Frequentflyer5 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2088 times:
Hello Iainhol, I gotta correct you on that. I flew NRT to CDG AF flight 275 and CDG to NRT flight 273 numerous of times and they did have smoking compartments in Y and C classes. I believe this service was eliminated just last month. It was amazing to see people line up to these small rooms (converted lavatory I believe).
A330/B777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2066 times:
Yeah, I think that smoking is awful, but an airline should not be forced to ban it if they don't want to. Remember, you make the chioce of which airline to fly on. Airlines are businesses as much as any others. They should be allowed to make a choice, that could effect thier airline, for themselves.
I heard about an airline that a few business men wanted to start in Texas(don't laugh) that would have been a "smoker's" airline. Something like this should be able to do business. The FAA should not have the right to thwort a legitimate enterprise in the way they do.
Lubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2042 times:
Smoking should only be allowed if you agree to be strapped to the landing gear or on to one of the wings. This goes for other public places as well...if you want to smoke in the park, strap yourself to a cessna and fly over!
Rabenschlag From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 1080 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2010 times:
i quit smoking quite a while ago.
when i was a smoker i couldnt stand if people smoked in the plane because its such a terrible smell if 50 people light up.
so even as i smoker i would have agreed to ban smoking from all flights. but one thing that puzzles me is why many airports in the us do not offer places for smoking. i remember a flight from FRA to JFK to MIA to CUN without a cigarette because at JFK there was no time and in MIA there was no room to smoke. why? nobody would be hurt if there was a closed area for smokers.
i think in the US the urge to force people not to smoke is a bit strong whereas in europe the goal to protect non-smokers is hardly met. i remember walking around brussles airport almost catching a smoke poisoning.
with respect to the proposal of banning smokers from public places such as parks: why not ban cars from NY? whats exhusted still contains noxious substances. just think of carbo-monoxyde.
ERJ135 From Aruba, joined Nov 2000, 723 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1995 times:
I used to smoke quite heavily and managed to give it up some 8 years ago, and touch wood I seem to not have any lasting effects. When I was a smoker I never smoked on aircraft as I felt it unfair to those who were non smokers, sometimes just on the other side of an aisle. It's interesting to note that it's the middle eastern airlines that still allow smoking, although not all of them.
My favourite carrier is Kuwait Airways, and the thing I liked least about them was the smoking section in the rear of the aircraft that I walked through to go to the loo, it always stank! I'm glad to see on their website that they too have gone smoke free. Just how many carriers still allow smoking now?
High_flyr69 From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1996 times:
Yes go ahead ban smoking as a whole it is incnsiderate as to the non smokers who are aware of the dangers that inhale the smoke breathed back in the air by the smokers Smoking is a disgusting habbit and this is something i am very strong in my emotions to
Hope You Agree with me
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Teej13 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1981 times:
If you go through the postings on this topic, how many people have complained of the discomfort that is felt when smoking is allowed on a flight? Smokers have the right to smoke, but they don't have the right to impose that habit on other people. This is something that they can't seem to understand when smoking is banned in a given place. The immediate thought is that their rights are infringed, and not that others are protected. Go figure that Texas wanted to start their own...
Think of it this way - there's a reason why smoking was banned on most North American carriers a long time ago.
: Since fire is the biggest danger to any aircraft in flight, I've never been able to understand why any flame at all is permitted.. regardless of its i
: It's already banned with many carriers but a total banning would be good, Passiv smoking will hurt you too! GOT
: Smoking should be prohibited on all flights in the world. Well, maybe cargo flights without passengers, it's all the same for me, if the crew smoke, b
: Scientific studies have also shown that intolerable people have a higher risk of dying from cancer than smokers.