Spirit Airlines has banned one man for life after he allegedly set off a plane’s smoke detector while smoking an e-cigarette in its bathroom.
The 30-year-old was traveling from Detroit to New Orleans on Tuesday when a flight attendant caught him blowing the emissions into a bag while in his seat, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office told the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
The attendant informed the man that smoking is not permitted on the plane. The man then went to the plane’s restroom, authorities said. Soon after, the plane’s smoke alarm went off. The pilot descended to 35,000 feet to shut off the alarm.