Kj76 From Finland, joined Aug 2001, 188 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2392 times:
Just read Amir's trip-report and I left myself wondering how many airlines allowe smoking?
What about cockpit?
In Amir's report he said that all 3 crewmembers were heavy smokers...?!?!
As a " marlboro-man " I am very curious to know.
Anyone have more details?
Jtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 655 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2306 times:
I know Air France used to allow smoking fom the US only after reaching international waters and only at designated times in an area by the restroom seperated from the main cabin by a curtain with very stong exhaust fans. HOWEVER, from Paris smoking was allowed within the aircraft after takeoff until before landing. I do not know if this is still the case
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2301 times:
I saw these Air France "smoking bars" on a flight from CDG to SFO two years ago but unfortunately they were closed. The last flight where I was allowed to smoke was a LTU charter flight from Greece to Germany back in 1993.
Swissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5265 posts, RR: 37 Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2283 times:
Even Arab airlines, such as KU, SV etc stopped allowing smoking aboard.
When I flew DAC-RUH with Saudi Arabian Airlines, the Gate Agents collected cigarette boxes from all the Bangladeshi people that they are not going to smoke aboard the aircraft. Even Biman Bangladesh is non smoking.
One of the only carriers where smoking is still allowed on some routes could be Aeroflot.
No secret, that with most airlines, the cockpit crew smokes (if they are smoker) ...
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Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7702 posts, RR: 55 Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2270 times:
I'm trying to give up at the mo, not doing a very good job unfortunately. That said, the patches work really well and I'm surprised how little smoking even occurs to me when I'm wearing one. (Trouble is I'm also trying to give up weed and I take the patch off before dinner and after my meal I smoke a fat one. Eventually I'll break both habits but I'm starting with the 20 Marlboro Lights I would ordinarily smoke in the daytime.)
Since most air rage incidents are smoking-related (or more concisely, NON SMOKING related), airlines should hand them out cos they really make a big difference. Plus most smokers want to stop and many may not have tried patches, and trying it on a plane and finding how effective they are would be great advertising for the patch people. Chances are if the airline made the right approach to the patch people they could get the patches for free, or even get some £££s as well.
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Il75 From Argentina, joined May 2001, 260 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2263 times:
Call it my imagination... But during a recent transatlantic Iberia flight I could smell smoking. Just a little bit, but enough. I got the impression it came through the ventilation system.
I said to myself "someone is smoking in here".
When I later commented this in Madrid, my friends laughed and said: "The pilots!" "The crew!".
Trickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5 Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2065 times:
Yes, that's right! I completely forgot that he also owns a tobacco company. I didn't think of it in those terms - I just remember reading that there were still some select smoking flights on PAL's website.
It it weren't for FAA regs I'm sure Tan would still allow smoking on all flights.
Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
MxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 40 Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2042 times:
I could be wrong but I was under the impression that smoking on the flight deck was exempted from the DOT ban due to "crew attention issues". Afterall, if the US Surgeon General has gone on record stating that nicotine addiction is stronger than heroin addiction - I sure as hell wouldn't want some cold-turkey heroin addict going through withdrawal symptoms on a low-minimums approach - so why would I want a cold-turkey nicotine addict going through withdrawal symptoms on that same approach. Just my $0.02 worth!
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KHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1609 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2030 times:
I think it is really unfair and unecesarry how airlines....now from the world over...have enforced this blanket non-smoking policy.On my last smoking flight onboard an Emirates B772 from DXB to KHI....i noticed how the good ventilation on the plane immediately sucked in all the smoke from our rows....our last 3 rows or so were smoking in the Business class section and i remember walking around that section while others smoked and there really wasnt any smell or smoke because of the effecient ventilation system...dam it feels good to light up in the sky after a good meal with the seat all the way back !!!!!!! Ofcourse EK is no longer a smoking airline and in the last year or so Kuwait Airways,PIA,Gulf Air and Saudi Arabian have all become non-smoking now( atleast i have the memory to have smoked in all those airlines!)
Kj76 From Finland, joined Aug 2001, 188 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2013 times:
I am amazed that pilots smoke in the cockpit...well...if it was my profession I'd propably light it up too!
I thought Aeroflot banned smoking earlier this year?!
I was about a month ago in St. Petersburg and there locals smoked everywhere!
It was weird at first but as a marlboroman didn't take long to adjust...
