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Which Airlines Still Allow Smoking On Planes?  
User currently offlineDeaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1425 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 100788 times:

I think my thread title says it all, i know internationally 99% of airlines ban it, but im just curious as to which flights still exist on which people can smoke?

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User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 100793 times:

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?


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User currently offlineDeaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1425 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 100781 times:



Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 1):
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?

strange, were you looking at an international leg?



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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3495 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 100746 times:

If I remember correctly, there is an airline called "Santa Barbara" which operates DC-10s and 757 somewhere in South America that allows smoking.


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User currently offlineHeyheyyu From Vatican City, joined May 2006, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 100651 times:



Quoting Deaphen (Thread starter):

I'm also curious as to what governments/countries do not ban smoking on commercial airlines.


User currently offlineAirbuske From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 466 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 100640 times:

What ever happened to Smint air? (Smoker's International Airlines)

User currently offlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3589 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 100511 times:



Quoting Airbuske (Reply 5):
What ever happened to Smint air? (Smoker's International Airlines)

It went up in smoke of course!  Wow!


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24823 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 100475 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.


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 100410 times:
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I was wondeirng the same myself since most new planes still have "no smoking" lights.


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User currently offlineJoeljack From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 933 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 100313 times:

I believe, Air India was the last one that I knew of, although I've been known to be wrong.

User currently offlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3916 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 100229 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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User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3094 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 100228 times:



Quoting Joeljack (Reply 9):
I believe, Air India was the last one that I knew of, although I've been known to be wrong.

AI went non-smoking quite a long time back....


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24823 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 100182 times:



Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 11):
Quoting Joeljack (Reply 9):
I believe, Air India was the last one that I knew of, although I've been known to be wrong.

AI went non-smoking quite a long time back....

I believe Aeroflot was one of the last major carriers to ban smoking.


User currently offlineAviator86 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 99597 times:

If I am not mistaken, you could still smoke on Alitalia back in 2000/2001. I remember taking a flight from EZE to MXP on an MD-11 and the last five or six rows were reserved for smokers.

User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 99521 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.

User currently offlinePylon101 From Russia, joined Feb 2008, 1434 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 99276 times:

Aeroflot banned smoking in 1998. I was flying to IST from Moscow - and it was quite disappointing - though expected.

For a longer time smoking in lavatories on charter flights was tolerated.
But it was years ago when it was prohibited even on charter flights.

I guess one should order his/her own charter to smoke.


User currently offlineLH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1710 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 99069 times:

I remember flying on a KLM codeshare flight on AT back in 1998. Smoking was allowed on AT back then, i remember seeing people buying duty free cigarettes from the f/a and smoke them on the plane.


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User currently offlineJOEYCAPPS From Italy, joined Jul 2008, 205 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 98820 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?


User currently offlineStandby87 From Switzerland, joined Jul 2001, 536 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 98485 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.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 98432 times:



Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 10):
think India is also experimenting with a similar ban.

In force from yesterday....No smoking in public places  Smile
As for airlines....In Indian Aviation banned long ago.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 98340 times:

This was the only website I can find, but I can see it was last updated 5 years ago. However it listed who allowed smoking at the time.

http://hem.passagen.se/fungus/airlines.html


User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 97960 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.

Quoting Aussie747 (Reply 20):
However it listed who allowed smoking at the time.

That list was very interesting. What surprised me though was the amount of airlines from Islamic countries who allowed smoking on their flights;

for example
Air Algérie
Garuda
Iran Air
MEA
Pakistan Airlines

I don't know if there's a link there or it's just coincidence  Smile

There were others too, mainly from South America that allowed it when that list was published.

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User currently offlineEmbajador3 From Spain, joined Aug 2006, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 97894 times:



Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 3):
If I remember correctly, there is an airline called "Santa Barbara" which operates DC-10s and 757 somewhere in South America that allows smoking.

No it doesn't. It is a Venezuelan airline operating a mix of 763, 752 and ATR42 aircraft. I've flown them quite a bit and all flights were non-smoking.



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User currently offlineWarszawa From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 727 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 97256 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 7):
I am almost certain ET does not permit smoking

ET? Unless you're riding slow, a bit hard to light one up in the wind.  duck 



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User currently offlineJFK787NYC From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 812 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 97126 times:

AeroSvit Ukrainian airlines allows smoking in Business Class on there flight from JFK-KBP. All you need to do is give the Flight Attendant a $10-$20 tip.

I smoked on this flight just three months ago!!!


