man sparked up a cigar on that flight.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39884 posts, RR: 74
Reply 19, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4220 times:

You can still smoke cigars today on Cubana.
I flew on a Cubana IL-62 from Cancun to Havana and there were a few folks smoking them inflight.
In fact, I had one too.  http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj96/Rush8track/CubanaCigar.jpg



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8542 posts, RR: 54
Reply 20, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4204 times:
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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.

I don't miss those days!



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