Re: Q: Smoking on flight deck

Date:         31 Jul 97 12:30:28 
From:         malc@mci2000.com (Malcolm Weir)
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On 28 Jul 97 01:13:28 , Pete Mellor <pm@csr.city.ac.uk> caused to appear as
if it was written:

>Andrew L. Stern <astern@ccsnet.com> on Sun Jul 13 10:43:44 1997 asks:
>
>> I have a scene in the cockpit of an airliner, where the captain
>> lights up a cigarette.
>> ...
>> My question is: Last I heard, the FAA allows the cockpit crew to smoke,
>> because of nicotene's benefits with regard to alertness.  I would very much
>> appreciate if someone in the know could tell me if this is still true?

I believe so, but...

>In the course of several visits to flight decks, I have never
>seen any crew-member smoking. I think that, on non-smoking
>flights (all flights by BA, Cathay, Singapore, etc., in fact
>nearly all carriers these days) the ban on smoking extends
>to the flight deck.

... the airlines have their own rules preventing staff members smoking on
board.

Malc.