Smoking on a plane? Really? I had to check the date on this story twice to make sure it wasn’t written pre-1980s. Though technically, a very small group of airlines still allowed smoking up until 2000, it’s common knowledge that smoking, except in very rare circumstances, is prohibited on planes.
Last week, a Canadian family tested this rule.
On Saturday, the CBC reported that a Sunwing flight from Halifax to the Dominican Republic was forced to ground in Bermuda when three passengers became ‘unruly’ and refused to butt out their cigarettes.
The family from Cape Breton, Darlene and David MacNeil and their son David MacNeil Jr. were removed from the plane in Bermuda and charged with disobeying lawful commands under the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order. Though we’ve yet to hear their side of the story, it’s hard to imagine any good reason why you would insist on smoking on a plane.
Check out the news report below: