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Two Estonian Tourists Fined 20,000 Baht Each For In-Flight Smoking

Bangkok, Sun Jul 09 2017
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Two Estonian brother and sister were fined 20,000 baht each and released for smoking on an airliner despite repeated warnings from flight attendants. The incident took place on a Finair flight AY089 bound for Bangkok from Finland on Friday.

Flight attendants reportedly told police at Suvarnabhumi international airport that the two brother and sister, Alexandr Nikforovx and Mrs Svetlana Galkinax, defied their warnings not to smoke in the plane and allegedly smoked five times in the toilet.

The two were booked and escorted by police to the Suvarnabhumi police station which is situated in the airport. They were eventually told that they broke the aviation law which bans in-flight smoking and face five-year jailterm and/or a fine of up to 20,000 baht.

The two tourists agreed to pay the fine and were later released.

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