I recently flew OU
Croatia Airlines SPU
) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA and several times during the flight it started smelling of cigarette smoke. It was very annoying, especially given the fact that my 2-year-old son has an allergy problem.
On arrival, just as ordered, the captain showed up next to me on the peoplemover. I asked him whether he had smoked during the flight, which he confirmed. I turned my head away from him, and would not talk to him for the rest of the "ride" - what an arrogant thing to do to smoke for the pleasure of one, to the expense of 140.
Apparently it is allowed, and I was unable to find any EU law prohibiting smoking in cockpits when flying to/from the EU.
I have seen arguments advocating the allowing of smoking, so pilots can get their fix to fly "saver". I say that's utter BS
. Do surgeons smoke on the job? Other people in important functions?
I also say out-rule the eating by pilots during flights shorter than 6 hours as well. Boys, concentrate on the flying, and time your eating just like other professionals do on their jobs. Enough of that pilot arrogance.