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Passengers left fuming as man lights up smoke triggering travel chaos

Passengers left fuming as man lights up smoke triggering travel chaos

The flight was idle on the tarmac as passengers awaited take off to their Bali destination when a man decided he needed a stress reliever.

One passenger has had a huge brain blip by lighting up a cigarette after he boarded a flight from Australia to Bali. 

Fellow passengers were left fuming after their already delayed flight, departing from Melbourne, had to be pushed back yet again after the man decided to fill the aircraft up with smoke.

The footage was shared to TikTok, and showed a man being escorted off the Jetstar flight by police earlier this week.

According to the TikTok video, the flight was idle on the tarmac as passengers waited to take off.

But for some unknown unreason this dude decided it was the perfect time to punch a dart.

Sinead Merrett wrote on TikTok: "This guy thinks a delayed flight means he can light a dart on the plane. No Bali vacay for you now."

The would-be holiday-goers had boarded at 3pm in Melbourne but still hadn’t left the ground at 7pm as Jetstar customers experience chronic delays.

That was when the man, presumably fed up with being on the ground without that sweet nicotine rush, decided to light up a stress reliever stick.

The other passengers clearly weren’t happy with the hold-up with many turning to glare at the man as he was escorted off the aircraft in the clip, which has now been viewed more than 39,000 times.

After all, there is a no-smoking sign right that sits above your head, so it doesn’t take much to figure out that the ciggies need to stay in your pockets.

Stefano Carnevali / Alamy

The flight landed at Denpasar Airport at 12:51am local time on Wednesday, almost 13 hours after they had originally boarded.

We’re assuming they all needed a ciggie after finishing up with that ordeal. 

As if it wasn’t obvious, a spokesperson for Jetstar released a statement via, saying: "Smoking, vaping or the use of electronic cigarettes is not permitted on any Jetstar aircraft, in Australian airport terminals or on the tarmac."

Of course, it’s not surprising someone was carrying a pack of darts on their way to Bali, but come on mate... just wait a few more hours before letting rip.

One TikTok user commented: “Only on a flight to Bali aye.”

While another said: “When in flight to Bali why not light up.”

Because the police will happily escort you off the train, that’s why.

Others reminisced on the good old days when planes were filled with cigarette smoke.

They said: “Some of us old ex-smokers can remember when the whole back of the plane was a smokers area. Never bothered anyone.”

Regardless, that one cigarette definitely wasn’t worth risking an entire holiday to Bali.

Featured Image Credit: Peter Righteous / Alamy. @sineadmerrett/TikTok.

Topics: Australia, Crime, Travel, TikTok, Viral, Social Media