Jmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1300 posts, RR: 7 Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6388 times:
I was watching "Airline" on Sky Travel the other night. It was the first series, the one about Britannia. On the programme they were following a wedding party travelling to the Dominican Republic. Anyhow, they were filming on board and one member of the party was smoking, the stewardess told her she must remain in her seat to smoke (she was standing in the aisle).
I think this was filmed around 1996/1997 time, so obviously Britannia at least still allowed smoking. I was surprised, I imagined that smoking would have been banned way before 1996/7. Anyone know exactly when it was banned - can't have been much after that was filmed?
Alcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6332 times:
I remember flying with BY in 1995 and I sat in non-smoking with my friend and brother while my parents sat in the rear in the smoking section, but I flew with AIH the following year and can't remember if there was smoking and non-smoking. To be honest, I don't think there was smoking allowed in 1996
Tartan From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6276 times:
Smoking on short haul UK charters stopped in Oct/Nov 1995. The reason I remember was I flew to Cyprus around that time with Air 2000 and smoking was allowed on the outward flight but banned by the time I flew back 2 weeks later.
Not sure when it was banned on UK charter long hauls but it was definitely a few years later.
Demoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6275 times:
I flew to Tenerife in 1995 when smoking was allowed. Made me laugh as my aunty requested to be sat at the back in the smoking section with her boyfriend so that she could have a smoke as her parents (my grandparents), who were also travelling with us, didn't know she smoked! The rest of us all sat in the no smoking section towards the front.