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They are taking lighters........

Cavendish, Canada
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They are taking lighters........

At customs leaving Cayo coco they are taking your lighters.

I wish I had of left mine for the bartenders.

Just a thought, maybe you could leave yours for someone on the resort instead of giving them to customs, I'm sure they have enough now. ; )

There is a lighter in the VIP lounge.

Picton, Canada
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1. Re: They are taking lighters........

Are they only taking nice lighters or disposables too?

Montreal, Canada
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2. Re: They are taking lighters........

Holguin airport will take any lighter from your carry on bag no matter what it cost.

Edited: 10:04 am, February 08, 2013
Mississauga
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3. Re: They are taking lighters........

this happens everywhere not just in Cuba, mine was taken last year in Jamaica

Toronto, Canada
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4. Re: They are taking lighters........

Also true in Camaguey - seems to be a new policy.

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5. Re: They are taking lighters........

Best to stop smoking, then you will not have that problem. LOL

Toronto, Canada
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6. Re: They are taking lighters........

Same thing happened to us a few weeks back, but you'll always find someone that has a lighter that was missed during the customs check. Or one of the staff from the shops may let you borrow their lighter. Smokers will always find a way to get a light LOL.

Québec
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7. Re: They are taking lighters........

It is illegal to have a lighter or matches on board. Please conduct yourself accordingly. What happened to that Cape Breton family should be kept in mind. Illegal actions can have big consequences, for oneself and for others too.

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8. Re: They are taking lighters........

Please conduct yourself accordingly are you kidding me.

As long as there are smoking rooms in the airport I like to take advantage of them the only problem with that is it's hard to smoke without fire.

I do not smoke in any non-smoking area.

If giving up my lighter will make the plane safer by all means take it before I board the plane.I will even give it to you. However smoking in a washroom in a plane is beyond stupid words fail me. But it did happen so I would be more than happy to surrender my lighter at the boarding gate.

Picton, Canada
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9. Re: They are taking lighters........

No non duty free liquor in your carry on ...

No lighters ...

What next are they going to make us take our shoes off???? LOL

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10. Re: They are taking lighters........

Hola

perhaps no liquor in the carry on before you check your bags....after than fill it up....no problem......

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