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Wed Jul 28, 2004 2:38 pm

Anyone have any info on an airline a while back called Smokers Air. It was right after all flights banned smoking in the US. I think it was an all smoking class flight. I think they fly LAX-ORD and maybe one other. I have no idea. Anyone?
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RE: SmokersAir

Mon Aug 02, 2004 12:07 pm

I am guessing no such thing. Airlines banned smoking becasue of a federal law. Therefore no airline could allow smoking.

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RE: SmokersAir

Mon Aug 02, 2004 12:13 pm

I think it was called Freedom Air and had one 727-200. It obviously did not last long.
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RE: SmokersAir

Mon Aug 02, 2004 12:25 pm

I am guessing no such thing. Airlines banned smoking becasue of a federal law. Therefore no airline could allow smoking.

Actually I think that only applies to scheduled airlines. The Freedom Air I believe was using a charter certificate which allowed this.
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RE: SmokersAir

Mon Aug 02, 2004 12:35 pm

Freedom Air worked because of a loophole in the law forbidding smoking on US Flight. As 777guy stated, the ban applies to scheduled FAR Part 121 carriers. Private charters and private travel clubs, of which Freedom Air operated as, are exempt from the ban. Smokers had to purchase a membership in the Freedom Air Club, and then pay the fare for the flight (which, I believe, was reduced to make them more attractive). If you were not a member of the "Club", you couldn't book on Freedom Air.

Even with the DOT ban, if a 121 Carrier were to offer charter flights on their aircraft, smoking could be allowed on board but only on those specific charter flights.

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RE: SmokersAir

Mon Aug 02, 2004 12:36 pm

But how many people really want to suffacate while on their way to vacation? Maybe thats why many people come back vowing not to fly Egypt Air.
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RE: SmokersAir

Mon Aug 02, 2004 2:37 pm

I'd hate to be the one to work those planes. I would also hate to clean those planes.

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