It’s bad enough to smoke on an airplane, but the truth is you can usually get away with a few puffs if you play dumb and extinguish the cigarette immediately when instructed to do so. What you cannot get away with is repeatedly trying to smoke onboard then becoming aggressive and violent when told to stop.
Germans love their cigarettes and apparently Mathias Jorg could not even get through a 7hr flight without one.
A MAN is in police custody after he tried to smoke several times on-board an Emirates flight to Brisbane.
The man, understood to be a German national, was detained by staff after he allegedly became violent and aggressive towards them.
The incident happened on flight EK432, which arrived at Brisbane Airport from Singapore about 1.10am on Thursday.
While I do not underestimate how intense nicotine cravings can be, anyone who cannot go more than a few hours without smoking should consider taking a boat.
After appearing before a Brisbane magistrate, Jorg was released on bail on the condition he surrender his passport and not hit up the German consulate for another one. His next court date is on 10 January.
Oh, and there is a picture.
Here’s the moral of the story: Those little overhead signs with the cigarette encirclied in red with the line through it mean something: don’t smoke on airplanes. If you are told to stop, stop. Never become violent onboard.