A 30-year-old man got himself banned for life after deciding to take a smoke break in the bathroom of a Spirit Airlines flight from Detroit to New Orleans.
According to CNN, an attendant on Flight NK 985 told a deputy on Tuesday that she saw the passenger take a drag from an e-cigarette and exhale into a bag, said Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s spokesman Capt. Jason Rivarde. The attendant reprimanded him, but he didn’t quit.
Instead, the man got up and went to the restroom, according to a report filed with the sheriff’s office. While he was in the bathroom, the plane’s smoke alarm went off.
When a deputy met the plane at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, the unidentified passenger denied smoking in the restroom and told the deputy he didn’t know smoking was prohibited on flights.
The passenger was not arrested, but he may never again fly with Spirit. According to the deputy’s report, the company banned him for life.