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Smoking Allowed On Mexicana/Aeromexico?  
User currently offlineTallguy14 From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 228 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4789 times:
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Just curious. I'm flying from MEX to Merida (MID) next February and want to know if I'll be coughing the whole way there. I did a search of the forums and didn't turn up anything.

Do Mexicana and Aeromexico allow smoking onboard?

Cheers--Jeff

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User currently offlineKabAir From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 245 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4780 times:

I flew both Mexicana (Click by Mexicana actually) and AeroMexico back in July (between MEX and ZIH) and smoking was certainly not allowed. As far as I know you shouldn't have any problems. Very nice airlines actually, I rather enjoyed them both.

Enjoy your trip!!



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User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4741 times:

No smoking allowed, the only difference between them and the US airlines is the lenguage.

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4727 times:

Smoking is still allowed in Lufthansa galleys and Germanwings cockpits.  Wink

No joke, I smoked a cigarette in the rear galley of a LH 333 back in January this year after I "busted" a F/A when she was smoking there while I wanted to collect my traditional "2 hours before arriving in NYC meal" which contains a Becks and a Smirnoff. At first I wanted to shout: "Smoke!, Fire!, all of us will die" but then I realized that it is not a good idea to cause a panic in a fully booked A 333 at crusing altitude. Big grin Instead I asked if I can also smoke a cigarette but the F/A told me that it would not a good idea because everyone in the cabin would notice the smoke then, she kindly offered me to take a few hits from her cigarette before she gave me an empty Coke Light can to extinguish the cigarette in the can. Big grin Nice one, really!

In Germanwings cockpits I got offered a ciggy frequently, either from the Captain ot the F/O. Of course I never refused. Big grin

Patrick


User currently offlineHalophila From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 646 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4729 times:

No smoking on Mexicana, as far as I know.

Actually its been at least 10 years since I've seen smoking on any a/c - last was OA from ATH - LHR. I thought it would be nice to sit in that section and enjoy a smoke during the 3 hr flight - it was absolutely disgusting, even for (at the time) a smoker!

Best flight I've had over such a short sector (MIA-CUN) was on Mexicana; full service, very comfortable 319.



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User currently offlineTallguy14 From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4684 times:
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Thanks everyone for your comments!

Jeff


User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5934 posts, RR: 40
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4671 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 3):
No joke, I smoked a cigarette in the rear galley of a LH 333 back in January this year after I "busted" a F/A when she was smoking there

wow Patrick, I was aware that some pilots still smockes in the cockpit, but this is amazing, how could the purser tolerate this as smkoing in the cabin is illegal on any LH aircraft, you should have sold this storry to the "Bild Zeitung"...  Smile

regards
Andreas



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4651 times:

Quoting Avianca (Reply 6):
wow Patrick, I was aware that some pilots still smockes in the cockpit, but this is amazing, how could the purser tolerate this as smkoing in the cabin is illegal on any LH aircraft

It was the purser(ette) who offered me to take a hit from her ciggy. Big grin

Quoting Avianca (Reply 6):
you should have sold this storry to the "Bild Zeitung"...

www.bildblog.de 'nuff said!  Wink

Patrick


User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5934 posts, RR: 40
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4641 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 7):
It was the purser(ette) who offered me to take a hit from her ciggy.

shame about her!!  

It´s risible that LH has not the own staffers under control......

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 7):
www.bildblog.de 'nuff said!

 

[Edited 2005-09-04 04:54:46]


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User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7632 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4615 times:

Hi Jeff. As far as I know, all airlines in Mexico have now only non-smoking flights. I can't remember how long ago it was still allowed to smoke in Mexican airlines but it was sure many, many years ago. Just for the record, a friend of mine flew Hapag Lloyd from STR to ALC in July 2004 and it was a smoking flight.

As others have mentioned, MX and AM are quite cool! I think they both have very good service. While in general I prefer AM (mostly because of my DL SkyMiles membership), MX has some flights to MID with the A318's, so I would definitely try to get that flight. Can you e-mail me via my profile Jeff?



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User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2481 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4601 times:

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 9):
Hi Jeff. As far as I know, all airlines in Mexico have now only non-smoking flights. I can't remember how long ago it was still allowed to smoke in Mexican airlines but it was sure many, many years ago. Just for the record, a friend of mine flew Hapag Lloyd from STR to ALC in July 2004 and it was a smoking flight.

