|Quoting CaptainJon (Reply 3):|
i mean, i am not a lawyer but how can US fine someone when they arent even in the US? Or what if they arent even citizens?
|Quoting FLFlyGuy (Reply 6):|
In general, an aircraft belongs to the country in which it is registered. So if the airplane is registered in the US, you are considered in US territory whilst aboard that aircraft. Therefore, the laws of the US generally govern. If the aircraft was registered in France, it would be French law, etc.
|Quoting ANother (Reply 11):|
I don't think CO is going to ask the gentleman, or lady to kindly fly him back to EWR on the very next flight so they can throw the book at him (or her)
|Quoting Marambio (Reply 14):|
I think some German airlines operate summer-holiday charters where smoking is allowed on the very last rows of the aircraft.
|Quoting ANother (Reply 4):|
Seriously aircraft (and ships at sea) are not law-free zones. I'm not a lawyer either, so can't quote you chapter and verse, but I would imagine that it would not be an issue where the destination country also prohibits smoking on board an aircraft - and I can't think of a country that does not. I would say that the destination country has jurisdiction, and if they decline then it would be the laws of the country where the aircraft are regulated that would apply.
|Quoting CaptainJon (Reply 19):|
Unfortunately, what happens when the airline is from a country which is not a member of ICAO
|Quoting FLFlyGuy (Reply 6):|
In general, an aircraft belongs to the country in which it is registered. So if the airplane is registered in the US, you are considered in US territory whilst aboard that aircraft.
|Quoting ANother (Reply 29):|
but I can't believe that people would rather not go anywhere, and smoke than to go somewhere and be inconvenienced for some hours.
|Quoting KLMCedric (Reply 30):|
This method resulted in higher
fuelcosts and thats why today's airlines just recirculate the same air through
a series of filters without adding fresh outside air!
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