Look at Don Draper over here, settling in for a mile-high nicotine fix like the year is 1966 and a “stewardess” is going to ask him how many ice cubes he’d like in his Canadian Club. But the year is 2019, and smoking might be the biggest in-flight no-no you can pull. You might have mixed feelings about sitting next to a gator, but just about everyone can agree that cigarettes belong with reasonably-priced sandwiches outside the airport. One man clearly forgot and lit up in the middle of his flight.
The New York Post says that during a Spirit Airlines flight to Minneapolis, MN on May 21, passenger Anita Russell filmed the man lighting up about 40 minutes before the plane landed. It wasn’t exactly a surprise that Smokey pulled out a dart, because it sounds like he was kind of a mess since he boarded a plane. Anita says that she thought he might be “inebriated,” as he was making noises throughout the flight and aggressively flipped open the tray on the seat in front of him. At one point he laid down over two seats with his ass angled towards Anita. Then he took out his cigarettes and a lighter and kicked back like he was three beers in at the Friday night front-yard bonfire.
Another passenger flagged down a flight attendant, who put out the cigarette and took his boarding pass. Patty and Selma’s long-lost brother was apologetic, and he reportedly acted fine for the rest of the flight. Cops were waiting to escort him off the plane when it landed in Minneapolis.
While the smell of cigarette smoke wafting through the stale airplane cabin air is pretty gross, it’s not the grossest thing to happen on a plane. At least you know a cigarette when you smell one. It’s worse when your nose catches an unknown stink and thinks: “Okay, something smells like butt, and dear lord, please don’t let it be an actual butt.”