How to Travel With a Vape Device
Do you have an upcoming trip and want to know how to travel with a vape? Do you want to know if bringing a vape on a plane is allowed? We will answer these and more travel-related questions in the blog below.
Table of Contents
- What Can I Bring on the Plane?
- How to Pack Your Vaping Devices
- How To Pack Your E-liquids
- Other Tips To Consider
- Is Vaping on Planes Allowed? What About the Airport?
What Can I Bring on the Plane?
Ultimately, what you can bring on a plane will be decided by your airline and the Transportation Security Administration or TSA regulations. This article is based on TSA regulations for the United States (and even then, the final decision rests on the TSA officer at the gate).
If you plan on traveling with your vape to another country, you should research that country's regulations, or even if you can take it with you since many countries have banned vaping outright. You could get yourself in serious trouble. Here are some countries that have banned vaping:
- Hong Kong
NOTE: The countries in this list are constantly changing, so please research if the country you are planning on visiting has banned vaping.
According to TSA regulations, this is what you can bring on a plane in the United States. You can bring on your person or in a carry on bag, but not on checked bags:
- Battery-powered E-cigarettes
- Vape pens
- electronic nicotine delivery systems
- Lithium-ion batteries
E-cigarettes, vape pens, and mods can be carried with you and on carry-on bags on the plane but not on checked bags. In comparison, e-liquids and pods or cartridges can go in either checked bags or carry on bags.
How to Pack Your Vaping Devices
Because all electronic devices can catch on fire, they must be carried onto the plane either in a carry-on bag or in your pocket. This also includes your batteries. As a universal rule, and the TSA is very clear on this.
When taking extra batteries, remember to place them and hold them inside plastic cases to avoid misfires and accidents. Also, remember to bring your battery charger. To avoid any hassle, you can also buy disposable vapes that come precharged and prefilled with vape juice.
Whatever you do, remember that you must carry your vape, box mod, or vape pen, and batteries, on your person or in a carry-on bag.
How To Pack Your E-liquids
For all liquids, the TSA requires that they be packed inside a one-quart transparent Ziploc bag if you plan to take them with you on the plane (in carry-on luggage). This includes vape juices and e-liquids. If you’re bringing more vape juice that can fit on a one-quart transparent Ziploc bag (or exceeds 100ml), you’ll have to take it with you on your checked bags.
If you plan to take vape juice on your checked bags, you should double bag it to avoid any spills on your clothes and the other items you’ll take on your trip. You can always use drybags or waterproof pouches.
One thing you should keep in mind when traveling with vape juice is that cabin pressure can make plastic bottles expand or split at the seams, so remember to leave some air in the bottles. Also, a good idea to save on vape juice is to buy a higher nicotine level of the same vape juice that way; you won’t use as much vape juice as you usually do in case you find yourself running out of vape juice and don’t know where to get more.
Other Tips To Consider
When traveling with a vape device, these are some of the top tips you should consider:
- Buy Extra Coils: Stocking up on extra coils is an excellent idea if you plan on traveling. Although you might not need them, it’s essential to be prepared in case the place where you’re traveling doesn’t have a vape shop or it is too far away.
- Empty Your Tank: Cabin pressure can cause the tank of your vape pen or box mod to leak, so it is always a great idea to empty your tank before traveling.
- Carry Smaller E-liquid Bottles: Since TSA only allows for bottles of 100ml, it’s a great idea if your favorite vape juice comes in a 120ml bottle to distribute the vape juice in other vape juice bottles. You technically don’t carry a container above 100ml but two of 60ml.
- Make Sure to Keep Your Devices Turned Off: This is extremely important to avoid misfiring and burning the coil; while in the flight, remember to keep your devices turned off.
- Have Your Devices Fully Charged: Another essential tip is to have your devices fully charged since you won’t be able to charge them on the plane, and if for any reason a TSA agent needs you to turn on the device to show them how it works you’ll be able to turn it on.
Is Vaping on Planes Allowed? What About the Airport?
TSA rules are very clear about this. You can not vape on airplanes. Many people claim that they have been able to stealth vape on planes before, but you shouldn’t try it. This is because you could face fines and be arrested, mostly if the country you’re traveling to has banned vaping.
At airports, there are more options. You’ll probably be able to vape if you go to a smoking zone, which is usually outside the airport near the parking areas. Indoors you might vape in a designated smoking lounge, but these are harder to find nowadays. If you can’t find either of these areas, we recommend you don’t vape inside the airport since you could be kicked out of the airport and be fined, not to mention miss your flight.
Traveling with your vape is not complicated as long as you follow the rules. Remember that you must carry vape devices and batteries on your person and carry-on bags, not on checked bags. Vape juices should not exceed 100ml containers and should be packed inside one-quart transparent Ziploc bags. Finally, remember never to try and stealth vape on the plane since you could be arrested and fined. If you follow these simple rules, you and your vape will travel safely to your destination.
DISCLAIMER: EjuiceDB articles and blogs are meant to entertain and educate. However, we are not medical professionals and do not intend to give medical advice through them. Furthermore, Vaping products and nicotine use are only meant for persons over the age of 21.
Children, breastfeeding and pregnant women, persons with risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or that take medications especially for depression or asthma should not use nicotine or vaping products. Always consult a licensed physician prior to use.