A Spirit Airlines passenger on a recent flight from Minneapolis was caught on film smoking a cigarette. The video footage, which has been shared across a number of media outlets, was captured by an adjacent passenger. The smoking man is seen to relax before being admonished by a member of the crew.
A Spirit Airlines passenger was caught on film lighting up a cigarette in mid-air on a recent flight from Minneapolis, reports The Independent. As BoardingArea‘s Gary Leff noted, the incident occurred despite smoking in the cabin having been banned on domestic flights under two hours in duration back in 1988.
Footage of the incident, which has been shared widely across a number of media outlets, was captured by another passenger seated across the row from the smoker.
The smoker, a male passenger seated in the middle of the row, can be seen to light a cigarette and inhale before resting his head back against the seat and closing his eyes.
On the other side of the smoker, another passenger is seen pushing the call button and summoning a member of cabin crew to alert them to the incident.
In the video, the crew member is heard to speak to the man, who still has his eyes shut. The smoking passenger can be heard to say, “Oh my God,” when the member of cabin crew explains that smoking in the cabin is not permitted and asks to view his boarding documents.
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