Spirit Airlines has banned a man from life from its planes. The 30-year-old Florida man was traveling from Detroit to New Orleans. A flight attendant told deputies she saw him pull out an e-cigarette, inhale from it then blow the smoke into his bag. She told the man that smoking wasn’t allowed on the airplane. A few moments later, she spotted him heading towards the restroom. While the man was in the restroom, the plane’s smoke alarm began sounding in the cockpit.
… Another passenger notified the flight attendant that the man had been “hiding under his jacket” and drinking from several bottles of alcohol that he brought on board. The flight attendant told the man that, too, was not allowed on an airplane. FAA rules state that passengers may drink alcoholic beverages only if served to them by the “certificate holder operating the plane.”
… After landing, as the man we being placed under arrest, he told a deputy he didn’t know smoking was forbidden on an airplane.