Pay it forward – a smokers moment of delight whilst travelling

Posted on Apr 17, 2017

Airports can be frustrating places for smokers. 

Throw away your lighter? keep it on you and hope they don’t confiscate it? hunt around for a smoking room or not? wonder if the airport has a smoking room? try to find the smoking room or not?

etc etc

airports in china were particularly picky. no lighters get through security – none. 

But, a little moment of joy was had when i noticed the “free lighters” available when exiting the airport at the destination. 


It makes for a good user experience without much cost to the airport. all the airports has to do is move the confiscated lighters from departures to arrivals and you have happy smokers – ready to chuff away to their hearts content as soon as they leave the airport.