BBADXB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1944 times:
In my opinion, Iberia holds tight to its non-smoking policy. On a B752 flight from FCO to MAD, the other week, someone lit up in the lav, and the CSD delivered a special announcement reminding the pax that smoking on board (inc. the lavs.) was not allowed and warning that should someone be caught smoking again, a police report would be lodged upon landing. It is therefore rather concerning that IB pilots light up so easily then.
Areopagus From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1356 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1917 times:
our last 3 rows or so were smoking in the Business class section and i remember walking around that section while others smoked and there really wasnt any smell or smoke because of the effecient ventilation system
This was obviously written by a smoker whose sense of smell is shot.
BeechStarship From United States of America, joined Oct 2002, 72 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1870 times:
>>our last 3 rows or so were smoking in the Business class section and i >>remember walking around that section while others smoked and there really >>wasnt any smell or smoke because of the effecient ventilation system
>This was obviously written by a smoker whose sense of smell is shot.
Amen! Even if the ventilation system sucks up the smoke, where do you think that air goes? Right back up front to us!!! Smoking airplanes reak! I can get into anyone's car or apartment and tell immediately if they smoke.
I believe in an individuals right to smoke in their own home (if they cover the the increased cost of their medical care, which they don't), but enclosed public areas are NOT the place for it. Planes are worst of all. Gallons and gallons of fuel and hot embers are a recipe for disaster.
BeechStarship From United States of America, joined Oct 2002, 72 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1828 times:
In the 70s wasn't there an in-flight fire with a lot of fatalities that was caused by a burning cigarette tossed in a lavatory trash can? Another reason to ban smoking. I think it was in a DC8 or 707 or similar size aircraft. And I believe it was Air France! When will they learn...
Artsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4741 posts, RR: 43 Reply 24, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1785 times:
I used to smoke, but have been quit for 6 years. When I think back to being able to smoke on the plane, it seems so odd. By the time we got to where we were going, the ashtray beside me was full, butts everywhere... seems a million years ago
25 Kj76: Take it easy! Didn't want to start a riot here... Is it stupid to smoke? Is it expensive and dangerous? Yes! But this thread was about is there any ai
26 Turbolet: This might be my personal agenda speaking but I simply don't understand what all the fuss about smoking is. Here in Malta, even though the amount of n
27 Kj76: Well we all know that no airline will not allowe smoking in the future. I still wonder about Aeroflot;do they still have smoking flights? Domestic or
28 Android: My friend is a C/A for Korean and she tells me the crews sometimes have a puff in the back of the cabin or the galley with the curtains closed.
29 Gigneil: Its not air pollution that people object to... its serious health risk. I also find smoke disgusting, and I have some severe reactions to it. My one e
30 Airsicknessbag: For the record: I have been on numerous smoking flights (I´d guess half of my total flights), the last time March this year. Oh, and I´m a non smoke
31 Il75: I still smoke occasionally and I certainly smoked on flight at those times it was allowed (specially after a good meal during long flights across the
32 Swissgabe: Srilankan_340 It's already some time ago since all SriLankan flights are non-smoking without any exception (Japan).
33 Kj76: Just came across this picture and it shows that in Germany or at least on AirBerlin it is still allowed to smoke onboard. View Large View MediumPhoto
34 Funny: OLYMPIC AIRWAYS OF GREECE IS THE MOST SMOKEY AIRLINE I HAVE EVER BEEN ON. Smoking was banned from Olympic only a few months ago, however there is alwa
35 Jumbolino: Hello guys, I've an idea (I don't miss smoking on flights shorter than 3 hours and I understand why it's banned on smaller aircraft, say regional jets
36 Kj76: Nice idea! Fleet would be nice in "SmokingAir". It would have only B773's and they would be coloured depending on the sponsor. B773 would look nice in
37 Jumbolino: Yeah, Marlboro colors are ok, I used to smoke Marlboro 100 a time ago, but changed to "Gauloises blones avac filtre" because during working hours Marl
38 Jumbolino: Yeah, Marlboro colors are ok, I used to smoke Marlboro 100 a time ago, but changed to "Gauloises blones avac filtre" because during working hours Marl
39 Turbolet: 773? Eeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww... Can't you guys at least choose a decent plane? Oh and if you want to fly to Malta, you'd have to use a Ro
40 BBADXB: Last year, Condor still allowed smoking on board. Towards the end of September of this year, I flew Condor again, to Malta from MUC, and I did not ch
41 Drgreen757: If there's three completely useless things in this world, it's Lawyers, Critics(am I criticizing), and smokers rights. I would like to designate the a