This video is evidence that, even when smokers were legally allowed to make their fellow passengers miserable by indulging their nasty habit in a plane, it still wasn’t enough for some arseholes.
Second hand smoke? Insert maniacal laughter gif…
I watched it and thought it was a simple example of how to politely and firmly deal with a customer clearly breaking the rules. Imagine my surprise when it turned out that was the “wrong” way and the video kept going. I was half expecting there to be a third example with the flight attendant begging the smoker to move, offering to let her fly the plane if she’ll only put out her cigarette, etc.
So. Much. Legroom.
Excuse me Stewardess, I speak jive.
One of the comments at YouTube on this vid is, “Having a smoking section on an airplane is like have a peeing section in a public pool.” Delightful.
Boy, I thought they were going to have to duct tape her to the seat for a moment there.
My first time in an airplane was flying from Houston, Texas to Frankfurt, Germany when I was in college. International flights still allowed smoking at the time (May, 1990) and, of course, there was also free booze. It was like being stuck in a really shitty bar for 12 hours.
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Oh how I do not miss those days.
Gotta love the casting director here. Those 2 actors’ husky voices were no doubt the result of decades of actual smoking.
Nowadays, of course, all the training videos deal with the most efficient ways to duct-tape Floridians to their seat for the period during which pilots make emergency landings to disembark these passenger-criminals.
Is the first approach explicitly “wrong”? I just noticed there were two different types of approach. (I didnt see any commentary.) Certainly, the second one was a little more personable (ie, kneeling to be at eye-level with passenger): however, some might see this as condescending, since this is also what you would do when dealing with a child(!)
But my seat has an ashtray in the armrest. Of course I should be able to smoke.
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