We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I have a hunch that there is a strong market for smoking flights, especially since most folks in Asia and in Europe seem to enjoy the pleasures of tobacco. Those flights to Hong Kong and Singapore are long, and not everybody has a private jet - yet.
I was a flight attendant with TWA when we finally were forced to ban smoking on our international flights(other airlines had done so voluntarily) A significant number of our passengers booked on TWA specifically for the ability to smoke on board. The first night when our flight was boarding for Italy we had a near riot when it was announced that it was a no-smoking flight.
We were able to provide a service to a niche market and it cost us. We had to compete on price with the discounters and our one "luxury" that we had to offer, that others didn't was taken from us. I doubt it would have kept us flying longer but it is possible that we could have lasted longer and been able to find a non-suicidal solution(what the AA buyout turned out to be).