smoking on the plane

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  1. georockc

    georockc Silver Member

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    I had a new experience last night flying from YXE to YYC. A lady in the last row decided to light up a cigarette in the middle of the flight! :eek: She didn't get more than a drag before passengers were hitting the call button and the FA came running back. The FA went on a hunt for the butt and made sure there were no ashes to start a fire. The passenger got quite the chewing out from the FA and told she'd have to speak with some officials on arrival in Calgary. The FA was great and worked in a quick and professional manner throughout the incident.

    Anyone ever have a similar situation?
     
  2. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Was she drunk?
     
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  3. I've been on a flight where someone lit a cigar in the washroom. When the FA challenged the guy he yelled at her and said what he does in abathroom is his business. The FACT went to the flight deck and the flight was met by the RCMP and the guy taken away. He was more subdued at that point in time.
     
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    I'm glad that we haven't been in such a situation, but never say never. You know what happens when a smoker want to smoke, but doesn't understand he / she can't.
     
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    may I ask the age of these people; maybe they havent flown in a really long time (before when smoking was allowed)
     
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    I don't think she was drunk, but couldn't say for sure. The flights so short you'd have to board it plastered.

    she was sitting behind me so I couldn't give you an age estimate, but it sounded like English was not her first language. She told the FA that she hadn't flown very much.

    I was surprised that there wasn't an officer meeting the plane, but perhaps because she was cooperative without crew, they had some leniency. But its possible I missed it, I did get off before she would have.
     
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    shhhhh. when i worked at an airline in the past, there was a captain who would light up in the cockpit. it wasnt THAT long ago too. and he would call me in (since I smoked) and he would kick out the first officer and we would light one up, talk story and shoot frebeze, wipe our hands with sanitizer wipes and rinse our mouths with mouth wash. was always fun to catch him on the A320.
     
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  8. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    What exactly would that sanitizer business do? It's not like the FO couldn't smell the smoke on the clothes or just in the air. I never get how smokers think they can hide the fact that they smoked. I can smell it from a hundred feet.
     
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  9. They opened the window to let the smell out
     
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    trust me, the entire cabin crew was very aware of what was going on. they didnt seem to care since the captain was an old school hard ass. for most of the time, once we finished, the right seat would come back and i would take the jump seat and stay there until we landed. i didnt go back to my seat if we did that. esp since i smelled like it badly.
     
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    Was she a redneck destined for a Darwinistic demise?

    (or rather, a deserved Darwinstic demise)
     
  12. PhotoJim

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    Non-smokers can smell it anyway - open window or not.
     
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    Not on AC, but I was on an LH flight a few years ago and my seatmate reeked every time he came back from the lav! after the third ciggy in 2 hours, I spoke with the FA as she passed by and he was out (or should I say in) smoking. The people around me agreed it smelled fund (pun intended) and the FA went to the lav to confront the guy. Although he denied it, he did not attempt it again. Unfortunately, no cops/security waiting for him as we disembarked.
     
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    And so he probably did it again on the next flight :(
     
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    Hopefully they also get put on a no-fly list together.
     
  18. PhotoJim

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    It can be, if you buy all 300 seats...
     
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  19. They were 297 short of that and mssing "half a loaf".
     
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    So are you suggesting that they should just reimburse the remaining 297 passengers for their fares and essentially invite them on that private charter? I'd think that would be a reasonable compensation for that detour.
     
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    Actually, I'll take that back.

    I think they should pay each passenger at least $1000 in compensation for the delay/detour. Plus the cost for accommodating them, presumably paid for initially by the airline?
     
  22. so the airline should pay $297K as penalty for that event which was essentially beyond their control?
     
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    No. "they" == the three folks who smoked and caused the detour/overnight delay.
     
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    No, I was just being facetious and implying the three people could have bought 300 seats on the plane and then had a better argument about their right to smoke on the plane.

    Since they only bought three seats, they had no right at all.
     
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    Looks like they might end up paying for all the seats, and then some.

    http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/S...er+flight+diverted+Bermuda/7920780/story.html
     
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