Guidelines on Bringing E-Cigarettes and Vapes on Planes

Maybe you recently switched from smoking to vaping, or you have been vaping for a long time. Now, as you plan your flight, you are not sure if it is allowed to bring your vaping stuff with you on the trip. While vaping and smoking are prohibited on flights, you can carry your vaporizers and supplies on the plane. But you must be aware of some things and observe specific guidelines.

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Are you worried that you may be prohibited from traveling with your vape supplies? Well, you should not worry. Below are the things you can carry with you and where to pack them:

  • E-juice – You can have your e-juice as you travel. In your carry-on bags, you can have up to 100ml. Any other e-liquid more than 100ml must be in your checked baggage. It is recommended that you avoid using glass bottles because they can break and spill the e-liquid. You are also advised to put your bottles in a transparent zip-lock bag that is quart-sized.
  • Vape box mods – You may have your vape mods and atomizers on the flight, but only in your carry-on bag.
  • Batteries – You can take your vape batteries with you, but ensure that they are in your carry-on bag. Only batteries that do not exceed 100 watt-hours are allowed.

Packing your vape kit for a flight

It is critical to know how to pack your vape kit for traveling. The guidelines below will ensure that you take your ecig accessories safely for a trouble-free flight:

  • Keep your items separate

It would be better to divide your vape kit into several sections. Put your batteries, e-liquids, and other items in separate sections.

  • Have a battery case

You need a battery case for your batteries, so if you don’t have one, get it. This crucial piece of traveling pack will help you carry your batteries safely and adequately so they do not touch each other or metallic objects.

  • Pack your atomizers and mods

As per the provided guidelines, you can only have your vape device in your carry-on bag during the flight. You should put them in a small clear bag to ensure that everything is well-organized and ready for inspection if TSA demands to screen you.

  • Have all your vape stuff in the carry-on bag

Given that you can only carry e-juice in the checked luggage, it would be better to have your vape gear in your carry-on bag. This will make things easier for you.

Other crucial information

With the information on what you can carry and how to pack it, here are a few tips on do’s and don’ts when travelling with your vape and e-cigs on planes:

  • Do your research on the prohibition of vaping

You need to carry out fact-finding if vapes and e-cigs are allowed in the country you are visiting. The reason for this is that some countries strictly prohibit vaping. You should not take the trouble of carrying your vape gear only for it to be confiscated on arrival or get fined for vaping in the foreign land.

  • Prepare yourself for screening

It is possible to be stopped by TSA if you did not pack your vape stuff well because not all people are familiar with vaping. Packing your vape supplies in a compartmentalized bag will help you to explain to the TSA agent whatever you are carrying easily, make things easier for the agent, and expedite the process. Always remember to pack all items in a quart-sized bag.

  • Do not vape on the plane

Although quite obvious, you should not vape while onboard. With all that you need to vape in your carry-on bag, the temptation to vape can be strong. However, resist it and wait to reach your destination.

  • Do not charge your device on the plane

Although planes may have USB ports for charging phones, tablets, and other gadgets, they are not meant for your vape device or batteries. Charging your device and batteries on the plane could pose a risk of fire, so avoid doing it to ensure your safety and of all those onboard.

Conclusion

Though airlines allow passengers to carry their vapes and e-cigs with on flight, the travelers must exercise the utmost responsibility. Respecting and adhering to all of the guidelines is not optional. It’s the best way that passengers can reciprocate for being allowed to carry their vaping stuff.

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