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Do Airlines Let Pilots/passenger Smoke?  
User currently offlineJetBlue-320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

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It looks like the F/O is smoking.

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User currently offlineMD11Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1760 times:

It looks like he's holding a white ballpoint pen to me  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.

User currently offlineJetBlue-320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

Well... my bad.  Smile

User currently offlineSonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1671 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

As for passengers, I think Aeroflot let's them smoke. Almost all airlines let do it some time ago. In Lithuanian Airlines, I remember, everyone was able to smoke if sitting at 14th seat or farther in back. This was cancelled in 1996 or so.

User currently offlineBill bob From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1738 times:

Not is usa, and who in their right mind would want to on take off or landing? Looks like a pen or pencil to me

User currently offlineYKA From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 766 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

white ball point pen indeed, great shot though....

User currently offlineJetBlue-320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

The majority votes it's a ball point pen... Now that I've looked at it more carefully, I think it is too.  Smile

Yes, it is a great shot.

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

passengers are not allowed to smoke on most airlines.
Many countries also have a ban on smoking in the workplace, which would cover aircraft crew.
Beyond that, it makes little sense to prevent passengers from poisoning each other with smoke if the crew then goes ahead and injects their own poison gas into the airconditioning system.

I wish I were flying
User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 7409 posts, RR: 78
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

In Indonesian jets, most pilots smoke during flights, as smoking is allowed on most airlines where the duration is over 1hr. One condition is that the ashtray has to be secured. Captain will say when to put the ciggies in the ashtray. on the 732, middle jumpseater must not smoke as soon as the plane is entering base leg or in case of direct approach, when they switch to tower freq because it's ashtray cannot be secured. Below 500 feet, ashtrays must be secured. Funny eh ? Policies vary between companies. Most of them still allow cockpit smoking during cruise.


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