If you vape and are wondering whether you can bring your vaping gear along on your next plane trip, be sure to read further as this post is written for you. Frankly speaking, you are not the only one who are curious about what happens if you put a Vape in checked luggage. This is a common question among fellow vapers.
In this guide, we will share everything ranging from bringing vaping on a plane, to TSA rules on Vapes, and how you ensure you follow the guidelines and rules properly.
Can you bring a vape on a plane?
Fortunately for you, vaping devices such as vape mods or pens can be brought on the plane. However, you can only pack them into carry-on baggage that you will bring onboard. Be informed that you are not able to check in them with checked luggage as as vapes may have lithium batteries, which are contraband checked-in due to safety reasons. Charging and using your vape devices in the plane is highly prohibited so don’t do that. Remember to also empty the vape tank!
Before you decide to bring a vape on a plane, we also highly recommend that you check with the local vaping laws in the destination country you are embarking. Don’t risk it as its not worth it. You don’t want to be breaking the local laws which may imposed either a fine or jail term. Also different airlines have different rules and regulations, therefore it is prudent to check with the airline before you fly. This advice is applicable for all countries, but if you are based in U.S, you can reference to the TSA Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping Devices Guidelines.
What if I accidentally left my vape in checked luggage?
What happens if you put a vape in checked luggage? If you have accidentally left your vape device in checked luggage, you need to alert the custom officers right away. Vaping devices may contains lithium batteries which cannot be checked-in and could cause safety problems. If vaping devices are found, the airport authorities will have it removed from your checked-in luggage forcefully. You will mostly likely liable to lose you device in the departing airport unfortunately.
So the rule is to always check you carry your vape in your carry-on baggage, and don’t leave it in your checked luggage.
How to bring vape juices on a plane?
Like any other liquid, vape juices can go into your checked luggage. If you are carrying vape juice onboard, the vape juices need to be contained in 3.4 ounces or 100ml (or small) individual containers, and then further contained in single 1-quart plastic bag. Note that TSA has the same restrictions for other liquid products as well. If your vape juice exceed 100ml, your only option is to keep it in your check-in baggage.
What is TSA rules for vapes?
TSA rules for vapes and e-cigarettes is straightforward and clear. You cannot pack vape in your checked baggage. You can bring it onboard as carry-on and you need to strictly follow the special precaution measures to prevent accidental heating of the device. Also ensure that the lithium ion batteries does not exceed 100 Wh. (or 2 grams for lithium metal batteries).
Is vaping allowed in planes or airports?
It is definitely illegal to vape on planes or airports (unless in designated smoking lounge). You can be arrested and fined if you did not follow the rules. Don’t be a hero.
With vaping becoming more common nowadays, it is prudent to keep updated on the latest vaping rules and regulations. We hope that this guide will help you make your travel experience a little stress-free and smoother. Airport and airlines staff are also not new to vaping devices and have experience dealing with such scenarios for years. If you adhere to the rules strictly , there shouldn’t be any problem.