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Old 1st Mar 2012, 01:16   #1 (permalink)
 
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Airport Smoking Areas

I was in Manchester airport recently and didn't know there was a smoking area after departures in Terminal 1 - found out later it was up the stairs from Starbucks and out behind the restaurant there. Would have used it if I had known. Do most other airports have similar smoking areas outside. Might be useful for smokers to know.

DUBLIN - Smoking area up the stairs to Burger King and the bar/restaurant in Terminal 1 and through the doors at the back of the bar. Nice area with tables and chairs and you can bring a drink out but not food. Lots of staff using it when I was there. Surprised that Terminal 2 doesn't have one as it is newly opened with the smoking ban but you can go to the Terminal 1 area once you go through departures.

What other airports have them and where are they?
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Old 1st Mar 2012, 01:44   #2 (permalink)
 
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There are several threads about this in other forums, but the problem is knowing whether the information is up-to-date and reliable.

I can confirm that Newcastle has a covered outdoor smoking area in one of the bars in departures - you have to buy a drink to use it, but that's a small price to pay when you need your fix! There are signs up stating NCL are looking to improve their airside smoking facilities.

Schiphol has several smoking areas airside - some are within bars but you're not always forced to buy a drink (at least I wasn't).

Heathrow has no smoking facilities after security.

I'm only commenting on the airports I've personally visited in the last few months, for the reasons stated above.

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Old 1st Mar 2012, 01:57   #3 (permalink)
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Singapore Terminal 1 Upstairs Harry's Bar and downstairs Harry's also

Suvanhabumi - By gates 1A & 2A on all concourses as well scattered on other walkways

Manila - After Security on left in Coffee lounge

KL - Almost opposite TG lounge
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Old 1st Mar 2012, 13:03   #4 (permalink)
 
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From over the last couple of years -

Heathrow - No
Gatwick - No
East Midlands - Yes
Manchester - Yes
Birmingham - No
Narita - Yes (amazing)
Boa Vista - Yes
Glasgow - No
Haneda - Yes
Sanford - Yes
Toulouse - No

How sad am I ........
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Jakarta's SHIA: any-bloody-where!
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Old 2nd Mar 2012, 08:53   #6 (permalink)
 
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Seoul Incheon has a lovely huge smoking area made out of glass and it was a sight to behold when a 747 from China offloaded a mass of passengers gagging for a ciggie, definitely IFR conditions inside

Hamburg also has several small cosy smoking cubes airside recently installed.


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Old 2nd Mar 2012, 11:24   #7 (permalink)
 
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I think you can still smoke in the Irish bar in Dubai airport.
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Old 2nd Mar 2012, 17:03   #8 (permalink)
 
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Limited open air smoking areas in Sin, one a roof top garden area (not much cover if it rains), another near Silver Kris lounge is a dingy room outside of the air-con system with the outside wall 2/3rds glass top 1/3 open.

No smoking areas inside the terminal at Suvarnabhum any longer. However there are notices apologising for the closure of the smoking rooms and blaming Gov. regulations!

This was the smoker's experiences on 29th Jan. 2012.

Only one smoking area in terminals 1 & 2 (not 1 each) in KL. (26-12-11)

Sin low cost terminal covered open air area.
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Old 2nd Mar 2012, 21:19   #9 (permalink)
 
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Geneva, main terminal, 1st floor above the main duty free shop.
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Old 2nd Mar 2012, 21:22   #10 (permalink)
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No smoking areas inside the terminal at Suvarnabhum any longer. However there are notices apologising for the closure of the smoking rooms and blaming Gov. regulations!

This was the smoker's experiences on 29th Jan. 2012.
Sorry but they WERE there last week at gates 1A and 2A on each of the Intnl concourses and various other areas.
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Old 2nd Mar 2012, 21:56   #11 (permalink)
 
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Edinburgh has no smoking facilities, neither does Prestwick. KEF has a smoking balcony after security, next to the toilets and duty free DVD shop. Stockholm Skavsta has indoor smoking booths where the air is extracted away, but they are designed in a way that you are not isolated from others.

Although I'm personally not a smoker, I don't see why more airports (especially the likes of LHR) don't offer facilities for them. It seems stupid to me that an airport operator is happy to see fire alarms being activated by pissed off passengers smoking in toilets or hidden corners, but won't set aside a small outdoor area or invest in a simple smoking room.

Funny that BAA airports have none, people smoking outside means they won't be inside spending money!
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Old 2nd Mar 2012, 23:27   #12 (permalink)
 
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BNE Brisbane Airport ,Queensland also has a smokers area to the far left of the international departures lounge, as you enter it.
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Old 3rd Mar 2012, 10:53   #13 (permalink)
 
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Funny that BAA airports have none, people smoking outside means they won't be inside spending money!
It always makes me laugh when you see all the (perhaps desperate) smokers outside the terminals congregating around the signs proclaiming "NO SMOKING" .. As said if they were inside, they would be spending, or obliged to spend more like, what with BAA seeing terminals more as shopping centres than passenger terminals . Those small self contained cubes with strong air extraction systems seem to be the way to go.



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Old 3rd Mar 2012, 11:53   #14 (permalink)
 
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For the list, Brussels has smoking areas.

The worst critics of smokers are ex smokers and I'm one

Filthy habit , give it up boys & girls
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It always makes me laugh when you see all the (perhaps desperate) smokers outside the terminals congregating around the signs proclaiming "NO SMOKING" .. As said if they were inside, they would be spending, or obliged to spend more like, what with BAA seeing terminals more as shopping centres than passenger terminals . Those small self contained cubes with strong air extraction systems seem to be the way to go.



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It'll be interesting to see if the new T2 at LHR has a smoking area, what with it being designed and built in the time that the smoking ban was in effect. My money is on it not having any facilities for smokers, yet having plenty of WH Smith's airside selling cigarettes at 20% more than on the high street!
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Old 3rd Mar 2012, 22:45   #16 (permalink)
 
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BAA Airports

When the UK smoking ban came in for indoor public places, BAA declared there would be no smoking airside. This applies equally to staff as well as passengers.

The slightly ironic side to this is the significant increase in staff passing through Validation Points as they go landside for their fix several times per shift....
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Old 4th Mar 2012, 04:05   #17 (permalink)
 
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Probably best they don't have them at BAA. I can see it now: 1 for 10 minutes of smoke time. After that you either top up or the sprinklers come on.
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Old 5th Mar 2012, 10:42   #18 (permalink)
 
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smoking areas

Both Hong Kong and Beijing have smoking areas in deprtures area
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Old 5th Mar 2012, 14:38   #19 (permalink)
 
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Zurich and Amsterdam too!

There is also a bar in the Emirates terminal in Dubai but they make you buy a drink! It's towards the eastern end...
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Old 5th Mar 2012, 15:19   #20 (permalink)
 
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There is also a bar in the Emirates terminal in Dubai but they make you buy a drink!
Yes the Irish bar. So do you usually go into a bar and not buy a drink? In my book it should be illegal to even pass a bar without buying a drink.

OK, I know a bar there where you can smoke and especially for you Kittty - all the drinks are free. You don't even get shoved into a smoky room it is the area at the end of: First Class Lounges | Emirates Terminal 3 | Dubai International Airport | Emirates Online Booking and Planning | Emirates A great pub
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