Flashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2914 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3260 times:
I don't quite understand why lighters are allowed in the cabin (and I'm a smoker, for the record). Wouldn't it be safer to just ban lighters in the cabin and then equip each airport with a big ol' box of (cheap) matches for use at the curbside while folks are waiting to retrieve their checked bags?
During the last prohibition on them, I recall flying LAX-PDX and found that the smoking areas at both airports were equipped with "community" lighters left behind by some thoughtful smoker for common use. Seemed to work pretty well.
So why should we allow them in the cabin, after all?