So you want to bring your vaping gear on an airplane but you’re worried that the TSA is going to taze you or confiscate your brand new SMOK Alien box mod and e-juice. Fortunately the current anti-vaping hysteria hasn’t yet reached the point where we’re all going to have to smuggle our disposable vapes in our anal cavities just to get on a plane. All you have to do is follow these basic rules and safety precautions and you’ll be good to go for your next flight. These apply for US travelers only, I have no idea how things work in
- For e-juice just follow the normal TSA guidelines for liquids:
You are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the security checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item. Placing these items in the small bag and separating from your carry-on baggage facilitates the screening process. Pack items that are in containers larger than 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters in checked baggage.
- The vape itself can be stored in your carry-on luggage but NOT your checked luggage. If you have to check your bag at the gate (because of all those assholes in zone 1 using those massive roller bags as their carry-ons) then you have to remove the e-cigarette from your bag beforehand. From the TSA:
When a carry-on bag is checked at the gate or planeside, all electronic cigarette and vaping devices, along with any spare lithium batteries, must be removed from the bag and should be taken with you in the aircraft cabin.
- Your lithium batteries are also prohibited from checked luggage, but you can bring them in your carry-on. It’s also a really good idea to get a battery case to make sure that they don’t touch each other or any other metal objects and start a fire. From the TSA:
So there you have it. Travelling with a vape doesn’t have to be a huge deal. As long as you follow the TSA rules and regulations about both the liquid and the device itself, you don’t have anything to worry about. When in doubt, ask a person at the check-in desk or even at the security checkpoint to make sure that you’re compliant with all of the laws that apply when travelling with an e-cig.
What are your experiences with flying with vapes? Share your e-cigarette travel stories in the comments section below to help out fellow vapers!
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