South Korean man fined for smoking on flight to Hanoi

By Mai Ha, Thanh Nien News

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Vietnam has fined many flyers for in-flight smoking despite non-smoking instructions. File photo Vietnam has fined many flyers for in-flight smoking despite non-smoking instructions. File photo

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Vietnam’s Northern Airports Authority fined a South Korean passenger VND4 million (US$180) for smoking on a flight to Hanoi on Monday.
Lee Byounghun was found smoking in the toilet of a Korean Air aircraft at 9:10 p.m., just 15 minutes before it was scheduled to land at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi.
The flight from Incheon took more than four and a half hours.
According to a Vietnam government decree, in-flight smoking is subject to a fine of up to VND5 million ($231).

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