How long has it been since you could smoke on a plane?
20 years? 25 years?
A Continental Airlines flight traveling from Houston to California had to be diverted here Tuesday evening because of an “unruly passenger” who reportedly lit a cigarette in the cabin and refused to put it out then fought with a flight attendant, officials said.
The man, whose name and age were not available, was taken into custody by the San Antonio police and the FBI and could face federal charges, officials said.
San Antonio police Capt. Cris Andersen said the man allegedly lit the cigarette while in the cabin. He reportedly refused to put out the cigarette and when a flight attendant tried to take it from him there was a struggle, Andersen said.