Important tips to know before traveling with your vape or electronic cigarette
Traveling with vape gear can be scary, but it shouldn't be if you know exactly what you can take and how to pack it.
We are going to break down 2018 TSA guidelines, and give you information on how to pack your vape gear so you can be prepared for your flight!
What can you bring on the plane?
You may be worried about not being able to travel with your vape gear. That is not the case, so don't worry! Below is information on what you can bring, how much, and where you can pack it.
YES. You can bring e-liquids with you when you travel. You can bring e-liquids in your carry on bag (less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed) or checked in bag.
YES. You can bring your mods and atomizers with you when you travel. You can only carry your device in your carry on bag, not bags that are being checked in.Follow the TSA guideline to avoid any trouble:
The FAA prohibits these devices in checked bags. Battery-powered E-cigarettes, vaporizers, vape pens, atomizers, and electronic nicotine delivery systems may only be carried in the aircraft cabin (in carry-on baggage or on your person). Check with your airline for additional restrictions. Remove all electronic cigarette and vaping devices from carry-on bags if checked at the gate or planeside.
YES. You can bring your batteries with you, but make sure to only have them in your checked in bag!
TSA states, You may travel with dry batteries (AA, AAA, C, and D) in your carry-on or checked baggage. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prohibits loose lithium batteries from being transported in checked baggage.
How to pack your vape items
It's important to understand how to pack your vape gear, follow the tips below to have a safe and trouble-free flight.
Separate your device
We advise you to compartmentalize your vape gear. Keep your e-liquids, batteries, vape device separately.
Store e-liquids in clear bags
Keep your e-liquids in a 3oz. clear ziplock bag. Try to take only plastic bottles of e-liquids, not glass. You can take glass, but there is a possibility of the glass breaking in a checked in bag.
If you dont have one already, get a battery case for your batteries! It is important to store your batteries properly so they don't touch each other or any other metal objects.
Atomizers and mods
Since your vape device can only be packed in a carry on bag, make sure to put it in a clear small bag. You always want to make sure everything is organized and packed in a clear bag in case TSA stops you for screening.
We also advise you to keep your tank empty. The air pressure may cause the tank to leak and it will make a mess.
Keep everything in your carry on
It is much easier to pack all your vape gear in your carry on bag. This is because the only item that is allowed in a checked in bag is e-liquid. You cannot pack your vape device, batteries, or charger in your checked in bag.
Just to make sure you dont lose anything, keep it in your carry on bag.
Other important information
Do not vape on the plane
This should be self-explanatory, but we just want to remind you to not vape on the plane. We understand that it can be tempting since you have all your vape essentials with you, but refrain from vaping until you arrive at your destination.
Be prepared for TSA screening
Not everyone is familiar with vaping, so if you did not properly store your vape device you may be stopped by TSA.
If you compartmentalize all your products it will be easier to explain to the TSA agent what you are carrying. It will make the TSA agent's life easier, and make the process faster.
Do not charge your vape device on the plane
Most planes now offer USB ports so you can charge your phone, tablets, or any other device. This does not pertain to your vape device or your batteries. Just to be safe, stay away from charging your device on the plan, it could be a fire hazard.
Do some research
If you are flying internationally do research on the country you are heading to. Some countries have strict vaping laws and don't tolerate vaping at all.
Do as much research as you can before flying with your vape devices. The last thing you want is to have your vape gear be confiscated, or a possibly be fined for vaping in a foreign country.