25 UN_B732 : You're the $#(* who was smoking up front? I was on an AeroSvit flight last year, in biz, KBP-JFK, and someone really *DID* tip the F/A and smoke in th
26 Micstatic : Interesting. A smoking section on an airplane is like having a peeing section in a pool.
27 FoxBravo : LOL. So true! The last flight I remember taking with a smoking section was JFK-NRT on JL in 1998. It was a 744 in their low-density premium layout, s
28 Manu : Here here. So agree with that statement. I don't smoke, don't like second hand smoke and don't want to be around smokers, PERIOD. If you want a nicot
29 ORDagent : Under most smoking bans being enacted around the world smoking in public spaces, even smoking rooms are no longer tollerated. It's a fact of life now
30 Xpat : I was able to smoke on an MH flight LAX-NRT-KUL back in 1999. Only flights that went via NRT were smoking flights, all others were non-smoking. On the
31 Vasu : Haha... exactly! What difference would it make if you were seated in the row before the smoking section starts? Probably not a lot!
32 Vasu : Actually, now that I remember, weren't some of the German charter operators some of the last to allow smoking?
33 DALCE : Although I'm a smoker myself, and I never experienced smoking on aircraft. I really wouldn't buy tickets on a flight if i knew this carrier allows smo
34 ChiGB1973 : People still smoke/try to smoke in the bathrooms. I am not sure whether it would be worse with it or not? One pilot said there is quite a process to
35 MeridianBUF : Aeroflot used to. Flew Toronto - Moscow on Aeroflot back in January of 1999 and there was smoking allowed. Apparently it was also allowed to walk a gr
36 Bochora : I know that Etihad had plans to introduce a 'smoking room' onboard their A380's, however that may have changed.
37 Xtoler : Wondered when there would be a holier than thou non-smoker to claim their rights trump ours. Look, if you don't smoke, I won't come around you. Believ
38 413X3 : where do smokers get this idea that smoking is part of some constitution, or god given right? your smoke travels in the air and gets in other peoples
39 Manu : The "pool" quote says it all--smoking in a plane with a large percentage of recirculated air will mean I end up breathing in second hand smoke, no ma
40 PHLBOS : That's probably one reason why at the end of every safety announcements, there is a reminder about not smoking in the lavatory along with tampering &
41 Type-Rated : Back in the old days when the DC-8, DC-9, 707, 727 and early 737's were the standard equipment the cabin fresh air replacement was every few minutes o
42 SFOnative : More than likely to protect people from their own stupidity and carelesness. Now to put it nicely, smoking for many is almost an unvoluntary action.
43 N867DA : That's funny. I'm sure I smelled cigarette smoke last year at AMS. The Holland Casino and those bars must allow smoking...if they don't that's pretty
44 JOEYCAPPS : My god given right is to make money, and spend it how I wish. I do spend on the upwards of $70/wk for cigarettes, but its my money, my choice, my lif
45 Wdleiser : Thanks mom. Perhaps I have money to spend. I take it you are one of those people who walk past a smoker and give a fake cough like you are about to d
46 MD80Nut : Very true. I'm old enough to have smoked on airliners years ago and still remember how the overhead bins would turn from white to a sickly yellow as
47 JOEYCAPPS : Kudos to you, buddy. Truly takes a lot of dedication. Much respect.
48 Mirrodie : OK, but I would have thought it easier and cheaper to simply do away with all the wiring, lights and switches involved. Even the new 717s coming off
49 Post contains links Steex : Whether official airline policy or not, I've heard there is plenty of smoking on most Biman Bangladesh flights (never flown them personally). I tried
50 SFOnative : Yup, sorry, another spell check casualty.
51 Hmmmm... : Most muslim countries allow smoking. Smoking is a big part of their culture and they aren't going to ban it on their planes just to appease western se
52 Dkny : Ethiopian does not allow smoking at all. It has been well over 10 years that ET banned smoking on their planes. Domestic and International
53 HAWK21M : In a pressurized Aluminium alloy shell,there is no such thing as seperate area practically regds MEL
54 Lobster : Anyone ever flown with Air Vallée? Wikipedia sais "It is known among tobacco enthusiasts for its lax enforcement of non-smoking policies." Maybe some
55 IAirAllie : Gulf, Qatar and Emirates do not allow smoking. I've flown short, medium and long haul segments on them.
56 BA : MEA banned smoking in 2001. Air Algérie banned it completely in 2002. The list on that website isn't very accurate.
57 GFFgold : No smoking on Garuda for many years now, thank goodness. Not that long ago, however, that smoking was tolerated virtually anywhere in CGK. You could
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