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User currently offlineMoneyShot From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 93 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

Anyone have any info on an airline a while back called Smokers Air. It was right after all flights banned smoking in the US. I think it was an all smoking class flight. I think they fly LAX-ORD and maybe one other. I have no idea. Anyone?

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User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3077 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1369 times:

I am guessing no such thing. Airlines banned smoking becasue of a federal law. Therefore no airline could allow smoking.

Greasespot



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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17275 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1356 times:

I think it was called Freedom Air and had one 727-200. It obviously did not last long.


E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offline777guy From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1337 times:

I am guessing no such thing. Airlines banned smoking becasue of a federal law. Therefore no airline could allow smoking.

Actually I think that only applies to scheduled airlines. The Freedom Air I believe was using a charter certificate which allowed this.


User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1315 times:

Freedom Air worked because of a loophole in the law forbidding smoking on US Flight. As 777guy stated, the ban applies to scheduled FAR Part 121 carriers. Private charters and private travel clubs, of which Freedom Air operated as, are exempt from the ban. Smokers had to purchase a membership in the Freedom Air Club, and then pay the fare for the flight (which, I believe, was reduced to make them more attractive). If you were not a member of the "Club", you couldn't book on Freedom Air.

Even with the DOT ban, if a 121 Carrier were to offer charter flights on their aircraft, smoking could be allowed on board but only on those specific charter flights.

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7525 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1314 times:

But how many people really want to suffacate while on their way to vacation? Maybe thats why many people come back vowing not to fly Egypt Air.


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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1224 times:

I'd hate to be the one to work those planes. I would also hate to clean those planes.

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