Woman kicked off flight for smoking a cigarette on plane says shed a long day

A woman was removed from a plane for smoking a cigarette shortly after landing at an airport.

The incident took plane when the Spirit Airlines flight waited on the runway to park at a gate in Fort Lauderdale Airport, Florida.

Video taken by passengers shows the blonde woman pulling down her face mask and taking a puff of a lit cigarette at her seat.

Beatrice Trifonova, who sits one row behind on the other aisle, films the passenger's unruly behaviour when another passenger Hayley asks: "Excuse me? Can you not smoke cigarettes right now?

"Er, excuse me? Are you f***ing kidding me right now?"

The woman replies her: "It's been a long day."

In a follow-up video, two airport police officers are seen on board the plane asking the woman, who is apparently sleeping, to get off.

One officer says: "Ma'am, come on. Let's go, do you have a bag with you?"

While the officers are searching for her carry-on backpack, a passenger sitting at the back complains about the delay of disembarking the plane.

Beatric wrote in the video: "This is what happens when you smoke on a plane. She denied smoking in front of the flight attendants and they found the cigarette in her empty cup.

"The woman next to her told us she had a double vodka cranberry during the flight."

The woman was eventually escorted off the plane by Broward Sheriff’s Office Airport District deputies.

A police statement said: "On scene, deputies met with Spirit Airlines employees and were advised that they wanted a female passenger removed from the plane for smoking.

"Deputies made contact with the request, and no arrest was made."

A Spirit Airlines spokesperson said: "Flight Attendants noticed the odour and the other guests were quick to point out who was responsible and hand over what remained of the extinguished cigarette.

"Our crew summoned law enforcement officers to have them waiting at the gate to remove the passenger."

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