Cakentennis From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 153 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 13519 times:
Apologies if it's a repost.
The F/A and F/O are both smoking cigarettes, no sign of the captain. Not sure what Airline it is. I'm slightly alarmed, but if the crew can light up in flight, why can't I ? So much for "All XYZ operated flights are non-smoking".
KL911 From Netherlands, joined Jul 2003, 5500 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 13505 times:
I've just been on a cockpit visit a few weeks ago in Europe on a EU airline, and the captain was smoking, he offered me one, and one of the cabincrew came there later to smoke as well. He said it's up to the captains if they smoke or not.
Why be alarmed? It's not a safety thing, but a health thing. I loved it! ( 4.5 hours flight... )
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 11166 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 13308 times:
Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 2): Why do you think airplanes are still made with no-smoking signs that can be turned off?
That's an airline choice. Mostly it is out of tradition. Some have swithed over to have blanks or signs indicating restrictions on operating electronics on board.
Quoting BlueShamu330s (Reply 4): You're so way off the mark. Every European carrier is non-smoking down the back.
It wasn't that long ago that there were a few carriers that still allowed smoking. Air Berlin comes to mind. There are a few charter carriers that have recently allowed smoking. So while almost all airlines have banned smoking, I don't believe it is banned in all EU countries. The United States has banned smoking on all domestic flights and finally banned it on international flights a few years ago.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
Gunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3543 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 13250 times:
Apparently, none of you ever saw Skyjacked...I can't seem to find any images online, so you're just going to have to picture a scowling Charlton Heston puffing on a pipe at the helm of a stricken 707 yourself.
JetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 12982 times:
They are flying over India,,, I wish i Could find a smokeing Airline ,,, the only one i can find that allows smokeing is cubana and maybe iran air,,, If i could find a smokeing airline especially one that does longhaul, id book a ticket tommorrow,, Instead i have to try and fly 4 or 5 hrs and change planes somewhere just to smoke,, Does anyone know of any airline and what routes allow smokeing left,,,, I even checked aeroflot willing to pay their prices but they have gone no smokeing
MD80fanatic From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2801 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 12894 times:
The cockpit is exempt from smoking bans. Would you want your pilots stressed because they cannot smoke? As the last link between making your destination safely and being permanently remanded to the earth....the pilots are allowed this privilege.
Nycaross From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 12763 times:
There is supposed to be an airline formed in Germany called "Smintair" or Smokers International Air. They have only one route which is DUS to NRT. I smoke and find flying less pleasurable that I cannot smoke but people can drink. I do not drink but I certainly would not impose no drinking on those who wish to drink. So why am I prohibited from smoking on a flight?
Ualcsr From United States of America, joined May 2006, 502 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 12574 times:
Although I'm a smoker, I'm actually glad there's no smoking on flights. It's just cleaner, and that first cig out of the airplane is so much more pleasurable.
I remember the 777 bunk area and always wondered whether flight attendants would smoke down there.
I wish more airports had smoking areas beyond security. We have one at MIA in concourse D and I remember IAD had one each in C and D (don't know if they're still there). I was really upset LHR had removed theirs. What other airports have them?
RichM From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 803 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 12484 times:
The video is somewhat unprofessional. Although it may not be against the law in the respective country, it may be against the airline's policy?
I've seen a pilot of a 738 smoking inside a cockpit whilst the aircraft was on the apron, I was rather surprised to see him flick his cigarette ash out of the window and onto the apron. - That's what I call irresponsible!
IAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 12348 times:
Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 2): Smoking is banned on flights only in the US (and maybe some other countries). Most European countries allow it. Why do you think airplanes are still made with no-smoking signs that can be turned off?
Obviously you don't ever travel outside of the US. No smoking is the standard globally and certainly in Europe.
Quoting Nycaross (Reply 15): I smoke and find flying less pleasurable that I cannot smoke but people can drink. I do not drink but I certainly would not impose no drinking on those who wish to drink. So why am I prohibited from smoking on a flight?