A PASSENGER shocked his fellow travellers after lighting up a cigarette in the middle of the flight.
The man was travelling to Minnesota on a Spirit Airlines flight when he decided to start smoking.
A woman sitting next to him caught the incident on camera.
In the video, the man is caught lighting a cigarette before sitting back in his seat.
Across the aisle, a man looks at him in shock at what he is doing, aware it is against the law to do so on a plane.
He then looks for a flight attendant before pressing the call button.
After being spotted, he flags a member of the flight crew down who comes over and sees the man.
The flight attendant then taps him on the shoulder, telling him: “You cannot spoke on planes. It is against the law, you do know that right?”
The smoking passenger then says “oh my god” before putting his head in his hands as the flight attendant puts the cigarette out.
He is then asked to hand over his boarding pass, which he quickly does.
The woman who filmed the incident on the flight explained: “Throughout the flight, I could hear him making loud outbursts.
“Roughly 40 minutes before we landed, he laid across the two seats with his butt towards me.
“He continued his loud outbursts and began aggressively flipping the tray open and closed, then he sat up.
“I saw him take the cigarettes and lighter out of his pocket.
“I pulled out my phone and started to record as he lit the cigarette.
“The man across from us became nervous and flagged the attendant down as I recorded.
“The attendant put the cigarette out on the tray and took his boarding pass.”
She explained that while there were no other issues on the light, he was removed from the flight first after landing and was met by airport police.
Smoking has been banned on a number of flights since the 1980s, with the US prohibiting smoking on all flights by 2000.
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While most passengers are aware that smoking is banned on flights, many may not realise that vaping is also banned on flights.
However, e-cigarettes must not be packed in checked luggage in case they set alight and must be taken into the cabin.
Earlier this year, flight crew were forced to put out a fire in an overhead locker which started from an e-cigarette.
Sun Online Travel has contacted Spirit Airlines for comment.