Caravelle From Norway, joined Aug 2000, 666 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 11130 times:
Not allowed, and, in my experience, doesn't happen. Once hitting tarmac, everything can happen, though.
I've smelt fumes upfront departing from way back in the cabin, but never during actual flight....
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14307 posts, RR: 63
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 11110 times:
Depends on the company policy, most American and European carriers don´t allow it, though once I found a half smoked huge cigar in the Captain´s side bin of one of our US registered freighters . Older planes still have ashtrays installed.
Tbanger From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 266 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 11012 times:
Not in Oz.
Rex doesn't allow a pilot to smoke in uniform in public. All smoking is prohibited on board all public transport vehicles in Australia.
If I owned Rex, then I would even ban eating in the cockpit. It costs us thousands a year in repairs to the Audio Control Panels which is located directly under the cup holder. Another is the GPS controller. Most common faults with both of these units is from spilled drinks or biscuit crumbs.
Maybe I would allow bottled water, if they asked me real nicely.
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 38
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10851 times:
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but nicotine consumption while at high altitudes can adversly effect ones performance in the air as compared to at ground level. I don't know if this is true or not, I think I read something about it ground school. It might just be unpressurized aircraft, but even in commercial jets the a/c is usually pressurized to 10000ft.
SDFOH From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10821 times:
I have talked to a pilot that flew the dornier 328. He said that on long taxis or ground holds he has been known to fire up a smoke. If you leave the burger hole open, the pos pressure will force the smoke right out of the a/c, pretty handy for those long ground times.
Arkhem From Ghana, joined Jul 2004, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 10699 times:
Positive rate, I presume their policy is such because of health insurance costs, can anyone confirm/deny? Or do they just 'pride' themselves because of their puff-free staff? I believe there was a recent topic posted by someone who applied for a job at Alaska airlines and was turned down because of their smoking habits. I certainly won't be working for them, not that I would want to work there anyway...lol
Flykal From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 443 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 10666 times:
Not sure if there is any company policy regarding that for KE (don't have a FOM at home), but I have entered the cockpit on a couple of occasions to the smell of smoke. Could be from either the maintenance guys or previous flight crew.
Know a couple of F/O's who have complained regarding their Captain smoking on a longhaul too, mostly on cargo flights though.
One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time
Squirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 10379 times:
I have seen it happen as well here in the states. And Cargo as well ashing in a cup of water in the flight deck. . . At the time it never crossed my mind due to the fact that they were all in the open in doing it so I assumed it must be allowed.
Loadsheet From Saudi Arabia, joined Jul 2004, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 10102 times:
after working some years as Ramp Agent:
Air France, Finnair, Air Dolomiti, Air Baltic,
Smoking ( if allowed or not - pls ask somebody else )
Turkish Airlines, Alitalia ( with cigar !!! ), Adria, Cyprus, Onur Air, Pegasus; but the most airlines mentioned here smoked in cabin during turnaround, not in the cockpit except the first two )