Smoking is permitted in some rows of all JR (AeroCalifornia) flights. It is the only airline in Mexico allowing to smoke... Actually, there are some people loyal to JR only because they can smoke during the flight.


User currently offlineN405MX From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4574 times:

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 9):
MX has some flights to MID with the A318's, so I would definitely try to get that flight

Normally MX609.

Jeff, no smoking on MX/AM flights, actually if the f/a catch you smoking, when you arrive you will be held by the PFP (Federal Police), depends on the mood of the F/A.

Cheers



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User currently offlineParisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 826 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4572 times:

I connected with Mexicana from LAX to Mexico city in 1997 and it was definitely non smoking. My friend took a direct flight codeshared Aeromexico Air France and told me he could smoke ! I have no idea if he told the truth since even then all flights that I managed to take were non smoking already.

User currently offlineAdriaticus From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1140 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4522 times:

Quoting Juventus (Reply 2):
No smoking allowed, the only difference between them and the US airlines is the lenguage.

No. You'll get far better service than on any US carrier - full meals plus complimentary alc and non-alc drinks throughout the cabin.

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User currently offlineFly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1789 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4462 times:

Quoting Rojo (Reply 10):
Smoking is permitted in some rows of all JR (AeroCalifornia) flights. It is the only airline in Mexico allowing to smoke... Actually, there are some people loyal to JR only because they can smoke during the flight.

Certainly whatever comes from my friend Rojo is quiet accurate, but on this occasion I doubt about your sentence.

I am almost positive that it is forbidden to smoke on any mexican aircraft (commercial service, that is) by orders of the Health Secretary (and that dates back to 1999-2000 I believe, although the airlines themselves have prohibited doing so since before).

But I might be wrong though. I should have that article somewhere....

RM  Smile



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User currently offlineFly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1789 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4453 times:

On a side note, earlier this afternoon I found this page which coincidentally talks about an experience of a group of passengers who wanted to smoke in an AM plane. Funny but thoughtful.

Sorry, only Spanish, scroll down to the third article or click on the link named "Una anécdota para recordar : a 30 mil pies de altura se respira la democracia que no pudo aterrizar en el sureste mexicano"

Here's the page: http://www.larevista.com.mx/ed422/nota5.htm#3

RM  Smile



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User currently offlineNeilking From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4394 times:

You were allowed to smoke on Cubana when I travelled with them to Holguin (and return from Havana) in 2002 on a tatty old AOM DC10. As someone said earlier, even though I am a smoker, it was quite disgusting. I think it's because the cold air descending from the aircon smothers you in the smoke instead of it wafting away (to annoy other people!) as usual.

Anyone know if you can still smoke on Cubana?

Rgds, Neil, Edinburgh, UK


User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2481 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4313 times:

Quoting Fly727 (Reply 14):
Certainly whatever comes from my friend Rojo is quiet accurate, but on this occasion I doubt about your sentence.

I am almost positive that it is forbidden to smoke on any mexican aircraft (commercial service, that is) by orders of the Health Secretary (and that dates back to 1999-2000 I believe, although the airlines themselves have prohibited doing so since before).

But I might be wrong though. I should have that article somewhere....

Ramon

If you don't believe me, just read the Expansión Magazine / Ed. 908 / Date: 2-2-2005:

Vuelos para Fumadores


User currently offlineKLM685 From Mexico, joined May 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3815 times:

Quoting Tallguy14 (Thread starter):
want to know if I'll be coughing the whole way there.

mmmmmmmmm no comments on this.

Definately no smoking as it's Federal Law not to do so. In the case of Aerocalifornia I have absolutely no idea they allowed it. Must be quite uncomfortable.


Cheers

Alonsou



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User currently offlineKLM11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 182 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3444 times:

I realize this is a little of the AM / MX topic, however when looking up the Air India Inflight Information Page, I saw that Cigarettes are available for purchase in their "Sky Bazaar" Duty Free Section (www.airindia.com/inflight/skybazaar). The page was updated June 1, 2003. Can anyone elaborate on this...

Thanks,
KLM11  Smile



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User currently offlineFly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1789 posts, RR: 19
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3197 times:

Quoting Rojo (Reply 17):
Ramon

If you don't believe me, just read the Expansión Magazine / Ed. 908 / Date: 2-2-2005:

Vuelos para Fumadores

Well... no comments though. I wasn't sure and once again you were right pal.
Have a great week all!

RM  Smile



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