Airline passengers to be fined more for smoking, Than Nien News-08/16/09

Airline passengers to be fined more for smoking Airline passengers will be fined up to VND5 million (US$292) for smoking onboard, according to the latest draft decree announced by the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam. If passed, the new legislation would reflect a fine increase of five times the current figure. At present, passengers are fined VND200,000-1 million ($12-58) if caught smoking onboard an aircraft. The new draft decree also includes penalties for other offences such as using electronic devices and mobile phones onboard, opening the emergency exit doors, and theft. Fines for using mobile phones and other electronic devices are proposed to be VND1-5 million.