A 30-year-old man has been banned from flying Spirit Airlines for life after he was caught vaping aboard a flight traveling from Detroit to New Orleans this week.
The man was spotted by a flight attendant aboard Flight NK 985 taking a drag from an e-cigarette and exhaling it into a bag, police say.
He then allegedly went into the plane’s bathroom, and the smoke alarm went off.
Police were there to meet the plane, police say, and the passenger denied smoking, and said he didn’t know it was illegal.
The man was also reportedly drinking from bottles of alcohol that he snuck onto the flight, CNN reports.
The company banned him for life, but he was not arrested.