Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 28146 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 114302 times:
Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 1): I was looking at an Ethiopian flight a couple of years ago where you selected smoking or non-smoking section of the aircraft... so I assume that means they allow smoking?
I am almost certain ET does not permit smoking. I don't think any significant airlines still permit smoking.
BrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 4088 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 114056 times:
Quoting Airbuske (Reply 5): What ever happened to Smint air? (Smoker's International Airlines)
Im not sure who is left to permit it.
I think an airline like this would be increasingly hard to make a reality. Many European countries such as Ireland, UK, and Norway have a ban on smoking in the workplace. I think India is also experimenting with a similar ban.
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IAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 113348 times:
We did a contract for Ethiopian about two years ago there was no smoking even on the non US terminating or originating flights. It could have been because we were an American flag carrier however there were no issues with smoking either. If ET normally allowed it I would have expected some of the passengers to complain.
JOEYCAPPS From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 230 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 112647 times:
Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 8): I was wondeirng the same myself since most new planes still have "no smoking" lights.
Surprisingly, aircraft now have an option of a permanent no smoking sticker, and replacing the no smoking light with a no electronics light. Illuminated when taking off, descending, landing, and turned off while above 10k feet or per airline policy.
Even though I'm a fairly heavy smoker (2 packs + per day), I honestly don't find it hard to do a transcon without lighting up. What I do find upsetting, however, is that at many airports, your last chance of a cigarette is outside, before checking in or going through security. I arrive very early before a flight just to get through security and have time to check e-mail, etc. I just wish more airports still had smoking areas, even if they were hideous in terms of facilities, etc. Oh well! I know crewmembers that smoke. In fact a pilot buddy of mine told me that pilots were allowed to smoke in the flight deck ONLY (used a seperate air system) even after all US flights became nonsmoking. Mentioned that cockpit smoking was banned not all too long ago. Apparantly, helped pilots that did smoke get a chance to just "chill". Feel bad for my crewmember friends that do smoke, and work for international airlines.
Wasn't there an airline called "Scat Air" in Kazakhstan (or one of the neighboring countries) that allows smoking?
Standby87 From Switzerland, joined Jul 2001, 536 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 112312 times:
On Concorde, you used to get free cigarettes - packets of 5!
Agree with you JOEYCAPPS a total airside ban is too extreme.
It's a fact, a lot of people are stressed at airports and a designated well-ventilated smoking area should be Mandatory e.g. in Zurich, where they have fake-leather seats and are sponsored by Cigarette companies.
Pawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 111787 times:
I was under the impression that no airline nowadays allowed smoking. I remember seeing an episode of "Airport" a while ago that showed Jeremy onboard the brand new Aeroflot B777-200. There was a passenger in the economy section complaining about the headrest for some reason, and she had a lit cigarette in her hand.