Travelling is fun and there are many people who are very keen on visiting the whole planet. But there is an important subject that needs to be clarified as many people ask themselves whether they can vape on a plane or not. This article will help you understand better the vaping on the planes process. At the end, you will clearly know the answer.
From the very beginning, while traveling to any part of the world, the flight crew always inform you that it is prohibited smoking on the plane and any person who does that will have to face the authorities when arriving at the destination. On the other hand, it is widely known that smoking is not the same with vaping. Therefore people think that vaping should be allowed on a plane. But the fact is that vaping is not allowed on a plane, and it is even prohibited by the Transportation Department or DOT.
There is some advice you can follow when taking your mod with you while traveling around. Here are some of them, and for sure by following this advice you will not have any problem:
Should you vape in the airport or not?
It is quite clear that all airports have special places where people can smoke. Therefore, it is not that clear if airports are vaping friendly or not. USA or UK have already areas for electronic cigarette users, but if you are in any other part of the world, it is important to ask whether you can vape or not before you do it. Usually, any airport has an information desk where you can ask any question. This will vanish any doubt you may have, and after that, you will know exactly what you will be able to do.
Follow the TSA rules regarding the e-juice
This is how, according to TSA, you are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, gels, creams in your carry-on bag and they can be passed through the checkpoint. These liquids are limited to travel-sized containers and each of them needs to be up to 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters).
You can also consider fewer milliliters per container. You will need to place these items in a see-through bag and separate it from your carry-on baggage for the screening process. Also, the containers themselves need to be clear, just for authorities to be able to check what you have inside.
You can still put in your luggage items that are in containers larger than 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters but remember that you will be able to put those only in the checked baggage. Therefore you can respect this fact for your e-juice as well. You can take it with you on the carry-on baggage as long as it is in a container of 100 milliliters.
Take your mod the carry on luggage
Always remember that the mod itself needs to be taken in the carry on baggage, but not in the checked baggage. These devices seem to be prohibited in checked baggage by international regulations and the FAA prohibits it as well. At the same time, it is quite important to check the policies of the airline you are using, as there may be some particular restrictions regarding the mods.
For instance, there are airlines that allow any passenger to take in the baggage only one mod with maximum two spare batteries. Remember to fully recharge your mod before traveling, as there are authorities at the airport that might ask for you to turn on the mod for further checks.
You can also take the batteries in the carry on luggage
The same rule by the FAA applies when it comes to lithium batteries. This means you can take batteries in the carry on baggage and it is prohibited to get them in the checked baggage. The FAA mentions that it is important for batteries to not be more powerful than the device can handle.
A good advice can be for you to just purchase a simple battery case that will help you keep your batteries well protected. This is how you can also avoid a possible ignition that can start when batteries take contact with other metals. On the same time, the FAA prohibits any homemade modified batteries to be transported at any time.
Do not charge your mod on the plane
Remember that you are not allowed to charge your mod on the plane. That is because the charging process can lead to a fire hazard. It is even prohibited to recharge any mod while flying by the DOT. So you will either charge it at home before you leave or charge it after you have arrived at the destination.
Empty your tank before you get on the plane
A good piece of advice takes into consideration the tank and the possible leakage because of the changing pressure while traveling by plane. Therefore, it is recommended to empty the tank before you get on the plane. Also, you have an alternative to placing the tank in a secure bag such as the ziplock one, just to avoid any other possible mess.
Taking with you DIY coil is not a good idea
Always the carry on luggage is thoroughly checked by the authorities so it is not a good idea to ”hide” different things in it. For instance, there were situations when passengers wanted to take with them all the equipment for making coil by themselves abroad.
This is not a good idea as airports have accurate rules. There is even possible to get a fine, as you wanted to transport a prohibited element. So just think twice before you will ever think to unfollow the rules.
All, in a nutshell, it is important to follow the rules and when it comes about aircrafts they are pretty serious about them. Even though it is not possible to vape while being on a plane, you can still do it before, in the special smoking area of the airport or after you arrive at the destination. Also, in case you have any doubts, you can easily call the airline you will travel with and clarify them.