The Buzz: DENVER - Law enforcement officials say a disturbance aboard a United Airlines flight from Washington, D.C. to Denver Wednesday evening was simply a case of a passenger sneaking a smoke in the lavatory, and then cracking a bad joke.
The Buzzed Details: A Qatari diplomat, identified as Mohammed al Modadi, was subdued by a federal air marshal aboard United Flight 663 after allegedly telling the marshal "I'm lighting my shoes on fire." However, U.S. security officials later said that al Modadi was confronted while trying to sneak a smoke illegally in a restroom, and his comment was an ill-advised attempt at sarcasm.
(I should have known there would be an app for that.)
Someone needs to introduce this peep from Quatar to Snuz. Snuf in a packet, and yes, you can swallow. No spitting required.
Or nicotine patches. Or gum. Or Welbutrin.
Now, the question becomes just how far that diplomatic immunity really does go. Can those guys catch a smoke on a plane with impunity.
The sadness here is that smoking in that airplane restroom probably left it smelling better.